Universal and Disney - How to Divide Your Time Between These Fabulous Parks

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Even the most diehard Disney fans will admit that they also love non-Disney related things. And if you love Walt Disney World Resort, why wouldn’t you love Universal Orlando Resort? Visiting the incredible neighboring theme park resort during your Disney vacation makes so much sense - all you need is a plan.

The resorts are really not that different to one another, either. From Cinderella Castle to Hogwarts and DINOSAUR to Jurassic Park River Adventure, there are more than a few comparisons. But here’s how you should divide your time between these fabulous parks without blurring the lines between Disney and Universal!

5. Get to Know the Theme Parks Before You Arrive

Before putting together your itinerary and booking your trip, it’s worth having a vague idea of what parks each resort has and what adventures await in each one. You’ll likely already have some idea or you probably wouldn’t be visiting in the first place, but it’s always good to scrub up on your knowledge. With new movies being churned out every year, these resorts are ever-changing.

Walt Disney World Resort has Magic Kingdom Park, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Disney’s Animal Kingdom Park and Epcot. And Universal Orlando Resort has Universal Studios Florida and Universal’s Islands of Adventure. With the Universal Parks grouped together, and with there of course being less parks, park-hopping here is quicker than it is with the Disney Parks – which is something to bear in mind when planning.

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