Discovery Cove Special Offer Extended £10 Off Per Ticket

Hi all,

Great news! The exclusive usrentacar.co.uk Discovery Cove discount has been extended.

At present, we are offering a further £10.00 off per ticket from our already low prices.

The discount counts for any confirmed reservations in 2011 and 2012 on either the Discovery Cove Choice of Adventure Ticket (SeaWorld or Busch Gardens) or the Discovery Cove Ultimate Ticket (SeaWorld, Aquatica and Busch Gardens)

About Discovery Cove

Welcome to this exquisite tropical island paradise. Discovery Cove® gives you the unique opportunity to swim and play with a beautiful Atlantic bottlenose dolphin, snorkel amongst colourful fish in the Tropical Reef, glide with rays and relax on white sand beaches.

As a reservation only experience, which is limited to a capacity of about 1000 guests a day, it’s a rare opportunity to set your own pace. Offered on an all-inclusive basis with breakfast, lunch, snacks and drinks included nothing is going to tax you…

Discovery Cove Prices

Dates                                                            Normal Price Sale Price

05/07/11 – 21/08/11                                         £176.66 £166.66

22/08/11 – 31/08/11                                         £160.09 £150.09

01/09/11 – 05/09/11                                         £143.51 £133.51

06/09/11 – 30/09/11                                         £126.94 £116.94

01/10/11 – 15/10/11                                         £143.51 £133.51

16/10/11 – 22/10/11                                         £160.09 £150.09

23/10/11 – 28/11/11                                         £143.51 £133.51

29/11/11 – 18/12/11                                         £126.94 £116.94

19/12/11 – 23/12/11                                         £143.51 £133.51

24/12/11 – 31/12/11                                         £160.09 £150.09

Discovery Cove Ultimate Ticket Swim including SeaWorld, Aquatica and Busch Gardens

Dates                                                            Normal Price  Sale Price

05/07/11 – 21/08/11                                         £204.29 £194.29

22/08/11 – 31/08/11                                         £187.71 £177.71

01/09/11 – 05/09/11                                         £171.14 £161.14

06/09/11 – 30/09/11                                         £154.56 £144.56

01/10/11 – 15/10/11                                         £171.14 £161.14

16/10/11 – 22/10/11                                         £187.71 £177.71

23/10/11 – 28/11/11                                         £171.14 £161.14

29/11/11 – 18/12/11                                         £154.56 £144.56

19/12/11 – 23/12/11                                         £171.14 £161.14

24/12/11 – 31/12/11                                         £187.71 £177.71

Non-Swim prices and 2012 prices are available by contacting our reservations department on 0845 226 8523.

This offer is available to all customer regardless of where you car rental was booked.

Kind regards,

James

 car hire USA

Discovery Cove Special Offer £10 Off Per Ticket

Hi all,

The title kind of says it all…

We are currently offering a further £10.00 discount per ticket on all discovery cove swims and non swims for 2011 and 2012.

Pricing

Discovery Cove Choice of Adventure; Swim with either SeaWorld or Busch Gardens

Dates                                                            Normal Price Sale Price

05/07/11 – 21/08/11                                         £176.66 £166.66

22/08/11 – 31/08/11                                         £160.09 £150.09

01/09/11 – 05/09/11                                         £143.51 £133.51

06/09/11 – 30/09/11                                         £126.94 £116.94

01/10/11 – 15/10/11                                         £143.51 £133.51

16/10/11 – 22/10/11                                         £160.09 £150.09

23/10/11 – 28/11/11                                         £143.51 £133.51

29/11/11 – 18/12/11                                         £126.94 £116.94

19/12/11 – 23/12/11                                         £143.51 £133.51

24/12/11 – 31/12/11                                         £160.09 £150.09

Discovery Cove Ultimate Ticket Swim including SeaWorld, Aquatica and Busch Gardens

Dates                                                            Normal Price  Sale Price

05/07/11 – 21/08/11                                         £204.29 £194.29

22/08/11 – 31/08/11                                         £187.71 £177.71

01/09/11 – 05/09/11                                         £171.14 £161.14

06/09/11 – 30/09/11                                         £154.56 £144.56

01/10/11 – 15/10/11                                         £171.14 £161.14

16/10/11 – 22/10/11                                         £187.71 £177.71

23/10/11 – 28/11/11                                         £171.14 £161.14

29/11/11 – 18/12/11                                         £154.56 £144.56

19/12/11 – 23/12/11                                         £171.14 £161.14

24/12/11 – 31/12/11                                         £187.71 £177.71

Non-Swim prices available

Call our reservations department on 0845 226 8523 to check pricing and availability, 2012 prices also available.

About Discovery Cove

Welcome to this exquisite tropical island paradise. Discovery Cove® gives you the unique opportunity to swim and play with a beautiful Atlantic bottlenose dolphin, snorkel amongst colourful fish in the Tropical Reef, glide with rays and relax on white sand beaches.

As a reservation only experience, which is limited to a capacity of about 1000 guests a day, it’s a rare opportunity to set your own pace. Offered on an all-inclusive basis with breakfast, lunch, snacks and drinks included nothing is going to tax you…

Regards,

James

 Florida car hire

Quick Q&A With usrentacar.co.uk MD Regarding Theme Parks

Hi all,

Recently I had the chance to sit down with our Managing Director, Gavin Boswell to discuss his recent trip to Orlando, we actually featured his review of the newly open Cheetah Hunt last week.

The idea of this interview was not to be in depth but just to get some quick fire answers. I think the more bulky answer are probably best suited to a podcast. Anyway the interview took place in Gavin’s office roughly 3 days after his return.

Interview

James: Favourite Theme Park?

Gavin: Universal’s Islands of Adventure. The Marvel themed area is great, big, bright and in my opinion full of the best rides.

J: Favourite ride?

G: Tricky one. I love loads of them, I liked Cheetah Hunt, the new ride down at Busch Gardens, I think the Spider-Man 3d ride at Islands of Adventure is amazing and once they’ve completed the upgrade to the new software, it will be even better.  I’m a big fan of the Hulk Coaster and I like Kraken at SeaWorld but I think for an overall experience I’d have to go with Manta.

J: Why?

G: Its the fact that its something different, facing down, looking straight at the ground gives you a totally different ride experience than anything else in Florida.  Loved it.

J: What was your opinion of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter?

G: I was truly blown away, the level of detail is quite astonishing. You can see all the hard work they have obviously put in. If you have a child who is in to Harry Potter, then Ollivanders Wand Shop is a must, be prepared to queue and also to end up parting with your hard earned cash but it is quite magical… Sorry couldn’t resist.

J: and did you enjoy The Forbidden Journey Ride?

G: Ha James! You know I didn’t…. I admit it, I can’t handle motion based rides. They make me feel very sick. I tried my best to enjoy it but basically had my eyes closed the entire time. The other people I rode with told me it was very good though!

J: Best Memory?

G: Hmm, tricky cos there were loads but feeding Giraffes at Busch Gardens and Dolphins at SeaWorld are pretty high up there… Oh and singing madly on Rip Ride Rockit then having the embarrassment of watching it back as a video afterwards!

J: Hidden Gem?

G: Well its not exactly hidden but I really enjoyed Wet N’ Wild, the water park run by Universal. I believe, and I could be wrong but it has the most group based rides of any theme park in America! Its something like that anyway. The rides aren’t that scary but they are great fun.

J: Top tip?

G: Wear comfy shoe’s, I wore flip flops and they destroyed my feet in less than 30 mins. Did you know you’re not allowed to walk round the parks bear footed? Well you do now!

Sorry it was only a short interview but Gavin’s a pretty busy man (or so he tells us). We have something scheduled for late August to sit down and podcast his impressions of Orlando, so once this is done we’ll pop it up.

regards,

James

 car hire USA

Cheetah Hunt Reviewed

Hi all,

The first thing I noticed about Cheetah Hunt was the fact I didn’t really notice it at all….

Let me explain, I was recently invited to Busch Gardens by SeaWorld Parks and Entertainment to familiarise myself with the park and therefore help me to sell the product more efficiently.

I had been to Busch Gardens previously, approximately 4 years ago so I had a good understanding of the park and where the unique selling points for me were, however on the 27th May 2011 Busch Gardens introduced their new ride “Cheetah Hunt” so I was extremely keen to ride this… to be honest it was going to be my personal highlight….

So you can image my dismay when I got off the coach to be met with a large sign stating “These rides are not in operation today”…………….”cheetah hunt”!!!!

My heart dropped and inwardly I threw my toys right out of the pram! The thing with new rides is that they do run in to teething problems, and these days and particularly with new rides, everyone is hyper vigilant, some would say almost over vigilant, so the slightest error picked up via the maze of infra-red lazers used all over the coaster means the ride shuts.

A little  disheartened, I happily continued on my once in a life time tour around Busch Gardens taking in many of the parks great coasters including SheiKra, Kumba and Gwazi.  I also had the added benefit of enjoying the splendid Serengeti Safari, I got to see some Rhino’s close up where we were warned “be aware if they look like they are going to charge we’re out of here!”; I got to feed and stroke a couple of Giraffes one of which was named “Tyson” yes, he was big! :-)

It was roughly in the middle of the Safari when it was pointed out to me that Cheetah Hunt was running!…. It was only running a few test laps, but I had noticed!! and the reason for this….

Its so quiet…. like a cheetah… Cheetah Hunt is so smooth around the massive track which covers a large portion of the “top” of the park that, like me, you could easily miss its riding!

Then I got the news I’d hoped for “well next, I think we’ll ride Cheetah Hunt”!!! Hooray!!!

First of the bat, the ride looks great, all new rides should but the bright colours of yellow and green really draw you to this ride.

As with many new rides the wait time jumped from 20mins to 2 hours in less than half an hour but luckily for me  and to the annoyance of those queuing I got fast tracked to the front!!!

Cheetah Hunt has 3 launches within the ride, that similar to the Hulk at Universal, give you a speed boost (up to 60 mph I’m told) that adds the thrill to this thrill ride.

The ride is designed to represent the hunting prowess of the Cheetah and I must admit I got the vision, the quick sharp turns of the chicane style part of the coaster really bring to life the sense of hunting your prey.

The launches, especially before a steep incline give you the weightless feeling that will have you giggling and full of adrenaline that any good coaster should have.

Busch, I personally think, have been clever with this ride to not make it too extreme… if you’re expecting a SheiKra style coaster you’ll be surprised. Its not about big drops.

Cheetah Hunt is about speed and thrill. Personally I loved the ride, and at a height restriction of only 4ft most of the family can too….

View our pictures of Busch Gardens on our facebook page here

Have you ridden Cheetah Hunt, what did you think?

regards,

Gavin

 Car hire Tampa

Universal 2-Park Bonus Ticket Available For Only £85.00

Hi all,

Just a quick reminder that we still have some Universal 2-Park Bonus tickets available for the very attractive price of only £85.00 per adult this includes NO CC charges and FREE postage.

To take advantage of this great price please call our reservations department on 0845 226 8523.

About the 2-Park Bonus Ticket

Enjoy the best of Universal Orlando® Resort! Receive admission to Universal Studios Florida® andUniversal’s Islands of Adventure® theme parks, plus all-club access to the live entertainment at Universal CityWalk®, for up to fourteen (14) consecutive days.

Universal Orlando Resort® offers not one, but TWO amazing theme parks side-by-side, non-stop nightlife, and world-class on-site hotels, all within easy walking distance. Jump right into the action of the movies at Universal Studios Florida®, the world’s premier movie and TV-based theme park. Experience the thrills of Universal’s Islands of Adventure®, where legendary stories and best-loved fictional characters come to life on the most innovative rides and attractions ever created. Enjoy live music, dining, dancing, shopping, movies and more at The Entertainment Capital of OrlandoSM,Universal CityWalk® home of the incomparable Blue Man Group.

Universal Studios
Go beyond the screen and jump into the action of your favourite films and TV shows at the world’s premier movie and TV based theme park. Careen and crash your way through Krustyland in the wild and hilarious The Simpsons Ride™.  Experience the fun and excitement of Revenge of the Mummy®, Shrek 4-D™, MEN IN BLACK™ Alien Attack™ and more. Take your music for a rideSM on Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit®, the most interactive and personalized roller coaster ever!

Universal’s Islands of Adventure

Take an unforgettable journey through remarkably themed islands where all your favourite myths, legends, comic books, cartoons and children’s stories come to life.  Experience innovative rides, shows and interactive attractions that challenge all your senses, including The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man®Jurassic Park River Adventure® and The Cat in the Hat™.

Universal CityWalk —The Entertainment Capital of OrlandoSM
Enjoy the best in live music, casual and fine dining, dancing, shopping, movies and more at Universal CityWalk, The Entertainment Capital of OrlandoSM. Enjoy a range of cuisine from Emeril’s® Restaurant Orlando to Jimmy Buffett’s® Margaritaville® and the world’s largest Hard Rock Cafe®Blue Man Group, of unique live music, unexpected humour, and lots of paint!

Regards,

James

 Florida car hire

Pottermore Website Revealed

Hi all,

Today featured the big announcement of the secretive and mysterious J.K. Rowling owned website pottermore.com.

The internet has been awash with rumours and idea’s of what the site could be and was a Worldwide trending topic on twitter last week.

Most Potter fans were hoping it was a site to announce a new book in the Harry Potter series… unfortunately this wasn’t so…

Pottermore

The site was revealed to be an online interactive Harry Potter experience which will become live in October, the site will also be the exclusive place to purchase the Potter series in digital format.

Remember here at usrentacar.co.uk we are currently selling the 2-Park Universal Bonus ticket for only £85.00 giving you unlimited access to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter over 14 consecutive days, to book call 0845 226 8523.

regards,

James,

 Florida car hire

2010 Top 25 Worldwide Theme Parks By Attendance

Hi all,

Following on from yesterdays 2010 Top 20 USA Theme Parks By Attendance I thought I’d share with you the 2010 Worldwide theme park attendance figures.

Top 25 Worldwide Theme Parks

  1. Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom
  2. Disneyland
  3. Tokyo Disneyland
  4. Tokyo DisneySea
  5. Epcot
  6. Disneyland Paris
  7. Disney’s Animal Kingdom
  8. Disney’s Hollywood Studios
  9. Universal Studios Japan
  10. Everland, Gyeonggi-Do, South Korea
  11. Disney California Adventure
  12. Universal’s Islands of Adventure
  13. Universal Studios Florida
  14. Lotte World, Seoul, South Korea
  15. Hong Kong Disneyland
  16. SeaWorld Orlando
  17. Ocean Park, Hong Kong
  18. Universal Studios Hollywood
  19. Walt Disney Studios Paris
  20. Nagashima Spa Land, Kuwana, Japan
  21. Europa Park
  22. Busch Gardens Tampa
  23. Yokohama Hakkeijima Sea Paradise, Yokohama, Japan
  24. De Eftleing
  25. SeaWorld San Diego

Amazing to see how dominate Disney still remain, the Potter factor has obviously helped Universal in 2010 but how long can it continue?

What are your thoughts?

regards,

James

 Florida car hire

2010 Top 20 USA Theme Parks By Attendance

Hi all,

Apologies for the lack of posts recently, I’ve just returned from a great trip to Orlando, where I got exclusive access to some of the greatest parks and rides in Florida, I will be blogging about that later, however while I was away the 2010 USA theme park attendance results were posted.

U.S. Top 20 for 2010:

  1. Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom, 16.92 million, -1.5%
  2. Disneyland, 15.98 million, +0.5%
  3. Epcot, 10.83 million, -1.5%
  4. Disney’s Animal Kingdom, 9.69 million, +1.0%, up one position
  5. Disney’s Hollywood Studios, 9.60 million, -1.0%, down one position
  6. Disney California Adventure, 6.28 million, +3.0%
  7. Universal’s Islands of Adventure, 5.95 million, +30.2%, up two positions
  8. Universal Studios Florida, 5.93 million, +6.1%
  9. SeaWorld Orlando, 5.10 million, -12.1%, down two positions
  10. Universal Studios Hollywood, 5.04 million, +26.0%
  11. Busch Gardens Tampa, 4.20 million, +2.4%, up one position
  12. SeaWorld San Diego, 3.80 million, -9.5%, down one position
  13. Knott’s Berry Farm, 3.60 million, +8.0%
  14. Canada’s Wonderland, 3.38 million, +7.0%
  15. Kings Island, 3.11 million, +3.7%
  16. Cedar Point, 3.05 million, +3.7%
  17. Hersheypark, 2.89 million, +3.0%, up one position
  18. Busch Gardens Williamsburg, 2.80 million, -3.4%, down one position
  19. Six Flags Great Adventure, 2.70 million, +2.5%
  20. Six Flags Great America, 2.70 million, +10.2%

Having a quick look at these attendance figures the most striking statistic is the huge popularity of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, which has helped Universal Islands of Adventure increase attendance by 30.2% to 5.95 Million.

Regards,

James,

 Florida car hire

FREE $10 Planet Hollywood Orlando voucher

Hi All,

As you know we like to give our customers a little bit of extra value when you book with us and this offer is certainly no different.  We are currently giving away a FREE $10 Planet Hollywood voucher with the following eTickets.

Universal Orlando Resort

2 Park Bonus Ticket

Adults @ £85.00 per ticket
Child @ £77.00 per ticket

Ticket Info: The 2-Park Universal Bonus Ticket entitles one (1) guest admission to Universal Studios Florida, Universal’s Islands of Adventure and Universal CityWalk on all days during a fourteen (14) consecutive calender day period

3 Park Universal Bonus Ticket

Adults @ £103.00 per ticket
Child @ £93.00 per ticket

Ticket info: The 3-Park Universal Bonus Ticket entitles one (1) guest admission to Universal Studios Florida, Universal’s Islands of Adventure, Wet N’ Wild Orlando and Universal CityWalk on all days during a fourteen (14) consecutive calendar day period

Walt Disney World Orlando

Walt Disney World 14 days for the price of 7 Days

Adults @ £220.00 per ticket
Child @ £195.00 per ticket

Ticket info: Disneys 14 Day Ultimate for the Price of 7 THIS OFFER IS ONLY VALID FOR BOOKINGS MADE UP UNTIL 30th JUNE 2011 FOR ARRIVALS THROUGHOUT 2011 and 2012! BOOK NOW

Walt Disney World 21 day Ultimate Ticket

Adults @ £250.00 per ticket
Child @ £225.00 per ticket

Ticket info: Offers Unlimited 21 day access to: Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Disney’s Animal Kingdom. Unlimited Admissions to any of the following Disney parks: Blizzard Beach Water Park, Typhoon Lagoon Water Park, Disney’s Wide World of Sports Complex, DisneyQuest Indoor Interactive Park. Plus! 21 days of golf at Disney’s Oak Trail Golf Course

You can book these tickets by calling us on 0845 226 8523 or just adding them to your booking when you book your car hire usa online at www.usrentacar.co.uk

There are not credit card fees! Tickets can be secured with a £50.00 deposit if you have more than 8 weeks before you travel.

If you have any queries please let us know by emailing us at info@usrentacar.co.uk or calling 0845 226 8523

Kind regards

usrentacar.co.uk

About eTickets

Dont worry  eTickets are fast, easy and safe. Here is more information on Universal eTickets and Disney eTickets

How Do eTickets Work At Disney?

Hi all,

To complete the series on how eTicket’s work, which have included Universal and SeaWorld, I will finish on how Disney’s vouchers work.

  • Once the customer completes the purchase of their required Disney Ticket, they will receive an email containing a Disney voucher.
  • Simply print this off and take it with you.
  • Upon arrival you can pick up your ticket order by presenting the eTicket along with a valid
    Photo ID at one of the Guest Relations or Vacation Planning windows at any of the following parks:
    Epcot, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park or the Ticket &
    Transportation Center at the Magic Kingdom Park.
  • The whole process takes literally minutes.

The advantage of taking a voucher is obvious, if you lose your voucher, you simply print off another copy.

If you lose hard tickets, you have to purchase new replacements!! Which can obviously effect your holiday budget.

Have you had any experiences of  Disney eTickets, if so please share them below?

regards,

James,

 Florida car hire


Bad Behavior has blocked 817 access attempts in the last 7 days.