We’re Off To Universal Orlando Resort!

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I’m really excited because today we are hopping on a plane and heading to Universal Orlando Resort for a fantastic long Labor Day weekend!

Despicable Me Minion Mayhem UniversalWe haven’t told Kora & Logan yet, we thought it would be fun to surprise them once we got to the airport. Just about 3 weeks ago or so they were telling us how badly they wanted to fly in a plane again. They are going to be thrilled when we pull up to the airport and tell them we are going to Florida!

This trip is going to be spectacular because we were invited along with 10 other bloggers and their families to visit Universal Islands of Adventure and Universal Studios Florida. It will be amazing to share this experience with such a fantastic group

To prepare for the trip we watched Despicable Me the other night so we can be ready for the new Minion Mayhem 3-D Ride that just opened up this year. It looks like a fun ride full of laughs. Kora and Logan thought the minions were so cute in the movie and I’m sure this ride will be a hit.

Despicable Me Minion Mayhem Universal StudiosI’ve been reading parts of the first Harry Potter book to Kora & Logan and I can’t wait to see their faces when we enter The Wizarding World of Harry Potter and they see Hogwarts for the first time.

Universal Orlando HogwartsI’m looking forward to the Frozen Butterbeer too. I’ve heard they are delicious especially on a hot day.

Universal Orlando ButterbeerDave and I will get the chance to see the Blue Man Group which will be incredible. I’ve always wanted to see them perform!

Blue Man GroupI’m also looking forward to staying at the Loew’s Royal Pacific Resort. It looks gorgeous and the pools are amazing. Kora & Logan will want to sneak swimming in whenever they can.

Loews Royal Pacific

Loews Royal Pacific UniversalIt’s going to be a fun-filled, exciting weekend and I’m so thankful that Dave’s old college buddy can help us out once again to watch the house and the dogs. He’s great with the dogs and it’s so nice not having to be concerned about them at the kennel. I’m really looking forward to a wonderful weekend without any worries.

I’ll be sure to write a trip review post once we return, but in the meantime be sure to follow the whole group on Twitter at the hastag: #UORFamily to see what we are up to.

Having never been to Universal Orlando Resort before, I’d love some suggestions. Have you visited before? Do you have any tips or recommendations for things we should do or see?

Despicable Me Minion MayhemFlight, hotel, accommodations, park tickets, meals, and activities were provided. No compensation was received. Photos credit: Universal Orlando Resort. The honest opinions are my own and those of my family.

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  1. Olivia Rubin says:

    I never understood the hype at Universal. Always felt it was really second rate to Disney unless you enjoy thrilling rides, but know with Minions, And HP I would pick that over a day at the parks. The minions just make me happy and HP takes you Into a world where your imagination comes alive.

  2. Maralea says:

    It would be so exciting to go to Orlando! Looks like lots of fun!

  3. I haven’t been to Universal Orlando for a few years. I’d love to go again! There are so many cool things to do.

  4. Maria Malaveci says:

    I have a friend who is going very soon. She is so excited. This will definitely have to be a trip we plan as a family soon!

  5. saminder gumer says:

    seems like it was a great time. i have not been yet so i will definitely have to go and take the family.

  6. Amanda E. Buccieri says:

    Looks like so much fun! My daughter thinks the minions are the funniest things!

  7. Maria Malaveci says:

    We have been meaning to get down to Orlando with the kids…. We will have to do it soon. Looks like you guys had a great time!

  8. Evelyn Goettner says:

    Looks like so much fun! I hope to able to take my kids sometime soon.

  9. Jean Fisher says:

    What fun parents you are! I bet the kids were so excited. Impressed with the resort, too – it looks beautiful! My girls would love the Minion Mayhem. We love those little yellow guys!

  10. This looks like a ton of fun. My kids really want to go there some day. I would love to go in the early summer so we could enjoy the weather.

  11. Thomas Murphy says:

    I really want to go to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter , looks so amazing!

  12. I hope you had a great time in the happiest place of all.

  13. I took the kids to Orlando, we had a blast, we need to go again soon….

  14. Looks like so much fun! I was going to say you took some awesome pics until I read the bottom where the photo credits go to Universal Orlando Resort. :)

  15. Heather Hayes Panjon says:

    Looks Like A Beautiful Place For A Vacation:)

  16. Trasina McGahey says:

    How fun!! That is def on my to-do list! I’ve been to the Universal Hollywood but want to go to Orlando so bad!

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