Universal’s Islands of Adventure

Today we visited an adjacent theme park, Universal’s Islands of Adventure (which we passed through yesterday without exploring).

The adventure begins:

Buildings around the entry area:

The view across a lake:

Further on, there’s a Marvel superhero area:

And comic strip stuff:

We went on a number of rides, including this log flume ride (where we got rather wet):

Skull Island:

Jurassic Park stuff:

Our Gandalf toy in front of Hogwarts:

Jenn performing magic:


Lunch at Three Broomsticks; I really enjoyed all the British foods (and the butterbeer):

A cheesetastic show:

Dr Seuss stuff:

After we were done, we went back to the hotel and sat by the pool for a little while… until they closed the pool due to thunderstorms in the area. Ah, the joys of Florida:

A bit later, we headed to the Hard Rock Cafe for dinner:

Water taxis; we took them a few times, but most of the time preferred to walk the 10-minute stroll along the river between the hotel and parks:

We considered going here for dessert:

But decided to go to the hotel, where we got free desserts for my birthday:

That’s it; we head home tomorrow. It has been an enjoyable vacation… other than my travel fun; I hope the return journey goes more smoothly. We’ll probably be back someday.