I just got back from a vacation in Orlando and I had lots of fun. I went with my mom and dad. We stayed at the Hard Rock Hotel at Universal Studios. It is a very fun hotel.
When we first got there, we had a late dinner at a restaurant in the hotel and they had Gator tail on the menu so I tried it. I like to try different food when I go to different places. Gator tail pretty much just tastes like fried chicken. I do not think I would have it again but it was interesting to try.
We got up early every morning and after a quick breakfast we took the water taxi over to Universal. We had early entry to the park so we headed right to the Hogwarts Castle in Hogsmeade for the ride, Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey. I was
at Universal about 4 or 5 years ago and went on that ride then. I love it and I was looking forward to going on it again. We went on it 3 times on this trip. It feels like you are riding on a broomstick. Then we took the Hogwarts Express from Islands of Adventure park where Hogwarts is,
over to Universal Studios park where the new Harry Potter area, Diagon Alley is. The Hogwarts Express is new and it was very fun. We got off the train and first we visited the Knight Bus. Then we went into Diagon Alley. It was amazing. I really liked the ride, Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts. We went on it 4 times.
We also went on lots of other rides like Shrek, Despicable Me, Spiderman and lots of other ones. We went on two water rides and we got soaking wet. That was fun. Of all the rides, I like the Harry Potter ones the best.
We also spent some time at the pool at our hotel. It was very warm when we were there so it was nice to go for a swim. There were lots of tiny lizards around our hotel and it was fun watching them.
I was hoping when we got back home that the weather would be nice here but it is cold and now there is snow again. I think we should have stayed in Florida longer.