Thursday, March 24, 2016

Hello, Sunshine State!

Hi everyone!
I hope you're all well! My hubby and I just came back from Orlando, Florida! Which is also known as the Sunshine State, how adorable! It make me so happy just thinking about it :) 

We ended up spending several days between the Universal Studios resort and Disney World Resort. 

Flying the red eye flight from Vancouver -> Toronto -> Florida was pretty easy... Except for all the babies we sat with. Yikes! I've never heard so many babies cry in unison. Lol

Anywho, we ended up staying at the Cabana Bay Beach Resort in Universal Studios to save time with transportation to the parks. It was a 50s themed hotel, that reminded me of Dexter's apartment from the TV show hehehe 

The front area was so large, that several huge Palm trees can fit inside the main lobby. 

Anywho, the main reason for our stay at Universal Studios was to visit the Wizarding World of Harry Potter!!!

I'm a huge Harry Potter fan since I was in the 7th grade and grew up reading the books. I'll attach some of the photos I took from the theme park. 

This was the knight bus in front of the park.

This was taken inside the Leaky Cauldron Restaurant (you can see the leaky cauldron behind all the people eating... and it actually has a crack)

Our first butterbeer from the Leaky Cauldron of course ;) with the souvenir mugs 

Weasley's Wizard Wheezes store across the Leaky Cauldron! 

We had the Toad in a Hole and Fish Pie as our first meal at the Leaky Cauldron. The service was really fast and there were LOTS of seats.

Inside Gringotts Bank

We also had to buy pumpkin juice and gilly water. The pumpkin Juice was OK, and the gilly water was just plain water LOL

sign outside the Leaky Cauldron

First night at florean fortescue's ice cream parlour;
I had butterbeer ice cream and the hubby had, salted caramel and apple crumble :)

#12 Grimmauld Place, London ... Where Sirius Black grew up heheheh look you can see Kreacher the house elf looking out from the second floor window. 

Hogwarts Castle the following day.

Inside the 3 broomsticks


Cauldron Cake from Honeydukes 

Of course we had to go back and try chocolate and taste ice cream with chopped nuts 


Here's a photo of the Gringotts Bank and the dragon that exhales fireballs. 

In front of the Universal's Globe
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We also stayed at Coronado Springs inside the animal kingdom of Disney World 

There's an alligator living in this lake (which Disney didn't tell their guests, we found out through another guest... Yikes!)


Cinderella's castle in Magic Kingdom 




The tree of life in animal kingdom 

Giraffes during our Kilimanjaro Safari 

a couple of zebras mooning the safari folks LOL

EPCOT!

Flower and garden festival at Epcot 

Epcot at night 




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