Monday, May 22

How we did universal studios and islands of adventure in one day!

It's vacation time and Universal may be up on the radar as one of the must visit places. Universal studios and islands of adventures are two of the most popular parks in Orlando, Florida.
It is totally possible to do both the parks in one day if you are tight on money or are short on time without using fast pass or getting early access.

Follow these tips to have a wonderful day at universal studios and islands of adventure.


1.Wear comfortable shoes. You should be ready to move quickly and comfortably
2. Reach at least 15 minutes early.
3. Try to visit The parks on a weekday if possible.
4. Stay somewhere closer to the parks.
5. Pre-book your tickets online.
6. Don't forget to get the park to park tickets.
7.try to go in single person line. It sometimes moves faster than an express line.

We went to these parks on a Monday following a long weekend. So the crowd was drastically less as compared to a long weekend or a regular holiday. We reached the park at around 9. Had to wait at the counter for 10 minutes to change the online ticket to a universal pass. Then we headed to universal studios.


There are few amazing rides that you must not skip and few not so great rides in both the parks. Here I am listing those rides that we loved going along with my ratings. So you can choose what rides to go on and what to skip.

1.Terminator2 - 3D 
2.The Simpsons Ride 
3.Men in black 
4. Diagon allay- If you are a harry potter fan like me, you will love the place and will spend solid 3 hours here. 

Don't miss the butter beer.

5.Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts-
6.The Tales of Beedle the Bard.
7.Gringotts Money Exchange 
9..Knight Bus-

Then we took the Hogwarts Express from King’s Cross Station to Islands of adventure. You will need a Park-to-Park admission ticket or Annual Pass is required. We completed the rides that I have mentioned under the Islands of adventure and took the Hogwarts train back to Universal studios.

Don't forget to ride the Hogwarts express from both Kings cross(Universal studios) and Hogsmeade( Islands of adventure). You will not be disappointed.

After completing the rides in Islands of adventure we took the hogwarts express back to Kings cross and did rest of the rides.

10.Despicable Me Minion Mayhem - 
11.Shrek 4-D - 
12..Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit- 
13.Revenge of the Mummy-


1.The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Hogsmeade.
2.Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey 
3.Hog’s Head pub - Don't forget butter beer 
4.Three Broomsticks - we had our lunch here.
5.Flight of the Hippogriff 
6.Ollivanders - Visit the show where Mr Ollivander will help you choose your wand.
7.Jurassic Park River Adventure 
8.Skull Island: Reign of Kong 
9.The Incredible Hulk Coaster- 
10.Storm Force Accelatron- 
11.Doctor Doom’s Fearfall- 
12.The Eighth Voyage of Sindbad 

We skipped Toon lagoon ( just went for one ride here) and Seuss land. Just walk through these places to experience color and cartoon nostalgia.

These where the rides that we did in one day. Great isnt it? Share your experience here.