It just feels like they sap more energy from you than coasters, I don't know how to explain it.
I completely agree with this. I spent a few hours at Universal Hollywood about a month back and by the end of it I was completely drained. Even the tram ride is littered with the 3D screens now. Plus their Jurassic Park is being redone so that's one less ride without screens to take a break.
Okay I'm glad I'm not the only one that feels that way! It's an odd thing to try and explain.
coasterbill wrote::lol: So I did exactly what I said I would do when I messaged you from the airport and downloaded this and used it to get me through another Frontier flight with no WiFi and then forgot to comment after I landed like an a**hole.
Sorry about that, I suck.
Anyway, great report! I’m a huge Universal, Potter and Margaritaville fan so this ticks all the boxes.
Hey glad to see you survived another Frontier round trip!
I've a lot more pictures than I realized so here we go!
Once again we had early entry at 7am which included Fast and Furious + Harry Potter. We never bothered with F&F. We took our time getting some coffee and went to check out the Prop Shop where you could buy cool stuff like the HHN Pizza Fries sign for $100. I'm sorry I didn't take a picture of it, haha. I did take pictures of other cool stuff like the Mummy blue prints.
Here we are in the Prop Shop! Look at all this cool stuff.
Who needs happy hour deals when you can get these pitchers of margs?!
Super cool Mummy details.
Original car design?
The "traditions" scare zone looked cool during the day and it looked great at night from the pictures I saw!
Foreshadowing as today was going to be about trying lots of different drinks!
Let's take another spin on MiB while we wait for the other half of the group to show up.
Hey, Kay, nah, nah. Come on, man, you-you get a Series Four De-atomizer and I-I get a little - little midgy cricket?
As we went to the front to gather the gang, we saw some priceless entertainment.
That's right. Popeye - the original multitasker. Smoking a pipe. Dancing with Betty Boop. AND holding a can of spinach!!! What a guy.
Why do Floridians wear pants in this weather? I'll never understand.
I watched KK for the first time last week after being inspired by seeing all the props - IT WAS AMAZING! I really hope make it into a maze. (I'm sure they've done this already. Have they?)
It's lunch time! Let's check out Moe's!
Duff, brewed locally, was delicious. So was Dufftoberfest!
I honestly liked the ride show more than I anticipated. I expected to hate it due to the non-Simpsons art style. The ride itself made me very dizzy though. So I did not ride it again..
Back over to find more Harry Potter easter eggs! They had the wands, I had the beer.
But seriously the Knight bus with the talking head was a really cool interaction.
Inside one of the sweet shops.
Look how cute these are!
One of the ways to have butterbeer.
These are adorable too.
I'm more interested in the beer though. Dragonscale was delicious!!!
Just livin' it up in Diagon Alley.
Seeing the fire from all angles was really cool. Check out the light beams!
Alright with Dragonscales finished, it's time for another spin on Gringott's.
What're you going on about? Let's head down to the vault.
Not before some fireworks, of course.
The view inside the station/vault.
The beginning of the journey into the depths of Gringott's.
Lots of cool details all around Diagon Alley. It's impressive how much they packed into a seemingly small space.
Putting my dark arts skills to work!!! (it's a joke, I love Disney too. but it was hilarious seeing that in HP area)
Time for a quick hop over to IOA to check out Hogsmead and try another beer!
We ran through our faves in IOA and needed to head out at an appropriate time to get to Ohana for dinner!
While half of the group went to check out VooDoo Donut and other spots, I was finally able to make a stop and try a marg at one of the Margaritaville bars!
Cheers to this amazing place. It's mindblowing to think that this place (and the rest of Orlando) is running all day. Every day. Every year. New people. In and out. It's crazy to think about!
Overflowing with happiness.
And tequila. Holy shit this was strong.
So we had dinner at Ohana planned and a stop at Trader Sam's - I was so happy to be on WDW property! It's been ages! I really need to come back to WDW. I have given DL an uneven balance.
This place is endlessly entertaining! There is SO much happening it's hard to notice everything all at the same time.
I had an IPA from Hawaii. It was incredible.
this is what I'm talking about - ALL OF A SUDDEN. MY BARSTOOL. WAS ON THE GROUND!
The bartender gave me a booster seat to get back to bar-level
This place is the best.
Some yummy drinks.
Some happy friends. Trader Sam's is a must visit! Ohana is a must visit! The bread, the chicken, the veggies, the pot stickers, the noodles.... all 5 stars! I was thrilled to have a slice of Disney on this trip - even if you can't get to the parks, get to the Polynesian resort and soak in the atmosphere.
One more update to go!