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Top 10 Reasons We Love Universal Orlando!

Universal Orlando holds a very special place in my heart. Not only was it the first official date for hubby and I back in October 1999 for Halloween Horror Nights, but it has been a great getaway for us in the years since. Whether for a day or for a weekend getaway, we always have fun and it never gets …

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Farewell to 2015….

As each year comes to a close, it’s always fun to look back on the last 12 months and all that happened. While 2014 was definitely the year of running for me, complete with a full marathon, this year has been much different.        I started the year with knee pain, likely from all the running I did …

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Holiday Magic at Universal Orlando

Since becoming Universal Orlando annual passholders again, we have been able to enjoy Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure at least once a month. I love how the park changes from season to season, each with it’s own touch throughout. While I am fan of Halloween Horror Nights, Christmas is my favorite time of year to visit Universal Orlando. Decorations, holiday fun, Macy’s Holiday Parade, and more all throughout both parks. We truly feel like big kids as we take it all in. I love the big Christmas tree in Universal Studios, the parade floats throughout, and my favorite of all…. Grinchmas at Islands of Adventure. The Who-liday Spectacular and visiting with The Grinch are the highlight of my day. I could spend hours there.

If you ever have a chance to go during the holidays, don’t miss out. Universal Orlando takes on a holiday feel and there is magic in the air. There is plenty of fun for everyone!


IMG_3751                                                     The main entrance is so welcoming!



IMG_3753                                                       Ready to be big kids for the day!



IMG_3789                                                               I love this Christmas tree!


IMG_3783                                                                      Such a sight to see….


IMG_3768                       There are many Macy’s parade floats throughout Universal Studios.



IMG_3826                        Forever a fan of Dr. Seuss, Grinchmas and The Grinch are a favorite.



IMG_3828                                                              A selfie with The Grinch!


IMG_3860                                                                Who-liday Spectacular


Holiday information and more is available at Universal OrlandoBe sure to tag #universalmoments or #universalholidays when sharing your photos on social media. It’s always fun to get a response from Universal Orlando about your visit. 


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Anniversary Getaway!

Hubby and I just celebrated our 14th anniversary with an amazing getaway to Orlando. Being annual pass holders at Universal Studios, we decided it would be great to stay at our new favorite resort, Cabana Bay, and go to Halloween Horror Nights. Going to Halloween Horror Nights for our anniversary weekend may seem silly, but it was our first real …

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Weekday Getaway

Sometimes you just have to get away, even if just for a day. We had the opportunity to do just that on Thursday afternoon, when hubby had to go up to Universal Studios for work. We lucked out even more when we found out we would get to stay at the Loew’s Portofino. Rough life, right? Over the years, we …

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