A cold but pleasant day at Universal Studios. New express purchase options are tricky. They promote the two park one fare option and don't mention you can still get a single park pass. Got there right at 8 and race walked to The World of Harry Potter. There was already a 75 minute wait when we arrived. The wait went quickly though and we enjoyed talking to a lot of other Potter fans. The ride was worth the wait!!!
When we came out of the ride, the wait had mushroomed to over 2 hours and they were actually diverting people with "come back later" passes to the whole potter area because it was jam packed with people. Future travelers beware, this single destination could consume your whole day due to the crowds and wait time and also consume the contents of your wallets.
The rest of the park was too crowded for our family so we took the opportunity to use the two park ticket and went to the studios for a while. The crowds were large there too. The place is much more compact than the magic kingdom or Epcot and the line management process was less refined than WDW.
We exceeded our amusement park quotas physically,mentally and financially for this trip so we headed back to the campsite early to relax and enjoy our last night here before heading up to Savannah tomorrow.
A good 5 days, but in retrospect, our 3 week 7,500 mile trip yielded many more memories for much less cost. We will probably make one more trip to the Orlando area before we are empty nesters, but I am looking forward to much lazier, more natural camping adventures for the next couple years.
Kevin, Meg and DDx2
2012 Rockwood Roo 233s
2004 F150 Super Crew 5.4L 3.73 4x4
Days Camped 2012 = 42
Days Camped 2013 = 9 planned before April 1st
Local Ohio CGs - Punderson SP and West Branch SP