Where oh Where are all the Club Members???
Does anyone out there travel? Why not share your experience so we all can learn from each other about favorite destinations, club resorts, and area attractions? I have to say that with so many members registered, I am disappointed at the lack of member input to the forum…..
We have just returned from another 12 days in Orlando – stayed at the lovely Summer Bay Resort again, this time in the Villas. We were fortunate to receive one of the newly updated units so it was quite nice indeed (certainly great value for the points expended – even though it was prime time).
Anyway, I have already written about Summer Bay and the other Orlando resorts we frequent so no more on that. What I did discover though, that I wanted to share, is how great Universal Studios is, and in particular Universal, Islands of Adventure. I had been to Universal when I was a teen and recalled it being fairly plain (and spread out), especially in relation to the Disney Parks – the truth is, I still feel that way about Universal Studios itself. You only need 1-1.5 days to see everything and hit the good rides a couple of times (Back to the Future, MIB Alien Attack, Fear Factor Live, Shrek 4D to name most of them).
However, Universal - Islands of Adventure has a fresh, Disney-like feel to it and is located adjacent to Universal Studios itself so you can jump between both parks easily (with City Walk (shops and restaurants/clubs) in the middle joining the two parks) and is packed with great thrill rides like the Hulk, Spiderman (the best 3D movie I have seen) and Dueling Dragons – two wicked roller-coasters where you are suspended from the rails. The dragons, Fire and Ice they are called, are a great ride! The boutique shopping is also WAY better at this park than the Studios.
The best part of all – right now you can buy a 7 day pass on the Universal web-site with Park Hopping privileges and access to City Walk in evenings for only $85. You read that right – not $85/day (the one day ticket is close to $70) but $85 USD for 7 consecutive days. GREAT value!
So if in the Orlando Kissimmee area in the next little while – give Disney a break and hit Universal and Universal – Islands of Adventure. You won’t be disappointed….
P.S. To whoever reads this from the Club Admin – I have sent 3 emails over the last couple of months that have gone unanswered related to getting tips or better tools to post pictures up on the forum portal. Responses would be appreciated. thks