Style.Stargirl takes on Universal Studios Islands of Adventure (Day 3)


First, we went back to the Orlando side and took the Hogwarts Express from Kings Cross Station (Platform 9 and 3/4s) to Hogsmeade Station. After a cool window experience on the train, we promptly arrived on the Islands of Adventure side.


First, my brother and I rode on the Dragon Challenge rollercoaster. From the 4th Book, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, we had the choice of riding the RED Chinese Fireball or BLUE Hungarian Horntail. Of course, we had to go on both. Luckily, they were very similar; the only thing different was the color of the rollercoaster. This ride didn’t have many drops, and instead, mostly loops, which I enjoyed immensely.

Right next to that was a smaller, traditional wooden rollercoaster (Flight of the Hippogriff) which was a relaxing break from the crazy rush of adrenaline from the previous two rollercoasters.

That afternoon, we ventured our way to the “Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey” simulation ride. I didn’t think anything could beat the Dragon Challenge rollercoaster, but this ride sure did! With the fast pass, I only waited on line for 10 minutes before entering a 4-D simulation of Hogwarts classrooms and a Quidditch match. I came out of that ride, MINDBLOWN!



After spending a few hours in the Hogsmeade part of the Wizarding World, we left to go into Marvel Super Hero Island. There, we went on the sky-high “Doctor Doom’s Fearfall”, a ride that involves dropping you 200 feet from the sky. But lo and behold, it was not scary one bit. The ride dropped you a little bit at a time, and since it was over so quickly, I couldn’t experience that feeling of anticipation and consternation.

Overall, these three days at the adventure parks were super fun. I’ve been stressing out lately, as any Junior would be, so this was the perfect break to ride rollercoasters, get away from the cold winter, and spend time with family. No matter if you have a family or you are my age, Disney World and Orlando Studios will always be the happiest place on Earth.




Signing Off,

Sheryl C. ❤