Sorry about the lack of updates the over the past week or so. The wife and I are heading out of town, and it’s been hectic getting ready. For the next several days I will be updating the Universal Studios / The Wizarding World of Harry Potter and Walt Disney World pages with photos, thoughts, and short reviews of the parks and their attractions. A more in depth analysis of specific rides and attractions will be coming in the second half of September so stayed tuned.
Thursday: Universal Studios including Island of Adventure – Despicable Me: Minion Mayhem just opened in July of this year so that will be a big focus point. Other rides to look out for include The Simpsons Ride, Twister… Ride It Out, E.T. Adventure, Revenge of the Mummy, and Universal’s Cinematic Spectacular. Depending on time constraints more rides may be featured.
Friday: The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – The main purpose of our trip is to visit this attraction. We’re going to try and experience it all. This visit coincides with the release of the 31 disc Harry Potter Wizards Collection which is being released on September 7, 2012.
Saturday: Walt Disney World including the Magic Kingdom, Epcot Center and Hollywood Studios – My visit to the Walt Disney Parks is going to be fast and furious. There’s just so much to see, and seeing it all in one day isn’t really possible. We visited the parks in 2009, so this is going to be a ‘best of’ visit with the emphasis falling on our favorite attractions such as the revamped Space Mountain, Soarin’, Star Tours, and hopefully much more.
The rest of our trip won’t be at all movie or theme park related so updates after Saturday, September 8th will be infrequent if at all. Rest assured I’ll be back towards the middle of the month with some new theatrical and Blu-ray (hopefully) reviews.