I am planning for a trip to Orlando starting from 11th of December with a flexible return date. I will stay for 10 nights at an on-site at a Disney hotel and take a 10-day Magic Your Way with Park Hopper and Waterparks & more. I will visit all of the four Disney theme parks and Typhoon Lagoon (Blizzard Beach will be closed for refurbishments until 24th of December, I will visit Blizzard Beach after its opening). Then, I will head to a Universal on-site hotel and stay for an unknown number of days. Actually, the number of days depends on a question which is: How many days are enough for a couple of adults without children to experience every single part of the two theme parks (I will visit Wet 'n' Wild while staying off-site because the on-site perks will be useless somehow, plus staying at a SeaWorld hotel will be cheaper). Finally, I will go to SeaWorld hotel and visit SeaWorld, Aquatica and Busch Gardens. I made Disney to be the first to visit to avoid the huge crowd that will be there in the christmas vacation period. I made Universal to be the next for the same previous reason. I think putting the water parks in the christmas week will be a good idea since people will not visit the water parks in winter.
For the given points:
1- My time schedule is flexible, I never mind finishing a park in three days.
2- I will get Fastpass+, Express Pass Unlimited and Quick Queue by staying on-site.
3- We are a young couple without children who likes theme parks because of the thrill rides and the theme itself for each world/part of the theme park.
4- I want to visit Wet 'n' Wild and Typhoon Lagoon before their close, and Blizzard Beach after its opening.
My questions are:
1- Am I wrong in anything that I have said?
2- By using front of line, how many minutes to wait at each ride?
3- How many days to stay at each park if I want to enjoy everything and ride every single ride if possible, or at least all of thrill rides? I have a maximum of 10 days for Disney parks, how to distribute that 10 days? Is it a good idea to postpone visiting Typhoon Lagoon until the christmas week? How many days for Universal theme and water parks? How many days for SeaWorld, Aquatica and Busch Gardens?
4- By staying on-site, SeaWorld will give me Quick Queue, can I upgrade it to Quick Queue Unlimited?
5- What are the selections of Fastpass+ rides? If it is possible, please give me the selections for everyday at Disney parks.
6- Assuming that I am available for visiting parks from 11th of December until 17th of January, what is the best order for theme and water parks to avoid the crowds as much as possible?
7- Do you advise me to visit Adventure Island and Discovery Cove?
8- I know it is not the website's specialization, do you have any other things to do at Orlando or its neighbours?
9- If you have any idea about FlexTicket, what about if I redeemed my FlexTicket on 31th of December, will it expire on the next day?
10- If I am thinking of enjoying the theme and the decorations, is it a good idea to visit Legoland and stay at its on-site hotel? If the answer is no because it is for children, then why is it a good idea for adults to visit Disney parks and stay at on-site hotels despite the fact that most of Disney parks and hotels are designed for kids? that confuses me a lot.
11- Are the christmas crowds the same as the summer crowds?
12- I am thinking of checking out at 8 AM for an example and keeping my luggages at the lobby, then going to the theme park, and finally heading to another hotel, e.g. I checkout from an on-site Disney hotel and keep my luggages at the lobby, then I go to Epcot until the closing time, and finally I go to an on-site Universal hotel. My question is: Will I take benefit of the on-site hotel perks after checking-out? (e.g. free shuttles to theme parks and front of line)
Sorry for the long post, I don't know if I have more questions but I forgot them, if I remembered any, I will post it as a reply/comment.
Thanks in advance for reading my long post and for replying to me.
P.S. I googled first for the answers, but I did not find specific answers for the period of time that I want to visit Orlando at.Tweet
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