Disney Information Station Logo

Go Back   The DIS Discussion Forums - DISboards.com > Disney Trip Planning Forums > Disney Trip Reports
Find Hotel Specials & DIScounts
 
facebooktwitterpinterestgoogle plusyoutubeDIS UpdatesDIS email updates
Register Chat FAQ Tickers Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read





Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 12-02-2013, 05:10 PM   #106
STLMickeyMom
DIS Veteran
 
STLMickeyMom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: St Louis, MO
Posts: 932

That looks like a fun morning! We haven't been to universal in years--it's changed so much. I can't wait until we can go again!
STLMickeyMom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-04-2013, 03:17 PM   #107
missangelalexis
DIS Veteran
 
missangelalexis's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 714

Quote:
Originally Posted by JessM View Post
Fun update from Universal!

I think our plan for Friday is the same as yours! I was thinking Universal first, IOA second, it looks like I have the right idea.

I'm so excited for Despicable Me and Transformers!

I love all the character photos, they are all super fun!

Can't wait to hear about the rest of your Universal day!
Awesome! I think you will love both DM and Transformers! I headed to Universal knowing that I wanted to beat the long lines at Despicable Me, so that was my reasoning behind it

Quote:
Originally Posted by DisneyKid4Life View Post
Ahh I loved the DM ride!! So much better than the Jimmy Neutron ride that came before it. So much fun and how does anyone not adore the minions.

Now Transformers I am really looking forward to. Not that I'm a big Transformers fan, but this ride sounds so good.

And Springfield!! My God this is insane all the new stuff in only a year.

I can't get over all the characters out greeting now. Once upon a time there was only a handful, now it seems loaded. So much to look forward to.
I love everything about DM so the ride is just perfect to me! I think you will really enjoy Transformers, it is VERY cool even if you're not a big fan of the franchise! Springfield is awesome, especially if you're familiar with the Simpsons. It is insane how much they've built in such little time!

Quote:
Originally Posted by STLMickeyMom View Post
That looks like a fun morning! We haven't been to universal in years--it's changed so much. I can't wait until we can go again!
It was! I hope you do get to visit on a future trip!
__________________
A trip of firsts- starting with my first PTR for October 2013!

Did Someone Say Adventure?! An Oct '13 TR!



WDW Visits: 1993, 1997
1st Disneyland/California Adventure Visit: 6/26/12
Pop Century with DBF: 1/4/13-1/12/13
MNSSHP/F&W trip with Mom & Dad: 10/5/13-10/12/13
missangelalexis is offline   Reply With Quote
|
The DIS
Register to remove

Join Date: 1997
Location: Orlando, FL
Posts: 1,000,000
Old 12-04-2013, 03:32 PM   #108
missangelalexis
DIS Veteran
 
missangelalexis's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 714

Day 4 - More Universal Studios/Islands of Adventure

At this point We were pretty much done with everything we wanted to do in Universal so we decided to head over to Islands of Adventure.


599 by missangelalexis, on Flickr

We started by heading to the left when we walked in and hit up Spiderman as our first ride. It was only about a 15 minute wait. At this point my feet were KILLING me as they still hadn't recovered from the day before But I soldiered on! We then went on Jurassic Park River Adventure, which had about a 20 minute wait. Then finally it was time to enter WWoHP!


923 by missangelalexis, on Flickr


553 by missangelalexis, on Flickr

Now I'm not a Harry Potter fan at all, I've never read the books or seen the movies. But I think this area is SO well done and I absolutely love the Forbidden Journey ride! The wait time was I think 30 or 45 minutes, which I fully expected anyway. The ride was, of course, awesome! Mom loved it and agreed that it is unlike any other ride! Dad did not fair so well :-/ It seems on this trip we discovered that Dad gets a little motion sickness on spinning type rides and this was one of them. We found a shady spot for him to sit in to rest for a few minutes while Mom & I went to get some BUTTERBEER! I offered to share with Mom but she insisted she wanted her own..and that turned out to be a good choice because she loved it We took a few pictures before venturing through the rest of the park.


556 by missangelalexis, on Flickr


564 by missangelalexis, on Flickr


959 by missangelalexis, on Flickr

We made it to Seuss Landing where I convinced them to ride the Trolley Ride


583 by missangelalexis, on Flickr

Turns out we all actually enjoyed it it was pretty cute and relaxing! We also went on the Cat in the Hat ride since there was no wait. It's very similar to the Winnie the Pooh ride in my opinion.

At this point we were done with Islands of Adventure and had to decide what we wanted to do now. As much as I wanted to go back to Universal to ride Transformers and The Mummy again, my feet just weren't having it. I just couldn't imagine walking all the way back over there. So we decided to just get some dinner at City Walk and then call it a day. We ended up eating at Bubba Gump Shrimp. We've eaten here many times at home, but it's a family favorite and we knew we would enjoy it...and that we did! I could eat their hush puppies all day


1018 by missangelalexis, on Flickr

After dinner we caught a cab and made it back to the hotel pretty quickly. We stopped at the Food Court where I did something that was long overdue...I purchased my first Mickey Premium Bar! YUM!!


605 by missangelalexis, on Flickr

I also saw this little guy hanging outside our room:


604 by missangelalexis, on Flickr

We were back in the room by 8pm and basically just relaxed/showered/fell asleep. We had another full day at MK ahead of us!

List of firsts for the day:
-Riding Transformers, Kang & Kodos, Trolley Ride, and Cat in the Hat
-Seeing the new Simpsons area and eating lunch there

__________________
A trip of firsts- starting with my first PTR for October 2013!

Did Someone Say Adventure?! An Oct '13 TR!



WDW Visits: 1993, 1997
1st Disneyland/California Adventure Visit: 6/26/12
Pop Century with DBF: 1/4/13-1/12/13
MNSSHP/F&W trip with Mom & Dad: 10/5/13-10/12/13

Last edited by missangelalexis; 12-04-2013 at 04:21 PM.
missangelalexis is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-04-2013, 04:16 PM   #109
STLMickeyMom
DIS Veteran
 
STLMickeyMom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: St Louis, MO
Posts: 932

The Harry potter area looks so totally cool! We love all the books and movies. Can't wait to go there some day and try butterbeer! I'm sorry your dad wasnt feeling well and your feet were hurting. That's no fun at all! Glad you got to rest up and relax that night and, of course, have a Mickey bar. I'm pretty sure those will always cure what ails ya!
STLMickeyMom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-04-2013, 08:11 PM   #110
jelloarms
DIS Veteran
 
jelloarms's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Hawaii. WAAAAY too far from the magic!
Posts: 538

Quote:
Originally Posted by missangelalexis View Post


Now I'm not a Harry Potter fan at all, I've never read the books or seen the movies.

[/I]
I thought I was the only one! I remember attempting to start reading the series back when it first came out but I couldn't get past the first page of he first book. Too boring! Never had any desire to watch any of the movies either.
jelloarms is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-05-2013, 07:00 AM   #111
Nakkira
DIS Veteran
 
Nakkira's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 575

So jealous of your Despicable Me meets.
__________________
My in Progress Trip Report for my Oct 2013 Food & Fest (and more) Trip

Oct 2013 - 5 days (offsite hotel)
Feb 2009 -3 days (offsite hotel)
Oct 2004 - Week (Caribbean Beach Resort)
Feb 1998 - Week (offsite hotel)
Fall 1993 - Week (offsite hotel)
Nakkira is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-05-2013, 07:06 AM   #112
Nakkira
DIS Veteran
 
Nakkira's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 575

Quote:
Originally Posted by missangelalexis View Post

At this point my feet were KILLING me as they still hadn't recovered from the day before But I soldiered on!


.

At this point we were done with Islands of Adventure and had to decide what we wanted to do now. As much as I wanted to go back to Universal to ride Transformers and The Mummy again, my feet just weren't having it. I just couldn't imagine walking all the way back over there.

Have you tried gel shoe inserts?

I used these for the first time for my trip and was actually really happy with the difference it made.
I was still sore, but none of the usual foot agony
__________________
My in Progress Trip Report for my Oct 2013 Food & Fest (and more) Trip

Oct 2013 - 5 days (offsite hotel)
Feb 2009 -3 days (offsite hotel)
Oct 2004 - Week (Caribbean Beach Resort)
Feb 1998 - Week (offsite hotel)
Fall 1993 - Week (offsite hotel)
Nakkira is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-05-2013, 08:44 AM   #113
scrpbookr
Mouseketeer
 
scrpbookr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Lancaster, PA
Posts: 234

Yum!

Looks like fun! I'm craving a Mickey Bar!
__________________
Brenda's Magical Disney Memories!
Disneyland, CA-Grandma & Jake(1st Visit) 1980/Dad & Jake-1982/Tinsleys-1986/Grandma, Mom & Ike-1988/ John-1991/Ike-1992/Grad Night-1993/Mom & Ike,1997
Disney World Week - Mom, Rick & Reagan - Holidays 2007 (1st Visit)
Disneyland Hong Kong - Mom, Reagan & Mike - 2010 (1st Visit)<--TRIP REPORT
Magic Kingdom - Reagan - Spring Break Cruise- 2012<--TRIP REPORT
Disneyland, CA & California Adventure (1st Visit to C.A.)- Dad & Reagan -Spring Break, 2013 <--TRIP REPORT
Disney World and Disney Magic Cruise! (1st Disney Cruise)- Mom and Reagan - Spring Break, 2014<--TRIP REPORT IN PROGRESS
Looking Forward To:
Mixing Business & Magic - (1st Solo Disney Trip) Conference & Disney World - June, 2014
London, Paris and especially... Disneyland Paris!! (1st Visit!) - September, 2014.

scrpbookr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-05-2013, 08:43 PM   #114
KristinV02
Earning My Ears
 
KristinV02's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 46

I am loving reading your trip report!! Thank you for sharing!!

Your photos are beautiful. What brand/style of camera did you use??
KristinV02 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-06-2013, 04:18 PM   #115
kayemgi
DIS Veteran
 
kayemgi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Philadelphia
Posts: 528

There are so many new things at Universal since I was last there in 2010! I think we'll be visiting there before we do another trip to Disney...
kayemgi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-09-2013, 03:16 PM   #116
Pluto0809
DIS Veteran
 
Pluto0809's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Atlanta, GA
Posts: 1,852

Your Univeral day looked like lots of fun! I went there for the first time in 2012 because I'm a big Harry Potter fan. Jim and I really enjoyed both parks although I got quite sick on the HP ride. Jim had to go out of the HP section to get me a coke since they don't sell it there. I've since started taking motion sickness pills so I hope next time I'll be ok. That ride is too awesome to pass up! I'm waiting till the new section opens before going again, probably going to be Jan 2015.

I'm also excited to ride the DM ride and Transformers as we missed both of those last time. DM opened a few months after we were there. I just saw that movie for the first time over the Thanksgiving weekend. I also want to see the Springfield expansion although I think I'm going to skip the new ride. It looks too spinny for me!

Jim and I loved Bubba Gumps as he is a big fan of the movie. Our waiter keep asking him trivia from the movie and he got them all right. Our favorite meal though was at Hard Rock.
Pluto0809 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-10-2013, 08:05 AM   #117
missangelalexis
DIS Veteran
 
missangelalexis's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 714

Quote:
Originally Posted by STLMickeyMom View Post
The Harry potter area looks so totally cool! We love all the books and movies. Can't wait to go there some day and try butterbeer! I'm sorry your dad wasnt feeling well and your feet were hurting. That's no fun at all! Glad you got to rest up and relax that night and, of course, have a Mickey bar. I'm pretty sure those will always cure what ails ya!
I think you would love it, especially if you're already a fan! And you're right, the Mickey Bar certainly helped

Quote:
Originally Posted by jelloarms View Post
I thought I was the only one! I remember attempting to start reading the series back when it first came out but I couldn't get past the first page of he first book. Too boring! Never had any desire to watch any of the movies either.
Haha glad I'm not the only one then!

Quote:
Originally Posted by Nakkira View Post
So jealous of your Despicable Me meets.

Have you tried gel shoe inserts?

I used these for the first time for my trip and was actually really happy with the difference it made.
I was still sore, but none of the usual foot agony
Those characters are just adorable!

My mom actually brought some for her and she let me borrow them for 1 or 2 days and they really did make a difference. I am definitely going to be using them for future trips!!

Quote:
Originally Posted by scrpbookr View Post
Looks like fun! I'm craving a Mickey Bar!
I agree!!

Quote:
Originally Posted by KristinV02 View Post
I am loving reading your trip report!! Thank you for sharing!!

Your photos are beautiful. What brand/style of camera did you use??
Thank you so much and welcome!!

And thank you for the compliment! I use a Nikon S9400.

Quote:
Originally Posted by kayemgi View Post
There are so many new things at Universal since I was last there in 2010! I think we'll be visiting there before we do another trip to Disney...
You could always do a combination Disney-Universal trip

Quote:
Originally Posted by Pluto0809 View Post
Your Univeral day looked like lots of fun! I went there for the first time in 2012 because I'm a big Harry Potter fan. Jim and I really enjoyed both parks although I got quite sick on the HP ride. Jim had to go out of the HP section to get me a coke since they don't sell it there. I've since started taking motion sickness pills so I hope next time I'll be ok. That ride is too awesome to pass up! I'm waiting till the new section opens before going again, probably going to be Jan 2015.

I'm also excited to ride the DM ride and Transformers as we missed both of those last time. DM opened a few months after we were there. I just saw that movie for the first time over the Thanksgiving weekend. I also want to see the Springfield expansion although I think I'm going to skip the new ride. It looks too spinny for me!

Jim and I loved Bubba Gumps as he is a big fan of the movie. Our waiter keep asking him trivia from the movie and he got them all right. Our favorite meal though was at Hard Rock.
It was! I'm sorry you got sick on the ride I think the pills would definitely help, and you're right- the ride is too awesome to pass up! The new section sounds like it will be awesome, and January 2015 isn't too far off!

I hope you enjoyed Despicable Me! The new Simpsons ride wasn't too bad actually, it's very much like Dumbo, maybe a tad faster.

If you're a Forest Gump fan, then the restaurant is definitely cool! I love when they ask the trivia!
__________________
A trip of firsts- starting with my first PTR for October 2013!

Did Someone Say Adventure?! An Oct '13 TR!



WDW Visits: 1993, 1997
1st Disneyland/California Adventure Visit: 6/26/12
Pop Century with DBF: 1/4/13-1/12/13
MNSSHP/F&W trip with Mom & Dad: 10/5/13-10/12/13
missangelalexis is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-10-2013, 11:05 AM   #118
missangelalexis
DIS Veteran
 
missangelalexis's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 714

Day 5 - Back at Magic Kingdom!

Day 5 - Back at MK!

We were up at our usual time this morning at out the door to catch the bus to MK! We got there around 8:30-8:35, in time to see the Welcome Show again!


wdw201328211632337_6860969018 by missangelalexis, on Flickr


614 by missangelalexis, on Flickr


619 by missangelalexis, on Flickr


629 by missangelalexis, on Flickr

I was happy because the Mayor was there today! He wasn't there on our first day. While watching the show, my dad said "I Want to meet the Mayor!" (Remember this for later ) We got in the park and decided to wait in line for Marie to come out at 9. We made sure we asked and got in the correct line. Well at 9 Pluto came out, but no Marie We still waited and I was getting a little sad, but after about 5 minutes Marie came out! I guess she needed some extra time to get ready!



641 by missangelalexis, on Flickr


wdw201328211637010_6858477860 by missangelalexis, on Flickr

She was adorable! I asked how her brothers were and she gave me the thumbs up. I love the Aristocats and I hope one day they bring Berlioz and Toulouse into MK!

From there we headed to Tinkerbell's Nook to meet Tink & whoever her fairy friend would be! There was already a line, but I knew this would be the shortest it would be all day. We waited about 20 minutes before being shrunk down to fairy size and greeted by Terrence! I had a feeling it would be him, but I had autograph cards ready for the other fairy friends too just in case. When I got up to Terrence he began looking through the cards and wondering why I had them. I told him it was because I wasn't sure who I would get to meet! He kindly mentioned that maybe if I came back later, Vidia would be flying in We never did get to go back, but it was nice of him to mention that to me!


wdw201328211642834_6858932717 by missangelalexis, on Flickr


wdw201328211642835_6858477851 by missangelalexis, on Flickr

Then it was time to meet Tink! This Tink was super fun and squeaky. She admired my bracelets and asked me if I made them, which sadly I had to tell her no. She also asked what kind of fairy I was and I told her I think I'm a Tinker too, which made her happy.


wdw201328211642534_6858932688 by missangelalexis, on Flickr


wdw201328211642530_6858933666 by missangelalexis, on Flickr

After meeting our Fairy friends we headed over to Tomorrowland, which we didn't spend much time in on our first day. We did stop and take some PP photos first though! My mom was very excited that this photographer did the balloon magic shots He was a very fun photographer and took lots of photos with various poses and angles.


wdw201328211644704_6858477886 by missangelalexis, on Flickr


wdw201328211644746_6858477875 by missangelalexis, on Flickr


wdw201328211644750_6858935278 by missangelalexis, on Flickr


wdw201328211644780_6858477878 by missangelalexis, on Flickr


wdw201328211644753_6858477885 by missangelalexis, on Flickr
__________________
A trip of firsts- starting with my first PTR for October 2013!

Did Someone Say Adventure?! An Oct '13 TR!



WDW Visits: 1993, 1997
1st Disneyland/California Adventure Visit: 6/26/12
Pop Century with DBF: 1/4/13-1/12/13
MNSSHP/F&W trip with Mom & Dad: 10/5/13-10/12/13
missangelalexis is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-10-2013, 06:25 PM   #119
scrpbookr
Mouseketeer
 
scrpbookr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Lancaster, PA
Posts: 234

Magic Shots!

I love the Magic Shots! I should go add the photo pass plus to our vacation right now! I agree with your mom about the balloon picture. It's great! I'll have to remember to ask for that!

I met that same mayor 7 years ago! I guess they tend to stick around! Very nice!
__________________
Brenda's Magical Disney Memories!
Disneyland, CA-Grandma & Jake(1st Visit) 1980/Dad & Jake-1982/Tinsleys-1986/Grandma, Mom & Ike-1988/ John-1991/Ike-1992/Grad Night-1993/Mom & Ike,1997
Disney World Week - Mom, Rick & Reagan - Holidays 2007 (1st Visit)
Disneyland Hong Kong - Mom, Reagan & Mike - 2010 (1st Visit)<--TRIP REPORT
Magic Kingdom - Reagan - Spring Break Cruise- 2012<--TRIP REPORT
Disneyland, CA & California Adventure (1st Visit to C.A.)- Dad & Reagan -Spring Break, 2013 <--TRIP REPORT
Disney World and Disney Magic Cruise! (1st Disney Cruise)- Mom and Reagan - Spring Break, 2014<--TRIP REPORT IN PROGRESS
Looking Forward To:
Mixing Business & Magic - (1st Solo Disney Trip) Conference & Disney World - June, 2014
London, Paris and especially... Disneyland Paris!! (1st Visit!) - September, 2014.

scrpbookr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-10-2013, 11:13 PM   #120
STLMickeyMom
DIS Veteran
 
STLMickeyMom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: St Louis, MO
Posts: 932

Looks like a good start! We rarely see the welcome show--if we are there to see it, we're always surprised!

Glad to hear the line for tink wasn't horrible first thing in the morning. That's when we're stopping by to see her.

Loved all the magic shots. I hope we get some too.
STLMickeyMom is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

facebooktwitterpinterestgoogle plusyoutubeDIS Updates
GET OUR DIS UPDATES DELIVERED BY EMAIL



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:42 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Copyright © 1997-2014, Werner Technologies, LLC. All Rights Reserved.