We had the BEST time at Universal Orlando last week. It exceeded every expectation. We were so impressed with the vast amount of rides, attractions, and grandeur of it all. Check out our photo and video highlights from Universal Orlando below.The kids loved every second of our trip and so did we. Universal Orlando has so much entertainment to offer families making it a true DESTINATION in itself to visit.
We visited both Universal Studios Florida and Islands of Adventure – which includes the famed Wizarding World of Harry Potter as these parks are right next door to each other. The classic family photo – as you can tell we are ready to enroll at Hogwarts! I’ll do a post with just photos from Hogsmeade as there are so many amazing ones that it definitely merits it’s own post!
I booked our stay at the Hard Rock Hotel – a Universal Property, and this meant we could take a quick 5 minute walk to the park. Genius! No transportation involved. We loved the convenience and ease of everything plus the hotel offered a great resort style pool with waterslide for us all to enjoy.
We spent 2 nights at the hotel and saw Blue Man Group the 1st evening we arrived. We loved the show and the kids thought it was AWESOME. Dancing drumming blue men that shoot toilet paper and cereal at the audience is definitely appealing to kids!
After our visit, we loved it so much we plan to book 3 days for a future visit. There is that much to see and do in the parks.
Photo and Video Highlights from Universal Orlando
Take a peek at our video and photo highlights from the trip. As you can tell there are lots of photo opps! It was hard to choose just a few for this post of highlights as I love them all.
Here’s a video featuring highlights from our Universal Orlando family vacation and showcasing many of the must do family attractions:
Drinking Butterbeer in Hogmeade at the Three Broomsticks – making all their childhood dreams come true! YUMMY!
Hanging with the Transformers!
Gorgeous photo we captured of Hogwarts Castle.
Kenzie filming videos outside Honeydukes Candy shop at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter.
Posing with Aliens at Immigration for the Men in Black attraction
Gru’s house! Kids loved the Despiciable Me ride called Minion Mayhem
Note: Thanks to Universal Orlando for providing our family with a tour and complimentary Blue Man Group and park tickets for our visit to facilitate our coverage. As always, all thoughts and opinions are our own.