I’m really struggling with adding a Universal day to our January WDW trip.
At first I thought it was a no-brainer. I am a HUGE Harry Potter fan. I’ve read all the books many multiples of times, I’ve listened to the audio books so many times that when I read the books I hear Jim Dale’s voice in my head, I love all the movies, and I even read Harry Potter fanfiction. I’m a fan.
But now I’m starting to freak out about the price. For the three of us (me, hubby, and 8 year old son) it will cost us $420 in tickets for one day in the two parks (plus transportation to get there). My husband and I are fluffy and our 8 year old is short, so we can’t ride Forbidden Journey (I figured we would ask for the castle tour though, to see most of the themeing). We also won’t ride most of the other rides in the parks due to short kid and not being a thrill ride fan. So really, this is all about the WWoHP.
For less than $30 (total, not per person) we can add a day to our Park Hopper passes. We have 6 day passes now and intend to do our first evening in Epcot, next day at AK and then move to MK for evening entertainment, Day 3 in MK, the Thursday of our trip is scheduled for Universal, Day 4 in HS, Day 5 in Epcot, and Day 6 doing whatever we feel we need to do for our last day (I suspect it will be split between Epcot and MK, but I could be wrong!). Dropping out the Universal day would add another full day we could use at the MK.
But if we go to Orlando and don’t go to WWoHP won’t I regret it? I can’t imagine we will be back for quite some time - this is the first not visiting family vacation we’ve done in 6.5 years!
Thoughts? Encouragement? Have you had similar dilemmas and what did you decide? Ack!