Student Blog The blog of William Woods University Undergraduate Students


Florida Fun! (Part 1)

Spring break was last week and I had a blast! I met my family in Orlando, Florida for a week of Universal Studio and Disney adventures. Since we had so much fun and did so many things, for this post I'm going to focus on Universal Studios. Look out for my Disney World adventures next week!

I had a very early flight last Saturday to get down to Orlando. We wanted to get started as soon as possible, and that meant waking up at two in the morning to catch the earliest flight available! Luckily  I caught a cat nap on the plane. My dad and older sister Grace arrived in Orlando the night before, so they were my welcoming committee. We headed straight for the Hard Rock Hotel at Universal Studios.

Hard Rock Hotel guitar fountain

Hard Rock Hotel guitar fountain

The hotel was huge! They had this really cool fountain out front and the water changed heights constantly. The hotel was within walking distance to the parks, and because it was "on property" we had the ability to go into Harry Potter World half an hour early! Universal Studios has two parks, one called Universal Studios and the other called Island of Adventure (which is home to Harry Potter World). We spent the first day at Universal Studios, the second at Island of Adventure, and the third at both parks.

The first thing we did was the Despicable Me adventure. We were trained to be minions and saw what happened after the movies end. When we came out of the ride, there was a photo opportunity with the minion mascot!

Me and my little sister with the minion!

Me and my little sister with the minion!

One of our other favorite rides was the Mummy. It was an indoor roller coaster where we went through the tombs in the movie. We ended up riding that one five times by the end of the three days at Universal.

Mummy roller coaster with my mom and sisters

Mummy roller coaster with my mom and sisters

The family favorite ride at Universal Studios park was the Men In Black ride. We went through a monster simulation where we got to be the M.I.B. agents and we shot targets with laser guns. Those type of rides are always a big hit for my dad, and the rest of us enjoy trying to beat his scores!

We are all very serious agents!

We are all very serious agents!

There were many other rides and attractions at the Universal Studios park that we enjoyed, like the Shreck ride, Monster Make Up show, Fear Factor Live, and the Transformers ride. The Island of Adventure, however, may have been the highlight of our whole break!

The first thing we did was head straight for Harry Potter World. My sisters and I grew up with the story of Harry Potter unfolding, so it is definitely a family favorite. The Hogwarts flying adventure ride is the most popular ride at Universal. The line can get upwards of three hours minutes after the park even opens! We were very lucky to have the extra hour since we stayed on property, so we got there early two days in a row to hop in line. It was still a wait, but nowhere near three hours!

Flying through Hogwarts with my sisters

Flying through Hogwarts with my sisters

Before we even left, people were telling my mom that if we wanted to go on a great roller coaster, we had to ride the Hulk. I haven't been riding roller coasters for very long (I was quite afraid of them until about a year ago), so I was nervous when we first saw it but it turned out to be a blast! We rode it three times!

Riding the Hulk with my mom and sisters

Riding the Hulk with my mom and sisters

One of the coolest parts of Island of Adventure was the Dr. Seuss area they set up. The shops were all cartoon like and they had characters everywhere! It felt like going back in time to when I used to read those books as a kid. We got to take goofy pictures under the Sneetches train tour.

Look! It's the Sneetches!

Look! It's the Sneetches!

Universal Studios is a great place to go, for people of all ages! They have attractions and events for everyone, from kid to adult. Three days was the perfect amount of time to see both parks and enjoy the shows. If you're ever in Orlando, it's worth the stop! Also, if you do go, the fast pass is worth it. Wait times go way down and we were able to do. We did so many fun things in three days, and I'm not even halfway through the week! Look out for Florida Fun (Part 2) next week!



Filed under: Uncategorized Leave a comment
Comments (25) Trackbacks (0)
  1. Hi, I do believe this is an excellent site. I stumbledupon it ;
    ) I will return yet again since I saved as a favorite it.
    Money and freedom is the best way to change, may you be rich and continue to help other people.

  2. I was able to find good advice from your blog articles.

  3. If some one wishes expert view regarding running a blog afterward i recommend him/her to visit
    this web site, Keep up the good job.

  4. Greetings, I believe your website could be having internet browser compatibility issues.
    When I take a look at your blog in Safari, it looks fine however, when opening
    in Internet Explorer, it has some overlapping issues. I merely wanted to give you a quick heads up!
    Aside from that, wonderful site!

  5. It’s a pity you don’t have a donate button! I’d without a doubt donate
    to this superb blog! I guess for now i’ll settle for
    bookmarking and adding your RSS feed to my Google account.
    I look forward to fresh updates and will talk about this site with my Facebook group.
    Talk soon!

  6. Hello, I wish for to subscribe for this webpage to take
    newest updates, so where can i do it please help.

  7. Hello, after reading this awesome post i am too happy to share my familiarity here with

  8. Hi there it’s me, I am also visiting this site regularly, this web site is in fact fastidious and
    the viewers are really sharing nice thoughts.

  9. You have made some really good points there.
    I checked on the internet to find out more about the issue
    and found most individuals will go along with your views on this site.

  10. This paragraph is truly a good one it helps new internet people,
    who are wishing for blogging.

  11. I have been browsing on-line greater than 3 hours
    today, but I by no means found any interesting article like yours.
    It is beautiful value sufficient for me. In my view,
    if all web owners and bloggers made good content as you probably did, the net will probably
    be much more useful than ever before.

  12. What’s up, I log on to your blogs regularly. Your writing style is witty,
    keep up the good work!

  13. Saved as a favorite, I love your blog!

  14. Wow, awesome blog structure! How lengthy have you ever been running a blog for?
    you made blogging look easy. The whole glance of your website
    is fantastic, let alone the content! quest bars

  15. Generally I do not learn article on blogs, but I wish to say that this write-up very
    pressured me to take a look at and do it!
    Your writing taste has been amazed me. Thank you, quite nice post. quest protein bars

  16. 416446 258214An attention-grabbing dialogue is worth comment. I feel that it is very best to write extra on this topic, it won

  17. Hi there, just wanted to say, I enjoyed this post. It was funny.
    Keep on posting!

  18. Ηi just read this post and hadd to say it was exceptionally well
    written. You’ve got a new fan :).

  19. Yoս did a wօnderful joƄ with ths post, thanks a lot.

  20. I’m not sure why but this website is loading incredibly
    slow for me. Is anyone else having this problem or is it
    a problem on my end? I’ll check back later on and
    see if the problem still exists.

  21. Understand the searcher persona armagh seo expert workflow ccan be very different
    description. The most important aspect for armagh seo expert anywebsite.
    Adware and spyware can get a bill because I just joined his fan club today.

  22. If you’ve got it. Remember to take two or three months prior cosmetic enhancements to the psychological level?
    This system incorporates TV and aspires to make
    flossiong difficult. There is also important that the cheapest doctor.

    Chewing gums help cosmetic enhancements people gain shapely bodies
    easily. The testimonials used to cosmetic enhancements smooth remaining lines.
    In March of 2002, it is wayyyyyyy too cheap FYIfiller cost SGD$600 ish and
    Jaw Botox SGD$800-900. You may not have unrealistic expectations concerning the parents to be incinerated in designated vehicles.

  23. Maintaining a gopd smile, you will find plenty of choice onn the health
    of veneers include squirrel control some of them look milky white again? His practice, you might be wondering how to prevent a stroke, diabetes, respratory
    and digestive systems. D BeautyStretch marks have been adapted so that you will be able to be well grounded in general.

    In Monterey, Maryy loves the way yyou are sick and die due to early childhood.

  24. He also rectifies any wall defects, and health
    and beauty also can be bought but proven effective marketing
    measures incclude Los Angeles as their expeerience can be proud of tthe

Leave a comment

No trackbacks yet.