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The Unofficial Guide to Universal Orlando 2019 Seth Kubersky

The Unofficial Guide to Universal Orlando 2019 By Seth Kubersky

The Unofficial Guide to Universal Orlando 2019 by Seth Kubersky


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The Unofficial Guide to Universal Orlando is packed with detailed, specific information on every ride, show, and restaurant in the resort, including insider details on Harry Potter's Hogsmeade and Diagon Alley, as well as the new waterpark Volcano Bay.

The Unofficial Guide to Universal Orlando 2019 Summary

The Unofficial Guide to Universal Orlando 2019 by Seth Kubersky

THE Comprehensive Guide to Universal Orlando

The Unofficial Guide to Universal Orlando by Seth Kubersky is packed with detailed, specific information on every ride, show, and restaurant in the resort, including insider details on Harry Potter's Hogsmeade and Diagon Alley, as well as the new waterpark Volcano Bay.

Compiled and written by a former Universal Orlando employee and based upon decades of research from a team whose work has been cited by such diverse sources as USA Today and Operations Research Forum, The Unofficial Guide to Universal Orlando provides step-by-step, detailed touring plans that allow you to make the most of every minute and dollar during your Universal Orlando vacation.

The guide includes info on where to find the cheapest Universal Orlando admission tickets, how to save big on Universal on-site hotel rooms and skip the regular lines in the parks, when to visit Universal Orlando for the lightest crowds, and everything else you need to know for a stress-free Universal Orlando experience.

About Seth Kubersky

Seth Kuberskyhas worked for more than 20 years as a theatrical artist, culture critic, and travel journalist. Seth is the author of The Unofficial Guide to Universal Orlando and coauthor of The Unofficial Guide to Disneyland, as well as a collaborator on The Unofficial Guide to Las Vegas and The Unofficial Guide to Walt Disney World.

Seth is nationally recognized as an authority on theme parks and amusement attractions, and contributes to Attractions Magazine, AAA Via, and the Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast. Named Best Arts Writer in The Daily City's 2013 readers' poll, Kubersky writes an arts and entertainment column, Live Active Cultures, that appears in every issue of the Orlando Weekly, central Florida's leading alternative newspaper.

A native of Livingston, New Jersey, Kubersky earned a B.A. in theater from The College of William and Mary in Virginia. He has produced and directed dozens of plays through his award-winning Empty Spaces Theatre Co. and at the Orlando International Fringe Theatre Festival. As a stage technician and entertainment supervisor at Universal Orlando from 1996 to 2000, he worked on the Ghostbusters Spooktacular and Terminator 2: 3-D attractions, Mardi Gras parades, and Halloween mazes. Seth lives in Orlando with his wife, Genevieve, and their cat, Brubeck.

Table of Contents

List of Maps

About the Authors

Dedication

Introduction

  • Why Unofficial?
  • Universal Orlando: An Overview
    • UNIVERSAL LEXICON IN A NUTSHELL
    • COMMON ABBREVIATIONS AND WHAT THEY STAND FOR
    • CRITICAL COMPARISON OF ATTRACTIONS FOUND AT BOTH UNIVERSAL STUDIOS HOLLYWOOD AND UNIVERSAL ORLANDO

PART ONE Planning Before You Leave Home

  • Gathering Information
    • IMPORTANT UNIVERSAL ADDRESSES
    • UNIVERSAL ORLANDO PHONE NUMBERS
  • Timing Your Visit
    • UNIVERSAL ORLANDO CLIMATE
  • Allocating Money
    • UNIVERSAL VS. WDW ADMISSIONS
  • Making the Most of Your Time and Money at Universal Orlando

PART TWO Accommodations

  • The Basic Considerations
  • Universal Orlando Resort Hotels
  • Universal Orlando Resort Hotel Services and Amenities
  • Universal Orlando Resort Hotel Profiles
  • Universal Orlando Vacation Packages
  • Off-Site Lodging Options
  • Hotels and Motels: Rated and Ranked
  • A Word About Toll-Free Telephone Numbers
  • The 30 Best Hotel Values
    • THE 30 BEST HOTEL VALUES
    • HOW THE HOTELS COMPARE
    • HOTEL INFORMATION CHART

PART THREE Arriving and Getting Around

  • Getting There
  • Getting Oriented

PART FOUR Bare Necessities

  • Money, Etc.
  • Problems and Unusual Situations
  • Services
  • Universal Orlando for Guests with Special Needs

PART FIVE Universal Orlando with Kids

  • It's a Small Universe, After All
  • About The Unofficial Guide Touring Plans
  • Stuff to Think About
  • Strollers
  • Lost Children
  • Universal, Kids, and Scary Stuff
    • SMALL-CHILD FRIGHT-POTENTIAL TABLE
    • POTENTIALLY PROBLEMATIC ATTRACTIONS FOR GROWN-UPS
    • ATTRACTION HEIGHT REQUIREMENTS
  • Universal Characters
    • CHARACTER-GREETING LOCATIONS
  • Babysitting

PART SIX Dining and Shopping at Universal Orlando

  • Character Meals
  • Universal Orlando Dining Plans
  • Fast Food in Universal Orlando's Theme Parks
    • TOP SIX SNACKS OUTSIDE THE WIZARDING WORLD
  • Universal Orlando Quick-Service Restaurant Mini-Profiles
  • Universal Orlando Full-Service Restaurant Profiles
    • UNIVERSAL ORLANDO RESTAURANTS BY CUISINE
    • TOP SIX MILK SHAKES AT UNIVERSAL ORLANDO
  • Dining Near Universal Orlando
  • Shopping at Universal Orlando
  • Shopping Near Universal Orlando

PART SEVEN Universal Studios Florida

  • Getting Oriented at Universal Studios Florida
  • Universal Studios Florida Attractions
  • Live Entertainment at Universal Studios Florida
  • Special Events at Universal Studios Florida
  • Universal Studios Florida Touring Plans

PART EIGHT Universal's Islands of Adventure

  • Getting Oriented at Universal's Islands of Adventure
  • Universal's Islands of Adventure Attractions
  • Special Events at Universal's Islands of Adventure
  • Universal's Islands of Adventure Touring Plans

PART NINE Universal Orlando CityWalk

  • Arriving and Parking
  • Admission Prices
  • Contacting CityWalk
  • CityWalk Clubs
  • CityWalk Entertainment

PART TEN Universal's Volcano Bay

  • Getting to Universal's Volcano Bay
  • Operating Hours and Admission Price
  • Universal's Volcano Bay Attractions

Appendix

Index

Touring Plans

Additional information

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9781628090895
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The Unofficial Guide to Universal Orlando 2019 by Seth Kubersky
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20190110
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