When Trav told me he was going to Orlando for work and wanted me to come, I knew I couldn't pass up this opportunity to get something knocked off my bucket list....Harry Potter world. So we packed up our bags, left the kids behind with multiple babysitters and headed for sunny Florida.! Here we are boarding the plane...
Here's the first palm tree we were close to
The first night we got there we just walked around Orlando and over by the parks.There was this place called the Chocolate Emporium. O my. I will talk more about it later but this was inside.
The first thing we went through was Seuss land! Since Rach is in Seussical the musical right now we tried to get some fun Seuss pictures for her.
We got in line for the Harry Potter ride, which means you get to walk through Hogwarts. It was AWESOME! The lines really weren't bad either! We went on this one twice in a row.
We went in Weasley's Wizarding Wheezes and they even had Extendable Ears!
O. My. Goodness. My life will never be the same.
Again, we decided to go explore the rest of Universal. Again...not as cool as Diagon Alley but I'll give them points for trying. We saw the back to the future car...
We also saw Jaws, and were right on time for a parade (but we didn't take any pictures of that)
And drink more of this....
Check out this shot!
It was actually kind of nice to take our time this go around. We saw a lot more than we had the day before.
We walked through Jurassic Park again....
This is what Trav's dad used to always say...
We had lunch at the Three Broomsticks and drank more butterbeer. This is me trying to figure out how to do a video. Ha ha!
We went back to Seussland
Bought some delicious but the most expensive chocolates we've ever eaten from the Chocolate Emporium.
We just walked around Universal and went on rides as we felt we needed to. No schedule, no rush, nobody was dying of tiredness or hunger or thirst. It was actually really refreshing to just be there with the two of us. But we were saying the whole time "The kids would love this!"
We saw quite a few turtles.
We considered buying these shirts for ourselves...
and then headed to the airport. I had a long day of traveling ahead.
Even though it wasn't a long trip, it was one of the most magical and most fun trips I've been on. We love you Harry Potter!!