I'm just looking for some advice. We are staying in orlando from the 11th to the 17th of August 2014 then going on a cruise on the 17th. We are staying in the doubletree by Hilton by the entrance to universal. We don't arrive in orlando on the Monday (11th) till the evening so that day is out for attractions. We have 5 days and are thinking of universal, Islands of adventure, sea world and aquatica. If we had time we might also do one or two of the Disney parks.
Firstly, I'm wondering about tickets, are we best buying the 14 day pass for universal etc before we go or buy them as we go over there?
What Disney parks would you recommend?
Also, of the above parks, would it take a full day to do them or could you do 2 in a day.
I would also like to do some shopping while there, any recommendations for bargains (",)