Spring Break: Orlando – Thursday/Friday

Last Thursday I drove down to Orlando to visit a friend for the weekend. That night, we went out for Thai food at Thai House.

thai house menu

I had Thai tea and chicken fried rice, because I pretty much always order the same thing, as I’m looking to find the best Thai fried rice in existence. It was pretty good. 🙂

thai tea - yum!

fried rice~

We didn’t get to do much else Thursday night because it was so late. However, Friday morning we got up early-ish, bought some cheap sunglasses at Target, and sandwiches/snacks & water for the park and headed to Universal Studios Orlando Islands of Adventure.

universal

It was crazy busy but not too bad to get around. Our first stop was Harry Potter World.

the hogwarts express

We saw the castle.

castle

And a friendly snowman.

snowman in the sun

And also got some butterbeer.

butterbeer cup

Which was delicious. So smooth and creamy. But also a lot of foam.

honeydukes

more castle

And some more of the impressive castle.

mooooore

We went on the rides in Harry Potter World and I’d say they were worth it. The wait for the dragon one was pretty crazy but it was probably the best roller coaster at the park (or at least the most frightening) and the castle ride was more intense than I thought it would be too.

We went through the entire park, but we didn’t go on all the rides (but we did most!)

jurassic park

RAR

We visited Dr. Suess Land as well. I waited for the guy with the hoodie/hat/cape to leave but he didn’t seem to be going anywhere.

one fish two fish hoodie guy

cat in the hat!

quote

We also found this sign.

what could this mean?

Then, and I had no idea this would be a part of the park, we also went to the comic book area.

comic strip cafe

This was by far my favorite part of the park. I lovelovelovelovelove comics. But not the new ones/superhero ones/Marvel. Classic comics.

Like this Cathy ice cream shop. (Ben & Jerry’s!)

cathy

Or Flash Gordon.

flash gordon

Blondie’s/Dagwood

BLONDIE

Boris & Natasha from Rocky and Bullwinkle.

boris and natasha it's moose and squirrel

Or Hagar

hagar rarrrrr

AND MY FAVORITE. Betty Boop!

boop boop

She was so cute! Kinda made me want to be her.

so cute

We finished off the night by going downtown and out for a few drinks. Downtown Orlando is really fun at night! Next I’ll be posting about Saturday, followed by a joint Sunday/Monday post.

Post & photos by: Melissa

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