This blog is about Lee and Hollies trip to the USA and Canada. We are going to visit San Francisco first, for one sleep, then we fly to Orlando, Florida for a week. There we will be going to Universal Studios and Disneyland. After that we will be going to Vancouver, Canada for 5 sleeps and then flying all the way back to NZ!!
This blog will show you our big adventures and document the awesome time we will be having!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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.