Although I could have stayed in the Wizarding World of Harry Potter part of the park all day, we did eventually move on to the rest of the Island of Adventures. Most of the rides were either super huge roller coasters that we couldn’t ride due to height restrictions or due to the poor weather, and water rides that no one was going on because it was already raining lol! So mostly we just walked around and looked at things.
This area had a neat playground for the kiddos and a cool looking swingy thingy ride. Dh and ds2 tried to get on, but the cast member wouldn’t let them…said it was a child’s ride and they had to be accompanied by a child. Dh is still fuming over that one. :)
And yes, we did buy souvenir wands, but this is the first time I would let the boys take them out of their boxes…only break in the rain we got all day. The wands are quite nice, very expensive and yes, very breakable, as ds4 learned that night in the hotel room. :(
I am glad we finally did get to go to Universal, if only to have an honest experience to compare to Disney. It’s too bad that our day was cold and rainy, I’m sure the experience would have been much better with a sunny day. However, if I had to choose, Disney would win. The overall experience and just general feelings you have in Disney top Universal by far. The layout of the park and crowd management were also disappointing at Universal. I would definitely recommend a day trip to Universal, but a longer vacation is much better spent at Disney World.
Next up, a post about our Disney resort hotel!