Universal Family Week on May, 2018: Disney World & Universal Studios?
Universal Family Week 2018.
Disney world and Universal Studios are great places to go on a vacation, you'll have so much fun!
The weather is cool that time of year. It might be too cold to go on water rides but if its a sunny day it should be warm enough during the middle of the day (around noon or so), as nights can be a bit chilly, especially if your wet from the rides.
If I were you I would pack mostly long pants, but bring a couple of pairs of shorts or capris. Some days it will be cooler than others so you for that time of year you will need a variety of things, make sure to bring sweaters because it gets alot cooler at night!
For ten days I would take about $150 for food, if you have the dining package. I doubt you will need much more food than the package includes but its good to have extra money just in case and the food in the parks can be quite pricey. Keep in mind that your dining package doesn't cover Universal so you will probably want to eat in the park that day! If you used your 2 given meals for lunch and supper, then all you would have to buy are some breakfast essentials like cereal or fruit, something quick and simple you can eat in your hotel room!
As for spending money it really depends on how much you plan on buying. I would bring anywhere from $400 - $500 because I like to buy lots of souviners. It depends on your budget and your desire to purchase, every one is different. There are alot of nice shops there though, off disney and universal grounds and on!
Disney World and Universal should not be too busy at that time of year, usually their busiest times are during Christmas, Easter and during the summer. Novemeber is a pretty off time which is great because you'll won't have to wait in huge lines and the parks won't be crowded.
I would go to Universal on a week day, because even though the time of year isn't busy, weekends will be busier than a weekday!
I hope you have so much fun! My family and I make a trip there every year and I have so many great memories!
universal orlando in 1 day?
Definitely!!! I just went last week and did both parks in one day. In the morning, my family went to Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure in the afternoon. It was easily fit into one day.
Here's what i recommend: get there before the park opens so you can be one of the first in the park, go to universal studios first and head to the back (where the simpsons ride is) and do those first as the lines are tiny. Then make your way towards the front of the park, going on the rides a you pass them. Once you've done everything that you want to do in Universal, go to Islands of Adventure. I suggest eating at the Three Broomsticks in Harry Potter World, the food is amazing. Do anything you want to do in HP world and.then make your way around.the rest of the park. Stay till the park closes, I walked right on to the Dragon Challenge and Forbidden Journey. But get going before the big rush because trust me, its no fun spending 15 minutes standing on a moving walkway. Get out of the park as fast as you can so you don't spend half an hour in the parking lot.
I know you might be a little hypocritical to going to Harry Potter World latest in the day instead of first thing in the morning, but it actually works out better as I've tried both ways. This is because most people think that if they get it done in the morning not very many people will be there. In fact, in the morning its usually at capacity and there is a line to enter, but in the afternoon there is never a line to enter..!!
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Planning a trip to Disney world and Universal studios (California) this summer/fall?
If doing this in the summer, then allow 3 days for Disneyland, one for Universal. If in the fall, you only really need two days for Disneyland.
There are literally hundreds of things to do here. Here is my list of “must sees”, (that can fit in this limited space). Visit as many as you have time for:
Disneyland: The Happiest Place on Earth. Half a billion visitors can’t be wrong. #1 Destination.
Universal Studios: A theme park that grew out of a studio tour. #2 Destination.
Even if you don’t visit Disneyland or Universal Studios Tour, Downtown Disney District and Universal City Walk are very fun places to visit for shopping and eating. And they’re free to visit. If you’re adventurous, try the indoor skydiving (www.iflyhollywood.com). It’s a blast!
Hollywood: Enjoy the Walk of Fame, Entertainment Museum, Chinese Theatre and more. The Hollywood & Highland complex has lots of shops and restaurants, and the Kodak Theater. The El Capitan Theater, right across the street, is where Disney shows their movies. And the Hollywood Bowl is a GREAT place to listen to concerts outdoors.
Other theme parks include Knott’s Berry Farm and Six Flags Magic Mountain, which are both more geared towards the fast-ride teen crowd.
Olvera Street/Union Station: Olvera Street is the birthplace of LA, and it emphasizes our Mexican heritage. In addition to the Avila Adobe (oldest building in LA), you can eat at some pretty good Mexican Restaurants, do a little shopping, and taste a churro.
Rodeo Drive, 90210: Packed with exclusive shops, full of gawkers. They all came to enjoy the excess. Free, unless you intend to buy something.
Venice Beach: Here you'll find Muscle Beach, street performers and tacky shops galore. Fun, VERY interesting, but I avoid it after dark, when it gets a little TOO interesting for my taste.
Santa Monica: Beach and Pier: Great beach scene and a classic seaside amusement park, complete with antique carousel that has been in a lot of TV and movies. After visiting the pier, you can ride a bike south a couple miles to Venice Beach.
Sunset Boulevard began as a route between the stars' posh neighborhoods and the Hollywood studios. It runs from downtown to the ocean, passing through the "Sunset Strip" on its way.
Farmers Market and The Grove - A new shopping complex right next to a Los Angeles landmark, It is right next to CBS, so walk across the lot to see if they are taping "The Price is Right".
Griffith Park - Home of the Los Angeles Zoo, Griffith Park Observatory, Travel Town, the Greek Theatre, and Gene Autry Museum of Western Heritage.
Getty Museum - The Getty's architecture is so beautiful that it keeps me fascinated. No matter whether you like their art, architecture, or view better, the Getty is sure to please. Free.
Attend a TV taping - You can get free tickets at audiencesunlimited.com, tvtix.com, or see the booth at Universal City walk. It's very interesting to see a show being taped. The most popular, by far, is the Tonight show.
Places to eat:
In-N-Out Burger: Multiple locations, best burger in LA, ask anyone.
Pink’s Hot Dogs: 709 N. La Brea, just north of Melrose. You might even see a celebrity. Maybe.
Tommy’s Chili Burgers: Look for the shack, an LA tradition. The original location is at Beverly & Rampart, a couple miles west of downtown.
Canter’s Deli: 419 N. Fairfax, between Beverly & Melrose. Near CBS, you might spot a celebrity.
Phillippe’s: 1001 N. Alameda. Great roast beef sandwiches. Near Union Station and Olvera Street.
Tito’s Taco’s: Voted best tacos in LA, even though it’s in Culver City. King Taco is a good alternate if you can deal with East LA.
The Pantry: Corner of Figueroa and 9th, downtown. Huge portions, they never close GREAT steak and eggs.
Medieval Times and/or Pirate’s Dinner Adventure: Dinner and an adventure show, both are on Beach Blvd in Buena Park, you get to eat with your hands.
Places to Stay:
Since LA is so spread out, there is no single place that is close to EVERYTHING. Most people who come here tend to stay in Hollywood, Santa Monica, or Anaheim. In Hollywood, I recommend the Orchid Suites, Hollywood Celebrity Hotel, or Hollywood Heights (formerly Holiday Inn Walk of Fame), all near Hollywood and Highland. In Santa Monica, the Holiday Inn Santa Monica is close to the pier and reasonably priced. In Anaheim, I recommend the Howard Johnson (HoJo) Anaheim, and the Candy Cane Inn. There is also a nice place in Burbank called the Best Western Media Center, very close to Warner, NBC, and Universal Studios.
Places to Shop:
Third Street Promenade, Santa Monica
The Grove, Los Angeles
Americana @ Brand, Glendale
Beverly Center, Los Angeles
Citadel Outlets, Commerce
Brea Mall, Brea
The Block at Orange, Orange
South Coast Plaza, Costa Mesa
Fashion Island, Newport Beach
Santee Alley, Los Angeles