Hello Orlando destination experts,
I am not a theme park sort of vacationer, but I have to go to Orlando for a conference this weekend and I am a big Harry Potter fan. So, I decided to fly down a day early to try to see the Harry Potter parts of the Islands of Adventure.
I *thought* I had all day Sunday, or at least until 6, but now it seems I might have to be back at the hotel which is on International Drive near Sea World by 13:30 p.m. on Sunday. Is it possible to squeeze Harry Potter into a half day? If so, should I go first thing Sunday morning and plan to be standing at the gates when the place opens or on Saturday afternoon after about 1 (my domestic flight lands at 10:30 a.m. but I will need to ditch my bags at the hotel)? The park is open until 8 pm on Saturday.
Should I buy tickets on line in advance? Does that reduce waiting at the park entrance? Sorry if these questions are silly, but the last time I was in Orlando, I was 5 years old!
Thanks for any strategy and tips from experienced theme park goers!