Our first day at Universal was spent in the Islands of Adventure park, the home of Harry Potter. The crowds were beyond what we had expected, an hour wait to get on the popular rides and shows was not uncommon. The Wizarding World of Harry Potter was elbow to elbow with people wanting to relive their memories of the best selling books. Having sampled Butter Beer and feeling lite headed Ron and I found our way on to the Dragon Challenge roller coaster. We climbed the steep grade to the highpoint of the coaster, crested the top and took a hard right turn then were hurled over and upside down at 30 mph. It was here
that I became aware that Ron was searching for the help of a high power…”Jesus” he screamed. “Ron found Jesus!” I thought. As the ride continued Ron and I searched our memories of the Bible and the Torah to gain courage, strength, and salvation from the Dragon.
Having survived we stood in the hour line to ride Harry Potters Forbidden Journey, a ride above, in and through the castle. This was the premier ride of the park even for somone who has not read the books.
We finished our day in Seuss Landing, laid back and relaxing.
Our second day in the park was spent in Universal Studios Florida walking through the streets of Hollywood, New York, and San Francisco. The crowds had diminished by two-thirds, resulting in a relaxed day in the park. My favorite ride was the Simpson’s ride, a high-tech 3D swoop, soar and smash through Krustyland staring Homer and family.
We had dinner Tu Tu Tango on International Blvd. a tappa restruarnt that is a must if your in Orlando.
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