Okay, here's the deal...
Back before all this happened, a friend of mine announced that they were doing a wedding at Walt Disney World in October followed by a week-long party at the parks. While I didn't have any plans to go back to Florida this year, I'm not going to turn down a visit when directly invited. Fast forward to a week ago, when they confirmed the event is still on and released the schedule. Essentially, they'll be at a specific park each day, and it is up to everyone going which day(s) they would like to attend.
Looking at dates, it appears that I will have six park days in Florida. So, here is the dilemma:
-One day is reserved for Disney's Hollywood Studios, as that park has added a substantial number of new attractions since my previous visit in 2017.
-One day is reserved for Islands of Adventure, as it is my favorite park in Florida and I haven't yet experienced Hagrid's Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure.
-One day is reserved for Busch Gardens Tampa, as I have a SeaWorld Platinum Pass and am unwilling to pass up Iron Gwazi (assuming it opens) and several other great coasters.
-One day is reserved for SeaWorld Orlando because of the SeaWorld Platinum Pass getting me free admission, plus I had a subpar day here on my previous Florida trip and want to give the park an opportunity for redemption.
That leaves two remaining days but four remaining parks...
-Magic Kingdom is my favorite park at Walt Disney World, but they really haven't added anything in the past few years. However, I did miss Splash Mountain on my previous visit due to maintenance and I may never get to ride Florida's version if I don't hit it this trip.
-Epcot is hosting Food and Wine during the time of this trip and is the best park for simply hanging out with friends. However, $100 for a full day at that park is pretty steep with their limited attraction collection.
-Disney's Animal Kingdom contains some of the best attractions on resort property, but has probably changed the least of any of the parks since my previous visit.
-Universal Studios Florida has the new Bourne Stuntacular which is reportedly excellent, but their only other new attraction since my previous visit is Fast & Furious and a day here costs more than a day at Walt Disney World.
Your task, should you choose to accept it, is to persuade me which parks I should skip this trip. Keep in mind that I visited all of them on my prior trip to Florida three years ago, and that at this time I do not know when my next trip will be. Note that I may be able to get an extra half-day by flying out late on the last day, but in any case at least one park will not make the cut this time.
Looking forward to any input from more regular Orlando visitors, and I'll definitely consider all of it before making a decision next month on what I'm doing.Tweet
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