Orlando Trip, Day Three: Universal Studios Orlando

Monday, November 28, 2016
Hello Monday!

It's been far too long since I last posted on here and I can't tell you how good it feels to be writing again! Work has truly kept me busy, but that's okay because I have great big adventures in the way.

Today I'm back to finish writing about my summer trip to Orlando because there needs to be more blogging about magical places!! You can read the first two parts of this four part series here and here. 

It's been a magical week or two since the release of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them that it felt reasonable to post about my visit that has access to Diagon Alley, Universal Studios Orlando. Again, this post is not sponsored by anyone. This is a visual diary of mine that I share with the rest of you friends. Got it? Let's get started!

You know I had to take advantage of the sun light! Sam and I on our way to the park!

Ah, the beautiful entrance. I will say, it was a bit nostalgic seeing this golden arch after seeing its sister arch back in Hollywood for many years.

Definitely not the same exterior like in Universal Studios Hollywood.

Taking advantage of Snapchat's Geo-Filter. I'm not the only one in the hunt for all of them, right? I am? Oh, okay....Let's move on!

Lon Chaney's Make Up according to the sign next to these beautiful artifacts.

I've been obsessed with Universal Monsters and Alfred Hitchcock since a child (thank you USH), that seeing all of the movie props, costumes and makeup made me so giddy!

This museum/show gave me **feels**! It reminded me of the long, gone show "Studio Effects" attraction in USH, where now the new Transformers ride lives.

Terminator. I miss you in California!

I couldn't tell if it was hunger talking, but the food at Mel's was SO. GOOD.  

I'm *dead.* Seeing this attraction and getting on it again gave 5 year old Elizabeth so much happiness! This ride means a lot to my parents since it's one of the first rides we rode in USH when we went our first year.

Now comes the portion in the post where I lose my mind and post nothing but Diagon Alley photos. You have been warned.

Yes, you can meet the men in charge of the Knight Bus.

My *death my love* face once crossing the brick wall.

Baby breathes fire!! Protecting the future not-so-safe-since-our-dragon-left Gringotts Wizarding Bank.

The wand that chose me.


Seriously, the details and love that was used to bring Wizarding World of Harry Potter to life is evident everywhere you turn. Bravo, artists!

Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts attraction is amazing! The waiting area is amazing. Simply ride this ride!

My first Butterbeer! So tasty when it's frozen in a hot July day.

Leaving Knockturn Alley because #NOPE to Death Eaters.

When a witch attempts to go Vogue. 

So many wands! Which means, yours is somewhere in there too!

Sad attempt at making magic.

Once we left Diagon Alley, we decided to go #vogue once more next to this cool mural in the park.

Bless the folks who asked if we wanted our picture taken together.

We had to leave the park early due to our shuttle, but we still covered 80% of the park on a busy day. We had tons of fun! I can't wait to share our last park visit,  Island of Adventure! Read my other park visits to Magic Kingdom and Epcot!

Thank you again for reading my blog! I'll see you next time my beautiful readers! 

xo, Elizabeth