I am one of those people who get quite obsessive when planning a trip, and research the death out of activities, hotels, airlines, etc. I have also started an ideal ‘day plan’ for my days, including the day I’m going to visit Universal/ IOA in Orlando. This touring plan was created after reading a lot of material on ride lines and crowd levels. Just FYI, this touring plan is created for a day in off-peak season, and I’ve allowed for 45 – 60 minutes wait time for each ride, just for flexibility (there is absolutely no way I’m waiting an hour for each ride, though – I refuse not to wait anymore than 30 minutes for a ride 😛 )
Note: this touring plan is only for HP related rides, with a few exceptions. I’m not really interested in most of Universal’s rides, except for the HP ones. This touring plan was also created for an off-site guest (staying on site at Disney) in case you were interested.
8:00 – 9:00: be waiting outside IOA.
9:15 – 10:00: Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey
10:05- 10:50: Dragon Challenge
10:50 – 11:45am : Hogwarts Express
11:45am – 1:30pm: Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts
3:00pm – 4:00pm: ET ride
4:00pm – 5:00pm Amazing Spider Man Ride
5:00 – 6:00 Flight of the Hippogriff
6:00 – 7:00 final shopping