Universal newbie here. I've been reading the UG 2017, which was published prior to the inclusion of the Harry Potter attractions in the Express Pass system and I'm wondering what impact that has had on touring plans and the recommended order.
Also, we are going during Spring break and the UG says that access to Hogsmeade may be limited for part of the day. The one day-2 park TP for non-resort guests has us arriving at 11 AM for 5 hours, then returning to Universal. I don't want to waste time queuing to get in, or have a return time foil our plans since we're trying to do this in just one day.
Should we plan on doing IOA at RD instead, stick with the 1 day/2 park touring plan (Uni to IOA to Uni, or start at Uni, but stay longer and go to IOA in the late afternoon?
I'm a WDW TP veteran, but I've never experienced a situation like this before. Sure, a ride may be down, but I've never experienced a park or a "land" closed to capacity with return times. I'm not sure what do with this information.
Thanks for your help!