Free Recipes, Backgrounds and Virtual Rides From Universal Studios Orlando
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Free Recipes, Backgrounds and Virtual Rides From Universal Studios Orlando

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Posted 17th May
I've found that Universal Orlando have created some "at home" items to download for free while the parks are closed.

  • backgrounds, including the globe
  • recipes, including tots from the Green Eggs & Ham Restaurant
  • Colouring pages
  • virtual rides
  • Behind the Scenes info

Hope this is useful for some who are missing the Orlando fix at the moment.
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Hey Universal Family!In the mood for a bit of Universal Orlando awesomeness and entertainment you can enjoy while we’re apart? Good news! We’ve put together all kinds of coolness that’ll bring the sights, sounds and flavors you love right to your home. More good news? We’re making even more #UniversalAtHome fun for you to enjoy whenever you like.


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Big_Rik17/05/2020 14:05

Soooooooooooooo glad we took the plunge to do universal last October, from …Soooooooooooooo glad we took the plunge to do universal last October, from next year Florida holidays are gonna be so much dearer.


Just reads like you wanted to let people know you've been to America (congrats btw ) while throwing a backhanded "sucks to be you" dig to those who might not of got or had a trip planned for this year...
Big_Rik17/05/2020 14:05

Soooooooooooooo glad we took the plunge to do universal last October, from …Soooooooooooooo glad we took the plunge to do universal last October, from next year Florida holidays are gonna be so much dearer.


Why are they going to be so much dearer?
surely if anything they’ll be cheaper to try and encourage people back to these places
Big_Rik17/05/2020 14:37

Cool story bro


You're the one desperate to tell stories about your trip to Universal
Big_Rik17/05/2020 14:05

Soooooooooooooo glad we took the plunge to do universal last October, from …Soooooooooooooo glad we took the plunge to do universal last October, from next year Florida holidays are gonna be so much dearer.


Proof?
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Just cancelled my villa for July Still have flights but had cancel villa before end of May to get all money back.

Think I will lose out on the Legoland UK deal as they don't seem to want to give the money back (and did not pay for cancellations on this )
Edited by: "SavageDonkey" 17th May
Florida holidays are gonna be so much dearer next year, glad we went last year
Edited by: "Big_Rik" 21st May
Big_Rik17/05/2020 14:05

Soooooooooooooo glad we took the plunge to do universal last October, from …Soooooooooooooo glad we took the plunge to do universal last October, from next year Florida holidays are gonna be so much dearer.


Proof?
Big_Rik17/05/2020 14:05

Soooooooooooooo glad we took the plunge to do universal last October, from …Soooooooooooooo glad we took the plunge to do universal last October, from next year Florida holidays are gonna be so much dearer.


Why are they going to be so much dearer?
surely if anything they’ll be cheaper to try and encourage people back to these places
Very probably be less choice of flights for a start
Big_Rik17/05/2020 14:05

Soooooooooooooo glad we took the plunge to do universal last October, from …Soooooooooooooo glad we took the plunge to do universal last October, from next year Florida holidays are gonna be so much dearer.


Just reads like you wanted to let people know you've been to America (congrats btw ) while throwing a backhanded "sucks to be you" dig to those who might not of got or had a trip planned for this year...
DrCrusher17/05/2020 14:31

Just reads like you wanted to let people know you've been to America …Just reads like you wanted to let people know you've been to America (congrats btw ) while throwing a backhanded "sucks to be you" dig to those who might not of got or had a trip planned for this year...


Cool story bro
Big_Rik17/05/2020 14:05

Soooooooooooooo glad we took the plunge to do universal last October, from …Soooooooooooooo glad we took the plunge to do universal last October, from next year Florida holidays are gonna be so much dearer.


Rubbish
Big_Rik17/05/2020 14:37

Cool story bro


You're the one desperate to tell stories about your trip to Universal
SavageDonkey17/05/2020 14:03

Just cancelled my villa for July Still have flights but had cancel …Just cancelled my villa for July Still have flights but had cancel villa before end of May to get all money back.Think I will lose out on the Legoland UK deal as they don't seem to want to give the money back (and did not pay for cancellations on this )


Know how you feel, we’ve just done the same. Should have had 3 weeks there this month
I have a holiday booked with family to florida and got disney tickets for very end of July for 2 weeks. I'm keeping everything crossed we still make it there.
For some reason they've removed all the in ride dialogue from The Revenge of the Mummy which makes it a bit pointless as the ride has a story.
Big_Rik17/05/2020 14:05

Soooooooooooooo glad we took the plunge to do universal last October, from …Soooooooooooooo glad we took the plunge to do universal last October, from next year Florida holidays are gonna be so much dearer.


Great story. Well done to you 🏻
wolfy00117/05/2020 15:18

I have a holiday booked with family to florida and got disney tickets for …I have a holiday booked with family to florida and got disney tickets for very end of July for 2 weeks. I'm keeping everything crossed we still make it there.



No chance in my opinion.

We go every November and was just about to book a week before lockdown. Glad I didn't now to be honest as I don't think things will be back to normal any time soon.
SavageDonkey17/05/2020 14:03

Just cancelled my villa for July Still have flights but had cancel …Just cancelled my villa for July Still have flights but had cancel villa before end of May to get all money back.Think I will lose out on the Legoland UK deal as they don't seem to want to give the money back (and did not pay for cancellations on this )


Legoland are working on a rolling weekly basis we they are unsure when they will reopen, like most places. You should be entitled to a refund though if the date has passed ?
Just priced up going next August, no particular difference between pre lock down quotes from previous years.
macsoul9917/05/2020 14:14

Proof?


Exchange rate for one
And if they have to run at reduced capacity they will need to raise prices.
wolfy00117/05/2020 15:18

I have a holiday booked with family to florida and got disney tickets for …I have a holiday booked with family to florida and got disney tickets for very end of July for 2 weeks. I'm keeping everything crossed we still make it there.


Unfortunately theres not a hope in hell of that happening. They wont even be into phase 2 of opening by then.
We were booked for this easter and still fighting to get money back on tickets from ATD (they will only refund 80% even though the parks are closed)
Mary_Mary17/05/2020 16:48

Legoland are working on a rolling weekly basis we they are unsure when …Legoland are working on a rolling weekly basis we they are unsure when they will reopen, like most places. You should be entitled to a refund though if the date has passed ?


Not if you got tickets from attraction tickets direct. I'm still fighting them
Matthew_Rich17/05/2020 21:35

Unfortunately theres not a hope in hell of that happening. They wont even …Unfortunately theres not a hope in hell of that happening. They wont even be into phase 2 of opening by then. We were booked for this easter and still fighting to get money back on tickets from ATD (they will only refund 80% even though the parks are closed)


Yeah, travel agents have said come closer time, if still in lockdown we can move the holiday within next 12mths, as for disney hopper tickets, they have been extended to sept 2021. Not to bad I guess.
wolfy00117/05/2020 21:41

Yeah, travel agents have said come closer time, if still in lockdown we …Yeah, travel agents have said come closer time, if still in lockdown we can move the holiday within next 12mths, as for disney hopper tickets, they have been extended to sept 2021. Not to bad I guess.


Yep been told the same but no one knows what next year will look like for theme parks and travel. I expected ATD and all other ticket sellers to do full refunds so that we have confidence to rebook when we feel safe to travel again. I've spent crazy amounts on theme park tickets with ATD but will never be able to pre book tickets ever again due to the way they have treated people.
sussexroyal17/05/2020 14:43

Rubbish


Mine for may got cancelled, twice the price for next year.. remember you’re going to have all the people that we’re going g this year AND all the people that have already planned and booked next year. People will be dying to get away, airlines and parks are losing a lot of money, they need to make that back..
Matthew_Rich17/05/2020 22:27

Yep been told the same but no one knows what next year will look like for …Yep been told the same but no one knows what next year will look like for theme parks and travel. I expected ATD and all other ticket sellers to do full refunds so that we have confidence to rebook when we feel safe to travel again. I've spent crazy amounts on theme park tickets with ATD but will never be able to pre book tickets ever again due to the way they have treated people.


I would try contacted Disney directly if you have that as part of your passes. We were there a couple years ago when a hurricane came through so they shut all the parks etc. In fact they evacuated certain hotels but it was not as bad as expected but typical American press scaremonger everybody into thinking it was end of world. Just a good Scottish storm

Anyway Disney gave us a free 4 day pass owing to parks being closed to be used within the next 10 years but universal gave us nothing.

Worth a try contacting them directly and explain that you have tickets but can’t use etc
It's a shame we can't comment on the deal.

I thought that was the reason for this space?
col011018/05/2020 11:47

It's a shame we can't comment on the deal.I thought that was the reason …It's a shame we can't comment on the deal.I thought that was the reason for this space?


Lockdown means people have time to write what they are thinking out loud and post their reviews/experience
Hopefully the prices aren't too effected next year, as I put off booking this year to wait for Universal's new velocicoaster that is currently being constructed. 2021 looks like a great year for new coasters in Florida if there are delays at SW/BG too.

Although it will definitely put me off going if people have to walk around the parks with masks on and all of the other measures are in place, it would take a lot of the magic and atmosphere away from the parks for me

BTW, thanks OP - Great to see a HD POV for Hulk as you only really see the ones captures on the glasses cameras since the refurb and the metal detectors were added to the ride
Edited by: "AGJ94" 18th May
wolfy00117/05/2020 15:18

I have a holiday booked with family to florida and got disney tickets for …I have a holiday booked with family to florida and got disney tickets for very end of July for 2 weeks. I'm keeping everything crossed we still make it there.


I was due to go in August, but it's likely we won't be going this year at all.

Let's say the UK and US borders are open by then, and that the parks are open for us to visit, given the restrictions in place, they may only let Disney hotel guests into the parks*. Now whilst this wouldn't be an issue for my family as we were due to be staying at the Port Orleans resort, access to other things outside of the Disney parks may become an issue - we may not be able to get into Universal or KSC, for example. There's no guarantee that the Disney water parks will be open either. Until last week, I still had hope that I'd get there, but in reality, the experience once (if) I do get there will very much be a hampered experience.

*This is speculation on my part. They may limit it in other ways, such as those who already have park tickets, etc.
Are the recipes real or are they like the fake recipes McDonald's pretended to share?
Quaker_Boy18/05/2020 11:59

I was due to go in August, but it's likely we won't be going this year at …I was due to go in August, but it's likely we won't be going this year at all.Let's say the UK and US borders are open by then, and that the parks are open for us to visit, given the restrictions in place, they may only let Disney hotel guests into the parks*. Now whilst this wouldn't be an issue for my family as we were due to be staying at the Port Orleans resort, access to other things outside of the Disney parks may become an issue - we may not be able to get into Universal or KSC, for example. There's no guarantee that the Disney water parks will be open either. Until last week, I still had hope that I'd get there, but in reality, the experience once (if) I do get there will very much be a hampered experience.*This is speculation on my part. They may limit it in other ways, such as those who already have park tickets, etc.


Yes I'm coming to the conclusion it's not going to happen this year. Last thing I want for the kids is to go florida and parks be shut. Going to try rebook it for this time (half term) next year and just keep kids off for extra week. Hofepully parks wont be busy at that time.
Bring back the back to the future ride.
Cold, currently stuck in a virtual 2 hour queue should've paid extra for the virtual fast pass
sussexroyal17/05/2020 14:43

Rubbish



Rubbish!? Tickets bought this year will be carried over to next year by Universal and even Disney. Imagine the amount of people having to rebook their holidays for next year because of the virus. The demand for tickets next year will be huge, and with limited space those ticket prices and hotel prices will go up as demand goes up.

Fast-pass tickets will be more expensive than ever, as their prices are determined by ticket sales.

It's absolutely shocking and borderline delusional that people here are expecting prices to perhaps go cheaper. Last year Universal were at capacity many times. Next year we're very likely to see record numbers.
What enjoyment would you get from a virtual ride?
Pass some time :-)
Noox1318/05/2020 13:26

Bring back the back to the future ride.


Would love to see that come back, and kongfrontation, jaws, beetlejuice.
Luckyjet77518/05/2020 13:05

Are the recipes real or are they like the fake recipes McDonald's …Are the recipes real or are they like the fake recipes McDonald's pretended to share?



Yes there is a list of ingredients and directions on how to cook (albeit some of them are frozen things - tator tots are crispy potatoes over here)Tator Tots Recipe
Archie lives in the Props Store at Universal Studios Hollywood I wonder if they do a free screensaver of him
macsoul9917/05/2020 14:14

Proof?


Soooooooooooooo glad we took the plunge to holiday on the moon last October, from next year moon holidays are gonna be so much dearer.
Currently booked to go end of September this year. Trying to contact Virgin to postpone/cancel as even if you can travel it will not be as pleasurable experience as the previous times I have been. Better off waiting a year or two to let things settle.

Unfortunately all lines of communication with Virgin holidays seem to be down
Edited by: "Baz8755" 18th May
Prices go up every year from theme park entrance fees, to hotels/villas, flights and car hire. It's the same across majority of USA and even in the UK - Center Parcs put their price up every year - Our booking this June is cancelled and to book same time next year costs an extra £100.
When we started going to America for holidays, from 2006, the price back then to what we paid for last October was a huge difference - every year we notice the prices go up! There are rumours flying around that everything will go up because of COVID19 as flights, accommodation and theme park losses will need to be recuperated. It does make sense for them to keep prices low to attract people to fly over but personally I can only see a price hike because of COVID19, similarly to our UK taxes having to go up to pay for all the money the Gov is paying out - nothing is free and Joe Public will be paying for it. How we holiday in the future is going to change quite a bit I reckon as flights are gonna cost big time with potentially fuel taxes being increased as well. Sucks I know!
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