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Universal Studios Florida trip report – May 2013 (Transformers, Wizarding World & Simpsons updates)

My family and I went to Universal Studios Florida recently for this month’s trip report and had a very enjoyable visit. The crowds were moderate and the weather was warm with one quick afternoon shower. [wptouch target=”non-mobile”]Remember, you can click any image to view it full-screen. And don’t miss the complete photo gallery with 35 […]

Universal Studios Florida trip report – March 2013 (construction updates, Transformers meet-and-greet, more Mardi Gras fun)

It was a beautifully sunny day in March, and with great anticipation I was looking forward to seeing and experiencing all the changes at Universal Studios Florida since my visit last month. I arrived at the park in mid-afternoon and the crowds were starting to increase with people celebrating the Mardi Gras festivities and Matchbox […]

Islands of Adventure trip report – February 2013 (full tour around the park, refurb update and over 50 images)

As guests enter into the Port of Entry in Islands of Adventure (IOA) at Universal Orlando, “The adventure begins” is etched overhead on a stone overhang. Our recent visit to IOA was just that, a fun adventure for my family and me. [wptouch target=”non-mobile”]Remember, you can click any image to view it full-screen. And don’t […]

Universal Studios Florida trip report – February 2013 (construction updates & lots of Mardi Gras coverage)

Saturday marked the opening of the Mardi Gras festivities at Universal Studios Florida. The celebratory feel started right away as I approached the entrance of the park and saw 2013 Mardi Gras medallion. [wptouch target=”non-mobile”]Remember, you can click any image to view it full-screen. And don’t miss the complete photo gallery with over 40 images […]

Islands of Adventure trip report – January 2013 (new WWoHP live performance stage, possible lagoon show prep & more)

Over the long Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday weekend my family and I visited Islands of Adventure at Universal Orlando. Crowds were heavy on Sunday, with wait times about an hour for the Amazing Adventures of Spider-man and The Incredible Hulk Coaster rides. In the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, Dragon’s Challenge was temporarily shut […]

Disney’s Hollywood Studios trip report – September 2012 (Pirates, Muppets, merchandise & menu changes)

A few changes have been made since my last visit to the park. Fall is definitely in the air. Well, the thermometer may actually indicate otherwise, but Disney’s Hollywood Studios is definitely getting ready! The main strip on Hollywood Boulevard has already started gearing up for Halloween by lining up the merchandise in their shops. […]

Universal Orlando Premier & Preferred annual passholders get Early Park Admission to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter in January 2012

Update 1/2/12 Bumping up this post as a friendly reminder 🙂   Universal Orlando’s Winter 2011 annual passholder mailer arrived over the long weekend, and inside its pages was this exciting announcement: That’s right. From January 5th to February 5th, 2012, Premier and Preferred annual passholders receive the highly coveted Early Park Admission to the […]

Magic Kingdom trip report – December 2011 (Fantasyland construction, holiday decorations & more)

Last weekend, besides getting a chance to enjoy SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration, we also had the opportunity to stroll around Magic Kingdom at  Walt Disney World. Let’s talk a little bit about the construction of the new Fantasyland first. It really looks like the whole area is coming along quite well. There are large structures covering […]