i am flying to orlando the first week of May with my wife, I was planning to do universal studios on thursday and islands of adventure on friday.
I was wondering what if i get 1 day express pass for 2 parks, can i make both parks in one day? so i can visit typhoon lagoon on friday.
Thypphoon lagoon isnt a must ..
I think you may be able to do selected rides at both Parks in one day but it will be a rush even with fast access to do everything. Not impossible but unenjoyable.
I look at it this way. You are paying a lot of money to come to Universal and there's a lot to take in and do. Not taking enough time will take the fun out of the experience. While you could perhaps run like a crazy person and get every ride in with the pass, you will miss out on a lot if you do so and you won't get your real money's worth. If Typhoon Lagoon isn't a must, I say scratch it off the list and take your time at Universal.
Bottom line, it really depends on how much time you have, and whether you want to do just about everything at both parks. If this is a first Universal trip and you want to savor the experience, I would say give yourself two days at least. If you've been to Universal before and just want to do all your favorites, one day with the Express Pass can be enough.
Yes, it's best to give one full day for each park. There's LOTS to explore besides the rides and the shows. And LOTS of picture opportunities and things to point around with your significant other.
Rather than Typhoon Lagoon, I would replace that experience with some evening fun around Orlando-- like seeing hundreds of classic cars in Old Town on Friday (plus there's FunSpot nearby) or clubbing/shopping/more pictures in Downtown Disney or CityWalk.
Last year on July 5th we had the most insane day ever, the last day of our holiday, spent mostly in Naples, but we had our last day in Orlando.
We started by going to Downtown Disney to drop off our luggage with Virgin, this took an unexpectedly long time so didn't quite get to Universal by opening.
We went to IOA first and did everything we wanted to there. Then we stopped in the Nascar restaurant for some lunch, a proper sit down lunch with drink refills seemed essential as it was far too hot for us to be going at the pace we were! Then did Universal Studios.
We rode everything we wanted to in the park, fast passes really were essential. Then we went to Florida Mall to pick up some last minute buys!
All of this and we had to be at the airport for 5!
It was an utterly exhausting day, but still brilliant! It would have probably been more bearable if we would have been able to shower before our journey home. It did help us sleep like babies throughout our flight though.
So it is most definitely doable, but Harry Potter land may just have opened and it may be insane in the parks. Also if I had two days I'd probably take them both at Universal, or possibly go to Seaworld on the other day and take a go at Manta again! I certainly wouldn't bother with Typhoon Lagoon.
I am still hoping the opening of Harry Potter for the first week of may, in that case the park will be crowded and i will need that 2nd day for sure
Walt Disney World
Tokyo Disney Resort
Theme Park Insider Books