A theme park gift under $10? Theme Park Insider: 2016 Year in Review
Harry Potter (just the ride not Ollivanders, etc)
Jurassic Park River Adventure
Hollywood RR & R
Revenge of the Mummy
Men in Black
Terminator 2 3-D
(Also wouldn't mind doing Cat in the Hat, Dr. Doom, Disaster, Jaws, the Make-Up Show, and repeating any of the rides I listed above
Also the only places we want to eat at are Mythos and Three Broomsticks, so what would be the best way to fit eating at only those locations into our schedule?
And I just MUST get a butterbeer (or two... or three...hehe)
If need be you can buy an Express Pass (think Flash Pass at Six Flags), or you could stay one night at a Universal hotel which would give you an unlimited "fastpass" for many of the attractions at both parks (the new HP ride and RRR notwithstanding).
I have just couple more questions:
I (or i should say my stomach) would prefer that we not ride any of the IOA rides right after we eat, so how much time would it take to do the major IOA rides that morning? Would it be feasible to make a 12:00 or earlier reservation at mythos?
And what about the line for HRRR? Ive heard the line can get crazy sometimes. How long is it even worth waiting for? And do the lines for mummy and MIB get long in the afternoon? I feel like a lot of people are skipping USF in the morning but heading over later in the day after they've hit potter. Any other tips of how to avoid crowds?
How much time would it take to do the major IOA rides that morning? Would it be feasible to make a 12:00 or earlier reservation at Mythos?
Depends on how much time you spend in the WWoHP. If you just get in, ride the three rides (four if you count Dragon's Challenge as two coasters), and move out (to Jurassic Park, Spider-Man, Hulk, and maybe Cat in the Hat), then noon is doable. With your timeframes, I would not take much time to "stop and smell the Hogwarts".
And what about the line for HRRR?
It can be a very long wait. If the single rider line is in operation, use it. If not, I would not wait more than 20 minutes.
And do the lines for mummy and MIB get long in the afternoon?
Both can have single rider lines. Use them whenever possible.
Any other tips of how to avoid crowds?
Arrive early and move in an alacritous fashion! Don't wait more than 20 minutes for anything. Make a list of "must-do's" so you know what can and cannot be skipped if time slips away from you. Eating at two restaurants is probably going to be the touring plan killer, but you've gotta do what you've gotta do.
Please note: I do not recommend short-changing these quality theme parks in a commando fashion as described. Were it me, I would just pick one park and tour the whole day. But if you have to do both, the plan outlined above is probably your best bet, short of spending a night at a Universal Resort and taking advantage of early entry and Universal's Express Pass (your best option).
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