Depending on when you’re reading this, I may be either-
a) on a plane
b) en route home
d) in jail
Okay not the latter. But- I made a whirlwind 24 hour trip to surprise mum! It was a success- in those 24 hours I hung out with the family, saw three mates and ate like a prince. Let’s jump straight into today’s travel recap and tips for Orlando- which in my eyes will always be Harry Potter World.
The Mall at Millenia- Iggy Azalea probably wrote that fancy song about this mall. I legitimately got lost in it and probably only ended up seeing ¼ of it? Literally had every store there and then outside of that, there was more stores…and the blogger’s mecca which is Target.
Universal- This was a Harry Potter Fan’s dream. Confession- I only booked this trip during my exchange in New York purely to go to Harry Potter world. I was like a kid in a candy store (literally- I hung out at candy shop and ate bertie botts beans).
Factory outlets- Besides the theme parks and the mall, the only other thing I’d recommend for a short trip to Orlando is…SHOPPING. Wow. I think one high end item of clothing in Australia would equate to a multitude of items from here. I think I ticked the boxes of Converse, Nike, Adidas and even Ralph Lauren- all under $150! Pretty sure a single Ralph Lauren shirt here retails for $200. On special.
Butterbeer- Even non Harry Potter fans need to go to Universal purely to try this beverage. Pretty sure it was pure sugar but damn certain it was delicious.
Seafood- I tried to eat seafood for dinner every night here because it was so cheap and so fresh! I enjoyed prawns, scallops and maybe the best fish I have eaten to date! The best part was this place which gave unlimited peanuts…
Chick-fil-A- After they get Chipotle in Australia I will be campaigning for Chick-Fil-A. not only are their burgers delicious but their condiements….pickles and crack sauce.
Comfort Suites Universal Studios- Knowing that we had passes to the theme parks, we sought out hotels which included transporation to the theme parks and to the airport and were fortunate to score one which did just that. This hotel had free cocktail hour (but only beer….fail) and also free breakfast every morning- their coffee, however, made instant taste like liquid gold.
Wear a Disney costume in Disneyland- Every child, pet and some adults were dressed in costume…and these were the actual visitors to the theme park. I should have worn my Mc Hammer pants and gone shirtless and found my Aladdin doppelganger.
Universal- Even if you didn’t get a pass to the theme parks, this was a pretty epic hub- there were multiple restaurants, cafes, stores and tourists! Okay ignore the latter- but come here at night and you could do well….anything!
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