Florida theme parks tester Alexandria has shared her high suggestions for the likes of Walt Disney World, Common Orlando and Legoland together with learn how to lower down queue wait occasions
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Properly, that is precisely the dream job which Alexandria Adamson from Glasgow bagged when she was picked to change into Ocean Florida’s official Theme Park Tester again in 2020.
As a result of Covid pandemic she was unable to go to Orlando till this 12 months, however she’s now again after three action-packed weeks.
A few of her highlights included a visit to Busch Gardens which she claims “has a few of the greatest rollercoasters in all of Florida”. Talking of rollercoasters, a few of her must-visit rides embrace Common’s new Jurassic World themed Velocicoaster, Disney’s Star Wars themed Rise of the Resistance, and the Iron Gwazi experience at Busch Gardens.
After all, Alexandria’s picked up heaps of insider tips for navigating the theme parks – and now she’s shared some completely with The Mirror.
We’re speaking straightforward hacks for slicing queue wait occasions, necessities to pack for a theme park day trip, and a few of the must-knows when you’re heading to Walt Disney World and Common parks.
Take a look at her high suggestions beneath…
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“These parks have rather a lot to supply and may be overwhelming particularly in busy intervals which for Orlando is many of the 12 months,” says Alexandria. “Know what you positively wish to do, have a look at any seasonal choices within the parks at the moment which will have an effect on your day. Guide any eating reservations. Pre-planning and reserving as a lot as attainable earlier than you even arrive will make your journey that a lot much less aggravating.”
Oh, and if there’s one important you pack in your journey, make it a battery pack. “Nobody needs to spend a part of their day ready for his or her cellphone to cost or having no battery to take images of your day!” she explains.
How one can lower down queue wait occasions
Alexandria recommends utilizing the theme park apps to regulate when wait occasions get shorter, however generally it might probably come all the way down to being intelligent together with your timing.
“If there are massive evening exhibits or parades taking place and you are not overly bothered about these, that is normally when wait occasions are at their lowest,” she advises.
It is also price checking for any perks when you’re staying in a resort. She explains: “If you happen to’re a resort visitor for particular parks use that further time they provide you to enter the parks, it could imply an early morning or late evening, but it surely’s normally price it.”
Use the apps
“Every park has its personal app that can provide help to benefit from your day normally with wait occasions, learn how to navigate the parks, and all of the leisure and foods and drinks choices,” she explains.
Heading to Walt Disney World particularly? Alexandria recommends taking a look by the app earlier than your journey. “Play about with the My Disney Expertise app earlier than you go,” she suggests. “Will probably be tremendous useful when you’re there.”
High suggestions for Walt Disney World
With 4 theme parks and two water parks, when you’re planning to benefit from the Walt Disney World resort, you may want a recreation plan.
Alexandria recommends beginning by pre-booking your eating reservations as “it may be actually troublesome to get the full-service eating places on the day”.
Oh, and whereas Florida is famend for its sunshine it does additionally get some rainfall – when you’re unfortunate with the climate, you may be tactical when you’re nonetheless going to hit the parks.
“Some parks are higher to be in throughout unhealthy climate,” says Alexandria, noting that EPCOT and Disney’s Hollywood Studios have fewer sights that shut when there’s lightning, in comparison with Magic Kingdom.
Apart from the theme parks and rides, there’s heaps to discover across the resort.
Foodies, take notice: in line with Alexandria, “a few of the greatest bars and eating places on Disney Property are within the Disney resorts”.
Her high picks embrace Enchanted Rose on the Grand Floridian, Jellyrolls on the Boardwalk Inn, and Dealer Sam’s on the Polynesian, whereas Disney Springs additionally will get a shout out for its “superb foods and drinks” as properly its procuring, cinema, bowling alley and live performance venue.
High suggestions for Common Studios Orlando
Common consists of three theme parks, however when you’re solely planning to hit one or two, our theme park insider suggests contemplating an Categorical Move as “it should make such a distinction to your day”. The move cannot be used for sure rides similar to the brand new Jurassic World theme rollercoaster, the Velocicoaster.
In the meantime Harry Potter followers will not wish to miss the Wizarding World, which is unfold throughout Common Studios and Islands of Journey. “As a Harry Potter fan these parks are unmissable and unforgettable,” Alexandria says.
“The Diagon Alley space and the Hogsmeade space are actually like moving into the pages of the books or into the scenes of the flicks. It’s really easy to overlook you’re in the true world with folks operating round in robes and performing spells with their interactive wands, and let’s not overlook in regards to the dangerously scrumptious Butterbeer.
“The Hogwarts Categorical expertise between the 2 areas simply completely ties the entire magical expertise collectively. And as if the theming wasn’t sufficient the Hagrid’s story coaster is likely one of the greatest sights throughout each parks.”
While you want a break from the parks, Alexandria recommends heading to CityWalk.
“These eating places have significantly better meals than within the parks and so they’ll most likely be quieter than the eating places truly within the parks,” she says. “CowFish on CityWalk is likely one of the greatest eating places at Common Resort, the cheeseburger sushi was unimaginable, I went again twice. And the chocolate emporium does the BEST speciality milkshakes or you could have Voodoo doughnuts for unimaginable and generally uncommon flavoured doughnuts when you’re not a milkshake fan.”
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