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Universal Orlando Offers Military 3 for 1 Ticket during 2015

Universal Orlando Globe - LRUniversal Orlando Resort is offering special tickets for active duty and retired military members. 

This special offer consists of a 3-Day park-to-park ticket for the price of a one-day park-to-park ticket.

This great offer runs through 7 June 2015. You can purchase and use these tickets 3 for 1  this date.

Buy a 1-Day, Park-to-Park Ticket and Get 2 Days FREE

The price for this ticket will be about $126 (depending on any local fees) at your ITT Office.

  • Active duty and retired members of the military and their families can receive two days FREE with the purchase of a 1-day, park-to-park ticket with valid military identification.
  • Admission is valid for up to 14 days from first use
  • Prices vary by base due to surcharges
  • The number of tickets is unlimited
  • Members or their spouses may purchase at their base and activate these tickets
Universal Orlando Resort celebrated Veterans Day with a special in-park parade featuring its Veteran Network

Package Offer

Members may also upgrade with a 3-nights stay at the brand-new Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort with a discounted vacation package.

Special Military Vacation Packages at Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort
OR UPGRADE AND MAKE IT A VACATION PACKAGE:

•Active duty and retired military personnel can make it a special vacation by adding a stay at Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort with a discounted vacation package starting at $269 per adult, tax inclusive with valid military identification.
•Package also includes:
– The 1-Day, Park-to-Park Ticket with 2 Days Free ticket offer
– 3-nights stay at Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort
– Early Park Admission to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter one hour before the theme park opens
– Access to live entertainment at Universal CityWalk
•Special military package rates are also available at Universal Orlando’s additional resort hotels Loews Royal Pacific Resort, Loews Portofino Bay Hotel, Hard Rock Hotel and select Universal Partner Hotels

These all-new military offers are available with valid identification on participating bases at ITT or Leisure Travel Service Offices.

Universal Orlando Military Discounts 2014

Universal currently has no special military offer comparable to the Disney Armed Forces Salute and SeaWorld Parks’ Waves of Honor.

What Universal  does have is a buy 2 days get 1 free ticket offer, which is for all US and Canadian residents..

These tickets may be purchased at a slight discount at your Base Ticket Office or Shades of Green.

The 2-Day/1-Park – 3rd Day Free Ticket (Allows access to Universal Studios or Islands of Adventure) is valid for any 3 calendar days during a 14 consecutive calendar day period.

  • Adult $126.00
  • Child $116.00

Universal also offers their Military Discounted Room and Ticket Packages The 3rd day free ticket mentioned above is currently part of these packages.

Universal still offers their regular Military Discounted Theme Park Tickets. The regularly Military Discounted Theme Park Tickets are available at Shades of Green or your base ticket office

Butterbeer Recipes inspired by the Wizarding World of Harry Potter

Harry Potter' BUtter Beer and Military DiscountsYou can find plenty of Butterbeer recipes on the internet, but only a very few live up to the real thing.

When you want to relive the Wizarding World of Harry Potter experience at home, it’s essential you find the right Butterbeer recipe!

To replicate the version served in the Wizarding World, the final result must be a non-alcoholic, slushy drink with a frothy head and great butterscotch flavor.

Here are a few of my favorites:

Butterbeer Recipe #1

Ingredients:

  • 1 quart butter brickle or vanilla ice cream
  • 1/4 cup butterscotch syrup
  • 32 oz of your favorite cream soda

Directions:

1. Place 4 (16-ounce) glasses in freezer and chill for at least 20 minutes
2. Mix ice cream and cream soda in a blender until combined
3. Divide between the frosted glasses
4. Top each glass with whipped cream, if desired
5. Serve with spoons and straws

 

Butterbeer Recipe #2

This one comes from eHow.  This one is hot (which sounds yummy!) or you could freeze it to make it more like the Wizarding World version.

Ingredients

  • 10 OZ of Cream Soda (1 & 1/4 cups)
  • 1 Tbsp of Salted REAL Butter
  • 1/2 Cup Butterscotch chips
  • 1/4 Cup Original Coffee Mate Liquid Creamer

 Directions
Put the Butterscotch Chips and Butter in a microwave safe bowl. Heat for 30 seconds. Stir and Heat for another 30 seconds.  Now add your Creamer to the bowl.

Microwave in 30 Second increments again. Stirring each time.   It usually takes about 4 times (2 minutes) to get the right consistency.  Set your mixture aside.  The chips and butter should be a thick stirable paste.

Heat Cream soda in the microwave for 90 seconds.  BE VERY CAREFUL!   Microwaves times vary.  Make sure not to overheat the Cream Soda or all of the fizz will be gone.

Pour Butterscotch mixture into heated Cream Soda.

Stir & Serve!

 

Butterbeer Recipe #3

This is one of the most popular recipes found online.  Again, this one needs to be frozen to replicate the version in the park.

Servings: 4

1 cup light or dark brown sugar
2 tablespoons water
6 tablespoon butter
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon cider vinegar
3/4 cup heavy cream, divided
1/2 teaspoon rum extract
Four 12-ounce bottles cream soda

In a small saucepan over medium, combine the brown sugar and water. Bring to a gentle boil and cook, stirring often, until the mixture reads 240 F on a candy thermometer.

Stir in the butter, salt, vinegar and 1/4 heavy cream. Set aside to cool to room temperature.

Once the mixture has cooled, stir in the rum extract.

In a medium bowl, combine 2 tablespoons of the brown sugar mixture and the remaining 1/2 cup of heavy cream. Use an electric mixer to beat until just thickened, but not completely whipped, about 2 to 3 minutes.

To serve, divide the brown sugar mixture between 4 tall glasses (about 1/4 cup for each glass). Add 1/4 cup of cream soda to each glass, then stir to combine. Fill each glass nearly to the top with additional cream soda, then spoon the whipped topping over each.

Enjoy!

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