Good morning everyone
This is similar to some other recent posts (which are the reason I have started thinking about this and trying to convince my hubby haha) but just wanted to pick peoples brains about our specific situation so thanks in advance.
We are honeymooning in Disney 2nd-16th May staying at Port Orleans but we also plan to go to universal for a few days. At the moment we plan to go to universal on the 13th and 14th. On the 13th we plan to arrive mid morning get express passes and on the 14th arrive for opening to get some quieter time in the HP areas of the park. My husband is also very keen to see volcano bay so we had planned a day earlier in the week to go there as well.
What I am considering is would a one night stay on the 13th be a good plan for us (keeping our Disney room as well). Now I can see if we were 4 people one night at one of the hotels giving express unlimited passes would be a bit of a no-brainer if we planned to buy even 1 day off expresses passes but with 2 its not so clear cut. Looks like express unlimited passes for 1 day are $99 each and a room at Royal Pacific is around £300 so ~$390. Obviously we would get a second day with express unlimited but this was not something we were initially going to buy so it will cost about $200 more than we were initially planning to spend…
However we are also keen on the early entry benefits as I understand this is the best way to see HP (it was brilliant our last trip) and Volcano bay. Is it also correct we get early entry to volcano bay and the parks? So we could do most of the rides on day 1 then hit HP early entry day two then move to volcano bay early entry (time permitting) making the most of all our benefits or alternatively can we show up at the hotel early on check in day and be allowed to go to volcano bay for early entry before our room is ready?
Any input much appreciated