We had an absolutely marvelous fun time at Universal Studios and Universal Islands of Adventure! The ride waits were not bad, except for two or three of them. The weather was perfect – in the 70s both days! Some new rides awaited us since the last time we went to Universal. The rides now incorporate more of the 4D experience into them than before which was very cool! Nothing like donkey snot sprinkling on you when Shrek’s Donkey sneezed or when Spiderman threw a flaming ball at us we could feel the heat from the fireball!
For those of ya’ll with children who may have to choose between one or the other of these parks, Universal Studios seemed more geared to adults with some children rides. Universal Islands of Adventure had many more children’s rides and playground activities with one ride being only for children under 36″. If you are an adult you can’t go with out a child under 36″. Roy and I wanted to go on that ride so bad, and even used our best sad faces on the guy at the entrance way to try to get on, but we were turned away.
At the end of our first day when we stopped at KFC, I discovered that I lost my debit card. Oh no! But the next morning we went to the Lost and Found and there it was!!!!! I cannot tell you how happy I was to get it and avoid having to get it replaced.
We purchased a three days for the price of two ticket, and just could not make it back the third day. Good thing the third day was free! As much fun as we had, the toll on our old bodies from all that walking and excitement has us wiped out. I slept 12 hours last night waking up at 10 am today. The days of constant activity with no physical repercussions are behind us!!! Most of the rides we chose had warning signs about not going if you had physical limitations but did we pay ANY attention to those. Of course not, over and over and over! Roy’s knee that was feeling okay before now is screaming at him as is my neck and shoulder. We’ll recover and will still have the wonderful memories of swirling, jerking, spinning, speeding, flying and other experiences from our time here.
Even thought it’s taking us all day today to recover from just two days of fun we truly had more fun than two old folks should have. It’s was so much fun being a kid and enjoying the sights, sounds and rides. I will take a day of pain recovery for those two days of delight any day!
Instead of posting all our pictures here I created photo albums in Facebook and the links below are to those albums. My WordPress storage space is dwindling since I include so many photos so I figured this was a good way to save on space! Universal Day One includes our Universal Studios pictures. Universal Day Two includes our Universal Islands of Adventures pictures.
We are headed to St. Augustine tomorrow to spend some time with our RV friends Russ and Annie and CAN’T WAIT!!!! These are the folks we met at Northern Lights who left before we did. They taught us about campfires, cooking over campfires, playing music and singing around the campfire and blessed our lives immensely with their friendship. Annie has been having cancer treatment the last few months and we look forward to spending some face to face time with them catching up.
Here’s the links to the pictures! You do not need to be on facebook to see the pictures, I made them all public.
Universal Day One: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10100836030375724&set=a.10100836103638904&type=3&theater
Universal Day Two: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10100836114856424&set=a.10100836138459124&type=3&theater
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