Orlando: Spring Break 2004

Friday, April 9, 2004 6:56 PM
This spring break I'm going to Orlando. I will be visiting Epcot and one other park. I was thinking perhaps I'd visit Sea World or Islands of Adventure. Which park is better overall, (lines, rides, theming)? Is Kraken worth it? Is Islands of Adventure always overcrowded? Are visitors usually able to ride all of the major rides in one day at either park?

I would greatly apreciate any suggestions or comments.

Friday, April 9, 2004 7:01 PM
I'd say IOA if you want more, better rides (and cool theaming). I'm not sure about overcrowedness, though. Ill be around there Tuesday, we choose that over Sea World.
Friday, April 9, 2004 8:45 PM
If you haven't ridden Hulk or Deuling Dragons, I'd say IOA (and Spiderman even), but I personally think Universal Studios is the better park. Revenge of the Mummy is worth the trip alone.
Friday, April 9, 2004 8:50 PM
Can anyone tell me about the Mummy? I don't know anything about it.
Saturday, April 10, 2004 1:56 AM
I just found out that today is the last day it will be running (Technical Rehersal) until it's grand opening on May 21st. Too bad. It is an excellent ride (I liked it even though it isn't done yet). Basically it's a mixture of Spiderman and a small roller coaster.
Saturday, April 10, 2004 2:22 AM
Are you serious about that? :(

I was heading down to Orlando for a trip to Universal on Sunday...probably go anyway, but that would put a bit of a damper on the visit.

Saturday, April 10, 2004 1:27 PM
I'd say that Kraken is worth it -- it's as good a coaster as those at Islands of Adventure -- but if you are looking for more, of course, there are only the two realistic rides at Sea World. But whatever you choose, have fun!
Saturday, April 10, 2004 7:53 PM
Thanks for your replies... I'm leaning towards IOA now after browsing their unofficial site, islandsofadventure.com. I wish that there was a similar site for seaworld so I could compare.

Thanks again!

Sunday, April 11, 2004 10:03 AM
  • Hulk
  • Deuling Dragons
  • Spiderman
  • Jurassic Park River Adventure
  • Dr. Doom's FearFall
Monday, April 12, 2004 7:23 PM
Another question... since IOA has so many water rides I'm planning on wearing sandals. However, on Dueling Dragons and the free-fall towers, do attendents allow patrons to remove their sandals due to risk of detachment? I know at other parks I usually have enough time to stick them in a cubby during boarding, but is the same policy recognized at IOA?
Tuesday, April 13, 2004 12:56 PM
On Dr. Doom, you can remove your stuff and put them in a box that only the riders on your actual lift section has access to. On Dueling Dragons, you must carrey them with you as it has seperate load/unload stations (much like X).

I was just there the last week of March and spent a day at IOA with my fiancee and mother. The lines weren't horrible, but they were about 1hr per big ride. We purchased the fastpass (or whatever they call theirs) ticket for me and my fiancee as my mom just wanted to see Suess Landing and is basically terrified of thrill rides (although we managed to get her on Dr. Doom and Spidey). The park also has single rider lines which can make some of the rides (Dr. Doom) mere walkon.

One of the things I thought was really cool was that they had seperate themeing for some of the fastpass lines such as Spiderman.

Tuesday, April 13, 2004 1:10 PM

nascartheridein05? said:
I'm leaning towards IOA now after browsing their unofficial site, islandsofadventure.com. I wish that there was a similar site for seaworld so I could compare.

Just for clarity - Universal has nothing to do with that site. "Unofficial Site" is just a more professional sounding way of saying "fansite".

Have you check the actual Universal Site?


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