My family is arriving from Australia after around 24 hours of travel, arriving in Orlando Friday 6pm December 7, 2018. We are planning to do Universal Florida on the Saturday and Sunday, then heading to WDW.
I fear that my teenage children might sleep-in on the Saturday after the long flights, so we would miss Rope Drop and potentially several hours of park time. Thus I am expecting the Saturday to be a shorter day.
Question: Should I make the shorter day USF or IOA?
One child likes Roller Coasters, the rest of us do not.
Park hours are 9a-8p both days. Crowd levels are:
- Saturday: USF 3, IOA 4
- Sunday: USF 2, IOA 3.
No Express Pass, not staying on-site, using 1-park-per-day tickets. Early admission on both days is IOA (which we can’t use).
My Touring Plan selections are showing 163 minutes of busy time for USF and 86 minutes of busy time for IOA, so that would suggest USF should be the longer day, but those timings are just attractions and don’t include time spent looking at Harry Potter areas.
So, I guess it’s a matter of which park needs more time and also which park would benefit the most from a Rope Drop on the Sunday?
So, do you think I should make the shorter day USF or IOA?