I’m on the road—yet again!—to Universal Studios, heading out this afternoon after a long day of mind-molding. This trip will be my fifth in the last year, and my first of the calendar year. I’ve certainly worn the magnetic strip down on this Season Pass.
Seeing as it’s TBT, I figured why not look back at the Lazy Sunday dedicated to my first two Universal Studios excursions of last year (you can read about the fourth trip, too)? When I go out of town for a long weekend, I try to file posts in advance, and a catch-all Universal Studios TBT seems like a good way to go.
Here’s hoping I make it to Orlando alive—or, at the very least, awake. Here’s “Lazy Sunday LXXXII: Universal Studios“:
As I noted yesterday and this morning, I am at Universal Studios once again this year. This trip marks my third in 2020, which I find inconceivable. Oddly enough, The Age of The Virus probably made it possible, as Universal eliminated most of their blackout dates for season pass holders.
This trip has been a good one, and because we’ve already been a couple of times this year, there wasn’t the same push to cram everything in during our three-day stay this time. Indeed, the park was so packed today that we left around lunchtime to lounge in the hotel a bit, and we’ll hopefully head back this evening when crowds thin out a bit.
More on that when I get around to writing this weekend’s SubscribeStar Saturday post. Here are some past posts related to Universal Studios:
- “Universal Studios Trip” (on my SubscribeStar page) – This post was a rundown of my first trip to Universal Studios earlier this year, right before The Virus really struck big in the United States. That seems like an entirely different world. It was very cool in late February for Florida, which really made the trip more enjoyable. Also, we didn’t have to wear masks, which is a luxury today.
- “Phone it in Friday VII: Universal Studios” (and “TBT: Phone it in Friday VII: Universal Studios“) – This hasty post, written during my first visit to Universal this year, detailed some of the highlights of the trip, particularly the old E.T. ride. That ride is probably my favorite in all of Universal, and I fully take advantage of the child swap loophole to ride it multiple times.
- “Universal Studios Trip No. 2” (on my SubscribeStar page) – This post detailed the second trip to Universal back in July. That was in the full heat of the Florida summer, and during the apex of the summertime Virus surge. Universal employees were very particular about mask-wearing at the time. They still are, but I’ve noticed they’re way more lax this time (they aren’t shouting at you for having it off when you’re off by yourself just trying to breathe free for a few minutes).
Anyway, that’s all for now. My niece and nephews are starting to run wild in the hotel room, so I’d better get back to uncling before they dump any more snacks on the floor.
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