Today I thought I'd bore you with some more holiday pictures, this time from Universals Island of Adventures. We all loved the Universal parks, right up my two boys street, lots of thrills and spills (getting wet!)
On the way to Universal you pass through their village of restaurants and shops one of which really made us giggle.
As a family we love the film Forrest Gump and are always using phrases from the film, there are so many beauties.....Life is like a box of chocolates, Run Forrest run, My Mama said I was special etc.... I could go on for hours. Unfortunately we couldn't get in the restaurant as it was booked but I did manage a couple of items from the shop.
Plus the bench complete with case, running shoes and chocolates was outside the building, a great photo opportunity!
So to Land of Adventures and our first stop as it is new this year was The Wizarding world of Harry Potter, this was really busy but with our fast passes we didn't wait too long. The rides were excellent although I did have to cringe just a little as we flew past the cave of spiders....not keen on extremely large spiders!
The shops were just like in the film, wands, owls, magic books. My youngest came away with a wand, as did most children!
A great place, you really felt like you were in the film, apart from all the other tourists too!
Moving on and we had a giggle at the next ride......
As we entered this ride there was a problem with it and we had to sit....in our seats till it was sorted. I thought it was all part of the ride initially and was getting just a little spooked in the dark surrounded by very large dinosaurs. The boys loved it!
The thing is, you know going on the rides that you will be safe and that nothing nasty is going to happen BUT you do really get into the action and it does seem just a little real in parts!
Anyway we made it out alive if not just a little wet, actually completely soaked if I am honest!
This next photo shows the end of the ride....you can see why you get soaked....my two are also in the wet zone having got off the ride....well once you are already wet on a hot day....you may as well get wetter?!
Yes that is the pair of them sat on the wall enjoying the ride all over again! And again! And again!
Even the play area at Jurassic park was great fun too.
Lots of rides, lots of getting wet and great food made for a great day out. I have to say the only thing I didn't like was the Hulk roller coaster. It was very, very fast, you got thrown all over the place and I personally felt like my brain was trying to leave my head...you know the feeling where you feel like it is rattling around?
That was me.
The kids however, whooped at every loop, twist and turn and went on it again and again!
Maybe it's an age thing? LOL.
I can totally recommend Island of Adventures especially if you have older children, great fun was had by all.
More from me tomorrow. x