Vacation Countdown~ 90 days left!!

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With 90 days left we thought we would use today’s post to share all the things we like and dislike about Poseidon’s Fury. It is located in the Islands of Adventure theme park and is somewhat tucked away into the back of the park, right before the entryway to Hogsmeade and the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. Universal describes it as a show, although we think it’s not what one would typically think of when they hear the word show. This brings us to our first dislike. It isn’t a sit down show and would be considered standing room only. Live actors engage the crowd, telling the story of archeologists finding and locating the ancient Temple of Poseidon and awakening the dark within. The show uses a combination of water, fire and lasers to detail the legends of Poseidon and his nemesis Lord Darkenon. The show ends with a final battle between the two and this battle is definitely epic, one thing we really like about Poseidon’s Fury.


Here is a list of our dislikes:
Standing Room Only
It doesn’t offer any seating and guests are moved to different rooms as the show moves along.
Somewhat Chaotic
We find this show a bit chaotic as it starts with guests queueing in line. They are then funneled into a large room and all guests are squished in. If we traveled with children we could see how it’s hard to navigate through each room. They are not well lit because of the scenes of each room and guests just push and shove their way through. This can’t be enjoyable for people with smaller children.
Temerature
Some of the rooms that we were moved into as the show continued were not very cool. Normally we would be ok with this but during this show your smooshed shoulder to shoulder with strangers. Trust us, the air conditioning needed to be turned up!

And here is our list of likes:
Special Effects
The effects in this show are a lot of fun. It uses a lot of fire, water and laser effects making the show very enjoyable.
Actors/Actresses
The live actors/actresses really make the show a lot of fun. They really interact with the show and crowd and have made the show memorable for us through the years.
Unknown
We feel like a lot of people either don’t know about the show or really aren’t very interested in it. This makes the queue line move right along. We’ve never really encountered a long wait. Universal lists show times but we’ve never had to go by it. In the past we’ve always been able to get right in.

Let us know what you like and dislike about Poseidon’s Fury.

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Weekly Wandering #2…

Every week we will post a picture of something found within the Universal Studios Orlando Resort. It might be an attraction or even a prop. Can you guess what the picture is of and where it is located? Leave your answer in the comments. The answer will be posted the following week along with the next week’s picture.

Here is the 2nd edition of the Weekly Wandering…

Week 2:
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Do you know what this is or where it is located within The Universal Studios Orlando Resort? Let us know your answer in the comments below!
Don’t forget to check back in next week for the Weekly Wandering Recap!

Weekly Wandering #1… Recap

In the Weekly Wandering Recap we will post the answer to the previous weeks photo trivia challenge. The original photo trivia challenge can be found here.

Weekly Wandering #1… Recap

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The correct answer is that it is a picture of the windmill located in the entrance of Islands of Adventure. It is located on the top of the building. (After walking through the Islands of Adventure entrance look slightly to your right and you should be able to see it very clear. Below is the original image.
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We hope you enjoyed the first edition of the Weekly Wandering… The 2nd edition can be found here.

Vacation Countdown~ 91 days left!!

We love taking pictures and will take as many as we can while on vacation at Universal Studios Orlando Resort. Throughout the parks there are many places to take great pictures and of course we just can’t pass up the opportunity for a memorable picture.
We thought we would share with you some of the great places throughout the parks that we always stop to snap the perfect picture. Upon our return home from vacation we enjoy making photo books and even sharing our pictures here with you.

Here are some of our favorite picture spots.

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This picture is from Islands of Adventure. Mythos restaurant is located inside the rock formation.

DSC00633This is of Hogwart’s Academy. It is taken from the bridge that connects Hogsmeade to Jurassic Park in Islands of Adventure.

DSC00657The Hulk roller coaster. The picture was taken from Jurassic Park, the back side of the Discovery Center.

DSC01358This picture is of the Simpsons Ride. It was taken from across the pond, right in front of where London stands today. (Construction of London had started and was being built when the picture was taken.)

Those are just a few of our favorite spots to stop and snap a picture. What are some of your favorite things to snap a picture of? Let us know in the comments!

Vacation Countdown~ 92 days left!!

Some of the stuff that we ordered is finally in!! We still have a fairly long to do list but we are moving in the right direction and it’s getting closer and closer!

Mr. Travelers sneakers are finally here. (With all that glowing green the Mrs. will have no problem spotting him in a crowd!!)
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Mrs. Travelers order arrived too! She got a Harry Potter bracelet and necklace. They were both really cute and were very inexpensive.

What kind of movie/tv merchandise or gear do you guys like to get?