Universal Studios

February 2nd, 2017 in Our Travels Worldwide

On the way out of Disneyland we couldn’t find our car! I had to use the find my iphone app feature to find the car. I had an old phone in the car and used my new phone to find my car. So we got a later start to Universal Studios and got caught in traffic. We were all pretty pooped too. Universal Studios was somehow even hotter!


BUT the girls got to FINALLY go to Harry Potter Land. Abby and Cameron read all seven books and watched all eight movies in prep for this trip. It was cool to see it come to life somewhat before their eyes. We went to the wand shop and each girl chose a wand.

hogwarts magicwands

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We of course ate at the Harry Potter place and drank too much frozen butter beer. Funny thing about that. So I didn’t want to waste any of it and the girls drank just part of their so I downed as much as I could. Then we went to get on the Harry Potter roller coaster, it looked pretty tame and I thought the girls would want to do it. Well they did but they each wanted to do it ONLY WITH ME, sitting right by me. So after I drank all that butter beer I do those rides. Then Abby and I walked through the castle to do the really cool 4D roller coaster ride. Well when I got off that ride I really was the color of green and so sick.

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But it was worth it, that was one cool ride!

We didn’t spend too long at Universal Studios, we did a couple more spots. We watched the SHREK 4D movie, took a tour of movie sets on the property. Then we visited Minon land which was a huge hit with the girls. We got lucky and ran into a couple of characters. I would say that my girls are more into their characters and movies then the ones at Disneyland. Maybe next time we will start at Universal Studios and use our energy on that.


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We had no complaints when we left, everyone was done with theme parks! Here are a few cell phone clips of different moments we had at the park:

CA Theme Park Trip from Vanessa Brown on Vimeo.

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