Orlando Attraction Tickets Hits 100 Independant Reviews

Morning Thrill Seekers,

Back in late January I posted about our new partnership with independent review specialist trustpilot. Today I’m happy to announce that we’ve just hit over 100 customer reviews.

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When a customer makes a booking with Orlando Attraction Tickets they receive an email asking them to rate their experience, only customers who have actually used our service are able to leave a review, which prevents gaming from competitors.

As you can see on average our customer rate our service at 9.4 out of 10 and the most popular word used to describe us is FAST. Which we are all very happy about.

Here are a few of my favourite reviews.

Jayne Perez wrote;

Ordered universal tickets on Tuesday 2nd April and they arrived by registered post on Thursday 4th April. Had an e-mail on Wed saying they were in transit. What a brilliant and rapid service. Would recommend to anyone! Have ordered tickets from other sites but never had such a good response as this!

Mr Davidson wrote;

I rang the company to order my tickets.Spoke to a lovely girl/lady,not an automated message!!!
Ordered tickets very easily.No credit card charge.No postage charge.
Tickets arrived couple weeks later.
Fantastic service and will gladly use them again.
Thanks.

Clare Pedge wrote;

I ordered tickets for Disney, Universal, Seaworld, Busch Gardens and Aquatica. Great regular email contact confirming order and advising of current status. Full tracking details provided once posted and arrived on the day predicted. All tickets correct as per the order.

Can’t ask for more!

So 100 reviews collected in just over 2 months, we are pretty pleased with this and have learnt pretty much what we already knew, customers want their theme park tickets for a reasonable price and quickly.

We hope to continue to provide on both accounts.

Smiles included…

Jamie

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Are Disney Building A Tron Ride?

Afternoon Thrill Seekers,

At the beginning of this year I had the pleasure of interviewing a fewtron-motorcycle people within the Orlando Attraction Tickets industry and I have slowly  posted them on the site.

One of my very first interviews was with our very own Chief Technical Officer Karl Hendrie, I asked him the same standard questions I ask everyone. One of the more inventive and popular questions was this;

If you could make your own ride, what would it be?

This is the answer that Karl gave;

I think that a Tron experience would be amazing. You know the bit in the film where they race those awesome motor bikes? – imagine that as a roller coaster, sat on a bike, strapped in, a wicked light show and above all lots and lots of speed! Oh and copyright me on that one!

So rumours hitting the web today have left me wondering if Karl has either got super powers or is a theme park genius….

First reported on micechat and revolving around the Disneyland California rumour has it that to coincide with the release of the 3rd Tron movie Disney are talking about building a ride very similar to the one imagined by Karl above.

Now reports do suggest that Disney Imagineers are just talking about the concept and as you can probably imagine they talk about a lot of concepts so it doesn’t mean this will definitely happen but if popular in California you would expect it to be moved to Orlando.

What do you think, does Karl have the sight? 🙂

regards,

Jamie

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Senate Approves Bill To Increase Penalty For Fraudulent Theme Park Ticket Sales

Morning Thrill Seekers,

Representatives of Disney, Universal and SeaWorld were present on resellerMonday to see the U.S. senate approve a bill to further penalise the selling of fraudulent Orlando Attraction Tickets.

Under the new bill (SB 394), people or vendors who are caught selling multipark or multi-day tickets after they have already been used (regardless of the amount of time), will face a fine ranging from no more than $500 to a maximum of $10,000.

The bill also altered the law so that repeated violations will be treated as a felony instead of a misdemeanor.

All the major theme park owners have been very vocal when it comes to illegal re-sellers and have consistently stated that penalties have not been severe enough to deter fraud.

The new bill also extends the term “theme park tickets” to include new technologies such as Disney’s MyMagic+ project.

Alan Hays,  Umatilla Republican Senator said

Right now, it’s protecting the consumers, those unsuspecting visitors who think they’re buying a legitimate ticket only to find when they get to the gate that the ticket is expired or is non transferrable or some other horrible thing

Possibly the most interesting part of the bill was the amendment to the ownership of a theme park ticket which has altered from “personal property” to being “licenses” restricted by the original seller.

Remember pre-purchasing your Orlando Attraction Tickets before you go can not only save you money but is also the safest way.

regards,

Jamie

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Interview with Karl Hendrie; CTO of orlandoattractiontickets.co.uk

Name: Karl Hendrie 

Who do you work for?: Orlando attraction Tickets

What’s been the highlight of the year for your company?: Seeing our company cement its position within theUK attraction ticket market.

What can we expect from your company in 2013?: 2013 plans to be a very exciting time for OAT – we have lots of web development due to roll out which we hope will enhance our customers online buying experience. We also  have a lot of cool social sharing planned and of course some brilliant ticket deals and packages unique to OAT.

FavoriteTheme Park?: Busch Gardens

FavouriteTheme Park ride and why?: SheiKra atBuschGardens -200 foot up with a 90 degree drop? its sheer madness! I loved it.

FavouriteWaterPark and why?: Its got to be Discovery Cove. I say this all the time but it really is so underrated. This park offers so much more than just a dolphin swim, it really is amazing…and beautiful!

BestTheme Park food?: Sharks Underwater Grill at SeaWorld – The food is just awesome with a great menu to choose from. Be warned though, its really popular so reserve a table early. The whole restaurant is located in a shark aquarium, it’s very unique dining experience.

BestTheme Park tip?: Plan it out! I know it sounds boring but planning out your visit will really give you the best chance of seeing/doing everything you want to on the day. Oh and wear comfy shoes! You’ll thank me for that later…

Best souvenir you’ve ever got from a park?: Although I don’t really do souvenirs a friend of mine got a shark tooth from SeaWorld which was pretty cool.

Longest you’ve queued for a ride?: It may have been Tanganyika Tidal wave at Busch. It was a blazing Florida day so the queues for the water rides were pretty long. I waited about 30 minutes but enjoyed getting soaked while queuing.

If you could make your own ride, what would it be?: I think that a Tron experience would be amazing. You know the bit in the film where they race those awesome motor bikes? – imagine that as a roller coaster, sat on a bike, strapped in, a wicked light show and above all lots and lots of speed! Oh and copyright me on that one!

What’s it like working with orlandoattractiontickets.co.uk?: Its very exciting, our company is very dynamic and forward thinking which allows us to adapt quickly to changing market forces. During peak season it does get pretty hectic – but the trade off is that we get to sell great products for great companies like Disney, Universal, SeaWorld etc

Thanks very much to Karl for taking the time to let us interview him; as technically I put his Tron idea down on paper does that mean I own the copyright 🙂

regards,

Jamie

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Interview with Gavin Boswell CEO of usrentacar.co.uk

Name: Gavin Boswell

Who do you work for? The UK’s largest USA Car Hire specialist; usrentacar.co.uk

What was the highlight of 2012 for your company? We redesigned our website at the beginning of this year and the alterations have not only increased sales but customers have been praised us for its transparency.

What can we expect from your company in 2013? The future of car rental is at a very interesting point at the moment, the market has shrunk due to Hertz’s purchase of DTAG and the rise of car sharing looks to be here to stay. We have a few things up our sleeve including a new version of our iPhone app due for launch in the 2nd quarter of 2013.

Favourite Theme Park?: Tough one for me, its a toss up between Busch Gardens and Universal’s Islands of Adventure. Busch Gardens has some of the most under-rated coasters in the U.S. and the new ride Cheetah Hunt is pretty impressive, even if it did break down while I was on it!!!

Islands of Adventure has some of the more iconic rides; like Spider-Man and of course the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. Give me a day in either of these parks and I’ll be happy.

Favourite Theme Park ride and why?: I’m going to go with Universal’s Rip Ride Rockit… I love music and I love coasters, so a fusion of the both is right up my alley. Although Manta at SeaWorld and the Hulk ride at Islands also deserve a shout.

Favourite Water Park and why?: I’m very lucky to have been to all of the water parks in Orlando and I like them all for different reasons but I’m going to pick Wet N’ Wild, although it may need a lick of paint here and there I can’t think of another park that has so many multiple passenger rides.

Best Theme Park food?: Tough one, I generally skip lunch as I’m too busy enjoying myself  but I’ll pick the Hot Dog I had at Disney, it was massive and filled me up all day.

Best Theme Park tip?: Book your tickets before you leave the UK, you save a fortune as here in the UK you can pre-purchase tickets that aren’t available in the U.S.

Best souvenir you’ve ever got from a park?: 2 Spider-Man t-shirts I bought for my kids back in 2007, they not only got worn to death by my eldest 2 but got passed down and abused further by my youngest 2, oh and they looked awesome.

Longest you’ve queued for a ride?: Hmm this is where I won’t make any friends, I haven’t queued… not once… ever… I know you all hate me now but one of the perks of the job is being shown around the parks as a “VIP”, no queuing involved we just go straight to the front of the queue… Sorry.

If you could make your own ride, what would it be?: The most successful rides in my opinion are based on comic book characters; I’d like to see some kind of Avengers ride; not 3d, a proper coaster… perhaps incorporating elements of each character…

What’s it like working with orlandoattractiontickets.co.uk?: As I have an interest in Orlando Attraction Tickets its easy for me to say that both companies work seamlessly together.

***Thanks to Gavin for taking the time to answer our questions; yes we do all hate him for never having queued at a theme park!!! :-)***

About usrentacar.co.uk

U.S. Rent A Car.co.uk is the largest, car hire USA rental specialist in the UK. Incorporated in 2003 we are one of the pioneers of online car hire brokering.
With over 500 locations within the U.S., competitive pricing structure and our renowned customer service, it’s no surprise that U.S. Rent A Car.co.uk has quickly becoming one of the industries most recognisable and innovative companies.

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What Is The VIP Dine4Less Card?

Afternoon Thrill Seekers,

What is the VIP Dine4Less Card I hear you cry!? Well let me tell you…dine4less

The VIP Dine4less card offers discounts up to 50% off entrees or up to 25% off the entire food portion of your bill for up to 4 people at dozens of the finest restaurants in Orlando.

How it works

No need to carry multiple coupons or gift certificates, just present the VIP Dine4Less card when ordering your meal for instant savings.

Where can I use it?

Over 45 Orlando restaurants accept the VIP Dine4Less Card including;

Downtown Disney & Lake Buena Vista Area

  • Bongos Cuban Cafe
  • CICI’s Pizza Buffet
  • El Patron Mexican Restaurant
  • Falafel Mediterranean & Moroccan Restaurant
  • Giordano’s
  • Havana’s Cafe
  • House of Blues
  • India Palace

Kissimmee Area

  • CICI’s Pizza Buffet
  • Giordano’s
  • Pacinos Italian Ristorante
  • Passage to India
  • Wildside BBQ Bar & Grill

Universal CityWalk Area

  • Fusion Bistro Sushi
  • Nascar Cafe

International Drive Area

  • Cattlemans Steakhouse
  • Cricketers Arms
  • Pio Pio
  • Shiraz Grill
  • Jack’s Place

and many more….

regards,

Jamie

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March’s Top Selling Orlando Attraction Tickets

Morning Thrill Seekers,

Struth! We’re in April already! I really don’t know where all the time goes, I guess for some though it means your holidays are closer 🙂

As per last month’s post I thought I’d just update you all on our best selling tickets in March 2013. Just like last month we are celebrating record sales with every supplier. The rush for tickets just before the Easter holidays was amazing and my hat goes off to our ticket dispatch team who worked their little socks off to make sure tickets were received by our customers swiftly. A testament to this was some of the great feedback we received from customers via our partnership with TrustPilot.

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Dispatch time for March orders was an impressive average of 2 days,  a whole 5 days quicker than our advertised standard delivery time.

March was dominated by Universal Orlando sales, and for the first time in a long time our best selling ticket wasn’t the Orlando PassPort but the Universal 2-Park Bonus Ticket here’s the top 10.

Top 10 Orlando Attraction Tickets Sold in March 

  1. Universal 2-Park Bonus Ticket
  2. The Orlando PassPort
  3. Disney Universal Switch Ticket
  4. 3 Park SeaWorld, Aquatica, Busch  Gardens Ticket
  5. Discovery Cove Ultimate Package
  6. Orlando FlexTicket
  7. 14 Day Disney Ultimate Ticket
  8. Discovery Cove Package
  9. Orlando FlexTicket Plus
  10. LEGOLAND 1 Day Admission Ticket

Here’s to a great April.

Smiles Included…

regards,

Jamie

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Orlando Attraction Tickets Teams Up With Theme Park Specialist To Launch Barry Potter Land

Morning Thrill Seekers,

Orlando Attraction Tickets is delighted to announce a six figure investment deal with a Theme Park specialist headed by renown Author J.R. Hartley.

The new Theme Park will be centred around Harry Potter’s lesser known brother, Barry and will be built on the vacated Upton Park once West Ham move to the Olympic Stadium.

Barry Potter who is featured in all of the books will finally come out of the shadows of his younger brother and city sources expect big things the Barry Potter Land.

Artists Impressions

barry potter land

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The flag ship ride will be called Barry Potter and the Whirly Thing and is being build as the first ride to include Smellivision.

Tickets for Barry Potter Land will be sold exclusively through Orlando Attraction Tickets.

Kind regards,

Jamie

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It’s Been An Epic Fight But Finally…

Afternoon Thrill Seekers,

As the title states its been a long time coming but today we finally completed the purchase of…….. OrlandoAttractionTickets.com.oat_com

We’ve owned the .co.uk version for coming up to 10 years but the .com extension has always been out of reach and by out of our reach I mean, it was owned by a cyber squatter.

We’ve tried over the years to purchase the domain but the cost has always been way to high, however this year we decided to bite the bullet and pay up… The cost of the purchase will remain a secret but I can tell you it was a lot, and way more than you’d ever hope to pay!

The main reason for purchasing the .com was to protect our brand, we have already invested heavily in altering the companies image and recently revealed our new logo and tagline. A new website is in the final stages of testing and should go live in April, we are excited to show you what we’ve been up to.

Of course the other point of purchasing the .com version was to make sure our customers continue to be able to reach us as easily as possible.

Smiles included…

regards,

Jamie

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LEGOLAND Florida Announce Further Expansion

Afternoon Thrill Seekers,

LEGOLAND Florida today announced plans to further extend its Winter Haven Theme Park by building a new area called the World of Chima. The World of Chima will be based on the existing Lego product which include tribes of mystical animal warriors.

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The new land will include an interactive water ride called “the Quest for Chi” which looks similar to their offering in California. LEGOLAND Florida will also show an exclusive new movie called “Lego Chima 4D Movie Xperience.”

LEGOLAND Florida is the first park to have a dedicated Chima land and has hooked up with Cartoon Network who will be airing an animated TV series based on the characters.

Legoland Florida General Manager Adrian Jones said;

This is the first time a theme park has invested in a major expansion concurrently with the rollout of a new brand and product line, and it was an easy decision based on how well Lego Legends of Chima has been received by children and those who are young at heart around the world

The new area is set to open in the summer, so we can expect to see further developments as they break.

regards,

Jamie

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