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On March 25,2015 I had the experience of a life time! Me, my husband, brother, and sister went to Universal Orlando Resort. This happened to be everyone’s first time attending this park. Exciting, right?!
Since my brother was turning the big Five-0, I was more than excited for him to attend than myself. I reached out to Universal Orlando Resort in hopes of them agreeing to sponsor our trip, to my surprise they did!
So we set off to prepare and get things in order for our trip the next few weeks. We arrived March 25th and when I saw how big and beautiful Universal Orlanda Resort looked, I couldn’t help but smile with joy!
Within minutes my heart was beating fast with excited! I’m telling you, I felt like a kid in a candy store! Not to mention that my brother and I were saying “wow” every five seconds. LOL!
We all took in the beautiful sight as we finally walked into the park. That and the large number of tourists. With our map in hand, it was easy to navigate throughout the park.
First, we entered into the Islands of Adventure Park. When I say this park is huge, I MEAN IT! Our first stop was the Marvel Super Hero Island, this is where Spiderman, Incredible Hulk Coaster, Doctor Doom’s FearFall, and Storm Force Accelatron attractions were.
To see all the Marvel Attractions and rides is truly awesome! I didn’t ride any of the roller coasters; though, the rest of my family road the Hulk Coaster twice! I loved roller coasters, but they don’t love me anymore. LOL! The details of each 3D character popping out was mind blowing. My brother couldn’t resist taking a picture with one of the Marvels.
Next, we saw the Toon Lagoon and River Adventure that was in the Jurassic Park Attraction. When I stepped into the Jurassic Park area, I was fascinated by everything! Seeing the prompts from the Jurassic Park shown brought back many memories. I knew if my kids were here, they too, would have been bursting with excitement since they love Jurassic Park movies.
Check out my Jurassic Park photo, cool right!? As I stated before, it was so much to see. Such as: the Lost Continent, Seuss Landing, and of course the Wizarding World Of Harry Pottery-Hogsmeade. We saw so much and when it came to visiting Harry Potter, I thought my sister was going to have a heart attack! She is a true Harry Potter fan and so is my brother, as for me… Its OK! I’m more of a Beetlejuice, Man In Black, and Blues Brothers kind of girl. We’ll talk about that later, though.
I noticed that the Harry Potter attraction is pretty huge: much bigger than anything else at the Islands Of Adventure & at the Universal Studio Florida side! I really couldn’t believe how cool the Dragon above the Gringotts Bank was! If you stood there for a moment and watched him, you would see him spit out fire! That was amazing to see!
The layout from the Harry Potter Wizarding World and Dagon were quite interesting. By the time we left both sections, I would say that I was very impressed. It’s worth the visit to both the attractions!!
There were so many true fans/tourist of Harry Potter! Many dressed just like the characters from the movie! And guess what? They even had a store there where you could even have them make you a wizard potion! I had a potion made for me called “Gilly Water”! It was created with watermelon and berries- and tasted pretty good if you ask me.
When it came time to eat lunch, some of us enjoyed Chinese or Deli sandwiches or even Burger King. I was so glad to stop for a moment, because my feet were killing me! All that walking is no joke! However, it’s worth it since we had a chance to enjoy Men In Black, Terminator, Shrek, BeetleJuice, The Simpsons, Transformers, The Revenge Of The Mummy, Archie Comics, Betty Boop, Blues Brothers, and many other attractions.
Overall, this was the best trip for my brother and the family. I only wished that I could have taken my kids. You can bet your bottom dollar that I will be visiting again soon with my kids!
Universal Orlando Resort is a must see adventure park that will have the whole family intrigued. It’s fun, interesting, amazing, and has the hottest attractions around! More importantly it’s “Family Friendly”!!
I would like to say THANK YOU SO MUCH Universal Studio Resorts for making a long impression on my brother’s 50th birthday and for sponsoring us to attend!!! I will never forget this.
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