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Early Morning at Universal

As with the other parks we find it is always best to arrive as close to opening time as possible, this gives you the advantage on getting on the popular rides while the Parks are still relatively quiet. You have a choice of how to plan th...
Viewed 2132 times since 2 November 2011.

A Review Of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter

As a very dedicated but somewhat disillusioned Potterphile, the Wizarding World of Harry Potter had a lot to live up to in my mind. When I think of Harry Potter, I remember what I fell in love with when I first began the series. Hogwarts an...
Viewed 3890 times since 4 April 2011.

Harry Potter...Not a fan?

I have never read a Harry Potter book or seen a Harry Potter film; there I have said it! But I bet there are many of you out there who could say the same. So when we visited Universal recently I wondered how much enjoyment I would get out...
Viewed 2662 times since 5 March 2011.

Mardi Gras Concerts – Universal Studios March and April 2011

This series of concerts takes place in Universal Studios, Orlando as part of the Mardi Gras celebrations. March 5th Lynyrd Skynyrd This American rock band was formed in Jacksonville Florida in 1964, and they became prominent in ...
Viewed 2468 times since 21 January 2011.

Mardi Gras Concerts February 2011

Are you going to visit Orlando February, March or April? If so then you may be lucky enough to be able to visit Universal Studios and celebrate Mardi Gras. This amazing event is the largest Mardi Gras celebration outside of New Orleans. The streets o...
Viewed 2318 times since 21 January 2011.

Toon Lagoon at Islands of Adventure

At Islands of Adventures Toon Lagoon, there are more than 150 cartoon characters that inhabit this colourful part of the park. As you stroll down Comic Strip Lane you will see Betty Boop, Hagar the Horrible and Krazy Kat to name just a few of the fam...
Viewed 2475 times since 17 January 2011.

Jurassic Park River Adventure – Islands of Adventure

I usually give the water rides at miss at theme parks, one because I’m a whimp and don’t want to get soaked and secondly because I don’t want to spend the rest of my day walking around dripping wet. However, my daughter convinced me that ...
Viewed 5909 times since 6 January 2011.

Overview Of Islands of Adventure

Twinned with Universal Studios, the Island of Adventures is my favourite Orlando theme park. The recent addition of the Harry Potter Wizarding World has cemented its' popularity in my child-like mind. In the world before Harry, the Islands ha...
Viewed 2368 times since 23 December 2010.

Ride Restrictions for Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure – updated October 2010

Every ride and attraction within these two theme parks has a sign at the entrance that lists the height requirements for the ride and also warnings about certain medical conditions Children under 48' (1. 22 meters) must be accompanied by an a...
Viewed 3535 times since 17 October 2010.

Visit The Wizarding World of Harry Potter

We were all very excited when what seems like ages ago Universal announced it was going to include the attraction of Harry Potter at its Island of Adventure Theme Park. In fact it is only three years since Universal announced this addition of a “Them...
Viewed 2594 times since 16 October 2010.

Popeye and Blutos Raft Ride

Popeye and Bluto’s Raft Ride at Universal Islands of Adventure Florida Do you want to get wet? No, I mean really, really wet. This ride is the most fun that you can ever experience, the rafts sit around ten people who strap in with lap seat be...
Viewed 2954 times since 17 August 2010.

The Blue Man Group Reviewed

Ever since James Cameron’s highly acclaimed movie ' Avatar' was released, at least a few mentions of floating mountains, Pocahontas, and blue people are going to crop up. So, naturally, as I was strolling through City Walk at Universal, Orlan...
Viewed 2354 times since 4 July 2010.

Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey

Hogwarts: the one place that pretty much every child secretly hopes he or she will be invited to attend when the heralded eleventh birthday rolls around. Unfortunately, I did not receive my green-inked letter, and to my utter astonishment and...
Viewed 2876 times since 4 July 2010.

The Wizarding world of Harry Potter

The Wizarding world of Harry Potter We were lucky enough to be offered the chance to go to universal studio this week on Monday for a preview of the new attraction of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter As you walk through the archway t...
Viewed 2780 times since 10 June 2010.

Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey - Rumours and Facts

FACT: This Thursday (25 March), Universal will be announcing the opening date for The Wizarding World of Harry Potter. RUMOUR: At the same time, Universal will also announce more details about the new ride, Harry Potter and the Forbidden Jour...
Viewed 4250 times since 22 March 2010.

A preview of The Harry Potter park.

As I write there has been no date fixed for the opening of the new Harry Potter park, but all signs are pointing to spring 2010. This long awaited park stand in the grounds of the Universal Islands of Adventure and has been styled by the arti...
Viewed 2488 times since 1 March 2010.

Mardi Gras Universal Studios

If you are going on holiday to Orlando between February and April, a ‘not to be missed’ night out is the Mardi Gras nights at Universal Studios. In 2009 the theme was ‘Let the Music Move You’, and featured concerts from various bands includin...
Viewed 2876 times since 14 February 2010.

Toddlers at Hollywood Studios

Hollywood Studios is popular with little ones as they get to meet friends from the popular ' Playhouse Disney' Channel. At ' Playhouse Disney Live on Stage' toddlers get to dance and sing along with Bear In The Big Blue House and his friends, plus Ro...
Viewed 2608 times since 4 January 2010.

Places for Snacks at Hollywood Studios

There always seems so much choice so I thought I would write about some of the places we have had a drink, snack or meal at Hollywood Studios. At the ABC Commissary you will find and Art Deco themed counter service restaurant with the Posters...
Viewed 2862 times since 31 December 2009.

Rip Ride Rockit

Universal has a new roller coaster ride called Rip Ride Rockit, which had a soft opening while we were in Florida in August 2009, but on our August trips to Universal, either the ride was closed, or the queues were two hours plus long, and we did not...
Viewed 2769 times since 29 December 2009.

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