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Best days for Universal/Kennedy

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Best days for Universal/Kennedy

Hi there, we're visiting Florida from 5-12th September, flying into and staying in Clearwater Beach, however after looking at more things to do in Florida we're thinking of staying near Orlando for one night of that week and visiting Universal and Kennedy Space center on the days either side of that night.

So any advice on which day to visit which attraction and where to stay would be helpful :) also we will have a rental car so travelling is not too much of an issue!!

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1. Re: Best days for Universal/Kennedy

KSC will take around 50 minutes to get to from the Disney LBV area, but this is more of a select place to go (ie not for everybody) so this usually is much quieter. Depending on the day you pick to stay in Orlando, will depend on the day I'd say to KSC. Personally i think the weekdays are better for parks and weekends for KSC but to be honest, i do not think it would be that big of a difference.

KSC is amazing though, and now that they have Atlantis, will be even better!

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Monday and Tuesday are regarded as good days for Universal.

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It's been busier at KSC since the Atlantis exhibit opened about a month ago. As for crowds, there's not a great variation between days at KSC, unless there happens to be a rocket launch.

Allow a minimum of about five hours, more if you like technology and/or history. Cape Canaveral and Cocoa Beach are just 20-25 minutes south of the KSC Visitors' Complex via highway SR3, and from there, 45-60 minutes back to Orlando.

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4. Re: Best days for Universal/Kennedy

Don't go to either on a weekend if you can help it! The day that I went to Universal (in October 2011) it was really good because it was during the week and therefore all of the kids from Florida were at school. If you're going to do Harry Potter world (in Islands of Adventure), make sure you do it first thing in the morning, because in the afternoon it gets busy! The Kennedy Space Centre is awesome, and this would also probably be better during the week, but it wouldn't matter as much as the theme parks! Have an awesome time!


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