the grandkids this year at Universal Studios Orlando
real adventure with the family, especially with all the great movies coming
out these days, Universal Studios Orlando is a really great choice. The
theme park gives the kids the opportunity to get right up close and personal
with the world of their favourite characters and have a whole load of fun.
Panoramic view of Universal Studios Florida's lagoon CC by-SA 3.0 Paragmpatre
a personal note, this year I have to entertain my grandkids for a couple
of weeks while their parents are heading off for a romantic holiday in
the Caribbean and what better place to do it than at Universal Studios
Orlando? I even found a great way of purchasing
universal studios tickets online, making the experience even more convenient
I know I will be completely exhausted when it’s all over, but with all
the things to see and do there, it’s going to be an absolute blast and
the photos and videos will be something to treasure for a lifetime. They
might even make their second-honeymooning parents a little jealous!
Here is just a brief breakdown of some of the attractions we are going
to experience along the way.
World of Harry PotterTM
confess, even at my, shall we say, mature age, I enjoyed all the Harry
Potter movies (with or without the grandkids present!) and this attraction
is one of the most popular. We are going to visit both Hogsmeade and Dragon
Alley during our visit.
Hogsmeade, we’ll get to explore the Hogwarts Castle (pictured above) and
all the shops of the town, and while I stand by (OK, I’m chicken) the kids
will enjoy the incredible rides and attractions with all sorts of magical
then go for an exciting stroll in the recently opened Dragon’s Alley, enjoy
a meal at the Leaky Cauldron, visit the Ollivanders wand shop and enjoy
an exciting thrill ride inside the Gringotts Bank.
Adventures of Spider-Man TM
particularly, loves Spider-Man (and has the outfit to prove it), so next
stop is The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man.
Spider-Man CC BY 2.0 Jenn
We’ll be donning some 3D
glasses for a realistic experience with Spidey himself as we follow him
through the streets, scaling the skyscrapers and plunging to the streets
below in what is a simulated 400-foot freefall. Well, I say “we,”
but maybe the KIDS will. I think I’ll be enjoying a relaxing cup of coffee
during that one!
Despicable Me Minion Mayhem
Next is my granddaughter’s favourite,
Despicable Me Minion Mayhem. This sounds like it will be a whole load of
cute fun as we will join the famous Gru, his daughters and the Minions
on a really fun 3D ride, ending up becoming actual Minions ourselves!
The attraction includes
a trip through Gru’s super-villain lab and ends with a Minion-inspired
dance party where we, or should I say the kids, will show off their best
There are so many other wonderful
attractions to visit at Universal
Studios Orlando, including TRANSFORMERS: The Ride-3D , E.T. Adventure®
and even the MEN IN BLACK™ Alien Attack™ among others, which will also
appeal to their sci-fi loving gran, so all in all its going to be a really
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