As a perk for using your American Express card to purchase Universal Studios tickets, you’ll get entrance to the AMEX Lounge inside the park. Honestly, it’s not a great place to hang out for extended amounts of time because it’s usually crowded, but it’s a great place to refuel with free water and snacks like chips and cookies. It doesn’t matter what vendor you buy your tickets through — if you use your American Express card, you’ll get lounge access.
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Here is a broad overview of the FL Studio interface and the basics of using the software. Interface Overview
Refillable mugs are $14.99 and they’re good for the whole day — there’s a chip in the bottom, so you just need to visit a Coca-Cola Freestyle machine and choose from 100 soda flavor combinations. You have to wait 10 minutes between refills, but if you bring the mug back to the park for refills it’s only $7.99 per day. Some visitors report that they’re still able to use their refillable mug after over a decade.
Runners use the FlipBelt to store keys, phones, and more. It costs less than $30.00 and there are four zippers to access “pockets” around the belt instead of a single pouch like a fanny pack.
The FL Studio Step Sequencer is where you create multiple drum patterns and melodies. The patterns you make in the Step Sequencer are then added to the Playlist to be turned into a full song. More info: Channel Rack & Step Sequencer
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The Incredible Hulk Coaster and Rip Ride Rocket don’t allow any loose items at all — no fanny packs, FlipBelts — nada. There’s a metal detector to make sure you comply, so be sure to put your items into a free locker before you get in line. If you try to sneak even your mobile phone along, you’ll be sent to a locker and the end of the line. Trust me. These lockers are free as long as you’re in on the ride (or in line). After that it’s $3.00 per 30 minutes up to $20.00. They judge time based on wait times for rides and how long it takes to ride.
Prices at CityWalk right outside the park entrance will be about the same as they are inside the park. But if you want a break from the crowds and arguably a better meal, head to Toothsome Chocolate Emporium, Margaritaville or Antojitos.
This is an easy win and might help your kids make friends in line with them. Heads Up! is only $0.99 on iTunes.