For Families with Young Children
If you have kids 8 and younger, enter the park and go to the right to Seuss Landing, an island where everything is geared to the young and young at heart. You'll easily spend the morning or longer exploring real-life interpretations of the wacky, colorful world of Dr. Seuss. (The wild colors make for some good photographs.) Be sure to ride the Cat in the Hat; One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish; the High in the Sky Seuss Trolley Train Ride!; and Caro-Seuss-El. After all that waiting in line, let the little ones burn some energy playing in If I Ran the Zoo.
Grab lunch at the Green Eggs and Ham Cafe, or Circus McGurkus Cafe Stoo-pendous if you prefer to eat indoors. Next, head to the Lost Continent to talk to the Mystic Fountain; then let them play in Camp Jurassic (many could stay here for hours if you let them) or watch a "hatching" at the Discovery Center in Jurassic Park. They can have some more interactive fun in Toon Lagoon aboard Me Ship, The Olive, and grab autographs at the King's Row & Comic Strip Lane. Those 40 inches or taller -- and a bit braver -- can end the day in Marvel Super Hero Island by riding the Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man.
For Teens & Adults
Save the Wizarding World for later in the day when wait times (which remain excruciatingly long during peak season) may be shorter (albeit only slightly). Instead, head left from Port of Entry to Marvel Super Hero Island and ride the Incredible Hulk Coaster, the Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man, and Doctor Doom's Fearfall. (If you arrive early, the line will be short for your first choice, but you'll likely have to wait -- unless you have an Express Plus Pass -- for the others.) There should be time to squeeze in Dudley Do-Right's Ripsaw Falls in Toon Lagoon before you break for lunch (a full stomach isn't recommended) at Comic Strip Café or Blondie's.
Now that you're fully refueled, ride Popeye & Bluto's Bilge-Rat Barges, and then move to Jurassic Park, where you can ride Jurassic Park River Adventure and visit the Discovery Center. Make your way through the Lost Continent, where you can catch the show in Poseidon's Fury. End your day in the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, where you can test your courage aboard the Dragon Challenge and the Forbidden Journey, take in a street show or two (the Triwizard Spirit Rally and Hogwarts Frog Choir), and experience Ollivander's, where the wand (and the wandmaker) chooses the wizard. If you haven't already, grab a bite -- and a butterbeer -- at the Three Broomsticks.
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