Since the adults in our group are ...ahem... big nerds, we HAD to take a day requiem from the Disney Complex to check out the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. (Kids stayed at Sweet Escape with Grams and Gramps). Because there were 7 of us, it actually made sense to
crowd check into a Universal Studios hotel following the fireworks, catch a few hours of sleep and wake EXTREMELY early for our exciting Wizarding day. We got to use Early Park Admission with our hotel room keys, and the entire process could not have gone smoother!
We had the Universal equivalent to FastPass for EVERY RIDE (except a few of the HP ones) and made great use of them. I don't think we stood in line more than 10 minutes for anything all day long! After exhausting the Universal park rides, we hopped on Hogwarts Express and headed to Hogsmeade!
After experiencing Hogsmeade and the Forbidden Journey ride (which I personally found pretty scary!), we ventured out to explore the rest of the Islands of Adventure park. Our favorite stop? Springfield, USA- home of the Simpsons! Bet you can't guess where we took an afternoon siesta?
We stormed these two parks-- with the help of Touring Plans, it was an extremely busy and successful day!