So we definitely felt like we needed two days at Universal so we headed back for more today.
Have to admit…I was worried that Fletcher may not make it but he was awesome. They all were awesome.
The kids were excited that we made it on 22 rides today. Sweet mother. I felt like I drank 12 beers when we walked out. Ellen, Fiona and I went on the Hulk ride and I’m pretty sure the inside of my brain felt like scrambled eggs when we walked off. I’m sitting here now feeling drunk (even though I’m not) and like I’m still riding a ride. I guess that means it’s time for bed.
Once again, the pictures will tell the story better than I can!
That little ride behind the kids…the Rip Rocking Roller Coaster…that’s how I started my Morning at 9am. Yep. Me and the girls. Fiona had to ride with an adult so poor sweet Ellen, she had to ride alone. When I tell you that suckers goes straight up, I mean it. It’s terrifying. But it was super fun and fast. The girls loved it. The boys went on the Gringotts ride while they waited on us.
One of Fletchers favorite rides in Hogwarts! The Flight of the Hippogriff. He isn’t tall enough for the other ones yet. But he handled that like a boss and going on this ride 5 times helped! He liked to ride the whole way with his hands up. It isn’t a long ride but it is a fun one.
Got to ride the Hogwarts Express today…twice. It’s really an incredible experience in Hogwarts and Diagon Alley. I think the kids (except Fletcher who couldn’t ride it) all agreed the Hagrid motorbike ride was the best one there. We loved it so much we rode it 4 times today. In other news Daddy had the real tough job of keeping Fletcher from buying every piece of junk he saw in the stores while he waited for us to get done on a ride he couldn’t go on. Daddy said one time he told every person getting off the ride what house they were in. He became the human sorting hat.
Fletcher telling all the ride goers what house they belonged in!
We got a second round of butter beer today. Fletcher informed us he didn’t want to drink his whole cup because he never wants to be drunk. This guy!
The Christmas decor in Hogwarts was pretty awesome. Looked even cooler at night.
If you look closely you can see us on the bottom picture in the second row. Fiona has a hot pink shirt on. I look like I’m going to throw up, Fiona and Ellen are hanging on for dear life. This would be the Hulk ride that made me feel like my brain was scrambled. I should mention that while the boys didn’t go on this one both Cooper and Finley went on the drop of doom. A ride I didn’t think either of them could manage. We were proud of them and they were proud of themselves.
Our favorite place to stop and snack right outside the Spiderman ride. Today we saw three turtles! Just in case I hadn’t said this already, this ride is so incredible. It’s a virtual reality but it feels like a roller coaster. It seems like there are things being thrown at you and every single time I jump and dodge imaginary things thrown at me. Ellen actually squeals the whole ride, Finley yells happy things, Fletcher says things like “oh yeah,” Cooper claps, and Fiona smiles while silent.
The amount of money that could be spent on food at Universal is crazy town. Today we ate crepes and Butter-beer of course.
Got to go on the Simpson ride today for the first time and I have to say other than it making Daddy really sick…it was amazing. I can’t get over how cool these virtual reality rides are. The kids loved this one!
Mom and Dad selfie tells you how we were feeling at the end of the day. Good times. Finley Joe wearing his favorite Lemon Out Jen Gile t-shirt and all the Dorsey kid chilling out by one of the many giant Christmas trees.
Fletcher got to go on some rides with just Daddy. He loved that! One example the Jurassic Park flying birds. He loved that!
Our last two rides of the day were the Mummy (highly recommend! It’s super fun! And we closed out the day with Transformers! What an amazing day that was. Transformers is like Spider-Man and it’s virtual reality. But good LORD it really feels like those bots are coming to get you!
The bottom picture. Sums up how Fletcher felt after 10 more hours at Universal. Finley wanted another one of these for his photo frame from our last trip. Also…it amazes me how clueless people are about their surroundings. We legit had 10 different people walk in front of us as we attempted to take this picture.
Our resort is literally empty. We had the entire pool to ourselves tonight. It was amazing. Fletcher ran from our condo to the pool and jumped immediately in! He is actually part fish and apparently doesn’t get cold. Esmerelda the elf ebb joined us at the pool so she could watch her kiddos swim!
I have never seen a boy so happy as Finley Joe was when he made us eat his gross jelly beans.