Hey guys/gals I'm back from my Spring-break in Orlando, Florida!
This time my folks and I started the week experiencing some of Disney things with the Fastpasses.
Like the Disney Hollywood Studios, we went on Toy Story Midway Mania it fun yet a little difficult.
The Star Wars ride (Star Tours) was awesome and different scenario ever time!
The Great Movie ride was neat. Muppet vision 3D was nice, Tower of Terror was all right...it's only the fall that scared me.
Fantasmic was pretty cool.
We stayed at the Animal Kingdom Lodge we spent an entire day there it's a really cool place seeing wild animals felt like a zoo,I got a lot of good pictures. Kinda interesting the fact we used our Fastpasses as keys, and got access to a neat club.
We checked out of the Animal Kingdom Lodge the next day and went to the Animal Kingdom theme park was nice too, Expedition Everest was cool, along with Bugs Life, and Dinosaur which were decent.
Safari was really epic, saw a lot of great animals and got a lot of pics.
We then head to a Universal Resort [Loews Royal Pacific Resort] and stayed there for the rest of the week. Took a water taxi to theme parks around there.
Islands of Adventure is still awesome!
The Harry Potter area is open way earlier so we go there first and all the other rides in the other areas are still epic!
I finally found out why that darn wand shop line is so dang long all the time. Turns out the room they let you in can only hold 30 people at a time!
The Spiderman ride had been updated not only in HD and more realistic, but Stan Lee himself makes several cameos throughout parts of the ride!
You gotta ride it multiple times to see it all of them!
At Universal Studios not only did I ride MiB multiple times (my bros maxed it out), along with the Mummy, Shrek 4D, E.T., & The Simpsons Ride.
The new Despicable Me ride :Minion Mayhem is hilarious and cute!
The area around the Simpsons Ride had been changed up to be more like Springfield.
The Transformers 3-D Ride is kinda similar to Spiderman, due to the fact that you are riding in a similar designed vehicle in this case an Autobot called 'Evac' I swear if they ever make a toy of him I would buy it! I love the ride a whole lot! You gotta ride those things more than once!
Saw the Madri Gras parade twice in row, the 3rd night there my kid sister, my dad, and myself not only watched the parade we got a lot of beads, while my brothers were riding single rider at MiB.
The second time it was unintentionally on our last night at Universal Studios after we ate dinner at Finnegan's Bar-Grill. I headed to Transformers hoping to ride it one last time and buy a souvenir while the rest of my folks headed to Disaster. The plan was after I rode Transformers & got my souvenir I meet them up at MiB, and ride it single rider before they got there. When I got to Transformer I asked a worker about the single riders lane, they closed that because it got to full! Since I couldn't get on the ride headed to gift shop took a couple pictures bought a keychain and necklace, then headed up to MiB ( after texting my dad). Out of all the rides there MiB is one of the most fun ones my siblings,parents and I all do single rider so we won't end up against each other ! Anyway after riding MiB a second time on single rider that night I met my dad outside he told me that my bros were doing single rider on MiB, my mom and little sister were heading toward Despicable Me. So my dad & I were trying to meet up with my mom & sis when the parade was going on we were near Transformers, so we stayed and watched the parade and when the beads were being tossed I noticed a lady in a wheelchair having some difficultly getting beads so I picked up some of the ones she dropped/ was reaching for and handed them to her a couple times.
After the last float passed us, I went to go meet with my mom and kid sister in front of Despicable Me, while dad went to get my brothers. My mom and sis were waiting for outside the Express Entrance of the ride. They told me that hard time getting there due to the parade and my sis didn't get many beads, since there were a lot of grabby teenagers around where they were at, so I gave her some of the ones I got during the parade earlier. So the three of us rode the ride, and we did it one last time with my dad and brothers, before leaving the park.
The next morning we took a two flights to get back home, first one was to Chicago, the second was to St. Louis.
I'll be uploading the pictures soon...
And I gotta admit Universal is WAY better than Disney when it comes to theme parks.
First off the Fastpasses you can only use on rides 3 times a day while the Universal Expresspasses can be used unlimited times on different rides per day. Not to mention Universal has more rides and better line designs.
Toy Story Midway Mania's carnival games are fun, but it can hurt your wrists. MiB you can hold the trigger on the laser gun keeps firing and is more accurate (although there are occasions when you have a bad gun).
No offense to Disney Fans, but I just prefer Universal.