Day 2 One of the great perks of staying at one of the three on-site Universal hotels is that you get early access to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. IOA is scheduled to open at 9 this day, so we plan to be in line by 7:30 to get in at 8. This means breakfast in our room while we get dressed and then the water taxi over to IOA. My plan is to do Ollivander’s first, then come back to Forbidden Journey. We also have FOTL so Dragon Challenge can wait until we’ve explored a bit first. Universal and IOA are the one place that make Kellan nervous about getting on rides. He’s a big guy (6’2”, 330, 50” shoulders) and when FJ first opened, a lot of bigger people couldn’t ride it. And since there seems to be no pattern as to body shape for who can and who can’t, it’s a total crapshoot as to whether he’s going to fit or not. This also means we’re worried about Dragon Challenge, The Hulk, Rip Ride Rockit and The Mummy. All of which are cool rides he really wants to go on. We’ve been eating much healthier and taking nightly walks and he’s already lost 15 lbs since the start of summer. He’s hoping for a few more before we leave. Once we’re done in Potterland, we’ll probably head over to The Lost Continent and Suessland. We have an 11:30 ARD at Mythos for lunch. After Mythos, we’ll head to Marvel Superhero Island and Toon Lagoon. I know we’ll want to do the water rides, but not want to hang out in wet clothes for too long. After Toon Lagoon, we plan to head back to the hotel for a rest and maybe some pool time. Right now, the plan is to go back to IOA for the rest of the day, with a break for dinner at Margaritaville (Kellan’s a huge Jimmy Buffet fan). We might switch it up and go over to US for the afternoon instead. It’s something we’ll decide when we get there. Day 3 Our US day! We plan to spend the day at US, have lunch at Bubba Gump and dinner somewhere in the park. We definitely want to ride Jaws, Men in Black, The Mummy and Rip, Ride, Rockit. If we went to US the evening before, we’ll head over to IOA to see Potterland in the evening. This will probably be an earlier night because I want to be all packed up and ready to go to Disney the next morning!