Thanks for the comments.
Now back to the themepark reports. Last year Octobre, together with 4 friends, we booked a holiday in Orlando to visit all the parks.
Arrived at Orlando airport waiting for 1 friend who decided to join months after we booked our flights so he was on another flight arriving a bit later.
Our fridge, shortly after arrival at our villa
Waking up early because of the jetlag and seeing this. Excellent view to wake up
First park of the trip : IOA. Since my first visit in 2004, I hadn't been in Orlando so I was pretty excited to see all the changes in the park.
First coaster of the trip : Hulk. I remembered it to be a very goed ride, but this time I preferred the waiting area over the ride itself.
Spiderman : since 2004 the best darkride I ever did. I still liked the ride very much, but I wasn't blown away this time.
My 4 friends were Orlando newbies so they didn't know what to expect
IOA is still my favorite park in Orlando
We didn't eat at Mythos in 2004 so this was for sure on our to do list.
While waiting for our table, time for some pics or the area
Shot in IOA (EB's tshirt)
Thanks Universal for a great day
Me and Mike
Hans & EB
Love the theming inside Mythos
Because I was still jetlagged, I wanted to eat light so I ordered sushi. I was so surprised to see my fried sushi. I never could imagine somebody serve fried sushi. The taste was great, but it wasn't light . I love the US
Lunch was great. Time to go into the park again.
Waiting times were quite ok.
Harry Potter area
I'm not a fan of HP, I saw the first movie long time ago.
This is a great moment in the waiting area. The ride itself left me a bit confused. I'm still not sure whether I liked it or not. Most of the time, I didn't know what was happening. At least, I didn't get sick
Loved these buildings though
My favorite park area ever
I was a bit confused about these 2 guys. Are the 'characters' ? Or just employees ? They had a lot to discuss in any case
After doing the boatride, we went back to ...
Harry Potter world.
The holding area before HNN starts is really great
Time for the best event on earth .... that's what I expected and remembered from my last visit.
On to the Studios
haaaaaa ...... smoke
Don't get me wrong. HHN is still awesome. However, it's not THAT good anymore. Some mazes in Europe are coming very close to Universal quality I must say. Except for the sound at Universal. The audio is still top notch. Europe is still way beyond reaching the same quality.
My friend Michael
Love this area
but .... where are the scare actors in the park ??
In 2004, it was the year that HHN was in both IOA and USO at the same time, both parks were filled with scare actors all over the place.
Ghosts & stuff
Alice Cooper maze
There were some great actors walking around later in the evening
But I expected much more to be honest
Yup, still at Universal
Love this brand
I see you .....
Although I wasn't blown away as during my previous visit, we still had an awesome day.