Tips for IOA on July 2

Monday, June 25, 2001 7:19 AM
My family and I are planning our first trip to Florida for the week of July 4th. We also plan to go to IOA on Monday July 2nd. So I want your input on anything that I need to know or do to have a great trip when I go to IOA. Thanks for everyones help!!

Michael aka Coastermike16
Monday, June 25, 2001 7:26 AM
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Monday, June 25, 2001 7:35 AM
Hey coastermike16, I'll be there on July 2 as well! I was wondering the same about lines and times. Hey, maybee ill see you there!
Monday, June 25, 2001 7:45 AM
I wouldn't know about lines that time of year, but this is the strategy that worked awesome for us:

A worker told Chris that the park opened an hour early that it really did. It didn't affect us, we were the first people in front of the gates. We SPRINTED to Hulk to treat ourselves to front seat first ride of the day, even though backseat is the best ride. We then jogged it over to Spidey to another walk-on. You then must train before your trip CC (Cross-Country) style and sprint/run/jog over to DD. We rode this front on both, then back on both, then middle on both = 6 rides in about 20 minutes. We were the only cats in the station. After this, water rides should be opening up. Hit JP then the loggy ride then the circly ride. Oh yeah, hit FU (I love that accronym) on the way to DD from Spidey. Unless you have a kid, they WILL NOT let you ride PF.

We had: 7 rides on Hulk and 15 rides on DD in one day. The lines were pretty long, especially for Hulk. If you have a strategy you will avoid this.

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p.s.- squirt kids w/ the guns at CampJ and on top of the big boat at the circly water ride. We spent 3 hours at CampJ.
Monday, June 25, 2001 8:19 AM
Early entry is only on Monday and Wednesday for IOA. It's only for Multi-day tickets purchased from AAA or some other organization. Hotel guests also get early entry. It's so figgen complicated that the people at the gates don't even know the rules and end up turning most people away. The marketing department at IOA needs to be fired, but that's another topic.

Anyways, I responded in another thread with advice because both of you posted the same question, search the board and you'll find it.

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