February 14, 2021

Universal Studios Orlando


Day 2 of our Presidents Day Weekend Vacation took us to Universal Studios Florida

The park is currently celebrating Mardi Gras.  Please see our special report for more

Shrek 4D has been a mainstay at the park for a long time.  We wonder how much longer it will be around before the park changes it to a Dreamworks Theatre like at the Hollywood park

Our family loves Minion Mayhem.  Here's a hidden secret, you can experience the ride without the motion based seats AND there's almost never a wait.  The entrance is near the Super Silly Store

Rip Ride Rock-it! is a fun coaster as long as you sit in rows 2 or 5.  The wheel seats have become pretty rough.  Also, we're ready for them to add additional songs to the hidden list.

We really like this attraction too, but wonder if it might be time to update the video or maybe add a randomization to it like Star Tours to make it more re-rideable.

Revenge of the Mummy was utilizing virtual queue the entire weekend.  We were able to get three rides over the course of the weekend though.  Line was very manageable once you were allowed to enter with virtual queue. 

Transformers could have really used a virtual queue as well.  Lines were around 90 minutes or longer all weekend.

We didn't ride it, but we were definitely shocked to see it at 100 minute or more waits

One of our favorite attractions at the parks

Men In Black is such a "people-eater" that the wait was never very long.  We ended up with two back-to-back rides with minimal wait

This ride is hilarious.

Duff Beer is always a good choice

These donuts are ginormous 

Have you ever taken the time to listen to the commentary coming from this ride?  It's hilarious

E.T. Adventure is a must ride for me.  Nostalgia at its best

We wondered what will become of Woody Woodpecker's coaster when Nintendo comes to this area

There were characters out for photos, but they were all like this

Universal is our happy place and we had a great time on our vacation

We can hardly wait to return later this year