Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Wordful Wednesday - Universal Studios and CityWalk

While in Florida a couple of weeks ago, I was able to check out The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios and hang out with a few other bloggers at Pat O'Brien's. One day wasn't enough to take in all the sights and sounds, but I was amazed at what I saw.

Hogwart's Express Train

Entrance to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter looks like a scene right out of the movies, minus the tourists.

I would have loved to have checked out the insides of all the shops. However, I wasn't going to be among the hordes of people waiting for over an hour just to get inside and look.

I took a mini-break from the crowd and found a secluded spot to relax and have a few minutes to myself.

Doesn't this ride look totally awesome?! I didn't get to ride it, but did get to go on Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey. It was intense from begging to end and I squealed like a little schoolgirl, loving every minute of it.

This fountan shot out water when coins were thrown in. It also let you know what a cheapskate you were if small change was thrown in.

CityWalk at Florida is full of night life, with an abundance of shops, bars, and restaurants. I bought some souvenirs at a shop and hung out with some newfound friends, listening to dueling pianos at Pat O'Briens.

Elizabeth with MomCentral and Renee with What Mommies Need

Me hanging with Jennifer of The Dirty Shirt

Kristin of Mommie 911 and Amy of From One Mommy to Another

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angie said...

This is so cool. I love that you were able to meet up with other bloggers, too!

bigguysmama said...

My daughter wanted to drive down with 3 of her friends from MN to FL to go here. She's a senior in high school. She's not going. That roller coaster is insane!


•´.¸¸.•¨¯`♥.Mrs. Cox.♥´¯¨•.¸¸.´• said...

How fun! So cool to meet up with other bloggers :)

blueviolet said...

I love hanging with blog friends, and I hope I get the chance to visit that Harry Potter attraction some day!

Stacy Uncorked said...

It's been a long time since I've visited Universal Studios - your awesome shots are making me really want to plan a return trip! ;)

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Mommy Mentor Child Sleep Coach said...

What a great post with great shots! It was so great to meet you - I hope we get to meet up IRL again soon! :)

Alexis AKA MOM said...

Hun what fun!!! I'm loving all these shots. Looks like you have had so much fun!

Kayla @ TheEclecticElement said...

Oh, how fun!! That looks so amazing-I hope one day I'll be able to go there too :)

Great pictures!!