Choices for Orlando theme parks

Old Jan 29th, 2002, 05:42 AM
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Choices for Orlando theme parks

Two adults and a 15yo are going to visit Orlando's theme parks for only 4 days. So we can realistically visit 4 parks (1 park/day). Could you please give us some advise as to which four parks to choose (Epcot, MGM, MK, Universal, Wet 'n Wild and Islands of Adventure).
Thank you.
Old Jan 29th, 2002, 05:46 AM
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What are your interests? Do you like rides, or experiences, or . . . ?

I'd skip Wet 'n Wild because it's so much like water parks you can go to elsewhere.

Haven't been to Universal parks in recent years, but I think you should definitely do the Magic Kingdom and MGM. You could probably "do" MGM in half a day and hit the major things at Epcot the other half, depending on your interests.

Try visiting or for more info--one of those sites has a forum where you'll learn than you could possibly want to know.
Old Jan 29th, 2002, 06:00 AM
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linda - pick any 3, but add seaworld as your fourth. it's different from the other parks, easier to get around and more comfortable. lots of stadium seating instead of long lines. the animal shows are great. enjoy
Old Jan 29th, 2002, 06:02 AM
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Read the post "It's aggravating...."
Old Jan 29th, 2002, 09:36 AM
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Hi guys, why doesnt anybody mention the Animal Kingdom? I haven been there but friends have and they liked it very much. If you buy a 4day disney pass you should stick to the disney parks! and do one of the disney waterparks i.o. wetn wild. However I dont know if IoA is nicef for a 15yo..
Old Jan 29th, 2002, 09:58 AM
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If your teen is at all into roller coasters, I would do Islands of Adventure. There are some water rides where you get absolutely dripping wet and many really thrilling roller coasters. Lots of different themes there plenty to interest everybody. I personally don't care for MGM would do regular Universal instead. And stay on site at Hard Rock or Portofino Bay and you can use your room key to cut the line which is much better than fast pass because you don't have to come back later in a time window, you cut the line whenever you want. I will never do it again without staying on property. As far as Disney, I also don't like Animal Kingdom...Busch Gardens is much better if you can believe that. My 4 would be: Universal, Islands of Adventure, Magic Kingdom and Epcot. Sea World is OK but not one of the top 4.

Enjoy yourself...when are you going? Is it your first trip to Orlando?
Old Jan 29th, 2002, 10:01 AM
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Top 3 for sure( I live in Florida!)
Magic Kingdom, Epcot(actually like better than Magic Kingdom, especially if you don't have small kids), Sea World(A Must), and either MGM or Universal. Have fun!!
Old Jan 29th, 2002, 10:04 AM
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I forgot to say I agree with the other person regarding Animal Kingdom-Bush Gardens is better. As far as Wet and Wild-skip it!
Old Jan 29th, 2002, 11:42 AM
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Universal is great fun- better than MGM!
Old Jan 29th, 2002, 10:20 PM
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universal's island of adventure, sea world, animal kingdom, & epcot.
Old Jan 29th, 2002, 10:30 PM
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We are from England and have visited Florida 7 times.
Best parks, Universal, Universal IOA, Magic Kingdom and Sea World.
Wet n Wild , give a miss. If you need to go to a water park try Blizzard Beach. Much cleaner and better.
Epcot is also good but not in my top 4, MGM and Animal Kingdom would be bottom of my choice.
It does depend though, we have a young 5 year old boy and we only tend to visit the parks that have attractions for young children.
Old Jan 30th, 2002, 03:34 AM
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Your teen will LOVE Islands of Adventure/Universal and so will you.I would recommend them over the others.
Old Jan 30th, 2002, 05:18 AM
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Universal, Island of Adventure, MGM and I like Magic Kingdom but that will depend on who you have going and what they want to do. Find lots of info at (Orlando Trip Planner. com) - described all parks, rides, etc...
Old Jan 30th, 2002, 05:44 AM
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Hi Linda,
I would suggest to buy a Park Hopper Pass of Disney for unlimited acces to the Parks. The WDW has so much to offer,
and besides you are also able to go to
Typhoon Lagune, Blizzard beach o.s.
when u feel for something different in the late afternoon or in the morning.
So recommondation would be Magic Kingdom, MGM, EPCOT and Animal Kingdom.
And - do not forget the free shuttle buses on the WDW terrain, that means saving time.
More questions - email me
P.S.: We have done 7 days only at WDW.
And still havent seen everything but were most stisfied with all the excitement and waterparks too.

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