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Universal Studios Orlando App is it worth downloading?

Universal Studios Orlando iPhone App

If you planning to visit Universal Studios Orlando then I would recommend you download the Official Universal Orlando App so you can check out the wait times for each ride as well as much more!

The official Universal Orlando App covers both of the Universal Theme ParksUniversal CityWalkWet’n Wild and the on-site hotels.

One of the main features of the app is being able to monitor the wait times for the attractions, so if you don’t want to wait you can just visit the attraction when you see it’s quiet.

Probably the best feature I have found is that you can set up a wait time alert, so the app will alert you when your favourite attractions have shorter wait times that way you don’t have to keep checking and can get on with having fun

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Diagon Alley Walking Tour | Universal Studios Orlando

Diagon Alley at Universal Studios in Orlando Florida

Back in February 2015 we got the chance to visit the brand new Diagon Alley section of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios Orlando. Unfortunately it was a little rainy and overcast but actually kind of looks how I imagine the real Diagon Alley would look so pretty cool.

Here is a video walking tour of Diagon Alley showing you the layout and as you can see the detail is incredible, now I will admit I am now a massive Harry Potter fan but after seeing this it made me really want to get in to it. As you walk around you see people dressed as Harry and various other characters and these are not people who work in Diagon Alley these are fans that love it!

For the full blog post with lots more details, photos and videos please click on the link below.

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The Blues Brothers Show at Universal Studios Orlando

I recently visited both Universal Studios Orlando theme parks in one day with a park to park ticket. It was a long 12 hour day but awesome fun. We arrived at Universal Studios for 11am with a plan to stay until the nightly fireworks which were at 10pm.

I will go in to more detail in other blog posts about the other attractions but one of the best shows they have which has been at Universal Studios since March 1991 in the Blues Brother, based on the 1980 Blues Brother movie which starred Dan Aykroyd  and John Belushi as Elwood and Jake Blues. If you haven’t seen it I suggest you check it out as it’s a great movie with an amazing soundtrack which is where the show was created from.

The Blues Brothers show is set in the New York part of the Universal Studios Orlando park and features some of the classic songs from the movie. It’s normally on 5 times a day but check the local listings when arriving at the park.

If you are planning to visit Universal Studios Orlando this is a must and always draws a big crowd.

Universal Studios is located around 20 minutes from all of our 550 Orlando vacation rentals which are mainly located on HWY27, HWY192 and HWY54 so they are an ideal base from which to explore all of the Orlando theme park attractions.

I hope you enjoy this short video of the Blues Brother show at Universal Studios in Orlando.