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    Universal Orlando Trip Report (EXTREMELY PHOTO HEAVY)

    Hey Everyone,
    This is my first trip report on the boards and it's extremely photo heavy. This trip was my dad and I flying up to Orlando for one day. My dad hasnt been since '05 and I havent been since '08 so we both havent been there recently enough to do WWOHP, so that was pretty much the cause of the trip. Here are the pics:

    We first headed over to Islands to go to WWOHP.

    Islands lighthouse.

    The first direct you through Seuss Landing to get to WWOHP.

    Then around Poseidon's Fury.

    Yay! We're here!

    The detail was amazing!
    They then routed the line for Forbidden Journey along the Jurassic Park Bridge.

    The Entrance to Forbidden Journey from the Bridge.

    Hogwarts from the bridge.

    Flight of the Hippogriff.

    Finally at Entrance.

    Just Incredible.

    Castle Bridge.

    Entrance to Hogwarts.
    I took a ton of pictures in the queue for Forbidden Journey but that queue is so dark I wasnt able to get that many good shots so I'll just show some of the good ones.

    Hogwarts from the Greenhouse. I love how the flowers are speakers. Great Theming!

    Entrance to Dumbledore's Office.
    None of the other pictures came out well. Forbidden Journey was INCREDIBLE! BEST RIDE I'VE EVER BEEN ON!!
    Then we headed over to Marvel Island to do Spiderman.

    Had to walk through Toon Lagoon.

    Dudley Do-Right's under refurb. Notice the guy working on it near the bottom.

    Spiderman!
    So then my dad and I headed over to Jurassic Park and Popeye's which we got soaked on. So, we headed out of the park to get a change of clothes from the car. After that we headed over to Universal Park to do some stuff there.

    In line for Simpsons. Loved this nod to Disney.

    Rip Ride Rockit. I did not go on it.
    After doing Mummy three times, Men in Black, and Simpsons we headed back to Islands.

    Universal Globe.

    Rip Ride Rockit. It's insane how close you are to it.

    Hard Rock Cafe.

    NBA
    Now we headed back over to WWOHP to get a fast pass to come in later.

    The Lost Continent.

    Mythos. I really like this picture.
    Our fastpasses were for 3:10 and it was 2:00 so we decided to do some stuff we don't normally do.

    Poseidon's Fury. This was my first time doing this and I LOVED it! It was so cool.

    Poseidon's Fury.
    We then headed over to Seuss to do the trolley so I could get some interesting pictures.

    Mythos.

    Hogwarts.

    Hulk. I really like this picture.
    Next we did Cat in the Hat because we still had 20 minutes to kill.

    Cat in the Hat.







    Now it was time to go back to WWOHP so we headed back over.
    It was way more crowded now.

    The snowman.

    Frog Chorus.

    Hogwarts.

    I really like this picture and the angle I took it from.

    I like this one too.

    Entrance.

    Hogwarts Crest.
    We then went single rider for Forbidden Journey and were able to get on 4 times in a row in 30 minutes in single rider.
    So those are all my pictures (that came out well). I hope you enjoyed it.

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    Re: Universal Orlando Trip Report (EXTREMELY PHOTO HEAVY)

    LOVE LOVE LOVE your trip report!
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    Re: Universal Orlando Trip Report (EXTREMELY PHOTO HEAVY)

    Nice photos!

    I finally experienced Poseidon's Fury last summer and while it was a little hokey, I enjoyed the effects (a few totally blew me away). Definitely was a great way to get out of the heat in late July.

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    Re: Universal Orlando Trip Report (EXTREMELY PHOTO HEAVY)

    Thanks KingEric and Aimster!
    Yeah I agree with you Aimster, the story was boring and due to the crowds I couldnt really see much but it had some really cool effects, such as the water tunnel and the underwater scene where the set and roof moved

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    Re: Universal Orlando Trip Report (EXTREMELY PHOTO HEAVY)

    Fantastic trip report! I love Universal Studios Orlando and Islands of Adventure. Wizarding World is absolutely the best thing to happen to theme parks since Tokyo Disney Sea.

    Great job!
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    Re: Universal Orlando Trip Report (EXTREMELY PHOTO HEAVY)

    Quote Originally Posted by Dustysage View Post
    Fantastic trip report! I love Universal Studios Orlando and Islands of Adventure. Wizarding World is absolutely the best thing to happen to theme parks since Tokyo Disney Sea.

    Great job!
    Thanks so much Dusty! I agree with you completely! Even though I havent been to Tokyo Disney Sea, I can imagine how amazing it is. Wizarding World was just an incredible blend of engineering, architecture, and design. It created a real feel as if you entered the books/movies, even better than Disney has done previously. I LOVE Disney but I have to say Universal really outdid themselves with this. I cant wait to see if the rumors of expanding Wizarding World come true!

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    Re: Universal Orlando Trip Report (EXTREMELY PHOTO HEAVY)

    Great trip report! I'm really missing the Florida Universal park, and hope we can get at least a day in when we visit Orlando in October! Thanks for all the great photos!
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    Re: Universal Orlando Trip Report (EXTREMELY PHOTO HEAVY)

    You know, despite the number of photos I've seen of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, I'm always struck by the fact that I see so few repeat photos. I'm assuming that speaks to the depth of theming and attention to detail. Your report, once again, brings us another set of unique, and striking photos of this new place to visit. We have not been able to see this attraction yet, and are very much anticipating our first visit to it. Thank you for the Potter photos, and for your extensive trip report on the Universal Florida resort, one of our favorite places to visit!
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    Re: Universal Orlando Trip Report (EXTREMELY PHOTO HEAVY)

    Thanks so much Rixter and MickeyMaxx!!

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