I used to be indecisive…

…but now I'm not so sure

another week away

6 Comments

Last time I posted I had just returned on the Friday from five days away on a residential activity week.  The next day (Saturday) I flew to Florida for a week long family holiday in the Disney area.

One of my nephews (my sister’s elder son) had won a villa holiday and very kindly thought of his family as companions for the trip.  It was all quite quickly arranged because of various academic committments, and my sister and family (plus a friend) went for two weeks with us joining them for the second week.  We had a great time and were exhausted by the end of it – so many parks to visit, a lovely pool to swim in, meals out to enjoy.  The weather was very hot (93F/34C) compared to what we’d been having in the UK – thank goodness for air-conditioned shops and restaurants in the theme parks is all I can say!

We went to the Disney’s Magic Kingdom,  Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Universal Studios, Islands of Adventure and Seaworld.  Phew.  Everything was wonderful, but if I had to pick just one area that stood out, it would be The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal’s Islands of Adventure.  The theming is fantastic and the Harry Potter and the Forbidden Forest ride is brilliant.

Here are some quick photos I took of the Harry Potter area.  We visited twice, once late in the day when the sun was going down and then another day around lunchtime.

photo © iusedtobeindecisive

The roof tops of Hogsmeade (shame about the crane in the background but they are extending HP World)
photo © iusedtobeindecisive

photo © iusedtobeindecisive

Hogwarts Castle
photo © iusedtobeindecisive

The train is waiting to whisk us away to Hogwarts. photo © iusedtobeindecisive

The train is waiting to whisk us away to Hogwarts.
photo © iusedtobeindecisive

Snow covered roof tops of Hogsmeade on a sunny day. photo © iusedtobeindecisive

Snow covered roof tops of Hogsmeade on a sunny day.
photo © iusedtobeindecisive

The fantastic detailing inside The Three Broomsticks, where we had lunch. photo © iusedtobeindecisive

The fantastic detailing inside The Three Broomsticks, where we had lunch.
photo © iusedtobeindecisive

More later, when I have caught up with the laundry, grass cutting and grocery shopping!

Advertisements

6 thoughts on “another week away

  1. Harry Potter is brilliant. Can’t wait to see how Disney outdoes Universal next!

    • The extension to it looks as though it’s going to be just as good. Apparently there is going to be a Diagon Alley area and Gringott’s Bank. Disney has some new work going on at the moment too, in the Magic Kingdom. There’s Belle’s Castle and village and they are working on a ride which is to do with the Seven Dwarves and a mine train. Very exciting!

  2. How amazing to win a holiday and even more amazing to share it with family. Your nephew deserves a gold medal. It sounds like you had great fun.

  3. We are off to Orlando on Sunday! Thank you for getting me in the mood! Very glad to hear you had such a fun time x

Now it's your turn

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s