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Old 9 Feb 22, 08:51 AM  
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First timers- is it possible to do Disney and universal

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As the title says could we fit in both?
Going for 14 days with travel so only really have 12 days.
Doing discovery cove one day and want to do a day of shopping.
We have Disney tickets but do you think we could fit in 2 days of universal
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Old 9 Feb 22, 08:57 AM  
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Absolutely! Most of my trips have been 14 days and I’ve always had a universal element! Even managed cape canaveral on one trip too!
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Old 9 Feb 22, 08:59 AM  
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You definitely can. There are lots of suggested itineraries on this forum and online for doing all the parks if you don’t fancy planning it yourself. Have a great one
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Definitely! Just make sure you have a few days down time because the parks can be exhausting
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As others have said, it's totally possible. If you want to, you can fit in whatever you like.

I prefer to alternate my trips and I'll pick a villa to suit each trip. This is probably because I like to relax in a park. Some people love and get a thrill out of hitting everything with meticulous planning. Getting a real sense of accomplishment from it.

Trip 1: Disney, stay south of Orlando, 14 Day passes, slowly wandering around the parks at rope drop and/or evenings. Exploring, shopping or chilling by the pool for the rest.

Trip 2: Onsite Universal for 7 days, pretty crammed including idrive. 7 days in St Petersburg pretty relaxed with some Busch gardens thrown in.

Like I said, each to their own. There is no right or wrong, can and cannot, it's all about you and your family. If I were to part a little bit of advice for a first time tripper... You have your Disney passes, leave Universal pretty fluid, budget for it, leave a space for it in week two then see how it's going.
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You can but personally I wouldn’t go to all the expense of buying that many tickets Disney has 6 parks if you go in each of those twice plus discovery cove and a rest/shopping day that’s your two weeks I would save your money and do Universal next time because you need 2-4 days in there plus a day at volcano bay
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Most certainly. You may in any case prefer Universal to Disney. The two have very different ‘vibes’ about them.

It doesn’t in any case have to be ‘one day for this’ and ‘one day for that’. We will often hit two and occasionally three parks/activities in a day, for example, Magic Kingdom in the morning, Typhoon Lagoon in the afternoon, then Disney Springs in the evening.
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Yes it can be done but also I think it depends a lot on what you like doing and how busy you want your holiday. For first timers with young kids I'd recommend Disney only, especially if you like waterparks. However, if you don't do waterparks even with young kids you'll have plenty of time for at least a couple of days at Universal. Also, if you are doing both on a first trip I'd consider staying on site at Universal for a night or two at a Premier hotel and taking advantage of the express passes.
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Definitely, we did it from our first trip however many years ago.
Didn’t find it too much and still had time to relax etc..
I like that they both have a different vibe so you’re not just in the Disney bubble.
Some times we do Disney in the morning, pool break and then universal in the afternoon/ evening .

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We’d been to Florida and Disney a couple of times before we went to universal. The kids loved it but boy, we’re we in need of a holiday when we got back. Do you have kids going? That can make a difference. If you love keeping busy all the time then go for it, if you fancy a slower pace then I’d say go back another time and do it, because like everyone else on here, you will.

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