Tag Archives: Universal Orlando Resort

Dining at Three Broomsticks | Wizarding World of Harry Potter

May 19, 2017

The Three Broomsticks Wizarding World of Harry PotterHappy Friday everyone! If you checked out my latest post (or if you follow me on Instagram) then you may already know that I’m heading to Disney World next month (aren’t impromptu trips the best?). Even though I’m already heading to Disney World in August, earlier this week I found an unbeatable price on a flight to Orlando for next month so of course I booked it! Since I’m heading to Disney, that also means I’m heading to Universal Orlando. If you’ve been following this blog for a while then you might recall that I wasn’t always a fan of Universal (it’s not that I hated it, I just wasn’t to fond of it) but ever since I became a Universal Orlando annual passholder, and really got the chance to fully  explore the parks, I’ve grown to really appreciate Universal. Although, I will admit I’m not a huge fan of the dinning options in Universal (Universal CityWalk is a different story though!). Ever since I started posting Disney Parks Restaurant Reviews, I’ve been wanting to share Universal Restaurant Reviews as well. The only problem is, I rarely dine at any of the restaurants at Universal Orlando. That’s not to say there aren’t any good restaurants within Universal Orlando. One of my go-to dining spots at Universal Orlando is Three Broomsticks, which is located within the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. Continue reading

Universal Orlando Resort Haul: Summer 2016

September 15, 2016

Universal Orlando Resort Haul
Happy Thursday and welcome to my first ever Universal Orlando Resort Haul (it’s basically the same as my monthly Disney Hauls but instead of Disney merch, it’s Universal merch!). Since I just got back from Orlando a little under two weeks ago and I shared my Disney World haul last week, I thought today would be the perfect time to share my Universal Orlando Resort Haul (try saying that three times fast!) Like I said in my Disney World Haul, since I’m heading to DC next week, Disneyland next month for Halloween and then again in November for the holidays, the Bahamas in October and Paris for Christmas, I tried to hold off on getting too many souvenirs during this trip. A quick disclosure: since I am now a Universal Orlando Resort annual passholder, I get a pretty good discount on merchandise (15% off!). With that being said, here’s my summer Universal Orlando Resort Haul: Continue reading

Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss [Seuss Landing Universal Orlando]

March 2, 2015

Suess Landing during ChristmasHappy Monday everyone! Today is Theodor Seuss Geisel’s (or as he’s more famously known, Dr. Seuss) birthday! Dr. Seuss is one of my favorite authors. I loved reading all his books as a kid and his writing inspired me to enter my school’s ‘Young Authors’ program at the age of six (which I went on to win almost every year until eighth grade!) Dr. Seuss’s books are also a huge reason why I got into writing. I always loved how creative he was. If there wasn’t a thing or rhyme, he’d just make it up! I’m so EXCITED that they’re releasing a new Dr. Seuss book this summer (the kid in me is jumping for joy!) In honor of his birthday, I’m sharing some of my favorite photos from Universal Orlando Resort’s Seuss Landing: Continue reading

Springfield, U.S.A | Universal Orlando Resort

February 26, 2015

Universal Orlando Resort Springfield USA
Anyone who knows me knows what a HUGE Simpsons fan I am! I grew up watching the Simpsons every week and have always considered them my second family (I’m weird, I know!) My older sister was born in 1988, the same year the Simpsons debuted, so it’s an ongoing joke in my family every year on her birthday to say “you’re turning (insert age), just like the Simpsons (last year it was “you’re turning 26, just like the Simpsons!) Another family Simpsons connection is the fact that my mom’s name is Lisa (although we’ve called her ‘Lilo’ for as long as I can remember!) So on her birthday we like to sing “Happy Birthday Lisa,” which Michael Jackson famously sung on the show! Being such a huge Simpsons fan made visiting Springfield, USA in Universal Orlando that much more AMAZING! Since the Simpsons have been apart of my life for so long, visiting Springfield literally felt like I was waking through my hometown! Continue reading

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter | Universal Orlando Resort

January 26, 2015

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter Hogwarts Express
Last weekend was a little bit crazy! Between work/freelancing, deadlines overlapping and life in general, I decided that if I didn’t take a break I’d explode! So I FINALLY decided to go through all my Disney World & Universal Orlando photo’s from my trip to Florida last month. Since I have over 1,000 (yes, one thousand) photos, I’ve decided to spread my trip out through a series of ‘This Place‘ posts! First up: The Wizarding World of Harry Potter. Like most 90’s kids (and people in general,) I’m a HUGE Harry Potter fan! Visiting Hogsmeade and Diagon Alley at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter has been on my bucket list for quite some time so when I found out I’d be working with Disney World for a special holiday post, I thought what better time to head over to Universal Orlando to visit my favorite wizard friends! Here are some of my favorite photos from the Wizarding World of Harry Potter: Continue reading