DBF and I are going to Disney for a 7 night 8 day trip exactly one month from today ...since we have 8 days, we have decided that we would like to spend one day at Islands of Adventure, since WWoHP conveniently opened ten days after my Disney College Program ended and I moved back to MA Anyways, I haven't been to IOA in 10 years and honestly don't really remember that much besides really liking the Hulk Rollercoaster and the Spiderman ride...oh and having a major pre-teen drama tantrum in the Dr. Seuss area. The Disney Unoffical Guide has a touring plan and suggests these rides/attractions: -Forbidden Journey -Dragon Challenge -Hulk -Spider Man -Doctor Doom Fearfall -Bilge Rat Barges -Rip Saw Falls -Jurassic Park -Poseidon's Fury -Cat in the Hat -Sinbad Stunt Show Is anyone familiar with the Touring Plan in the Disney Unofficial Guide and found it to be a good plan? Also, would you folks consider the attractions listed above to be must-do's? What would you suggest skipping of the above attractions if we can't do it all? We are definitely wanting to see everything in WWoHP though. Is there anything we should definitely try to fit into our schedule besides what is listed above? We are planning on buying the express pass...it's only $20 per person online so even though it only lets us bypass the line once per ride I think we are still planning on buying it. We'll just have to suck it up and wait for Forbidden Journey, though, lol. Would anyone have any suggestions against buying express pass? The money isn't really an issue for us and we don't mind spending the $40 since we only have one day there and want to make the most of it... We are planning on going on Tuesday, November 1st. It looks like Halloween Horror Nights will be over by then (unlike WDW they run MNSSHP on that day...). We are staying at Port Orleans French Quarter and are planning on taking the MEARS bus for transportation. I know this unfortunately doesn't get us there exactly at rope drop but hey what can you do...does anybody think a taxi might be a good option? I hear that the shuttle is $20 per person so that is $40 round trip...how much would a taxi run us each way? If its only another $10-$15 we might do that? Any suggestions for my newbie self would be appreciated! I am starting out trying to read these boards, I am a Disney pro but have NO IDEA about Universal, lol! Also we are not planning on or interested in "hopping" over to regular Universal Studios nor are we interested in spending more than one day or switching to a Universal Resort for 1 night for those perks... so please no suggestions on doing any of those things , I know how these boards can get LOL.