- Jan 26, 2011
Thank you!!loving your report and pictures!
He was one of our favorite boat captains, and we really had nothing but great ones the whole time!How great is this!? Also...good tip... haha
I know, I just kept thinking how wrongly she could have steered someone who didn't know better!Oh my goodness! This could have been bad! That's a little worrisome that she just really thought that was right and she was being helpful...good thing everything got straightened out and you knew better than to believe her!
I was definitely proud of him for at least trying, even if he ended up not loving it.Haha oh well! Good on him for trying it and doing okay even if he wasn't a fan. You win some, you lose some.
Buying at Ollivanders feels like the "real" experience, but when it's crowded as all get out in there, it's nice to have another option.Oh good little hack! Glad you didn't end up having to wait!
It took us awhile, but eventually we figured it out. There was a decent learning curve associated with it. lol The TMs were more than helpful when we asked too!I'm going to have to remember this! We never did figure out how to cast spells properly and eventually we just gave up.
This is one of our favorites, but we have always skipped Celestina Warbeck, so we need to add her to our next trip. I hear she is really entertaining! The DIS Universal show is always raving about her talent.I always mean to watch some of these shows in the HP areas but I never do. I'll have to make an effort this next trip.
It was super adorable! It happened so quickly, we were definitely walking by at just the right time.That's so cute! And so in character for him!
I think watching ride videos before we went helped him a lot, especially on this one which is quite a bit scarier than any of the other things we tried with him for the first time. I rode this one for the first time as an adult so I don't really have a grasp on what the experience would be like for a kid the first time.Yay for DS! I distinctly remember being really freaked out before my first time riding this as a kid. I was about 10 years old and a big old wimp, and the line had stopped moving for a while to fix a ride issue. But I ended up loving it! Glad your DS gave it a thumbs up—it's a great ride.
Welcome!!Well I am finally here!
Glad all your travel went smoothly!
That was a great incentive for DS. I'm glad his behavior improved so much!
Even though you left early, it sounds like it was a successful MNSSHP! Great photos!
What a great first day at IoA and Universal! You guys really got a lot done. That's awesome that DS loved Forbidden Journey!
Those early morning pics at Universal are awesome! Man that TM was pretty misinformed about Early Entry that day!
DS is so cute with his wand!
Glad DS enjoyed the Mummy, one of my faves too!
Thanks for commenting!Reading along
For a show that has 600+ episodes, it still boggles my mind that the loop of clips they show is only maybe 7 minutes long.
Haha I feel you there. I was never allowed to watch The Simpsons as a kid, but a lot of my friends did. They didn't seem to end up any worse for wear. And my husband loves The Simpsons. But I think I'd still be a little hesitant to let my kids watch it.both he and DD are obsessed with watching The Simpsons. I'm still not sure how I feel about that...
It's such a pretty pool! I don't typically swim all that much on vacation, especially in the winter, but I really liked this pool when we were there!
It was a great afternoon, for sure! It's a cute enough little show, and very interactive with the crowd. I didn't mind sitting behind them so Thing 1 could join in!What a fun afternoon so far! I love that Thing 1 sat next to DH!
At this point, they at least don't really seem to understand it at all. lol I don't love that they watch it, so I definitely don't encourage it and they seem to have moved past it finally!! DH had recorded every Treehouse of Horror episode when FX played them all right before Halloween, so he is the one that really got them both addicted to watching one every single night!! DD still loves the characters but hasn't been asking for the show as often anymore. At least it was a quick phase!Haha I feel you there. I was never allowed to watch The Simpsons as a kid, but a lot of my friends did. They didn't seem to end up any worse for wear. And my husband loves The Simpsons. But I think I'd still be a little hesitant to let my kids watch it.
The pool was super nice! It was my first time in it. DS absolutely loved the spray/splash area. We actually thought we would spend more afternoons in the pool with the heat, but it was so much more pleasant than we were expecting so we didn't feel like it was totally necessary. We are thinking we might do another September trip in 2018 before the passes expire and we might not be so lucky that time, so more pool time may end up happening!!It's such a pretty pool! I don't typically swim all that much on vacation, especially in the winter, but I really liked this pool when we were there!
It was very cute!What a cute show in Seuss Landing!
I was so annoyed I still couldn't get DS to ride Big Thunder because I think he would really love it!! That's how DS was with Forbidden Journey on this trip though. He couldn't get enough of it! I wish it didn't mess my stomach up so much because I would love to keep riding it over and over with him too. My goals for the next WDW trip with DS are Big Thunder and Everest. Good luck with RnRC! I know we are a long way off from getting him on that one!!! lol Even if I could get him in line, the first time he saw one of the coasters launch, he would be tapping out!Your DS is like my DD when it comes to rides. She's hesitant and worried, but usually loves them when she gets on them. Last year, if we would have let her she would have rode BTMRR continuously. And she loved the orange side of Mission Space. I'm hoping to get her on RnRC and Everest this next trip.
Thank you so much!! I'm glad you're enjoying it.Your kiddo could not be any cuter. Enjoying reading along!
Cute! This is such a cute little trolley ride.
I'm a big fan of Three Broomsticks! Sounds like a nice meal.After another fun ride, we were ready for some dinner, so we went over to our favorite eatery, the Three Broomsticks! There was a bit of a line to get in and order, but not terrible.
How awesome! Great character interaction here! Too bad you ended up missing out on the video, but the pictures are greatSpider-Man very animatedly asked him, “You can FLY?! Can you teach me how to fly?” Then went into a semi-long tangent about how he has to keep slinging his webs to kind of fly, but he has to keep doing it or he’ll hit the ground…SPLAT. It was really cute and funny!
It is absolutely a more enjoyable destination without the constant child swapping. We really loved being able to ride everything together for a change, and get to experience DS's reactions together instead of having to tell each other about them. I am looking forward to being able to enjoy it with all 4 of us one day!!All caught up on a bunch of updates. Looks like a really fun time. I think this is the first TR I've read where Universal looks appealing to me - and I think a lot of that is that you are able to bring DS on the rides instead of endless child swaps. It's on my radar more for future trips now. Oh, and that chocolate place and your shake look amazing!!
lol the Marmaduke photo is super simple! Everything is actually above you with the rope hanging down, so he just pulled on it. Then you take the photo and rotate it. So when we took the photo it actually looked like this.I have been staring at the Marmaduke picture and I can NOT figure out how your son posed for that. I'm sure it is head-slappingly simple, but do share!
Suess Land is clearly a photographers' dream with those colors. I love it!
The train ride is one of our favorites in Seuss Landing!!Cute! This is such a cute little trolley ride.
I'm a big fan of Three Broomsticks! Sounds like a nice meal.
How awesome! Great character interaction here! Too bad you ended up missing out on the video, but the pictures are great
I love the train too! I loved The Sneetches as a kid (and still read it with DS & DD) so it's super nostalgic for me.I love the Trolley ride!
Love the pics of DS with Spiderman, sounds like it was a great meet!
Cute pics with all the photo ops at the end of the night. Bummer about Kong being down!
No problem!! It is hard to explain it to a 6 year old in the moment too, so we had a lot of outtakes trying to get that photo! lolOoooh!!! I see! Thank you for sharing that.. I was going a bit nuts trying to figure it out!