I received complimentary tickets. All opinions are my own and may differ from yours.
Universal Orlando and Islands of Adventure!
Living in Central Florida sure does have it’s perks. We are about 30 minutes from Universal Orlando and Islands of Adventure and go quite a bit. However, this trip was a little different since we were going as a group as part of the #FacingFearsTogether event. We stayed at Cabana Bay Beach Resort and went to Halloween Horror Nights 24 on the first night and had a very scary time. On the second day, we got to go to Universal Orlando and Islands of Adventure to ride some of the big and scary roller coasters that go straight up and down, and rides including The Hulk, Transformers, Hollywood Rip, Ride, Rocket, Revenge of the Mummy, Despicable Me Minion Mayhem, Men In Black: Alien Attack and more.
We also got to visit Harry Potter’s Diagon Alley which opened up this past summer. It was our first visit there and it was pretty interesting. Did you know that you can only Butter Beer Ice Cream in Diagon Alley? There we got to visit the Gringotts Bank.
We also saw the dragon shoot his fire!
We also got a glimpse of Kreature peeking out of the curtains.
My favorite ride was Despicable Me: Minion Mayhem but the others thoroughly enjoyed Hollywood Rip, Ride, Rocket!
Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit features three world’s first maneuvers — the Double Take (the world’s largest non-inverted loop), the Treble Clef (track built in the shape of the musical symbol) and the Jump Cut (a spiraling negative-gravity move).
I think I got a great picture of Toni from Two Traveling Moms and her mom in the front seat!
Despicable Me is a ride where you start off with some ‘minion training’ then head on a wild ride with Gru, Edith, Agnes, Margo and some mischievous minions.
All I can say is that it sure looks different during the day compared to the evening while at Halloween Horror Nights. We headed over to Islands of Adventure via the Hogwarts Express, where we arrived at Hogsmeade Village.
It was about a 10 minute ride over.
Here you will also find Butter Beer. I have never tried it so that means I will just have to go again.
Once at Islands of Adventure, we had lunch at Mythos. The food was very good and I highly recommend it.
Besides The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, you will also find, Toon Lagoon, Jurassic Park, Seuss Landing, Marvel Super Hero Island, and The Lost Continent. We took a ride on the High In The Sky Suess Trolley Train Ride, then headed for Dudley Do-Right’s Ripsaw Falls. Because our group is experienced in riding these kinds of rides, they have a tendency to plan ahead. See if you can tell which group is ours!
Seuss Landing is a fun place and I can’t wait to take my grand kids there the next time they come to visit. They also have:
- The Cat In The Hat – Guests ride a moving couch through the pages of Dr. Seuss’ “The Cat in the Hat” and meet the world’s most mischievous feline.
- Caro-Seuss-el – An interactive merry-go-round featuring an array of whimsical Seussian creatures.
- One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish – Riders steer their fish through a circular obstacle course of playfully squirting fountains.
- If I Ran The Zoo – This interactive play area provides a fun-filled spot for children to romp amid Seussian-styled creatures.
There is no shortage of things to do at Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure. Islands of Adventure alone is a 110-acre theme park places where visitors are in the heart of unforgettable, epic adventures.
Have you ever been to Universal Orlando or Islands of Adventure?