The Coaster101 Podcast: Taking A Family to Universal Orlando Resort

Recently, Nick returned from a long weekend at Universal Orlando with his wife and two kids – Henry and Nora, who you may remember from our LEGOLAND New York Episode. While we all love roller coasters (yes, Nick rode VelociCoaster), when your 8-year-old and 4-year-daughter are in tow, even as coaster enthusiasts with kids who aren’t quite tall enough to ride everything yet, we all know that family comes first.

This week on the podcast, Nick talks about the ins and outs of taking a family to Universal Orlando. From attractions, to accommodations, to just how many beads its possible to catch during a few viewings of Universal Orlando Mardi Gras parade (answer below), it’s all covered in this episode of the Coaster101 podcast. Here’s the “We’re Going to Disney World! surprise video Andrew alluded to in the show. Read about Nick’s experience using the Attraction Assistance Pass here.

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Also, if you stick around to the end, you might get to hear Nick’s kids’ thoughts on their recent trip in a very special mini-mini-episode of the Coaster101 podcast!

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Universal Orlando Videos

Here are a few videos from the trip that Nick shot and edited. Enjoy!

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