We got in at night so we would be well rested when we hit the park in the morning. The hotel has an entire town with family dining and an Italian restaurant that was just like eating at grandma's in Italy. It cost about as much to go to grandma's in Italy. I also enjoyed myself in the hotel's bathroom that had cool leuver windows above the tub. I scared the crap out of the old man with those! OK, I'm 12, but I'm snickering right now just thinking of it.
Portofino Bay at night
Looking the other way is the bay where I spent time in the morning feeding all the ducks that came in for breakfast. I couldn't get decent photos of them, but I remember cracking up because one duck would be out on a little wooden boat (there for decor only), and that duck sounded like he was laughing. They didn't come around at night though.
First thing in the morning, our water taxi came to get us and wisked us off to playland.
As you can see, the offspring was completely thrilled.
The Mummy: Highly recommended.
The Incredible Hulk, ah no. Not me. We hung out while the girls went on it. Three times. This looks much smaller here than it really is.
This is what we saw while we waited. Did I mention it was hot?
Oh wise old mountain man, when the hell are these kids gonna get tired of this ride?
Hot hot hot hot hot
I bought stuff while I waited. hot hot hot hot
Don't I wish....
Reminds me of the old SNL. You're that land shark! I'm 12
No Universal trip is complete without stopping by SpongeBob's
When you can't be home...
They're not kidding, they're everywhere.
How do you measure the success of a vacation?
When you wind up with a steaming pile of kid at the end of the day.