I let me TP subscription for USF/IOA expire in November as I don’t plan on going back until Epic Universe is ready in 2023. (I might pop over for a day if I’m at WDW, but not a 3 - 5 day exclusive USF trip for a while)
So… I’m not sure why / if Hagrid is in the TP. Surprised that it isn’t. (I could’ve sworn it was an option)
Maybe…IMHO there are 6 “big rides” at USF. There are still another 6 other good rides there. At IOA there are at least 8 “big rides” and 4 other good rides. This doesn’t include any shows or repeat rides. (I didn’t include HE as a “ride” as I imagine that will be your mode of transport between parks, but it is an incredible ride. It is a different experience each way, so if you can allow time for at least two trips on it.)
Like we say… Have a plan and you’ll have a better chance than about 90% of ppl just wandering around asking, “What do you want to do now?”
Maybe ALL of Seuss Landing. I do love the Cat in the Hat dark ride, but it is for small children.
If I’m only doing one “water” ride it will always be DDR:RSF. Be warned! ALL of the water rides at Universal are programmed to soak you. I’ve been to theme parks all over the world and never have been as wet as their water rides.
Storm Force Acceleration - It’s just a “tea cup” ride
Flight of the Hippogriff - It’s an old kiddie ride they slapped some Harry Potter stuff on. It’s a 1:06 minute ride that you can wait an hour to get on just because it has Harry Potter slapped on it
Despicable Me - lame without the 3-D
Shrek 4-D - They play the same movie you can watch it on Netflix anytime add basic F/X.
Jimmy Fallon and/or Fast & Furious - I might ride one of these, but not both. (FYI - F&F does have half dressed “sexy” party ladies & violence if that is an issue. Of the two I like F&F, but I’m in a minority because I actually like those dumb movies)
All of the Woody Woodpecker Kids Zone - except for maybe E.T. (I love it, but my DD17 doesn’t know anything about who ET is and thought it was a weird ride. It’s like Peter Pan, but gets real “trippy” at the end with a bunch of crazy alien friends)
Kang & Kodos - another teacup ride
I always forget which side Hagrid’s is on since I haven’t ridden yet. I tried in June, but got denied. Since you’ll be over at USF head to the HE about 10 minutes before the parks officially open. You can’t board HE yet, but you’ll be ready to go. You won’t be at the head of the RD crowd at Hagrid’s but you’ll be in the earliest groups. Plus, this will give you a reason to ride the HE back over to USF and see the “other” show on the train.
I only use Personalized Plans. For Universal it’s only $7.95 and well worth it. Do you really need a TP for Universal… probably not. For me it’s more like an organized checklist with access to up to the minute queue wait info on the TP Lines App that you get included. (I promise I don’t work for TP!)
If you do buy a subscription know that there is no way to make a single plan that uses both parks. You have to make a USF plan that goes up to when you leave that park on HE - putting in a break for the duration you are at IOA then adding in the rest after the break. And making a separate IOA plan for the times you are there and etc… (If that’s confusing let me know)