Back to Universal Studios we went to check out the other side this time! The “Studios” side is just that, more about the studio things and movies but there is a ton of fun to be had at this side as well although I will say Islands of Adventure if my favorite.

Shrek 4-D is an awesome ride to check out really close to when you walk in. There was only about a 5 minute wait so we got in right away. However they have soooo much space for lines in there I can honestly say I never want to be in a line that long, it could seriously be a 6+ hour line with how much zig zagging they have going on.

Back to the Harry Potter area we went and straight to Gringotts. The dragon on top the bank does breath fire about every 15 minutes so be sure to hang out for it to happen. The dragon will growl right before the flames come and when they do it is really hot and you can feel it!

Inside the Escape from Gringotts ride you get to see the goblins in the lobby. Both this ride and the Hogwarts Castle one in the other park are just incredible. They use a lot of video clips made for the park that play and you just feel like you are in the bank or even flying on the quiddich field.

Back to Three Broomsticks in the Islands of Adventure park for some fish and chips and hot Butterbeer again. After that we did a little shopping before having a shorter day.

We of course had to get a toy for our fur baby Elsa. Fluffy the three headed dog seemed appropriate and the toy makes a sound when you squeeze it so she has been obsessed every since then. After a very busy few days we decided to just take the afternoon to nap and get some rest for the rest of our vacation.


  1. Thats such a cute fur baby . Iam going to have fish and chips as well! Your post totally made me crave it!

    • NicoleMKringstad Reply

      Thank you!! 🙂 The fish and chips are definitely the BEST!!

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