Harry Potter here we come...!!!

Trip Start Oct 20, 2012
Trip End Nov 04, 2012

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Monday, October 22, 2012

Today we're off to see Harry Potter and his buddies at Islands of Adventure, still an early start but not as bad as yesterday! Also on the agenda today is the arrival of the rest of our holiday party...!!! Rob & Mandy coming here to the villa and Margaret, Hayley & Tom to the hotel, but that's for later in the evening... so let the fun continue...!!! It's gonna be Golden Corral for our breakfast today to fill up  with "fuel" for our day's exertions.
Luckily for us, it turned out to be a pretty quiet day at Islands of Adventure today, and with some of the rides we were literally just walking straight on. "The Wizarding World of Harry Potter" is an amazing place, the theming here is absolutely fantastic, Universal haven't missed a trick. Hogsmeade was heaving with wall to wall holiday makers, not that this spoilt it in any way. The good thing about this was that it reduced the amount of people around the rest of the park. Apart from the ride "Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey" breaking down with Elaine & Elise stuck on it for some time, the day was really good. We rode on "Dragon Challenge", "Jurassic Park River Adventure", "The Incredible Hulk Coaster" & "Poseidon's Fury", with Elaine & Elise also riding on "Dudley Do-Right's Ripsaw Falls" together, as well as "The Amazing Adventure's of Spider-Man" and "Doctor Doom's Fearfall" respectively. We pretty much saw and rode on everything and finally gave up after nine and a half hours in the park and headed for home... via the nearest gas station as the Beast was nearly running on fumes already...!

After a stop at Walmart on the way back to the villa it was snack time while waiting for Rob & Mandy to arrive after their "world tour" flights from the UK via... Paris...?!!!? They finally arrived just before eleven o'clock looking absolutely shattered, but pleased to have made it! After a bit of food for the weary travellers and a bit of a chat it was off to bed, before midnight for a change, to recharge our batteries for another early start tomorrow for Shaun's surprise birthday present...!!! What ever could it be...???

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Jeannette on

Hope you all are having a great time and love your info and photos. Leigh was married on the weekend and is touring Tasmania now. Envious!!

oztrekkers on

Jeannette this is an amazing place, I'm sure you'd love it. Please send our congratulations to Leigh when you speak to her next.

Lisa on

Wow! looks like you're all having such a great time, so glad the weather is good for you and the crowds haven't been too heavy. The photos are brilliant and bring back so many memories, I just love Islands of Adventure. Can't wait to read whats coming up next x

Lynne keeling on

Just hoping that you don't have any of those "Walmartians" photos to post Elaine!! Enjoy - look forward to hearing about it over breakfast ( I might tell you about very wet Scotland !)x

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