Alright all! I’m looking for opinions on doing the Backstage Magic tour!! I’m doing a solo trip next fall, and I want to book myself a “special solo treat”. I was considering a day at Typhoon Lagoon, but I’m blind as a bat without my glasses, and wandering around a water park unable to see anything is…less than appealing. My other two choices are a day at Universal/IOA to enjoy the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, or the Backstage Magic tour.
In true Liner fashion, I’ve made a pros/cons list. What it comes down to is, I’ve wanted to do the Backstage Magic tour for…15 years now? So, more than half of my life! I want to see the Animatronics at the American Adventure, and the Christmas warehouse!
However, I will be doing a trip with my best friend and his wife and kids in a couple of years, and I know that Universal will be a must-do. Control freak that I am, I would like to have the lay of the land before I go with them. And from everything I’ve heard, Universal is improving by leaps and bounds all of the time. I’m a big Harry Potter fan, and the WWoHP is supposed to be astounding. I know I can buy tickets with transfers to Universal from my Disney resort (Pop Century). If I do it, I’d probably also get the ExpressPass to maximize the time there, as it would only be one day. I’d also get a two-park ticket.
So, any thoughts or opinions? Which would you do, and why? Bonus points if you’ve done both. I know it’s pretty much comparing apples to kumquats, but any advice and thoughts are appreciated!