Originally Posted By familyguy Hey guys! So I've never been to Orlando. Based on where I live it's just always been easier (cheaper) to go to Disneyland and so that's where I've gone my whole life. But it's time now that I get out to Orlando....and I'm surprised to say that it's not to go to Disney World (which I've never been to), but to Universal Orlando. We must experience Harry Potter and all that Universal Orlando has to offer! I'm a Disneyland travel expert, but have no idea where to start with Orlando and Universal. We'd like to stay close, but would like the hotel to be on the value side, without being a dump. Does Universal post refurb schedules the way Disney does so that we can plan to go at a time that we're not going to miss any of the big things that we plan to experience? Is there a fast pass system like Disney does that we should know about? Any park touring advice that you feel would be helpful? We have no clue on how to begin to tackle these parks like we do in California. Any help you guys can provide would be really helpful! Thanks in advance!