I grew up watching cartoons, from Bugs Bunny and his crew from Warner Bros and Mickey Mouse and the rest of the beloved childhood characters from Walt Disney. I have dreamt of one day stepping foot in Disneyland wherever country it's located. There was one in Hong Kong, the one nearest where I am from, the Philippines. I have dreamt, too, as a kid, of getting to meet Mickey Mouse in person.
A long fourth of July weekend, where better place to be than the happiest place on earth (nope I am not talking about Disney) for the rather, ehem, older crowd. I am talking about Universal Studios. Plus, there was also a reason why I chose to go Florida and not someplace else. Well, it also happens that one of my best buddies call the Sunshine State home, and for this trip I got to spend time with him and his family and also took a detour to the infamous theme park (and be aboard a helicopter too).
As my friend and his wife have two young kids, the family decided that it will just be the two of us to go Universal Studios. I like going to theme parks but I am not that hardcore when it comes to the rides, and it being Universal, being strapped to fast-moving roller coasters can be a little intimidating to say the least.