Related follow-up, now that our trip is starting to take shape a bit more. We check in at WDW (BLT, in particular) on Saturday, Jan 9. We had planned to spend a day or two at Universal before starting our WDW trip, staying onsite, location TBD. Options are:
-Fly in Thursday evening, check in to UOR hotel, spend all Friday hitting the two parks, spend Friday night at UOR, check out Saturday morning, and head to Magic Kingdom (which is a level 6 that day).
-Fly in Friday morning, arrive at the UOR parks around lunchtime, spend the rest of the day at the parks, spend Friday night at UOR, get up Saturday and tour UOR some more before heading over to WDW later, mid-afternoon or so, still targeting MK that night.
Option 2 is a bit cheaper, but not so much cheaper that it really moves the needle. Biggest factor, I guess, if whether WDW is going to be such a zoo on Saturday morning that we're better off just waiting until later in the day to show up.
On another note, looking at the crowd calendar, it would appear that we'd be targeting MK (which we can walk to) and EPCOT (which we'd be taking the monorail to and from) during the weekend. Does that more or less eliminate transportation issues, or will those be impacted as well?