Tuesday morning, Doug and I woke up very early, grabbed breakfast (bagel and cream cheese), and headed off to spend the day together, bonding. We took a cab to Universal Studios Orlando and spent the morning not waiting in any lines! We rode on all of the rides we were interested in ET, Back To The Future, Men In Black, Jaws, The Mummy (our favorite), Twister, and Earthquake (Terminator 4 doesn't really count since there were technical difficulties in the stunt show and we had to leave) before heading over to Islands of Adventure, the sister park to Universal where all the coasters were. After lunch (Diet Coke and slice of pepperoni pizza) at Café 4 Restaurant in Superhero Island, we tackled The Hulk (double-loop coaster) and Spiderman (3-D ride). In Toon Lagoon, we got absolutely soaked on Popeye's Rapids and finished up on a double-rollercoaster called Dueling Dragons in The Lost Continent.
After a cab ride back to our resort, we ate lunch (Diet Coke, hot dog, and fries) at the cantina at the resort's pool and went swimming with Emily, Crissy, Jason, and the kids until we had to meet up with our parents at Epcot for dinner. It took some convincing, but I finally went on Mission: Space green (the more adventurous level) with Doug (and it was great!). Before dinner, we hung out in Canada (World Showcase) and watched Off Kilter, a live band of Canadian kilt-wearers who play some very lively tunes. I got to check out The Living Seas before we all had dinner (a mixed drink called The Abyss, appetizer of crab claws, chicken and pasta, and chocolate cake filled with Grand Marnier for dessert) at Coral Reef. We retired back to the resort for some much needed rest before heading back to Chicago on Wednesday, January 17, 2007.
Universal Studios Orlando
My Brother Touching The DeLorean - Back To The Future, Universal Studios
Getting Eaten By Jaws Jaws, Universal Studios
Chicago Set Universal Studios
Superhero Island - Islands of Adventure
A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words (After A Dip on Popeye's Rapids) Cartoon Lagoon, Islands Of Advenuture
Dr. Suess's Hat - Suessville, Islands of Adventure