MGM Studios vs Universal Orlando

Feb 8th, 2009, 09:25 AM
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MGM Studios vs Universal Orlando

2 adults and 2 21/22 yr olds in Orlando in a couple of weeks. Trying to decide btwn MGM at Disney World or Universal Studios, is their a big difference?

My daughter and I both do not care for seek thrilling roller coasters. We are going to do Magic Kingdom and Epcot on other days. Staying 15 minutes outside of DisneyWorld.
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Feb 8th, 2009, 11:02 AM
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Both Universal parks are stronger on the thrill rides than the effects and theatre attractions at MGM.

MGM is the smallest park at Disney World. MGM is a long half day. Universal is two parks (and double admission - although they have special pricing while Disney never does)

Considering that you and your daughter don't care for some of Universal's better rides and that you probably will pay no more to visit MGM with your Disney tickets; I would recommend MGM.
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Feb 8th, 2009, 11:19 AM
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vittoria,

Universal Studios (not Islands of Adventure) in my opinion, is better than Disney Hollywood studios (No longer called MGM). There is more to see at US and Mummy is the only real roller coaster ride. DHS is OK but I prefer US. JMHO!
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Feb 8th, 2009, 01:26 PM
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My daughter and I both do not care for seek thrilling roller coasters.

The Mummy is rather intense, so don't go there by mistake.

I agree with gmoney in that Universal Studios would probably more to your liking.
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Feb 8th, 2009, 03:04 PM
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Thanks for the replys, what is The Mummy about?
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Feb 8th, 2009, 05:17 PM
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It's based on the movie with the same name <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Mummy_(1999_film)>.
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Feb 9th, 2009, 02:25 AM
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Sorry,I meant to say what kind of ride was it all roller coaster?

Of the two would Hollywood Studios be the one with the more movie contact?
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Feb 9th, 2009, 03:41 AM
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I think there is more to do at Universal Studios. If you don't like thrill rides you won't want to do Tower of Terror or the Rock N Roller Coaster at the MGM. That basically leaves the Great movie ride and the back lot tour.
Universal has great theming for each area and more to do. The only "thrill" ride there is the Mummy. It is a roller coaster, but not one that goes up high of goes upside down etc. It is a great ride.
There are a lot of movie themed attractions at US.
Go to this site for info and a preview of some of the attractions at US:

http://www.universalorlando.co.uk/usf_index2.html
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