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Is the VIP experience worth it?

Discussion in 'Universal Studios Hollywood' started by Guineapiggie101, Jun 3, 2017.

  1. Guineapiggie101

    Guineapiggie101 Newcomer

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    My bf's birthday is coming up in July and I am thinking of surprising him with the VIP experience. Tix for the his birthday (which is on a weekend) is running at $399/pp. It's a bit expensive, especially for the both of us. Just wondering if it is worth it. The last time we were at Universal Studios was in 2004. He enjoyed it a lot back then and he wants to ride the rides at Harry Potter world. I like to learn about the history of movies so being able to see the backlot stuff is cool too.

    Also, if we get the VIP experience, can we enter the park during early opening at 8 AM?
     
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    Its absolutely worth it. I posted a review of our USH VIP experience in the Orlando trip reports forum if you want to check it out. I can't recommend it enough, its a must-do for theme park fans.
     
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    Can I be your BF please :lol:

    Seriously though that is a fantastic gift for any fan. Haven't done it myself but have looked into a few times but couldn't never justify the cost on top of an already expensive vacation.

    Would also like to hear from people who have been on it and maybe a review from you if you and up doing it :thumbsup:.

    Welcome to the forum by the way :wave:
     
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    I've done a version of it in Hollywood. So worth it. Awesome buffet and a trolley around the backlot.
     
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    Thanks for the replies. I am leaning towards doing it since we haven't been to Universal Studios since 2004 and this has been a tough year (personal and workwise for my boyfriend). I know he'll love it. If I do, I'll be sure to write a review about it.

    If you have the VIP pass, can you go during early opening hour?

    Also, I read, they take you to some of the more popular rides as a group (for front of pass seating). If you were to want to ride the rides again later in the evening, can you go on your own and use the VIP pass to get front of line access?
     
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    For the VIP you'll have to pick a specific time, as they are scheduled throughout the day. For front line access, you'll have a VIP lanyard the whole day so in the afternoon you'll be able to break off from the group and still use it to ride.
     
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    Got the VIP tickets. Tix were $400/pp.:cry: (early July). Can't wait. Should be a fun time. Will write up a trip report afterwards
     
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    Better value than a cabana at VB IMO.

    Have a great time and we all look forward to the photos
     
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    You will have a special time to enter the VIP Lounge at the main gate...this does not consist with early entry into the park.

    From there you will have a light buffet breakfast which will then lead you to meet your guide for the day. Make sure to tell them your favorite Universal films and they can cater information on films you enjoy. The guide will give you a special tour throughout the backlot and front lot which is worth the price if you love studio tours. When you return to the park, you will have preferred treatment for lunch and reserved seating at all shows (only Waterworld is worth it). Once the Tour Guide leaves the party, you will have unlimited access to all the rides with front of the line access. *Note: Do not skip the line for Forbidden Journey. It may be a long wait, but the queue is most of the fun for fans.

    For a gift, its great. I always suggest choosing the earliest time option for your tour. This is what Orlando cannot offer!
     
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