PTR: Universal Orlando Resort 1/25/12 (with a few bonus photos)
Posted 22 February 2012 - 06:55 PM
Hollywood Drive In is coming along very nicely. These pictures are allready almost a month old. I can tell you by seeing it the other night. It looks fantastic and almost done.
Hollywood Drive is a new Mini golfcourse
The robot is my favorite
We went to Universal Studios first.
Oh how Despicable. Just like the Hollywood Drive photos, progress on Dispicable Me has also come a long way.
With the recent closure of Amity Island, Monsters Cafe whish was formally seasonal is now open full time.
This fun Mummy Team Member with Jackie.
They were only using one station on this day.
We had an excellent lunch at Finnegan's. Seriously, Universal has some of the best food out of any theme park out these.
The site formally known as Amity Island.
But wait, it's not on the map.
True story, Jaws was my favorite ride at Universal, so seeing it like this makes me really sad.
You can still get your picture with Bruce.
Oh looky there! I wonder what's in this building?
Oh! It's to see "The Universe and You"
I'm not really a Men In Black fan, but I must say the queue is really impressive.
Wait! What? I don't remember a thing. I think it was the Universe and You. But are we alone? Of course we are silly!
Once upon a time, Universal had a really cool ride called Back To The Futue. But now my room mate works HERE, so I am obligated to take a picture of the building. And the ride's not bad either
Oh no! ET needs our help!
"Earth people, are planet is dying..." Don't worry Botanicus, we are on it!
Work in progress for the new night show coming to Universal Studios Florida
Oh yea, there's Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit. ...it's okay
See ya Studios! Where to next?
Jackie and I decided to hop on a boat and head over to the Portofino Bay Hotel
This is absolutely stunning.
Posted 22 February 2012 - 06:56 PM
Inside the lobby
Some nice indoor shops.
These two photos were taken a week earlier.
We did some walking around inside.
We are just so awesome
Portofino gets a thumbs up. Now to head over to the next resort.
Royal Pacific Hotel
Time to head out and over to Island's of Adventure
Posted 22 February 2012 - 06:56 PM
We decided to do Hulk first.
I've been riding Hulk for years and I must say, this is the worst B&M coaster out there. Now, I say this only because the ride is ridiculously rough. Universal does a poor job at maintaing the trains and its obvious that it's in bad shape.
It was a bit chilly out at this point. Who in the right mind would ride this?
Oh right! We would. And there's only one reason we are wearing ponchos....
Yup, that's right. We wore the ponchos for the picture. As a holiday special Jackie got a free onride photo, and we initially wanted a funny one on Jurrasic Park River Adventure, we went with Ripsaw Falls because it was actually open.
We will end the night with a picture of Hogwartz at night.
The next day I went back to the Resort for lunch with some friends, and we took some photos of Hollywood Drive under construction.
Seriously this is going to be the best Mini Golf ever!
We went to the park Saturday night to see the Mardi Gras parade. It was also the same night as the Kelly Clarkson concert, so it was packed!
HEY! Don't I know you from somewhere?
I only got a couple of photos from the parade.
The parade was a lot of fun. I would suggest going if your able.
The Adventure lives on...
Posted 23 February 2012 - 02:08 PM
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Posted 23 February 2012 - 04:14 PM
I am dissapointed to see that they can't find the time to refurbish Hulk. I would think from say, January through March, would be a perfect time to tinker with it and keep it in good shape.
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Posted 23 February 2012 - 06:54 PM
Posted 24 February 2012 - 02:45 PM
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Top 3 Steel: 1. The Incredible Hulk 2. Maverick 3. Dragon Challenge
Top 3 Wood: 1. The Beast 2. American Eagle 3. Hades
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