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Universal Orlando testing new ride reservation system

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Universal Orlando is testing a whole new system to skip the lines at select attractions. Instead of their Universal Express pass, the Universal Ride Reservation System lets guests reserve the time they want to ride using a small interactive pager.

The new interactive pager, dubbed the U-Bot, lets guests make a reservation by scrolling up and down on the device’s screen then selecting the attraction they want to ride. Guests then use the action button to reserve the attraction time and the device will vibrate when the ride reservation is ready. Guests can visit the attraction any time after the reservation time and use the Express entrance. The reservations don’t expire until they are used or canceled.

Some helpful hints include:

  • Only one ride reservation can be programmed at a time.
  • Guests may cancel their reservation at any time and reserve a different attraction.
  • Reservations can be made and canceled from anywhere in the park.
  • Up to six people can share a device but each rider will need to rent the system.
  • The device is water resistant.

The new system is currently testing exclusively at Islands of Adventure and the rental costs $49.99 for unlimited use or $39.99 for one use per attraction. To get the new system, follow the signs at the entrance of the park to the distribution center or ask a team member for more information.

Stay tuned to Orlando Attraction Magazine for more information and for when the new system is implemented at Universal Studios as well.

UPDATE: Universal Orlando has expanded their Ride Reservation System to Universal Studios after a successful test at Islands of Adventure.

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