Nope, still can’t do much, but in two sleeps you can still get a few flavors in.

Day 1: Magic Kingdom

Get the same early start as recommended in “In One Day” and follow the Magic Kingdom plan for sure.

Day 2: Universal Orlando or Epcot

Today, arrive at Universal Orlando, one of the most attractive theme park complexes in the country, for opening. At its Studios park, dive into Diagon Alley, the most immersive section of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, before the lines grow. Explore the shops, full of bespoke souvenirs and snacks you can only buy here, and give your system a dose of Butterbeer. After lunch at the Leaky Cauldron, you have a decision to make. You can take the Hogwarts Express train to Islands of Adventure (you’ll need a second park ticket) to tour the second Potter land of Hogsmeade, take a spin on the superlative Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man, and jolt yourself on the newly rejuvenated The Incredible Hulk Coaster. Or you could spend a full day at Epcot. Be sure to visit Future World, including Soarin’ Around the World and the traditional Disney experience, Spaceship Earth, then make your way clockwise around World Showcase by dinnertime to select the ethnic eatery that catches your fancy, be it in Mexico, Japan, or Morocco, or queue up for Frozen Ever After. At 9pm, you’ll be in the right place for IllumiNations, part kumbaya and part explosives spectacular. With a park hopper pass, you could also leave Epcot later afternoon and then check out the new Pandora—The World of Avatar area at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, seeing it both in the light after dark, when its glowing features are in full effect. If you really want to see a lot and have cash and energy to burn, do Harry Potter in the morning and then schlep back down I-4 to visit Epcot or Pandora in the late afternoon and evening—eat your Wheaties!


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