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Adventures in the Islands of Adventure

It took Liaa months to visualize her dream to reach the Wizarding World of Harry Potter.

The dream started when she encountered a book in the school library. Since then, she became interested with J. K. Rowling's fantastic hallucinations (apologies!). December became a lame excuse to let her sustain her reading crave. Since her receipt of the Harry Potter book set, she read and re-read the books more than she could count. The rest is history.

When tourists step on the dreamland of Harry Potter, the child in them is captured by the facade that only lurks in a complex imaginative mind. According to the Universal Islands of Adventure catalog:

"From magical spells to magical creatures, from dark villains to daring heroes, it's all here. Pass through the towering Hogwarts castle gates and explore the familiar passageways, classrooms and corridors. Stroll the streets of Hogsmeade and dine at the Three Broomsticks and the Hog's Head pub. Shop at some of the best-known establ…

The Various Colors of Universal Studios

We were unfortunate to be scheduled on the 11:00am shuttle to the Universal Studios. We had to convince Liaa that half day of fun is not enough to raid the Islands of Adventures where the Wizarding World of Harry Potter is a part of. So we headed to the Studios, instead.

In my opinion, it is a serious disadvantage when both parents are growing (just a lil bit! lol!) old and you have a nine-year old kid (and thinks she is a toddler!) who wants to forcibly enter into the gates of humongous roller coaster rides, horrifying adventures, and 'death-defying' (parang ang exaggs naman), heart-pounding, and colossal simulators.

At least there are 4D and 3D theaters that saved us from those nerve-wrecking rides and adventures. lol!

Overall, the timing was wonderful. Although it was officially the start of summer in the Sunshine State, the weather was cooperative.

Universal Studios-Orlando rating: 5 stars - worth-visiting. Just make sure your tour package can accommodate the voluminous r…
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