Universal Reveal Details Of Wizarding World Of Harry Potter Diagon Alley

Hi all,

Straight off the bat, I’m no Wizarding World of Harry Potter expert (I’m a car hire USA expert)… however I do know one though over at Orlando Attraction Tickets and via their blog attraction tickets .info.

Yesterday I sat in (quietly) on a Universal Webcast all about the new expansion to the Wizarding World. Lots of great attractions were revealed for example the Hogwarts Express which will connect Islands of Adventure and Universal Studios which visitors will be able to ride and the new ride Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts which I think is an indoor roller coaster with a twist. You can read a much better article on the revelations here – What we learned from Universal’s Wizarding World of Harry Potter Diagon Alley Webcast

What I can provide though is a look at some of the official renderings that Universal supplied to us.

Some cracking renderings and exciting times for Potter fans. Still no official opening date but we’re (and by we’re I mean Orlando Attraction Tickets) are guessing June 18th 2014…

It would be amiss of me not to mention that you can purchase the Universal 2 Park  Bonus Ticket from our sister company Orlando Attraction Tickets including no cc or delivery charges, B-A-R-G-A-I-N!!!

Kind regards,


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What’s Happening In 2014 And How Could It Affect USA Car Hire

Hi all,

Its heads down and full speed ahead into 2014 and what a year we’re expecting.wizarding_world_of_harry_potter The USD is as weak as I can remember and that can only be good news for holidaymakers.

In todays post we’re going to take a quick look at some of the things we’re looking forward to this year and how they could affect USA car hire. We’ll start with the car suppliers themselves.

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This year promises to be a very interesting one, Hertz purchase of Dollar Thrifty has really set the cat among the pigeons, my sources tell me that Hertz hope to have completed fleet synergies by the end of quarter 1.

What does this mean you ask!?

Well it means Dollar Rent A Car, traditional competitors of Alamo, suddenly have more of a level playing field to play on, in theory they’ll go from access to 100k vehicles to access to 700k vehicles. This means competition for rentals just got interesting and we’ve already seen some price movement within the market.

How this could affect the market?

We now have 3 major companies controlling the whole of the U.S. Market. Pricing will be watched closely by the governing bodies, who fear that with just 3 companies consumers could be squeezed for additional funds. The rise of spartan brands like Sixt, Fox and perhaps a new Advantage should make sure the market stays competitive.

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Diagon Alley

When Universal’s Wizarding World of Harry Potter initially opened in 2007 the theme park industry lost their minds… It was a massive success, it increased footfall in to Islands of Adventure immediately. It was publically and privately a massive success.

Phase 2 is set to open this summer (our friends at Orlando attraction tickets are guessing 18th June) and will feature a Gringotts Bank Coaster and a real working Hogwarts Express, the buzz surrounding its opening is fever pitch. Universal expect it to be a massive hit!

How will this affect car rental?

Well in layman’s terms, its going to be mental! We expect car rental for summer 2014 to sell out, every car, every category. The buzz around Diagon Alley isn’t just strong in the UK, its strong everywhere…

The Brazilians Are Still Coming

Back in the day the UK were the number one visitors to Florida outside of North America, those days have gone through and Brazil is now leading the way. Million upon Millions of Brazilians are holidaying in Florida.

How will this affect car rental?

Its simply supply and demand, although the Brazilians don’t hire the rental vehicles for as long as brits who average about 12 days per hire, they still collect vehicles from key locations like Orlando and Miami. They also tend to holiday at the same times we do, more people collecting vehicles.

So 2014 looks set to be a bumper year and we expect car rental to sell out in the peak periods, Easter, Summer and Christmas. Remember you can book your Florida Car Hire with just a £50 deposit and the balance due 8 weeks prior to departure.

Kind regards,


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Discovery Cove Prices 2013

Hi all,

Relax for a moment and imagine a place where you and your family can touch and swim with dolphins, wade with mysterious rays, snorkel among thousands of exotic fish, hand-feed tropical birds in a free-flight aviary and relax on pristine beaches. Well imagine no more…

The SeaWorld Parks owned Discovery Cove is this place, the boutique water park which limits the number of people that can visit to just a 1000 a day is the relaxing haven you’ve been dreaming of, and happily we can now begin to offer pricing for 2013 via our ticket only site Orlando Attraction Tickets

Discovery Cove offers two packages,  the Discovery Cove Ultimate Package which includes entry in to Discovery Cove, SeaWorld, Aquatica and Busch Gardens or the Discovery Cove Package which includes entry in to Discovery Cove, SeaWorld and Aquatica.

Prices vary depending upon the time of the year you decide to visit, but start from approx. £139.56 for 2103. Orlando Attraction Tickets offer a handy little booking engine which will display the relevant prices for your required dates and the booking process is quite straight forward.

orlandoattractiontickets.co.uk currently offer a deposit scheme of 25% to secure 2013 swims, so don’t delay, book today…




Orlando Attraction Tickets Release 2013 Theme Park Prices

Hi all,

Its not often I write about attraction tickets these days but I thought this was news worthy, our sister site Orlando Attraction Tickets has just released its 2013 pricing for all things Disney, Universal and SeaWorld.

The very popular Orlando PassPort (our top seller of 2012) is available to purchase for just £425.00 per adult and gives unlimited entry over 14 days to the following theme parks.

  • Magic Kingdom Park
  • Epcot
  • Disney’s Hollywood Studios
  • Disney’s Animal Kingdom
  • Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park
  • Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park
  • Universal Studios® Florida
  • Universal’s Islands of Adventure®
  • SeaWorld® Orlando
  • Aquatica
  • Busch Gardens® Tampa Bay

PLUS the Orlando PassPort also gives you unlimited access to the following great venues for the duration of your ticket:

  • Disney’s Wide World of Sports Complex (valid only on event days, some events require an additional admission charge)
  • DisneyQuest Indoor Interactive Park (excludes prize games)
  • Disney’s Oak Trail Golf Course ( tee time reservations are required and subject to availability; Golf equipment hire is available but comes at an additional charge.)
  • Universal CityWalk® (Some of the venues require you to be aged 21 years or above and photo ID is required. The CityWalk portion of the ticket is also not valid for separately ticketed concerts and special events and does not include movie at Universal Cineplex.)

An amazing offer, the best bit about this is that just like usrentacar.co.uk, orlandoattractiontickets.co.uk will accept a deposit of only 25% of the total booking with the balance due 8 weeks prior to departure.

Orlando Attraction Tickets do not charge credit card fee’s and their standard postage is free of charge.

So don’t delay, getting booking those tickets.



Your PassPort To All The Best Theme Parks In Orlando

Hi all,

The guys over at our sister site Orlando Attraction Tickets wanted me to just let you know about the great deal they currently have on their top selling ticket The Orlando PassPort.

What is the Orlando PassPort

Orlando Attraction Tickets has exclusively created the Orlando PassPort to offer Unlimited admissions to 11 of Florida’s top parks, includes 14 consecutive days entry in to Walt Disney World, Universal Orlando® and SeaWorld® Orlando plus Aquatica™ and Busch Gardens® Tampa Bay.

The Orlando PassPort includes 14 consecutive days entry into: Magic Kingdom Park, Epcot, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Disney’s Animal Kingdom, Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park, Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park, Universal Studios® Florida, Universal’s Islands of Adventure®, SeaWorld® Orlando, Aquatica™ & Busch Gardens® Tampa Bay.

The Deal?

The usual price for this great ticket is £410.00 today you purchase this ticket for the incredible price of £400.00 per adult ticket.

Looking at the state of the Pound against the Dollar this price drop cannot last forever…

How to book?

Get yourself over to www.orlandoattractiontickets.co.uk and click on the very first ticket displayed on the left handside called The Orlando PassPort following the online instructions and we’ll do the rest.

The guys over at Orlando Attraction Tickets don’t charge for delivery (unless you need express delivery), they don’t charge for the use of credit cards and are official resellers for the big parks.

For the latest car hire prices in Florida visit usrentacar.co.uk – Over 500 Florida car hire locations available



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Discovery Cove Announce Amendment To Dolphin Swim Packages

Hi all,

As you may know usrentacar.co.uk is the only car rental company to have secured a direct contract with Discovery Cove, which we sell through our sister site Orlando Attraction Tickets.

As of the 22nd May 2012 Discovery Cove will alter the way their packages are sold to the UK market.

The product formally known as “Choice of Adventure Package” will be altering to the Discovery Cove Package and will include 14 days consecutive entry in to both SeaWorld and Aqutica.

Discovery Cove Package includes

  • Reserved dolphin-swim interaction
  • Unlimited access to The Grand Reef, free-flight Explorer’s Aviary, Serenity Bay, Wind-Away River and later this spring Freshwater Oasis
  • Freshly prepared breakfast and lunch plus snacks throughout the day
  • Beverages throughout the day, including alcoholic drinks
  • All swim gear (mask, snorkel, and swim vest or wetsuit), towels, lockers, sunscreen and other amenities
  • All day self-parking at Discovery Cove
  • A complimentary photo portrait of guest and their party upon entry to park
  • A pass for 14 consecutive days of unlimited admission to SeaWorld and Aquatica in Orlando.

The Discovery Cove Ultimate Package remains the same including all of the above plus Busch Gardens.

Extra info

  • Guests that booked their Discovery Cove reservations for 2012 up to and including May 21st and that have selected SeaWorld as their park of choice will automatically be converted to the SeaWorld AND Aquatica package at no additional cost. The barcodes on their ez-ticket and lanyards will be active at both parks (lanyards obtained after visiting Discovery Cove).
  • Guests who have booked a package with only Busch Gardens as their park of choice will be honored.

Ultimate Packages (SeaWorld, Aquatica, Busch Gardens) are not affected. 

To book your discovery cove package please either visit www.orlandoattractiontickets.co.uk or call us on 0845 226 8523. Please remember that Discovery Cove only allow’s 1000 visitors per day so spaces sell out very quickly.



LEGOLAND Florida Waterpark To Open 26th May 2012

Hi all,

Great news from our friends at LEGOLAND Florida who last night confirmed the opening of their new waterpark would be the 26th May 2012.

The waterpark, which is adjacent to the theme park, will feature a number of family-friendly attractions, like enclosed and open water slides, a lazy river that lets you customize your raft in Lego style, a mild wave pool, and cute kids’ play areas.

Some of the attractions you can expect are…

Twin Chasers – Friends ride tubes 375 feet down an intertwining pair of enclosed water slides before plunging into a refreshing pool below.

LEGO Wave Pool – Families can catch a gentle wave or simply cool off in this perfectly sized wave pool where the waves are just big enough for all ages to enjoy.

Joker Soaker – A fun, interactive playground with various lengths, heights and types of slides that offer something different for every member of the family. Guests can wade in the surrounding pool and be surprised with a torrential spill from a 300-gallon bucket.

Build-A-Raft River – Families can imagine, design and build a unique LEGO vessel and set afloat on a maiden voyage around the 1000-foot-long lazy river, set amongst playful LEGO Friends, flowering vegetation and palm trees.

DUPLO Splash Safari – Toddlers will rule at this water play area with shorter slides and interactive, larger-than-life DUPLO creatures.

How to book

You can book the LEGOLAND Florida’s waterpark at Orlando Attraction Tickets at present they offer two options

LEGOLAND Florida Waterpark Combo 1 Day Ticket(2012)

LEGOLAND Florida Waterpark Combo 2 Day Ticket(2012)





Harry Spotter – Have A Go At Our Spot The Difference Comp

Hi all,

Its almost the weekend… so how about a little bit of fun (I use this word loosely). Are you good a spotting things? Do you like Harry Potter?

If you’ve answered yes to both of these questions why not check out our exclusive Harry Spotter game.

Following the link here - http://www.usrentacar.co.uk/spot-the-difference-harry-potter.aspx

Can you spot all ten differences between these two pictures? If you can, why not email me them at jamest@usrentacar.co.uk and I’ll send you out a small prize.



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usrentacar.co.uk Introduces SeaWorld San Diego Tickets

Hi all,

Today we are happy to announce we have signed an exclusive deal to offer our customers heading to California the opportunity to purchase SeaWorld Tickets for its amazing park in San Diego.

usrentacar.co.uk can now offer a 7 day admission ticket for the price you would usually pay for a 1 day ticket!!!

Highlights of SeaWorld San Diego include;

  • One Ocean – Dive into One Ocean, the all new energetic and exciting Shamu show, set to inspire and educate. Dancing fountains set the stage as you connect with these remarkable animals and learn about the importance of protecting the ocean, and the sea creatures within it.
  • Blue Horizons – See a mystical daydream with acrobatic dolphins and whales, leaping water, soaring birds and spirited performers come to life in a vivid, theatrical experience only SeaWorld® could create.
  • Journey to Atlantis® -  Taking excitement to new heights by riding Journey to Atlantis! Twist around serpentine turns, plunge down an eight-storey rush of adrenaline-pumping exhilaration and get drenched in mystery!
  • Wild Arctic® -  Plunge into the frozen north on a virtual jetcopter ride to the Wild Arctic. Witness a beluga whale surface. Make faces with a walrus. Get close to growling polar bears. See all the breathtaking discoveries of a polar expedition — without the frostbite!
  • Sea Lions Live – Here you’ll find the comedy Sea Lion duo,Clydeand Seamore and OP Otter. During the show they’ll perform their own hilarious versions of today’s most popular TV, film and music shows! Including Sea Lions S.I and Sea Lion Idol!
  • Shipwreck Rapids® – Take the ride of your life on Shipwreck Rapids®. This will take you on a ride around a tropical island will send you twisting and turning through watery bends, dodging dripping buckets and roaring waterfalls!
  • Sesame Street® Bay of Play- Come and play with your favorite Sesame Street characters. The Sesame Street Bay of Play is a two-acre play area with family-friendly rides, character appearances and plenty of new ways to play. Soar into the sky on Elmo’s Flying Fish ride. Wiggle with the giggles on Oscar’s Rocking Eel. Twirl and whirl on Abby’s Sea Star Spin. And get your picture taken with Elmo or Big Bird. There’s only one place to laugh, soar and spin and it’s at Sesame Street Bay of Play, at SeaWorld San Diego!

How to book?

You can either call us on 0845 226 8523 and we can add it to your booking or you can add them to your rental at the time of booking.


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How To Connect With usrentacar.co.uk

Hi all,

usrentacar.co.uk has always been at the cutting edge of social technology and were the first car hire company to implement the facebook like button in to its search results and the share option in to static pages.

We are always keen to share and here from current and potential customers, below is a quick list of ways to connect with usrentacar.co.uk socially.

Facebook - facebook.com/usrentacar.co.uk

Google + - plus.google.com/b/113288669932556995197/

Twitter – twitter.com/usrentacar

Twitter - twitter.com/orlando_tix

YouTube www.youtube.com/user/orlandotix

So feel free to join in the fun… the facebook page is run by myself so I’d love to chat and discuss all things USA.



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