Posted by: The Travelling Mallorys | May 10, 2011

Disney World and Universal in Orlando, Florida, USA

On our way home we went to Walt Disney World and Universal Studios in Florida.

Going out on a high!

Our friends Simon and Erin McFairbarneany were already there and we met them at the hotel we were all staying at.

Us and the Never Ending Voyage posse

Us and the Never Ending Voyage posse

We were pretty exhausted after flying from Auckland to Los Angeles then onto Orlando. It had taken us 26 hours, but thanks to time differences we arrived just three hours after leaving New Zealand.

That completely melted my mind, and jetlag was a feature of our six days in the theme parks second only to FUN FUN FUN!

On the first day we went to Hollywood Studios.

In Honey I Shrunk The Kids playpark

In Honey I Shrunk The Kids playpark

At Hollywood Studios

Definitely not being embarrassing at Hollywood Studios

That evening we went to an all you can eat pizza buffet with MASSIVE Cokes.

Coke heads

Massive Coke heads

The next day we went to EPCOT, which was ace.

EPCOT

EPCOT

EPCOT has mini-versions of lots of countries from around the world. This is Japan

EPCOT has mini-versions of lots of countries from around the world. This is Japan...

and this is England! It even had fish and chips and a pub!

...and this is England! It even had fish and chips and a pub!

After EPCOT we went to Animal Kingdom, another Disney park.

Expedition Everest - a mountain with a runaway train inside

Expedition Everest - a mountain with a runaway train inside

Where to we now?

Where to we now?

Next up was Universal Studios. We’d been to the one in Singapore earlier on in our trip, and the Orlando version did not disappoint. 

Thank you, come again

Thank you, come again

The Rock and Roll coaster. You can choose your own soundtrack. Gavin chose U Can't Touch This, then screamed like a girl the whole way around. Erin wisely stayed on the ground

The Rock and Roll coaster. You can choose your own soundtrack. Gavin chose U Can't Touch This, then screamed like a girl the whole way around. Erin wisely stayed on the ground

The next day was Universal’s other park – Islands of Adventure. This had one major draw, The Wizarding World of Harry Potter. It was truly amazing.

Agreed wife!

Hogwarts!

Hogwarts!

Hogsmeade

Hogsmeade

The Hulk coaster. More girly screaming!

The Hulk coaster. More girly screaming!

Saving the best for last, we went to Disney’s Magic Kingdom on the last day.

Excited Erin!

Excited Erin!

Post-log flume wetness

Post-log flume wetness

The Tron-themed monorail, AKA as the Tronorail

The Tron-themed monorail, AKA as the Tronorail

And then that was that. The end of our trip!

We’ll write about coming home and all that in a little while, but now you’re all up to date with what’s what, who’s who and where’s where. The countdown to real life has begun, and we’re excited about it.

Once we’re over jetlag we’ll let you all know which pub to meet us in for a welcome home beer and wine. 

Looking forward to it already!

Check out our Disney and Universal photos on Flickr >

Worthing versus Walt Disney World and Universal Studios Wizarding World of Harry Potter, Orlando, Florida >

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  1. We miss Disney! It was so much fun and great to see you guys.

  2. Did Simon bore you about how he and Kevin starred in Disney Studio’s clip from ‘Honey I shrunk the kids’? Unfortunately it was before the days of DVDs, so we didn’t get to keep a copy! ;-( Glad you all had such a great time at Disneyworld!

  3. PS Loved the pictures!

    • Hello, thanks and congrats for being our 101st comment! We had a fab time at Disney. Simon remembered lots from his previous visits! All the best, Erin and Gavin x

  4. […] To see the coaster that made me swear like a sailor with a stubbed toe, read The Travelling Mallorys. […]


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