Today started out well. Molly woke up at 7:30, and Kyle and I got up a little after that. We went to breakfast at Perkins that is close to our hotel. It was really good. I haven’t been to Perkins in years. Molly and I both got omelets. She got a muffin and fruit with hers, and I got multigrain pancakes and fruit. Kyle got something called twelve something or other which came with 4 pancakes, 3 eggs, potatoes, and 4 pieces of bacon…see it equals twelve! I am going to have to check out the Perkins close to us and see if it’s as good as here in Lake Buena Vista.
After breakfast, we headed to Universal Islands of Adventure. It was about 15 minutes from our hotel which isn’t bad. However, it is a little confusing finding the parking garage. There are not really clear directions to the parking garage. So if you are going, after you pass the bus parking/guest drop-off area, the parking garage is past that a little bit. I got preferred parking for $5 extra today again because you do so much walking at the parks that it is nice to not have to walk terribly far getting back to the car.
No free tickets from Universal, so I’m not going to go into a huge post. It was fun but disappointing as the Harry Potter Forbidden Journey (which is the ride through the castle) broke while we were in line. We’d already been in line for half an hour when we found this out. They said they had no idea how long it would be until it was fixed, so we got out of line and didn’t get a chance to go back. The one roller coaster we went on made us a little sick, so we didn’t do anymore of those. I really don’t recommend this park unless you are really into roller coasters and movie stuff. I would much rather have gone to one of the Disney parks instead. Maybe if the Harry Potter part had been less crowded, and we could have gone on the castle ride I’d feel differently. However, as it is, I wouldn’t go back.
We ended our day in Downtown Disney by eating at the Rainforest Cafe. It was really good! Definitely better than the first time I went there.
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So here are some of the pictures we took today!
|Entrance to Universal|
|Here I am in Universal Orlando|
|Inside the Three Broomsticks in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter|
|Molly having some butter beer at The Three Broomsticks…no it’s not beer!|
|Open the monster book very carefully!|
|Hogwarts….which was broken 🙁|
|Hermione’s Ball Gown|
|Spiderman 3D Ride….this WAS fun|
|We bought some Bertie Bott’s Every Flavour Beans|
|Rainforest Cafe Elephants|
|This was a really fun part of the park|
|This was a very cute ride.|
|Molly found the Lorax!|