The BIG WDW trip pre planning part 1 Universal only
We are going to WDW in Jan 2023 (Part 1) and March 2023 (Part 2). Due to DH’s cancer and other factors this is probably the last big trip anywhere that we will be doing together. Because of this I’m thinking of these trips as Part 1 and Part 2. Because of some unfortunate revelations on our recent DL trip where I felt very “off” not nauseous on IC and SM, we will be limiting roller coasters a little bit. However, due to my weight loss and possibly being able to fit (particularly at Universal) finally I may at least try the tester seats. It’s complicated.
Part 1: Universal and WDW - DAK emphasis
We are going in Jan so we can enjoy the parks in cooler temps than our June 2021 trip. Arrive 1/23 at 5:21 pm and depart 2/4 at 2:30 pm.
Accommodations: HRH 1/23 to 1/27 w 2 ECVs, 4 day 2 park hoppers, with their version of DAS
The Plan: (depending on which park has EPA the first two days may change slightly)
Monday 1/23 arrive 1/23 at 5:21 and take Universal’s shuttle to HRH. Probably will get there too late to go to parks. Get dinner somewhere at hotel or CityWalk.
Tuesday 1/24 we have a prepaid breakfast at the 3 Broomsticks so initial TP starts at IOA at HP.
Try out tester seats for Hagrids and FJ. Will likely try Hagrids but still undecided about FJ due to “off” concerns.
Flight of Hippogriff and watch shows.
Breakfast around 10 am at 3B
Marvel area doing Spider-Man and Dr. Doom if fit.
QS lunch then 1.5 to 2 hr break to hotel
Afternoon in Studios
Check seat at Gringotts (want to ride at some point)
Bourne Stunt Show
Epic Cinema Show
Dinner at Cowfish
Wednesday 1/25 will start with EPA park if there is one/ 2 hour break after lunch
Mummy check seat (will want to ride)
F & F
Seuss land rides
Castle show if there is one
Thursday 1/26 we have a prepaid breakfast at the LC
Repeat/ride anything in either park
Do missed activities in either park
May go in parks for last shopping etc and lunch at LC or 3B
Head to WDW after lunch likely using Lyft for the first time
Will very likely avoid: VC, RRR, Hulk
Will try for free backstage tour on: MIB, ET, Mummy, Gringotts, Hulk, Dr. Doom, Kong, VC, Castle tour