Universal Studios was a complete surprise to me the first time we visited.  I did not expect to love it so much, its now a favourite. We went to Orlando so we could visit Disney World, a visit to the House of Mouse had been an ambition since going to Disneyland Paris.  At the time I thought this would be our one and only trip to Florida so we added on a few days at Universal.  Experiencing the Harry Potter attractions was the reason we wanted to see Universal Studios.  As it turned out not only were we blown away by all the Potter attractions but we also loved the rest of Universal too.  Now we wouldn’t dream of a Florida holiday that didn’t include it.

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In the pursuit of the ‘perfect’ Disney World trip I wanted to make sure that we spent enough time enjoying our very favourite attractions.  Being experienced Disney World visitors we know which attractions we want to spend time on and those we don’t.  We don’t have to rush around trying to make the most of our precious days in the parks by squeezing in all the attractions.  You could call us very lucky.  Deciding which favourite attractions to focus on is a great problem to have. Continue Reading

When we visit Disney World we always visit Universal Studios too.  Though my Grumpy Husband is a reluctant Disney fan he is an out of the closet Universal lover.  The bigger and bolder attractions at the two Universal parks suit him perfectly, he absolutely knows no fear and will try any ride, at least once.   Continue Reading

My Husband was a reluctant Disney visitor, in common with many men, he thought Disney World was going to be his idea of a nightmare.  Filled with uncontrollable over-excited kids, long lines for rides and forced to eat theme park food, overpriced and tasteless.  Continue Reading

It’s been quite a wait but finally the opening date of Disney’s Animal Kingdom’s newest attraction, Pandora World of Avatar, has been announced.

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There is so much to see and do at Walt Disney World, it’s tough to fit everything into one vacation.  Ok, I realise you actually can’t do everything in one trip but something you really should make time for is meeting characters.  These experiences are traditional at Disney and they can be so special, even if you don’t have kids.   I would urge everyone to find their inner child.  Suspend their disbelief and interact with the characters for what might just be one of the most memorable moments of your holiday.

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Here’s part two of ‘favourite attractions by our 12 year old theme park expert’, this time we focus on the top choices at Universal Studios, Florida.  Check out our previous post for Disney World’s top attractions according to a 12 year old.

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Now that we’ve hit 2017 planning for our trip to Disney World and Universal Studios has begun in earnest.  I know, we don’t depart for another 250 days, but for me planning is part of the trip, so it’s never too early to start.

First off I decided I would make sure I planned plenty of time for everyone’s favourite attractions and dining locations.  So, to that end, I compiled a list for each family member.  Here’s list number one.  Disney World’s top three attractions by Joe, our son and expert, age 12.

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Disney has a whole back catalogue of the most wonderful movies.  Stories we treasure and watch over and over again.  It’s Walt’s gift to all of us.  But over the Christmas period, while watching some non Disney movie classics on TV I started to ponder.  There are quite a few movies out there that Disney could have made.  These films have all the hallmarks of a classic Disney live action movie, but were created by another studio.

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Excitement  is building over some of the new additions which will be added to the parks, this coming year.  Pandora – The world of Avatar has got to be the biggest and most exciting of all of these.

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