Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Universal's Islands of Adventure, Orlando Florida (Part 2)

Universal Orlando Resort Entrance

Universal's Islands of Adventure

The Adventure Begins....
Taken from my iphone, the adventure begins.....

Fudge and Candy Store

Planning on what rides to try, while I was taking pictures of them ;-)


Marvel Super Hero Island

The Amazing Adventures of Spiderman
Popeye and Bluto's Bilge- Rat Barges Ride
Popeye and Bluto's Buige- Rat Barges Ride


Comic Strip Cafe

Betty Boop

Dudley Do-Right's Ripsaw Falls
at Toon Lagoon

Jurassic Park River Adventure Entrance
Jurassic Park Ride

Jurassic Park Ride

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter

Long Line to Harry Potter The Forbidden Journey Ride
Harry Potter and The Forbidden Journey

Harry Potter's Show,  Frog Choir

Snow during summer, only here at Universal Orlando Florida ;-)

Honeydukes Store
Inside the Honeyduke's Store

Three Broomsticks Restaurant

Long Line to buy and try Butter beer

Taken from iphone- closer look of the castle

Hulk's Car

Blondie's Counter Service

The Hulk's Roller Coaster Ride- we didn't try this one

The stores

The Adventure Lives On

June 26, 2013-  This is the continuation of our trip to Orlando, Florida.   We spent our second day at Universal's Islands of Adventure which was included in our multi-day tickets.  We arrived around 11am and most of the rides have long lines already.  It was so hot that day, we were sweating a lot and since we came from a cold weather of Washington State it's hard to adjust to the hot weather of Florida and the worst was, it's summer.

So we took and read the map and planned our route on what rides to try.  My hubby and my son took the Spiderman Ride while my daughter and I went to a shaded area eating the dippin' dots ice cream.

My daughter and I decided to have lunch at Captain America Diner while waiting for the boys to come back. 

After few minutes my boys came and joined us, after discussing on where to go we walked around looking for the right ride for us and since we are afraid of roller coaster the only rides that we took were Jurassic Park River Adventure,  Popeye and Bluto's Bilge- Rat Barges Ride and Harry Potter the Forbidden Journey Ride with a waiting time of almost 2 hours each ride, the longest line was the Harry Potter, almost 2 1/2 hours (I think). 

We stopped by at the Harry Potter's store, I bought some postcards and stamps of Harry Potter, I sent a postcard to myself hehehe (my souvenir) a "dumbledore's wand" worth $32 for my son which he never played that after I bought it, I bought some frog chocolates (chocolates shaped like frog) "fudge flies" and waited in line outside just to try and taste the butter beer.

We're supposed to try the Dudley Do-Right's Ripsaw Falls ride but it was closed that day.

By the time we finished the rides it's almost 8pm,  but my son wanted to go back to Popeye and Bluto's Bilge- Rat Barges Ride, it's a water rapids raft ride and you're supposed to get wet, my hubby and my son went back and forth to that ride since there's no more waiting line.  They went back four times.  I did only once and enjoyed it. 

 Popeye and Bluto's Bilge- Rat Barges Ride

We went back to hotel already dried because it was too hot that day, we never had the chance to change our clothes :-) I enjoyed much here in Islands of Adventure, than the Universal Studios and I want to go back here....soon :-)