Throwback Thursday #TBT – Universal Studios – Twister Attraction #universalstudios


This is the “Twister: Aftermath” attraction from Universal Studios: Orlando, Florida. It was replaced recently by a Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon attraction. I have fond memories of this attraction based on the movie “Twister”.

Harry Potter: Celebrating 20 Years Of The Philosophers/Sorcerers Stone


Today is the 20th anniversary of the publishing of the first Harry Potter book. The Philosopher’s Stone (Sorcerers Stone in the USA) was published on June 26, 1997. From that book came other books, movies and much more. You can experience the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios that brings Hogsmeade and Diagon Alley to life.

In the world we live in now we need people to be brave like Harry, Ron and Hermione. It’s that magic that can inspire us to be better people.

Thank you J.K. Rowling for bringing us magic that will last for generations. Your inspired work has made the world a better place.

#TBT Throwback Thursday – September Visit To Universal Orlando


This picture is taken looking at The Islands of Adventure and The City Walk of Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida during our first visit in September 2015. The river carries guests  by boat to their resort hotels on site.

Possible IP’s For Universal Orlando’s Next Theme Park – World Of Universal Blog

Just a few months ago Universal Studios’ parent company, Comcast, purchased 450-plus acres in the Orlando area, just a few miles south of the current Universal Orlando Resort property. The most…

Source: Possible IP’s For Universal Orlando’s Next Theme Park

It should be interesting to see what Universal does next. I am hoping for a blend of classic and new IP’s. Perhaps they could throw in a museum looking back on the park’s previous attractions. Whatever they do I hope it will be awesome and be something no one else is doing.

Around Universal Studios Orlando

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Here are a few shots around Universal Studios Orlando park. We didn’t hit everything in the park but these photos are a few of my favorite things I saw in the area we were at. Having only two days we had to be selective and see the new, visit some old favorites and admire the rest from a far. Much has changed in the Universal park and some old attractions are no longer there like “Jaws”, “Back to the Future” and “Hanna Barbera”. Life does change and so do theme parks.

Home From Vacation, Return To Reality

Yesterday evening we returned from vacation at Universal Studios in Orlando Florida. It was great to get away from the everyday to have new experiences and to have a lot of fun. Two days were spent at Islands of Adventure and then in the Universal Studios park seeing some new things and familiar attractions and a couple of days were spent just relaxing and having some recreation time.

Today and the weekend is going to be a time to rest and recover. I miss being there because its always sad to leave a place like Cabana Bay Resort but nothing lasts forever including vacations. Now we have our memories and we wait til our next time to go away to renew our bodies and spirits. Soon the reality of everyday life will resume but for a time we got to get away to help us restore and reconnect as a couple. Monday is coming. I am a little better ready.

A Sampling of Wednesday’s Day At Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure

Today was about old and new attractions at Universal Studios and Island of Adventure. We were hot most of the day and we walked and walked. We ate well too. It’s been a great time here in Orlando. We come home on Thursday.