“Orlando” is about a person who achieves in one lifetime what most of us can only dream of doing: viewing four centuries of experiences through the eyes of both sexes. This is the kind of movie you want to talk about afterward. (x)
BAYFOOD TRAVELS:Honeydukes (Hogsmeade, Wizarding Britain) - When in Honeydukes, you must purchase one of their milk chocolate bars. The books have always described them as being the best chocolate ever, so I needed to see if the amusement park did the candy justice. And it did. It didn’t taste super sugary like Hershey’s does to me. It reminded me a bit more of a Cadbury chocolate bar, which is perfect since that’s really popular in the U.K. I prefer Cadbury over Hershey’s any day. It’s a bit cracked in my pictures since it didn’t quite survive the flight home, but I thoroughly enjoyed it nonetheless. Really good chocolate that I wished I had rationed better to keep enjoying it!
My love for Disney characters - face and fur - is no secret. I admire
them for their dedication to the character and the extremely high
character integrity. They add a whole new dimension to the parks. I am
not so well-versed in Universal characters, but my thoughts on them are
The biggest criticism I have for Universal’s
characters is who exactly they have available to meet. In Universal
Orlando, you can meet characters such as Woody Woodpecker and his
girlfriend Winnie (sometimes found in the Port of Entry…um, why?), Curious George, and, in the parade, E.B. from Hop, that moderately popular Easter movie from 2011. I don’t know anyone who is simply dying to meet any
of those characters. I feel like a theme park should appeal to the
broadest audience possible - this is not what’s being done here. I kind
of feel like some characters should be replaced with some that are more
well-known (ahem, Jurassic Park characters!)
And there are
plenty of fantastic characters that I have yet to meet - Marilyn Monroe,
Doc Brown (hopefully they’ll bring Marty back soon!), some Men in Black
and the characters from Shrek are all on my list.
Yes and yes and YES.
I personally have had lovely character
experiences, a majority of which weren’t even with “movie” characters! I
love the scientists who roam the Jurassic Park Discovery Center. One
scientist recognized my enthusiasm for the movie and made friends with
me and absolutely made my day. First, he gave me a dinosaur quiz, and I
asked him if he knew if my favorite character (Dr. Malcolm) was on the
island that day. He wasn’t sure and said he would “call him and ask.”
Naturally I was stoked. When we returned to the Discovery Center later
that day, the scientist found me and told me that he had called Dr.
Malcolm. He was not on the island that day but he said he left him a
voicemail saying that I was here and looking for him! That really meant a
lot to me. Then he showed my sister and I how to take care of dinosaur
eggs - he showed us how to roll it in our hands and we could feel the
baby inside! I also happened to get asked to prom via JP scientist - my
boyfriend had them record a short video asking me to go with him -
undoubtedly the best way to get me to go to prom!!
experience I’ve had is with the tourists of Amity. Clad in stereotypical
tourist attire - floaties, tie-dye shirts, sunglasses - they approached
my sister and I and loudly proclaimed that we should be models and
movie stars (of course, I agreed). Then one whipped out an autograph
book and asked for our signatures. It was a fun encounter and it was
nice to see that not all traces of Amity are gone.
said I am not nearly as well-versed in Universal characters as I am with
Disney characters. I think they could use a little work. And a lot of
love. Next time I’m at Universal I’ll make characters a top priority!
anyone know anything about scheduling? I’ve heard most Universal
characters don’t have set times which could cause for some
disappointment if you miss a favorite.
“Think I’m in love…cause you so sexy..”
Thanks Orlando! It was a blast! #beautybyClarissa #SUMMERREFLECTION #celebritymakeupartist #celebmua #FIFTHHARMONY #camilacabello #dinahjane #normanikordei #laurenjauregui #allybrooke #orlando #florida #mua #makeupartist #tour #tourlife 🚍💋