In 2014, we took a family trip to Universal Orlando Resort. We were all looking forward to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter so much that I hadn’t even thought about the rest of the rides. My oldest son was 17 at the time, and he was all about roller coasters. While I stood there Googling, “How Scary Is The Incredible Hulk Roller Coaster?” he rode it four times in a row. … [Read more...] about How Scary Is The Incredible Hulk Roller Coaster?
We are HUGE Harry Potter fans in this house, so we’ve spent a small fortune on souvenirs at the various Universal Studios parks around the world. I’ve learned two things over the years — it’s okay if you forgot to buy something at the official shop because (here’s the second lesson I learned) you can probably find it for a better price online. That’s why I’ve decided to put … [Read more...] about Harry Potter Gift Guide For All Ages
Before we dig into this, I need to make a confession — I’ve fallen out of love with Walt Disney World. This is a topic I’ll probably need to tackle in a post at some point. For today, I’ll just say that my need to spend hours and hours in each park has ended which is why I can easily see all four parks in one day. The price of Park Hopper Passes and Single Admission at Walt … [Read more...] about How to See All Four Disney Parks in One Day
We absolutely love The Wizarding World of Harry Potter — we’ve visited at Universal Studios Florida, Universal’s Islands of Adventure, Universal Studios Hollywood AND Universal Studios Japan. We even have 25 tips for making the most of your time at the attraction. Now, we’re sharing our suggestions for where to eat at Wizarding World of Harry Potter, too! Around the world, … [Read more...] about Where to Eat at Wizarding World of Harry Potter
While we’ve been down to Florida with older kids, this trip was the first time taking one of the little guys. Four-year-old Caleb joined us, so we decided to check out Surfside Inn and Suites at Universal Orlando Resort. It’s the resort’s newest property and is designed as a budget-friendly option for families. We absolutely love the Aventura Hotel (which opened last year), … [Read more...] about Surfside Inn and Suites at Universal Orlando Resort: Review