Last year our family went to Disney World from December 23 - 31st. The first day was the least crowded. On the 31st at EPCOT, the theme park was completely packed!! Test Track and Mission: Space had lines stretching 4 hours of waiting. Magic Kingdom on the 23rd was bad, but not like at EPCOT. We went on Space Mountain three times on that same day. My older brothers and I are going to Universal Studios Orlando this time. We have purchased the 7 Day 2 Park Unlimited tickets from UniversalOrlando.com. We plan on going to Universal for at least 3 to 4 days. We will most likely start on the 28th of December and finish the tickets off on the 2nd or 3rd of January. We will most definitely skip the 31st just because of how bad EPCOT was last year!!! How are the crowds at Universal Orlando during this time? Should we get the Express Ride tickets so we can ride all of the rides on the most popular day? We plan on getting there pretty early like around 7:30am or so... Does anyone know when USF/IOA opens and closes during our time there? We will most likely go to IOA on the warmer and sunnier does just because of the water rides. When we hit Universal Studios Florida, we will head over to either the Mummy ride or Simpsons Ride first. I'm dieing to ride the Mummy ride!! When we go to IOA, we will hit the Hulk Coaster followed by Dueling Dragons. I want to get all of the big ones out of the way first. Does this sound like a good starting plan? Does anyone know if the 7Day ticket can also be used as a park hopper-like ticket? Thanks for reading!