We planned a 3-day January trip to Universal way back in September. I can’t believe I missed this, but apparently, we are there during HP Weekends. My DD, 11, is a huge Potter fan - but as we have already purchased tickets and rooms, I don’t want to amend our trip by canceling existing plans for a weekend package from Universal. Which is a few hundred more than we already spent.
I’ve read Seth’s information in the Unofficial Guide and online, and it seems like the most we’d miss without a package is preferred seating and actor Q&A. It seems like the wand dueling choreography and the extra exhibits are free for everyone with a ticket.
Has anyone been during these weekends and can you offer some firsthand experience? I’d like to manage my daughter’s expectations around what we can and cannot get into. Also would love to know how much fans dress up and the overall fun factor.
The CLs are 2, 3 and 5 for Thursday, Friday and Saturday. We’re staying on site and have the UA pass, plus the extra hour. Our park dates are Thurs., Jan. 25 - Sat., Jan. 27.