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"WDW Disney-MGM or Universal, which is better?" Florida Things to Do Tip by Faiza-Ifrah

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  In front of Sorcerer's Hat
by Faiza-Ifrah

Which is better, mgm or universal? I would say its a matter of lifestyle and personal taste. MGM is what my husband calls edutainment, i.e. a combination of education and entertainment. From home videos and marketing videos about universal, we concluded it was much more fun than education and fast paced for slow-goerz like us.
I also thought that for first time vizitors to orlando and for kids of all ages, Disney would always remain prime attraction. Non-Disney attractions will appeal to return visitors to the area. And return visitors to this tourism capital of the world will be many.
For us and our kids, the Disney-MGM studios backlot tour, the magic of disney animation and epic stunt specatacular of Indiana Jones were all education and entertainment. At MGM, one would also find a show that is impossible to find any where else - Walt Disney, the man who was willing to bet everything to realize his dreams. One can then walk through a hall devoted to Walt Disney's memoirs, where amongst other things, we were amazed to see the affection between Walt Disney and his elder brother Ron that should be exemplary for this age of sibling rivalries.

Must do activities: Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular, Walt Disney: One Man's Dream and Fantasmic Live show of all Disney characters.

Unfortunately, Suhail forgot to take his camera. We were left with Ifrah taking few pictures with her toy camera. The roll stuck and we were finally left with only 3 shots - one of them is posted here.

Address: WDW Resorts

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Feb 25, 2003
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