We are veteran DW and DL commandos, but we will be new to Universal - being attracted by Harry Potter. We will be two adults and one well trained 7.5yo. We will have had one week at DW (not commando style as we are traveling with relatives) and will have had a rest day the day before we head to Universal, on a Sunday in mid to late August. We will be staying offsite and only have one day-two park tickets.
In working on the customized touring plan, it seems that it always puts Gringotts in the evening. Is this really the best approach? I assume that it thinks that Gringotts line will get long fast and not drop until evening, so it is better to do other things first before their lines get long. Not a ridiculous plan, but I was hoping someone with experience could comment.
Right now, we are contemplating going to Ollivander’s first to get an interactive wand, then riding the Hogwarts express. We would do IoA (starting with Harry Potter stuff) until maybe 2pm, then head back to do the rest of US, being back on Diagon Alley by maybe 5 and doing Gringotts around 7.
Does anyone have a sense of whether this will really work? Or is there too much risk waiting on Gringotts until that late? Should we have a contingent plan about “if Gringotts is still less than 20 minutes when we check at opening then ride it and otherwise wait”?