If you had 3 days in Orlando...

Tuesday, June 24, 2003 10:08 AM
...what parks would you go to. I have only 3 days in Orlando and want to go to the three best parks (can't make it out to Busch.) I don't know much about the area so any help you could provide would be welcome. I am figuring:

Day 1- IoA

Day 2- WDW

Day 3- ?
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Tuesday, June 24, 2003 10:12 AM
I'd drive south and spend all my time at Everglades National Park.

(not a fan of Disney or Universal)

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Tuesday, June 24, 2003 10:25 AM
Seaworld! KRAKEN!

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Tuesday, June 24, 2003 10:27 AM
Scratch Disney off the list. You would need at least a week or probably more for that. IOA sounds good, but if I were you I'd try to make an attempt to go to BG.

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Tuesday, June 24, 2003 10:28 AM
I'd spend the third day at Sea World. It's a great park, and while I'm not too fond of "The teal goldfish", you could easily spend an entire day there with all the shows and exhibits. The scenery is beautiful, in true Busch fashion. If you're not into shows, and are looking for thrills instead, head out to Old Town. I hear they have some great Thrill Rides.

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Tuesday, June 24, 2003 10:31 AM
Buller/Bullguy - what part of " I can't make it to Busch" didn't you understand? LOL!

GKills - I had a similar trip to yours in November 2000. I suggest a day at IOA and a 2-day* package to the Magic Kingdom, allowing you to park-hop between all four Disney parks. Yeah, you won't get to see everything but you'll be able to pick and choose the attractions you want to see [don't forget to utilize FastPass!] at a few parks.

mOOSH

[*check their website...the smallest multi-day package they might offer is 3-day but it's still probably cheaper than paying to get into each individual park.]


*** This post was edited by Mamoosh 6/24/2003 2:41:22 PM ***

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Tuesday, June 24, 2003 10:32 AM
Thanks Moosh! That's what we'll do.

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*** This post was edited by GoliathKills 6/24/2003 2:33:43 PM ***

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Tuesday, June 24, 2003 10:35 AM
I did this last year. 2 days at IOA because the park is just so sawesome and then a day at MGM. Or what you could do is go to the Kisseme sky coaster (FU!!!!) have fun on this trip

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Tuesday, June 24, 2003 10:43 AM

Mamoosh said:
Yeah, you won't get to see everything but you'll be able to pick and choose the attractions you want to see [don't forget to utilize FastPass!] at a few parks.

mOOSH

[*check their website...the smallest multi-day package they might offer is 3-day but it's still probably cheaper than paying to get into each individual park.]


*** This post was edited by Mamoosh 6/24/2003 2:41:22 PM ***


I do believe that the Disney passes are good for as long as you have them. My sister used a portion of hers on 2 seperate trips that were quite a few years apart.

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Tuesday, June 24, 2003 10:44 AM
A two-day ticket for Universal & IOA (they are next door to each other, not like the Disney Parks) would be a better bet in my opinion. You may want to spend two days at Universal because they have more stuff in one place than Disney. If you have never done the Spiderman ride, you will want to do it again the next day, believe me. If you can stay on Universal property, you get fastpass privileges all day long. Take one day to go to MGM and ride TOT and the Aerosmith Coaster (Rock N Rollercoaster.) If you buy a multi-day pass for either park, but only use one day, they are good for at least a year so it's not a waste, you can use it again at a later date or give to a friend/family member if they are going.

Whichever way you decide, I hope you have a blast!

Maggie

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Tuesday, June 24, 2003 10:45 AM
My pleasure, GKills. I suggest doing your homewoek before leaving for the trip, especially when it comes to Disney. Some parks you can reach via the monorail, others require a intra-park shuttle. You might want to pick just two Disney parks and concentrate on them, leaving the other two for some other time.

Have fun ;)

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Tuesday, June 24, 2003 10:47 AM
Top Thrill Magster? What kind of lame name is that? ;)

mOOSH [Hi Maggie!]


*** This post was edited by Mamoosh 6/24/2003 2:47:45 PM ***

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Tuesday, June 24, 2003 10:56 AM
Waaaah! Moosh is picking on me!

If you must know, my 'handle' was thought up by some goofball who would rather spend two days chilling in the Enchanted Tiki Room when he could be riding Hulk, Dr. Doom, Jurassic Park, and Spiderman - not to mention Back to the Future, Men in Line (oops, Men in Black), and of course the Yogi Bear ride!!!

I loooves me some DisneyWorld, but I'd want to relax and take my time, with only a couple of days I choose U:IOA.

Your Pal,

Magster

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Tuesday, June 24, 2003 10:59 AM
oh I forgot to add STAY AT A UNIVERSAL HOTEL!!! you get the special line by-pass system with your room key. It is the best system for by-passing a line. I got on dueling dragons 30 times in one day with it.

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Tuesday, June 24, 2003 11:05 AM
Definitely Universal and IOA and if you stay on site at one of the three Universal hotels then your room key acts as an unlimited FastPass. Then I'd say MGM for the ToT and Rock n' Rollercoaster which are probably the two best thrillrides at Disney. Try visiting Old Town one night, they have a coaster, worlds tallest skycoaster, and a 300+ foot Sling Shot.

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Tuesday, June 24, 2003 11:15 AM
..what strikes your fancy?

Personally, I got really bored with Islands of Adventure after about 6 hours there. There're some good rides, but I don't go to Central Florida to ride coasters. I can do that here and usually find better rides, too. The Amazing Adventures of Spiderman is *cool*, but I think it lacks charm. It's very cold and distant to me. I only rode it once on my trip. Still, if you've experienced Walt Disney World before, but not IOA, it'd be worth a day there.

I haven't been to the Studios side of things in a long, long time so I'll not comment on things there.

I'd spend the rest of your time at Walt Disney World. It seems like Sea World's location, coupled with the few *rides* is has may not make it worthwhile.

'moosh's suggestion is top-notch. Park hopping can really break up your day in a good way, letting you relax on the trips between the parks. I always visit the Magic Kingdom in the early morning or near closing, leaving the middle of the day for time at another park. Both the Disney Studios and Epcot seem like great mid-day destinations.

On a good day, I've been able to ride Animal Kingdom's biggest attractions -- Dinosaur, It's Tough To Be A Bug, Kilimanjaro Safaris, and Kali River Rapids -- in about four hours. This practically requires getting up before sunrise.

If you stay in a Disney resort, check to see if E-Ride nights are still being offered. . .I'm not sure if they are. They were always a great way t o extend a day and ride many of the Magic Kingdom's signature attractions in peace.


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Tuesday, June 24, 2003 11:26 AM
Id spend all 3 days at IoA! :)

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Tuesday, June 24, 2003 11:31 AM
Id spend all three days at SeaWorld! :)

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Tuesday, June 24, 2003 12:34 PM
If you have an extra hour or two to spare, I'd definatly go to Old Town and ride the 300' skycoaster. It's a very short drive from Epcot, and it is absolutely insane. I hope you have a great trip!

--Ryan "Wanting more skycoaster and Katanga."

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Tuesday, June 24, 2003 12:42 PM
...the skycoaster is also obscenely expensive, isn't it?

I remember it being $80+ for three people to ride.

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