The title of this thread really has two meanings for me: 1) It has been so dang long since I've been active on these forums, I might as well be a newbie. 2) My first visit to Universal Orlando was in September 1992, just a couple years after it first opened. Being 25 years ago (dear lord)... I might as well be a newbie. My vacation style has changed quite a bit over the years. Once it was up to me to plan (and pay for) my vacations, I really had only one place in my sights... WDW. If there was any mention, at all, of doing anything else in the Orlando area, the answer was no. A vacation for me was spending every minute on WDW property. Period. Well, I have a son who is about to turn 11 and, while he still loves visiting WDW, he's begged me to make sure that on our next trip, we venture out to places like Legoland and Universal. What he doesn't know is, I'm days away from planning a trip to do just that. So, I've made my return to these forums to ask for some thoughts and advice. Our plan is to spend 2-days at Universal, one for each park. We won't park hop and plan to spend essentially one whole day at each. With that understanding, I'd love any advice a newie to Universal should have before stepping through the gates. What should I avoid wasting time doing? What should I make sure we do no matter what? Any dining tips? Will those two days be enough (note, we are going the first week of May - traditionally a slower time at least for WDW)? Are there any shows I've absolutely got to catch? Anything I should be aware of given my son is on the autism spectrum and has some minor sensory issues? Really anything you can think of to share with me to help make sure our family has the best experience possible. Thanks in advance folks! Have a magical day!