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Universal Orlando Resort: A Planet Explorers Travel Guide for Kids by [Schaefer, Laura]
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Universal Orlando Resort has a reputation for cutting-edge attractions and entertainment. Inside its two theme parks, Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure, your family will experience the latest in ride technology.

You'll love Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey, Shrek 4-D, The Incredible Hulk Coaster, Men In Black: Alien Attack, and The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man. Many of the rides at Universal Orlando Resort combine 3-D film with live action and special effects. You're going to have a great time. Use this guide, written specifically for 8-12 year-olds, to plan your vacation and make a list of the things you want to see first!

Both Universal Studios Florida and Islands of Adventure are covered in this book.

Click around throughout these pages for Universal fun facts, trivia, and links to more information about the rides, shows, and characters you'll see inside the theme parks. CityWalk and the three Universal resort hotels are also covered. Finally, take note of some useful symbols. These will appear throughout the book as attractions are mentioned.

S = Scary
D = Dark
A = Awesome: don't miss this attraction
T = Thrilling: think roller coasters
W = Wet: you might get soaked

Want to meet some characters? No problem. Look for information throughout this book on where to find them in Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure. A summary of the top character hang-outs is included at the end of each theme park section.

Sometimes you only have one day (or less) to see everything a park has to offer. The tips page at the end of each theme park section gives you a plan for seeing as many top attractions in the shortest amount of time possible. Keep in mind these plans are ambitious. You might need to take some breaks during the day to give your parents a rest!

Many Universal Orlando Resort attractions have height requirements. When this is the case, there will be a number after the ride listing that looks like this: 40". That means you have to be at least 40 inches tall to ride. Many of the attractions require riders who are less than 48 inches tall to ride with an adult.

Are you hungry? Of course you are. Running around the theme parks takes a lot of energy, and that requires a lot of snacks. At the end of each section, look for a short description of the restaurants and food available in that part of the theme park.

Universal Orlando Resort: A Planet Explorers Travel Guide for Kids is the only guidebook you'll need to plan a great trip. Have fun!

Don't miss the other titles in the exciting Planet Explorers series for 8-12 year-old travelers. There's Planet Explorers Walt Disney 2013, Planet Explorers Disneyland, Planet Explorers Disneyland Paris Resort, Planet Explorers New York City, Planet Explorers Chicago, Planet Explorers Philadelphia, Planet Explorers Las Vegas, Walt Disney World Character Finder, Planet Explorers Disney Cruise Line, Universal Orlando Resort, The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, and LEGOLAND Florida. Have fun!

Please note: this guidebook DOES cover The Wizarding World of Harry Potter inside Islands of Adventure. However, there is also a more detailed book about this part of the park in our series. It is called The Wizarding World of Harry Potter: A Planet Explorers Travel Guide for Kids. Enjoy!

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HASH(0xa6612630) out of 5 stars Knowledge is power! March 3 2012
By Robin Landry - Published on
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If you're planning on taking a trip to Universal Orlando Resort, this little guide is perfect. I'd have the kids(and myself) read the whole guide, so that we could know exactly what sites we wanted to see, and ride; lining up our choices with what time we wanted to eat, and where. There is so much information packed into this handy guide, that I wish there were one for every tourist attraction in the world. For just a few dollars, you can be up to date, and ready to go exploring, leaving the hassle of those paperback guides at home. You can go from attraction to attraction by just hitting the hyperlink that's at the beginning of each guide, laid out as chapters in a book.

Just the fact that this guide fits on your smartphone, means you can have easy access to them, and certainly your kids will be more willing to read them, rather than handing them each a paperback guidebook from the stone-age(my era). Not only is this guide book handy because most of us carry our smartphones with us everywhere, but it's a wealth of information. It can connect to the
internet through hyperlinks to find out more about things you'll find in the guide, such as when you click on the King Kong link, you'll be connected a site that gives you the history of the 1933 movie, along with photos from the movie, the cast members, and a short plot summary.

In the beginning of the guide, there's a key, indicating the level of the rides. S=scary, D=dark, A=awesome, T=thrilling(think roller coasters, and my personal favorite W=wet, which is something I need to know ahead of time. You can know what the height requirements are ahead of time, very handy since Universal Orlando is not just for kids. Or maybe you want to go to the Mardi Gras at Universal Studies, which is only around from February to April. With so many things to see, from New York to San Fransisco, to Islands of Adventure:Tune Town or Jurassic Park, you really have to plan your day out, and this guide helps you do it right.

The guide features lots of pictures, and its laid out in an easy to read format, with a quiz at the end so you can make sure your kids know enough to enjoy the attractions before they even get there. And what child doesn't enjoy a pop quiz?

This guide can make your trip a whole lot easier as you know ahead of time where you're going, where you're going to eat, and what rides your kids can go on. Knowledge is power!
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa68e9b94) out of 5 stars Universal Orlando to go March 31 2012
By Amanda Richards - Published on
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Have Kindle? Going Orlando? Taking Kid(s)?

If the answer to the above is "yes, yes, yes" then this is a wonderful guide to the attractions, eating places and on-site hotels that Universal Orlando has to offer.

Packed with facts, tips and history, the guide provides more than enough information for you to make the most of your visit to Universal Studios, Islands of Adventure and City Walk, including descriptions of the types of food available at the various restaurants and other eating places, and the advantages of using the on-site hotels. Rides are described as being a combination of scary, dark, awesome, thrilling and wet, as applicable, and the guide even lists the height requirements for each ride. It tells you where to meet the characters, and provides a (albeit exhausting) plan for seeing as many attractions as you can in the shortest time possible.

Whether you're going for one day or a whole week, the family experience can always be improved with a little planning, and this allows you to do just that, and way in advance too.

Having previously visited this kid-friendly attraction, I can attest to the accuracy of this guide, and look forward to using it for my next visit.

Amanda Richards, March 31, 2012
HASH(0xa65f6bf4) out of 5 stars Very useful Feb. 12 2014
By val321 - Published on
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We bought this for our boys in anticipation of our recent trip to Universal Studios Orlando. The book is very useful. For anybody with a kindle, planning to make this same trip, I highly recommend purchasing this travel guide. It is worth the cost.
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa65f6f0c) out of 5 stars Quick guide to what you need to know July 8 2012
By Pablo Halpern - Published on
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I didn't expect much from this short book, but it was free on Kindle so I figured, "what the heck". I was very happy that I got it. First of all, it's short. That's both good and bad. The good thing is that there isn't a lot of extraneous stuff. The bad thing is that there isn't a lot of depth. On balance, though, I found the information to be well suited for planning my visit. The recommended itinerary for each park is a great jumping-off point to help you manage your days there. I kept a copy on my smart phone and referred to it frequently throughout our visit. I gave my 12-year-old son this book on my phone to read on the plane on the way to Florida, while I read a lengthier guide on my Kindle. He was able to read the whole book in a couple of hours, even though he is not a fast reader. Having him familiar with the parks before we got there made our trip so much easier and more enjoyable for both of us. If you left too much of the planning for the last day, as I did, then this is the book for you!