Day 7: A Not Entirely Disney Day

Today we went to Universal Studios, cue the booing and hissing of die hard Disney World fans..

But I like to think anyone who has the good taste to love Disney can appreciate the pure brilliance of Harry Potter, and enjoy the truly marvellous experience of the Harry Potter worlds that have been created there. We were incredibly lucky to get all of it done in one day, only possible as we got into the park as it opened so didn’t get stuck in a minimum hour wait for the castle, but we did have to queue for just over 2 hours for the new Gringotts Bank ride, mainly due to it breaking down several times during our wait!

The heat of the day got too much after we’d finished in the magical world, so we headed back to the hotel, via Walmart, so everyone could chill out by the pool for a bit.

Except me. I chose to use this down time to make a solo excursion for some intense exploring/research. I bused from our resort to Epcot, from the park itself cut across to the Boardwalk by the International Gateway, then once I was done scouting that out, hopped onto another bus to Downtown Disney, wandered there for a bit and caught another bus back to the resort: about a 2.5 hour round trip, and I’ll be sharing some of my findings in later posts 🙂