Wednesday, December 28, 2011

WDW Vacation: Days 3 & 4

As you've probably noticed I've been recapping our trip to Walt Disney World in Florida. Except how could you not be in Orlando, and not visit the new Harry Potter World, right? So for our 3rd day we rented a car and drove to Universal Studios to visit The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at the Islands of Adventure park.
We were able to quickly jump onto the Dragon Challenge which only had a 5 minute wait time. Except we weren't quite so lucky with Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey. But the boy & I stuck in out, and waited the 90 minutes to ride. Once off, I made sure to pick up a glass of butterbeer and take the required photo.
With My Butterbeer
Then picked up a chocolate frog at Honeydukes.
With a Salazar Slytherin Card
The rest of the park was nowhere near as crowded and again were able to quickly ride The Incredible Hulk Coaster, Doctor Doom's Fearfall, & The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man. We ended the day back in Seuss Landing,
Cat and the Hat & Thing 1
where we rode The Cat in the Hat and One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish before heading home.
On One Fish, Two Fish

After running around parks for 3 days straight we decided to take it a little easy and started off with a character breakfast at the Yacht Club Resort.
Minnie Hug
Minnie, Donald, & Goofy joined us for breakfast, although I was busy filling my plate at the buffet with Goofy stopped by.
With Donald at Breakfast
The rest of the day was spent shopping at Downtown Disney. I don't have too many pictures of this, so you'll have to make do with this one outside the lego store.
Lego Snow White & Dopey
To end the day we went back to the hotel, where we picked up a sushi at the hotel.
Polynesian Sushi
Being that we were staying at the Polynesian, it was a Polynesian spin. It wasn't necessarily bad, just interesting. After all, when was the last time your California roll included pineapple?

Have you been to the new Harry Potter land yet? If not, do you plan on going? They are planing on building one in Southern California too, so I have a feeling the next time I visit Harry it won't be in Florida.


  1. I'd love to check out Wizarding World. One reason I want to go to Orlando. But if they are building one in California I might just go there.

  2. Sounds like such a great trip. I love Harry Potter, but doubt I'll ever go to The Wizarding World of HP, mostly because I am not a theme park person (I don't do well around large crowds of people!!)

    That sushi looks/sounds interesting!!

  3. Yay Harry Potter World!!! Wasn't the Forbidden Journey ride AMAZING? We braved that huge line twice we loved it so much!

  4. I thought Wizarding World was your destination based on the hint in your last post... I want to go so badly!

  5. Lucky! It sounds like it was less crowded. When I was at Harry Potter last year, the candy store was so packed, the line to get in it was 45 minutes long. Everything took forever!