Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Theme Park Tourists for a Day

Kyle and I have season passes to Universal. 
Living in Florida, we're no strangers to theme parks. 
We've had season passes to other theme parks over the years and it's not a huge deal for us to go for the weekend. 

When we go to theme parks we like to take our time. 
We show up when we feel like it, 
mosey around the park doing things here and there, 
then when we get tired we leave.
We maybe will go back to see fireworks that night, or not. 
We do have season passes and free parking!

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This weekend we went to Universal with 4 of our friends, who all have season passes as well.
We don't like to leave to go on trips too late, but luck was not in our favor. 
Once everyone got ready to leave it was after 8 pm!
We finally made it up to Orlando and talk turns to our plans for the next day. 
Imagine our surprise when it was decided that we needed to be at the park 30 minutes before it opened so that we could get in right at 9am!

We rushed to the park and quickly started jumping on rides. 
And I do mean quickly. 
One perk of being a crazy tourist and getting there right at opening is there are no lines!
We then proceeded to race back on rides over and over again. 
Who are these people and what happened to our friends!
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First ride of the day!
I finally needed a roller coaster break and just needed to sit for a minute. 
Thankfully my wonderful husband was okay with relaxing with a butterbeer while everyone went on Dragon Challenge again. 

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Oh, and did I mention it was in the low 60s?
That's like freezing for us south Florida people!

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Keeping my toes warm!
After bouncing through every ride multiple times that anyone wanted to go on. 
And popping into ALL the gift shops, 
ain't nobody got time for that!
I was ready to call it a day, 
but it was only 4:30 and the fireworks weren't till 7!
Who stays all day?!?
Tourists, that's who!
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I made everyone go on the kiddie ride so I could take this picture. That's right, I take photos on rides!
I decided I was over it and we were heading back to the hotel. 
Thankfully Kyle views theme parks like me and was more than accommodating.
AKA he was ready to go too!

We did have a wonderful time, 
and will undoubtedly go again with them.
However I did feel more like a tourist than ever before, 
trying to cram every possible thing into one day. 
By the way, we were also going the following day...
Not to mention those season passes!


  1. My family got to go to DisneyWorld and Universal Studios with the Make a Wish Foundation. We were total tourists. We had fast passes for all the rides! It was a blast!

  2. I LOVE amusement parks, but my husband doesn't like roller coasters :(

    I'm a new follower from the gfc hop! I'm hosting my VERY FIRST link-up (love/vday themed) party today-Feb 14th. I'd LOVE if you could help a sister out and come link up :)

  3. This is so us. We live in Los Angeles and my husband works for Disney so we are always hanging out at Disneyland being touristy. Haha. I'm your newest follower!


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