Lillyontheroad in Orlando: Disney Parks and Universal Studios.

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Our long ontheroad in Florida had a rest here in Orlando.

Parks are an irresistible attraction for adult and children, we know well. But we first didn’t think that we would have stayed here even 5 days instead of the scheduled 2 days! We stayed here on the 23rd – 24th – 25th – 26th – 27th December!

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Just arrived in Orlando we are literally swallowed up by the town. Here you live in another universe. Notices, signboards, attractions, shops, music…everything helps us to left the explosion of sounds and colours go to our head

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It wraps you, it fires you, it astonishes you. You enter the Disney parks magic, you meet alligators everywhere, you find the most curious places and the squirrels on the trees in town. Here all is exaggerated: lights, colours, music.  

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Inside the parks…even worse! First attraction done! Here now I love The Transformers, too! Anyway, it’s one of the most beautiful ones!

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If these are the queues ahead of us today…this is certainly not the peak season! We chose the perfect time! I have to tell a few words. Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and the Boxing Day are really perfect to do minimum queues.

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We start with the really beautiful attractions! Is it true, Valeria? I like them, too, but after 8 consecutive laps we can even change, don’t you think?

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Little Christmas Tree.

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The USA are a big country and here everything is big!

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Walking

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Anyway…just me can come here to the Studios and never have seen a film!!! Ah, no!…that’s not true. Shrek is the only one I’ve seen!!

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Harry Potter is spatial…even if I haven’t seen the film!!!

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We met The Simpson and without going to Springfield!

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I’m ashamed of telling this. I’m in the E.T. attraction…and I never saw even this one!

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Merry Christmas to all.

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I won’t allow you to do this in the ocean! Forget it! The sharks eat you! Be satisfied with a photo like this!

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In the evening there’s magic in the parks.

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I don’t know how many people went through this park today. I only tell you that I was connected to very quick and always perfectly working Wi-Fi everywhere all day! Another digital world it’s possible!

orlando parchi disney universal florida (25)In Florida two drops of rain become a tropical storm! Poor taxi driver…we turned its car into a sorry state! But he was very kind and he even wished us a Merry Christmas!!! Who knows if the tip, higher that the fare, it’s enough to repay him of the condition he is working in on Christmas Night.

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How wonderful settings! Of course, we are here early in the morning, yet!

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Other park, other Harry Potter village.

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Assault the Harry Potter Castle! Or maybe not…it wasn’t like that, is it?

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Jurassik Park. I saw this one! Even two films!! Even the T-Rex.

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We are a little bit “wet” after the attraction…fortunately it’s very hot again!

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I haven’t even seen this one. But I bet you already knew it, right?

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Here the queues during the high season last even 5-6 hours. Today the attraction with the longest queue is Harry Potter: 90 minutes. The Hulk switchback is 70 minutes.

The secret is enter as single riders and the queue is 10 minutes for all. Usually with Valeria we are all together since she is always lucky. The first row places have a separate queue.

The fact that Valeria could be able to arrive in the first row as a single rider has infinitesimal probabilities. But she did it 80% of times! It’s unbelievable!!!

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Poseidon between water and fire…I couldn’t choose what I liked most among the thousands wonderful ones. But the Hulk switchback that shots you over 100km/h…

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These are the Harry Potter’s magic wands sold for 50 dollars about! At 8 am there’s already the queue in front of the places where the effects are set up. Yeah, you got this right! After have bought it for 50 dollars people even queue up to use it!

I would like to make some preliminary remarks: here all everything is obviously a continue cash-guzzling, we stayed here 5 days instead of the 2 days scheduled, people ask you dollars even for the air you breathe, this weekend hotel prices are trebled in comparison of three days ago since we are close to New Year’s Day…So, I am speechless seeing the number of people buying this magic wand (really lots of adult people dressed up as Harry Potter)…I didn’t dare asking the complete set price. Even if you compare their purchasing power to ours, it’s absurd!

This told, great marketing action!

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Volunteers… for what? Valeria as a film actress at the Universal Studios. She doesn’t understand the language perfectly and even the presenter’s lines, but she volunteered and she was chosen, of course! A few minutes to realize a short film. It was beautiful to see the cast at work.

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The settings are always beyond description.

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To end the day we pass by an Outlet and since we know the American prices we decide to have a tour inside. Don’t sales just have started?

Certainly they’re not shopping tips. Here the prices for Timberland, Nike, All Star, Vans and other thousand ones are unbelievable! The copies at our Chinese’s or Moroccan’s cost much more!

Timberland at 30 dollars. Help!!! My daughter hates going shopping but now it’s a complete shambles!

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Orlando is this, too!

Continue here with the sequel of our ontheroad in Florida!

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