OK this live blogging is becoming a bit problematic. Perhaps it was inevitable I would fail. Unfortunately the desire to write a blog when sleep is needed is getting less appealing. Tonight I write Orlando Live-ish 2016 i.e. What we did 2 days ago! This was our second day at Universal but the star of the day was Sanaa at Kidani Village.
We checked out our temporary hotel early and headed to the park just after 7 for early hours. We did Harry Potter at the studios. It really is amazing the Diagon Alley area. We did well with all the attractions we needed to complete making good use of our express pass. However; I do feel that Universal is no longer a 2 day visit. In future I feel 3 or perhaps even 4 days is needed to really enjoy the parks.
I hate the whole idea of Universal Studios 2 class system created with Express Pass. I do think without purchasing the extra pass; which isn’t cheap; or by staying in one of the resort hotels you will struggle to achieve much on a busy day. I do think Disney’s Fastpass system is much better. Unfortunately Universal are seeking to charge more for what is free elsewhere. This is disappointing as the 2 parks at Universal are now so good. I do wonder if thus strategy will lose them repeat custom.
The big down on our Universal trip was that Hogwarts Express was closed throughout much of our second day. This meant we failed to do it. We had scheduled for after lunch on our second day. Disappointing and unfortunately we are unlikely to have time to return before we go home.
Back in Disney we went for dinner to Sanaa at Kidani Village. Kidani Village is the Disney Vacation Club property at Animal Kingdom Lodge. Sanaa serves African food with Indian influence. Sensational! Perhaps the best meal I have eaten at WDW. I would easily compare this to Michelin Standard food. One not to miss on your next trip to WDW.
We continue tomorrow & I will attempt to catch up on the blog.