Im venturing over from the Mouses side of the house to also post a PTR over here. I am planning a trip to Orlando for August 21 to September 1 of 2013 and I plan on spending two days at UO. I havent been to UO in at least 20 years and my kids have never gone, so I know next to nothing about the other theme park in Orlando! Maybe I should start out with some introductions. I am Erin: I am 39 (Ill be 40 at the time of the trip) and I am a divorced mom of two awesome kids. As far as Universal goes, the only thing I can remember from my last trip there is the ET ride. I think I also remember Disaster. Was that there 20 years ago? I love coasters and I am a huge Harry Potter geek (books and movies), so I cant wait to see what Universal has to offer. I love Dr. Seuss books, so I am looking forward to exploring Seuss Landing with my kids. I used to read all of the books to them, so I am planning on dusting those books off and rediscovering them with the kids before our trip This is my 13 year old son, Coy: Cool skull and crossbones Snuggie, huh? (I do actually think it is kinda cool!) He will be 14 at the time of the trip and he is looking forward to going to a new theme park. He and his sister have been to Disney World twice, but he asked on the last trip if we could go to UO too. He saw The Simpsons Ride billboard one day and he immediately knew he wanted to go. He loves cartoons such as SpongeBob and he loves action movies. I know he will get a kick out of meeting the Marvel Comic Superheroes. Hes also a big fan of coasters I took him on his first one a few years ago at Hershey Park and he likes the Harry Potter movies. This is my 9 year old daughter, True: She is my little diva and this picture of her was taken after she asked me to buy her that Michael Kors bag! Um, no. She will be 10 at the time of the trip and shes excited about going to UO, too. She loves movies like Despicable Me, Shrek and Madagascar. When she was very little, she used to pronounce Madagascar by dragging out the M and saying the rest of the word very quickly, Mmmmmmmmmmadagascar! We still pronounce it like that to this day and laugh every time! I think shell like meeting those characters! She kinda sorta likes Harry Potter. She likes the first two movies, but the shrunken head in Prisoner of Azkaban scared her and she refused to watch any of the other movies until very recently. She enjoyed the last three movies, though, so I think she will get a kick out of going to WWoHP. For right now, the plan is to spend two days in UO, but I have been thinking about spending three days here. If it is two days, I thought the best two days to go would be Saturday, August 24th and Sunday, August 25th. My logic behind choosing those two days was that those dates had the lowest crowd levels predicted for Disney World, so I figured the crowds would be low at UO as well. Does that seem right? On the other hand, crowd levels wouldnt matter very much if I got us the Universal Express Passes, right? I have a lot of research to do, so I appreciate any tricks and tips you might be able to give me! As you can see in my siggie, I have a PTR going for Disney World right now too. I created this separate PTR just for UO because I didnt know how The Darkside forums viewed posting about the Mouse over here. Please, feel free to come on over to my Disney Every Day PTR if youd like to see whats going on with my Disney trip planning.