I would definitely check in the first and get free dining. You can do universal after.Our plan is to fly in oct 1st, do universal the 2nd & check into Pop on the 3rd to 9th
So almost guaranteed the 3rd will be blacked out. sigh.
wondering now if I should reverse the order of that, and push universal to the end of the week.
I think I'm really going to struggle with leaving my happy place to go to Universal though
the other option is to stay at Pop the whole time and just go to Universal for a day without the early entry. Which doesn't seem optimal either since we're all about Harry Potter. What to do?