We have been to Disney many times, but this is our first trip to Universal. We have 3 day two park to park tickets that we are planning to upgrade to seasonal passes on our last day (except one that we are going to upgrade to the power pass or preferred pass the first day for discounts at the hotel). We have one night in July for a Sunday-Monday at Portofino for the express pass and early entry. There will be 4 adults (MIL in an EVC) and two tweens. Two adults and the tweens are HP crazed. I know in July both parks have early entry every day. My questions is where do we start? Is one park better for first timers to start in? I have read it's best to do HP rides without express pass options first then get in line for the Hogwarts express as the park opens. I was thinking we would start in one park, do HP, ride Hogwarts over to the other park and focus on that park that day. Then do the opposite the next day. Any other advise?