Whenever I want to get away from the city, I choose to go to Miami. It’s always a blast with the beach and food. This time I wanted to try something different and during my search Orlando popped up. Since theme parks are my thing and every summer I would spend a lot of time in Coney Island so I thought I would give it a try.
Orlando is very spread-out and not to mention full of bugs. This is actually a central Florida problem apparently. We stayed at an Airbnb that was only 15 min away from the airport, but a little far from theme parks. Every day we used Lyft cause there was no Uber pool in the area and UberX was just not affordable.
First few places we checked out were in International Drive. It’s a very touristy area since its surrounded with a lot of hotels, but it has a few cool attractions. We tried Orlando Eye & Sea Life and they were amazing. Orlando eye is very magical at night and you can see the whole city when you are on the top. Just make sure to check the weather because depending on how bad it is they close it for a few hours or for the whole day. Sea Life takes you through the journey of diving deep into the ocean and exploring all the organisms there. It’s just incredible and if you saw my Instagram stories you would know how cool this place was. My recent motion video was shot at Sea Life.
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Next day, we visited Universal’s new theme park that just opened this summer referred as the Volcano Bay. We had mixed feelings before we visited the park because the reviews on google weren’t that great. We were just afraid that it would be at capacity by the time we arrive and won’t be even able to get in. This was one of the few complaints.
We arrived there around 9:15 am and it was pretty full. Unlike any other parks, this one uses a new technology. Some people again weren’t very happy about this, but I was. It’s honestly the beginning of the new era; virtual lines. They give you a wearable device at the entrance and that’s how you find out your wait time when you tap for each ride. Depending on the ride, wait times vary from 15 min to 250 min (not kidding). It’s worth it though!
You are pretty much drenched most of the rides so definitely wear your swimsuit before and bring a towel. Don’t forget to buy a dining plan before you enter the bay. It’s super expensive to buy food once you are in. The Most importantly have fun and get ready for adrenaline rush!