On the fence as to whether to got to Disney World or Universal Studios? We can help with your decision. Take a look at some of the top reasons that you should choose Universal over Disney.
Why Universal Over Disney?
Universal Studios is an immensely popular theme park, but it seems like The Mouse still gets all of the attention. Here are some reasons to go with Universal Studios for your vacation.
Better Variety Of Rides
Disney caters to the young and young at heart. This is great and all, but what about the adult or teen who is not as thrilled about Mickey Mouse? This is where Universal Studios shines. They have rides for those of all ages. This means that parents, kids and even teens will be able to find things that get them excited. They even have high speed roller coasters like the Hulk Coaster.
Free Universal Express
When you stay at a University Premier hotel, you get Universal Express for free, and we all love free stuff. The Express pass allows you to skip the lines at most of the rides that you want to enjoy. Instead of waiting in line enduring the Florida heat, you could be enjoying yourself and getting in more rides.
Smaller Park Size
At first glance, you might think that a smaller park size would be a bad thing, but think about it. Do you want to get lost at Disney while trying to shuffle your 6 year old to that ride thy just won’t stop talking about? Do you want kids that are complaining about their aching feet? If not, the smaller park size of Universal Studios might just appeal to you. There is less stress to have everything planned and mapped out. Just enjoy yourself.
The Annual Pass Is Cheaper
If you are a Florida resident and you are trying to decide between the parks, you will find that Universal Studios is much cheaper. Sure, there are less parks, but the annual pass is 25 percent the cost of a Disney pass. That can save a large family thousands of dollars a year.
Dining Is Easier To Book
With Disney, you have to plan out your meals well in advance, if you want to eat somewhere nice at least. If you are the type that likes to plan, that might not be an issue. Simply plan out all of your meals 3 to 6 months in advance. For the rest of us, Universal Studios will be easier. You can purchase the Universal Express passes and simply skip all of the lines.
More Teen And Adult Appeal
With subjects such as Harry Potter and a world of Super Heroes, there is more appeal to older kids and adults. The more cartoon like Disney characters have a certain age cutoff. Sure, there are adults who simply love the Disney characters, but for the non fanatic adults, Universal might be the better choice.
The Parks Are Connected
Yet another reason why you should choose Universal Studios is the fact that the parks are all connected. Sure, there are only three parks in total, but you can walk from one to the other. You can even walk from Universal hotels to the parks. Of course, if you do not want to walk there are mechanical options, but it is nice to have a choice.
The Food Is Better
An argument can definitely be made for the food being better at Universal Studios, especially for adults. Sure, kids can get kid friendly food like chicken fingers at either theme park, but the adults and older kids will likely appreciate paces like Bubba Gump and Margaritaville.