With Walt Disney World out of the way, it's time to tell you about Universal Orlando! Comprising of Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure, Universal Orlando is much closer to downtown Orlando than Walt Disney World, and the parks are a little more intense! (There's also CityWalk which has restaurants and shops, plus water parks and hotels.) Parking costs $20 for cars if you're driving there.
2-Park Bonus ticket back in the UK for £171 each, which was valid for 14 days from the first time we used it. This worked out about £20 cheaper than buying a two-day ticket, even though we did only visit twice. The bonus ticket also meant that we could take the Hogwarts Express between the two parks, which was a must for me as a Harry Potter fan. Make sure you ride it in both directions for two different experiences!
Gimme All Your Lovin' by ZZ Top for me - you are then flung down the track. It's pretty intense. I was shaking when I got off it, and I may not have had my eyes open the entire time!
download the app to keep an eye on queue times to maximise ride time. We found Skull Island: Reign of Kong to have the longest queue time (around 45 minutes in the morning; the app showed it at around 90 minutes later in the day), but you do seem to be constantly moving in it. Have fun! x