We’ve never been to Universal and will have a hectic arrival b/c we’re coming in and immediately heading to the parks since we only have 1.5 days there. Please give me some idea of what to expect.
- Arriving on auto train then have an hour drive to Universal on a Saturday. Staying at Portofino so have to check in (hoping to…arrival is 11 am at earliest and maybe as late as about 1 pm if things go poorly). Either drop luggage with them or check in to rooms.
- I’m assuming our check in at Portofino takes care of getting the express passes.
- Have military tix so have to exchange them somehow for real tickets. At the gate of the parks?
- one wrinkle is that we have a friend who’s arriving separately and he will probably arrive after us. My plan is to have just me go back to the hotel to meet up with him and guide him to our group. I will have to activate his military ticket; he can’t do that without me or my husband b/c we have the military IDs.
Thanks for any info!