Saturday, September 25, 2010


Wow what an awesome place!  the Hard Rock Hotel is awesome and worth every expensive cent!
We had our first day at Universal Studios today - Islands of Adventure, and of course Harry Potter was

first on the list! Amazing full scale replica of Hogwarts and Hogsmeade - fantastic.  We went on the Hippogriff ride twice but the much bigger ride of the Forbidden Journey just too daunting for Hollie and I to try!
We went into honeydukes-the candy store , in there we saw Bertibots every flavor beans, chocolate frogs,
acid pops,and the staircase of lollies to name a few of the heaps of stuff in there.  We went to Zonkos the joke shop, and saw extendable ears, sneak a scopes, pygmy puffs, jelly eyeballs, fake eggs, and so many cool things!

We had our lunch in the Three Broomsticks  - and experienced Butterbeer - very sweet and frothy but quite yummy.  We also tried Pumpkin Juice - interesting combination of flavours and of course very sweet!

We went into the Owl Post where the walls were covered in notebooks, Owls, writing paper and of course - Wands! 

After a big fix of Harry Potter we went to each of the other sections of the Islands of Adventure.  Highlights were the Jurrasic Park River Adventure, and the Pteranondon Flyers.  We also enjoyed Toon lagoon where we went on the Popeye and Bluto's Bilge-Rat Barges - a raft ride on swirling white-water rapids - awesome and not a stitch of dry clothing on your body when you finished!
While we were still totally drenched, we went on the Dudley do right Ripsaw falls, a log flume ride with a gut wrenching drop and speed through even more water - fantastic!

We enjoyed Seuss Landing -a few rides here but also a feast for the eyeballs! check out our pictures!

So much to write about and more pictures to show than we can put on our blog - will show you more when we return.
We ae on day two tomorrow and off to the other side of Universal Studios - will post more tomorrow.


  1. Hmmm to say I am jealous would be a huge understatement!!! Can't wait to see the rest of the pics and to hear about your adventures in detail. Keep up the great blogging work!

  2. what an awesome way to spend a day!! i am pretty jealous - Harry Potter world looks so amazing and seuss landing looks so cool - looking forward to more stories and pics. keep on having lots of fun

  3. Sounds like you guys are having a great time.

    The weather looks so hot on the widget. Are you going on lots of scary rides?
    Keeping posting stuff it is so good to read and see photos of your big big adventure.

  4. Hi Lee and Hollie
    Looks like you are having a great time over there. Wish we were there, but someone has to hold down the fort, O yea that's me.

    Have an awesome time
    Love KP, JO, AND KIDS