Help me plan a trip to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter!
February 6, 2013 8:12 AM Subscribe
A friend and I want to get to the Harry Potter theme park at some point in 2013 (I guess during March/April or September/October when it isn't so hot, though the fall is hurricane season so maybe that is a bad idea?). Neither of us has ever been to Orlando theme parks and we're kind of at a loss. And is there a way to do this that isn't so crazy expensive?
posted by leesh to Travel & Transportation around Orlando, FL (24 answers total) 15 users marked this as a favorite
We've just started talking about this and have absolutely no plans yet. I've looked at some previous Orlando-related questions but they didn't address all of my concerns. I'm hoping some Mefites who have Orlando theme park experience can answer some questions!
--The prices seem totally insane, is there a way to get discounted tickets? We seriously just want to go to the Harry Potter park, but do those tickets include the other Islands of Adventure?
--Are there good hotels nearby that don't cost an arm and a leg? The package deals don't seem like super good deals.
--Will we have to rent a car? Or should we?
--When is the best time of year to go, in terms of temperature and crowds?
--How much should I budget for a trip like this? What are restaurant prices like? How much does, like, a wand at the theme park cost?
--What else should we be thinking about?