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Passholder Lounge coming to USF

Discussion in 'Universal Studios Florida' started by Brian G., Nov 7, 2018.

  1. maxairmike

    maxairmike Veteran Member

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    Finally poked my head in today, and...meh. Certainly looks and feels a bit nicer than the SeaWorld AP lounge in terms of furnishings and style, which I expected. Give me free Coke products instead of/in addition to the chips/granola bars they offered when I walked in and I would be more interested. Given that they apparently let Coke marketing throw up in there I'm surprised there wasn't a free fountain. If they're considering a permanent version in a different location, I hope its themed to the park (maybe some historical objects/photos/displays) instead of letting the Coke marketing dept. throw up.
     
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    I hung out for a few minutes in there, got my Sprite and used the freeze feature which I thought was so cool, and got the complimentary bag of chips. I mean a bag of chips at a theme park is like a $3 value. I thought it was great. :lol:
     
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    I was disappointed with this lounge when I visited last week. There wasn't enough seating and the design was way too Coke focused. The charging stations and granola bars/chips are a nice touch, but it just isn't enough.

    I would much rather have a separate AP line at entry instead of this room.
     
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    THIS
     
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    Done the Disney AP line multiple times and it’s just the same as a regular line during busy times. Lounge is better.
     
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    Did the diet coke thing actually happen?

    A side note they really have a hard time figuring out what to do with this side of Hollywood, nothing there seems to stay very long lately. Besides the radio studio it's a bunch of storefronts that change every so often and across the way is the cyberimage store and the former T2 Theater. It's a nice area of the park with nothing really to do.
     
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    Don't understand why this wouldn't just stay. What else would go in here? More retail?
     
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    As I suspected it’s free samples of the new Diet Coke flavors.

     
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    Aren't those the flavours targeted right at Millenials and Gen Z?
     
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    Yes.

    Last time they tried was Tab Energy drink More than a decade ago. Even used the same tall can design. The mango Diet Coke is pretty good though.
     
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    And "Ok." to attract the grunge crowd

    Whenever Coke tries to be cool, it normally comes off as cheesy....But I'm here for a new flavour anytime
     
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    Hey, if it's free, I'll take a sip!
     
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    That's how I got addicted to cocaine laced cough syrup
     
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    and....turn of the century, the original, Coke a Cola :lol:
     
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    Holy crap, I thought I was the only one who remembered that!
     
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    I’ve been hearing that as of right now Universal has no plans to extend the UOAP lounge again.

    Part of the issue I think is they’re only open from 11-4, but most APs aren’t at the parks during that time. It ends up being pretty empty much of the time.
     
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    I know the last time I was in the parks, I felt like that time frame was too tight - ideally, it should have been open when the park was open, to allow people to stroll in throughout the day. Oh well, I guess.
     
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    The lounge should open after lunch when the park becomes more busy, and passholders don't like to wait in lines.
     
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    I like the 11-4 hours... It's the hottest time of the day, so nice to get away from the heat (and possible rain). And it's and bit before people start getting lit for Mardi Gras (so fewer drunks). We like dropping by for the free snacks during lunch... Though honestly we grab those and eat in the back of Mel's.
     
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    I think this place has a lot more value in the summer months when the heat can be just brutal. Having it open during these cooler months really detracted from its value.
     
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