Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Universal Studios, Orlando!


Today we decided it was time to go up to Orlando, which is only about a 30 minute drive, and check out Universal Studios.

Check this out... we made a trip to Orlando about 26 years ago, and Judy received 2 promotional tickets to enter the Park at that time. We did go to Universal Studios back then, but I guess we never used the 2nd. day of the pass. Judy kept the two promotional tickets in her wallet for 26 years! Today we handed them into the Guest Services Office, and presto, right away they gave us two new tickets! Better yet, they made them 3 day passes for both of the Parks! 26 years ago, there was only one park. So you ask, "What is the ticket worth today?" A one day pass to one of the parks is about $90.00 today! (Each!) We are going to come out ahead on this one! Love it! The Passes we received would have cost $305.98 for 2 adults!

This Park is an incredible place to visit, and we had a ball there today. The weather was perfect all day... mid 70's and lots of sun! There were not all that many people at the Park today, all turkeyed out after last week I guess! We got to hit all the big attractions in the park today including Shrek 4D, Terminator 2 in 3D, Twister, Revenge of the Mummy, Disaster, Fear Factor Live, Men in Black, The Simpson's Ride, The Animal Actors on Location, and ET Adventure! Phew...

Judy is getting ready for the Revenge of the Mummy, which was a wild ride!


Above is the set of Fear Factor Live... they had 4 Contestants from the Crowd that wanted to show they had NO FEAR!

Justin above, had no fear and won! It was a good show!

This Lady from the Audience, had no fear, letting them put 5 of these Scorpions on her head!

They had a terrific animal actor show... with lots of birds, dogs, cats, and you name it!

At the end of the day they have a big Parade down the Main Street...







Turned out to be a terrific day, and we stopped on site at one of their Italian Restaurants for a great Dinner out!

Hey, we get to go back on Thursday, and do the 2nd. Park with all the Harry Potter Stuff! (Tomorrow is a day off...)

Till tomorrow...



  1. How does that saying go, Having Fun in The Sun. Looks like you are both Enjoying it. Be Safe!

    It's about time.

  2. What an amazing story. We have never been there, but if we get to that area next winter, we are going there.

    I love that parade. It looks like so much fun! Keep on enjoying your adventure.

  3. I can't believe those passes still worked. If they were in Dad's wallet for that long they would've disintegrated for sure!!!

  4. We were in Orlando in the early 90's and visited Universal Studios with the kids. It was just as good then, I think. Thanks for the memories!

  5. Now that story is one of the better one's I've read in some time. To have retained that ticket for 26 years is impressive. That led to one incredible saving.

    Photos look great too!

  6. Wow, can't believe they still worked!

    I visited Disneyland as a kid but never US. My husband visited US but never DL... so when we get to Florida, I think we'll definitely be checking out Disneyworld AND Universal Studios! Can't wait! =]