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Old 02-04-2011, 02:07 PM   #46
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City Walk-Universal

We decided to check out City Walk, as we had glanced at it on the way out of IoA. There are many, many, many eateries to choose from in City Walk. We decided on Margaritaville, as my parents had been to the original one in Key West.

There was a really nice animal trainer outside the restaurant. He had several birds that were trained to take picture with guests. Alex was in heaven! She ended up getting her pic with the blue Mccaw. He kept nibbling on her sterling silver necklace, it was really cute. We all ended up getting a family pic and paid for a package of pics.



Here are some pics of the resaurant:








After a wonderful dinner, we headed back to IoA:



Another ride on the Hulk, no wait with our pass. The regular wait time was over 60min




We decided to head to WWoHP the other way around the park this time, we passed by Jurassic Park:


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Old 02-06-2011, 06:12 PM   #47
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WWoHP

By the time we finished dinner, it was about 6:00 PM. We decided to head back to WWoHP and see what the lines were like. Here are a few pics:















WWoHP was packed! We could not get into any shops, 2-3 hour wait. The butterbeer line was 1hour, FP ride was 105 minutes. This was crazy, crazy busy!

We decided to head to the Lost Contient and try the ride there. There were no lines at all!


Up next the Lost Contienent.....
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Old 02-08-2011, 04:11 PM   #48
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Loving your report. Glad you are including the Universal part of your trip. We are staying at the Poly in March, you have me even more excited!
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Old 02-09-2011, 08:58 AM   #49
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Loving your report. Glad you are including the Universal part of your trip. We are staying at the Poly in March, you have me even more excited!
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I am so glad! We absolutely love the Poly and will be hard to stay at YC on our next trip.

We enjoyed US, as it was our first time there.

Hope you have a great time and enjoy your stay at the Poly
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Old 02-10-2011, 09:25 AM   #50
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Lost Continent IoA

We decided to check out the Lost Continent land of IoA as WWoHP was packed! There was hardly any body around and no lines at all for Poseidon's Fury. I had not read up much on this ride/attraction, so I had no idea what to expect. It was fun, standing only though. My feet protested! I tried to lean against the walls or railings whenever possible. Here are some pics of the queue line, the theming is really well done.











We meandered around the rest of the land and then headed back to WWoHP at night. Still packed! Some of the pics are blury, we were being tossed around a bit by the crowd.


Pic of the huge crowds!






FJ sign stating 75min wait and no singles line!



Some night shots that didn't turn out so well.....











Took a couple of pics on the way out of IoA, we were done at this point and ready to head back to PBH

Jurassic Park:






Up next: Tomorrow spent at US
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Old 02-16-2011, 09:16 AM   #51
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Universal Studios

Sorry for my absense, it has been crazy around here!

We decided to spend our last day at Universal Studios. As we had our unlimitted Universal Express Pass, there was no real touring plan of the day. We arrived a few minutes before opening to head to Rip Ride Rocket, as this was the one attraction that did not have an express pass availability.









Here is the roller coaster ride vehicle--really feels like you are in the open:




Next we checked out our favorite Nick character Spongebob!






Up next the Mummy ride!
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The Mummy ride

Up next we decided to check out the Mummy's Revenge. It's so hard to describe this ride. It's a rollercoaster and it's not. It was visually one of the best queue's and rides that I have ever been on. The Mummy movies are some of our favorite movies, so I had high hopes for this ride. We went on it over and over again, seeing new things every time.










We decided to head out and take a break at this point. Stopped to take a couple of pics outside the park.






Up next: our last night!
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US touring

After our afternoon break, my son, Anthony decided to go back to US by ourselves. Rod and Alex wanted to hangout at the hotel pool and relax for our last night.

Anthony and I first wanted to try the Simpsons ride. We used the Express Pass, but our wait was still about 20 min. Not bad, considering the regular line was 60 min.

The Simpsons ride is a motion simulator ride, similar to Star Tours but the screen is huge like Soarin. I am very prone to motion sickness, so I just closed my eyes if I started to feel ill. That worked well for me.
















On to Men in Black. We really liked this ride, similar to Buzz at WDW





Up next: Finishing our night at US
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Old 03-01-2011, 02:51 PM   #54
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The end of our trip........

Well this has been really fun, I really enjoyed going down memory lane and looking at our pics again. I am a little sad to be finishing

Our last ride of the night was Jaws. I wasn't sure how scary this ride really was, we thought it was more cheezy than scary.







I took a couple pics as it was getting dark on the way out:






We headed back to PBH and took some lovely night shots:














I called Rod and Alex to meet us down at a great little bar to sit outside and enjoy our last night.




We had a great server, who took our last pic of the trip:




Well, I hope you have enjoyed reading my TR!

Till next time

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subbing....didn't get to finish. Enjoying so far !
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Thank you for taking the time to post a trip report! I've enjoyed reading it. Now I'm really excited about our Poly stay!
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Thank you! It was fun to go down memory lane and can't wait until our next trip
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Thank you for taking the time to post a trip report! I've enjoyed reading it. Now I'm really excited about our Poly stay!

Thank you!! I hope you have a wonderful time at the Poly. An awesome resort that truely made our trip more magical.
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