Senior Trip

United States
April 3, 2007 8:59am CST
My daughter's Senior class is heading for Orlando next week on their Senior Trip. They are going to Disney World and Universal Studios. They are going to spend one day at each. I know from going myself years ago, that you can't see everything in just one day, but with their other schedules, this is all they'll have time for. Kristen would like to know what everyone's favorite rides are at both parks. She has a map of the parks that the Seniors printed off the website, and they are trying to map them out, so they'll have time to ride as much as possible! We'd appreciate any help you could give!
2 people like this
3 responses
@jmcafam (2891)
• United States
3 Apr 07
Is she going to be able to go to all the parts of Disney World or just Magic Kingdom? I she is going to be able to go to them all I would suggest Mission Space at Epcot. Fast track, I think it is what it is called, you test drive cars. Also in Epcot there is a place, big igloo called Ice Station Cool, where they can taste test Coke products from around the world and it is all free, save money. At MGM there is the Aerosmith roller-coaster, fun, and the Tower of Terror. At Kingdom there is Space Mountain, Splash Mountain and many others. That is all I can think of for now. I how you daughter has a wonderful time on her Senior trip.
2 people like this
• United States
3 Apr 07
They are just going to Magic Kingdom. They aren't going to have time to Epcot, though they all wish they did. I've been to Magic Kingdom and had a ball. MGM didn't exist when we lived in Florida.
@emeraldisle (13145)
• United States
4 Apr 07
Ok I saw you said she is going to Magic Kingdom only. With that one head right over to where Splash Mountain is. Get that one first otherwise come the afternoon you are talking hours of wait time. Over there is also the Haunted Mansion and Thunder Mountain Roller Coaster. Those are very good. From there you can go over to where the Pirates of the Carribean ride is and then do a circle over to Future world for Space Mountain and such like that. Now when it comes to Universal there are two main parks there. The studios and Island of Adventures. If they are just going to the studios you can see all that in one day. Yes the park is designed for it but it is a long day. Might not see all the shows but the rides you can do in one day. Same if they go to just the Island. They have it spaced right for that. I would suggest first for the studios to hit Back to the Future and then MIB. If they are going to Island then hit Spiderman first. I hope that helps with everything and that they have a blast.
• United States
5 Apr 07
thanks for this. I am not sure if they are going to the studios or the island. I'm still trying to talk Kristen into going to Universal Studios. She thinks it's going to be boring. I don't think she has a clue what it's all about.
1 person likes this
@emeraldisle (13145)
• United States
6 Apr 07
The studios has some great rides and if she goes there tell her to go on the Hannah Barbara ride, saving Elroy. It's a great ride. There is Earthquake, King Kong, Jaws, MIB, Twister (although that's not really a ride but it's fun) and so many more. T-2 3d is great as well but it's more of show then a ride but it's a lot of fun. I hope she enjoys the trip.
1 person likes this
• United States
12 Apr 07
They have decided to spend 2 days at Universal Studios. I'm glad, bcause she'll be able to do both parks there. Some of the kids have decided to go down to Tampa to Busch Gardens instead of going to Disney. Kristen would really like to go back to Sea World, but I don't think anyone else does. I'm writing down all the rides and giving them to the kids. I wish I could go instead of staying here to work. lol
@villageanne (8554)
• United States
3 Apr 07
I am sorry that I cannot help. I have never been to Disney World or Universal Studios. I have never even been to Florida. I sure hope she has alot of fun. I am sure she will though. Class trips are always fun. I do suggest one thing though. We found a better way to get cheaper phone service than the normal calling cards. We printed off our own calling cards and put clear tape over them to keep them waterproof. This costs 2.9 cents a minute with no fees of anykind. It is great. We used this the entire time our daughters were in college too. Here is the link: If you use this link,you will get 20 free minutes too. You've got to check out this long distance service I use right now that's been saving me big bucks! For as low as 2.5 cents ( we pay 2.9 cents)per minutes, OneSuite.com lets you call anywhere in the continental US at anytime! You can even save more on international calls! It's so easy, just sign up here: https://www.onesuite.com/01BG18470/suitetreat You can even pay with paypal or credit card, debit card. You choose how much you want to pay and just pay as you go from your computer. You will be amazed at how far $10. will go. I mean amazed. I do suggest that you take a pen and make out some of the numbers in her pin number so if she looses it, noone else can use it. All she has to do is call home and you just give her the info again. We keep a card in our wallets all the time for emergencies too.
1 person likes this
• United States
3 Apr 07
This is a good idea. There won't be a need for too many because the sponsor's all have cell phones. But for a just in case thing to take along, it's an excellent suggestion.
1 person likes this