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Universal Studios Florida vs Universal Studios Hollywood

Discussion in 'General Discussions' started by chriss.moyer, Jul 31, 2019.

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USF or USH

  1. Universal Studios Florida

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  2. Universal Studios Hollywood

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  1. chriss.moyer

    chriss.moyer Newcomer

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    Which of the main "studio parks," in America win for best overall theme park? Include all the factors like rides, F&B, immersion and theming, quality of the park, beauty, cohesion, etc. Keep in mind to base this off of right now, currently, not what either park used to be like. Please keep mind in, we're comparing the two studio parks, this does not include Islands of Adventure or which is the better resort, it is just the two main parks.

    So, anyway which is better? The original and genuine, USH, or the newer and a little larger, USF?

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    I am kind of undecided since it is hard to vote with the parks in their current state. Mid 90s USF was far superior to modern USH. However, I am not a fan of the recent changes at USF. The best things about USF are the superior version of Revenge of the Mummy, E.T. Adventure, and Men in Black. The good Potter rides are all in IOA. However, USH, has Forbidden Journey plus Jurassic World which USF lacks. I guess I will say overall USF is slightly better, however, it used to be a much wider margin between the two parks. Some of that is because USH has gotten better and some of that is because USF has gotten worse.
     
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    I've never been to USH, so I'm withholding my vote.

    Though I will say that when SLoP and Mario Kart open in Hollywood, USH will be the clear winner.
    Gotta disagree... While I think Hagrids and FJ are far superior to Gringotts, you can't forget King's Cross/train to Hogwarts, which is the clearly better ride compared to Hogsmeade Station/the train to Diagon.
     
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    I agree that the journey from Diagon to Hogwarts is better than Hogsmeade to Diagon. However, I think of the train as more of an elaborately themed transportation method between the parks instead of a D or E Ticket ride on its own.
     
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    Agreed! I guess I will also say that USF is better but USH is really close to it and it's only getting better. I am not a fan of the recent attractions put in USF. USH has Forbidden Journey, Jurassic World, Studio Tour with all the old Universal rides in it, WaterWorld, and a much more genuine personality to the park since it's a real movie studio. I will also agree that there used to be a much wider margin between the two parks.
     
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    Also the views you can get from the Upper Lot and Starway make USH one of the most unique parks out there which gives it a lot of the personality that you mentioned.
     
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    For sure! USF, to me is quite stark and bland in a lot of spots. It’s not really pretty at all. USH, on the other hand is the most beautiful Universal park. It’s location is fantastic, the views are amazing and so scenic and pretty. The Upper Lot and Starway leading down to the Lower Lot makes for one of the most unique parks out there. It’s personality also is so real, it’s not trying to be a movie soundstage, it IS a movie soundstage. I’ve always had this love for the park because I have an appreciation for it being a REAL movie studio.
     
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    I'm jealous of USH's entrance
     
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    Me too! It’s so fancy and nice with the whole red carpet leading up to the arch! It almost feels kind of Disney, and than once in the gates, how colorful and bright the front streets are! Much better than USF’s...
     
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    The problem with a red carpet at USF is that it would be moldy within a week.;):ack:
     
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    Picked USF because of Men in Black, Mummy, Diagon Alley, Rockit, Monsters Cafe, and E.T. :)
     
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    Hahah, so true.:grin::bigeye:
     
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