Mt. Rainier and Lenticular Clouds - Dec. 2008 copyright: JMM

December 6, 2018

Universal Studios Orlando

We went over to the Universal Studios Park after we finished up Islands of Adventure.  

The first part is a really good replica of Beverly Hills.

I only went to the real Beverly Hills once over 30 years ago, and this looks like what I remember.

There is a smaller Walk of Fame here but the stars are real.

Next up was a replica of a New York City neighbourhood.

Then San Francisco

I was pleased with the cable car turn around.  Of course this doesn't work and the tracks don't extend far past the circle but it's a nice touch for SF.

After SF comes London, outside of Diagon Alley.  That being the Knight Bus again.  While I was tempted to go back into Diagon Alley, it was just so packed by this point and being on the scooter I didn't think I'd be able to navigate well as it's much narrower than Hogsmeade.

Got a pick of Stan Shunpike though!

We drove over a wooden bridge to the Simpsons' Springfield.

This was my third fave part of both parks.

I saw people walking away from Lard Lad with donut boxes and later on I found out that it's not a box of donuts so much as one really huge donut.  

I wasn't sure what this Township of Carey was supposed to be but it was picturesque. 

American Graffiti

After loading down with souvenirs at the other park, I didn't dare go in here!!!

The sign on the way out.

This was the most incredible three day trip EVER.  I am so happy that we finally got to take our long overdue honeymoon!!!!


  1. You crammed a heck of a lot into 3 A honeymoon worth the wait. Congrats

    1. Thanks Joanne! Yes we were go-go-go those 3 days. Then 2 days to drive back to Masschusetts. It was quite the vacation/honeymoon!

  2. Great pictures! enjoy!

    1. Thanks Krishna! It was the trip of a lifetime. And it all happened because I joked, 'oh hey, Orlando is only like a 14 hour drive from Ohio....'