Hi everyone! We are having a great time at Universal. I’m resting in our room at Royal Pacific right now, and my family is swimming, so I thought I’d start writing this.
Cast of characters: me, my husband David, son Tommy is 12 and son Charlie is 9. We just moved from Albuquerque, NM to the Washington DC area for a temporary work thing, so we are going to be taking a few fun trips while we are living on the East coast.
We arrived at MCO at around 1 pm yesterday. I had researched the different transportation options for MCO to Universal, and had decided to just take a taxi. There was a guy waiting in the walkway leading to the taxis, and he asked us if we were looking for a car service. We told him where we were going. He said it would cost $55. That’s about what we expected to pay, so we hopped in his car. In hindsight, this sounds rather sketchy!
It turned out fine. He drove us right to Royal Pacific without any delay, and we paid what we expected. He gave us a business card and we were not murdered, so score one for the naive tourists.
The Royal Pacific lobby is gorgeous and the check in process was swift. Our room wasn’t ready yet, so we checked out bags with bell services, printed out Unlimited Express Passes (hotel perk) and headed out.
It was after 2 pm by this time, and we were starving. I listed off a few City Walk options and the boys chose Cowfish. Yummy! This was a great lunch. We spent about $130 including tip, which sounds expensive, but is right in line with my idea of “reasonable” for enough sushi to satisfy growing tween boys and their athletic father, plus a cocktail for mama. The All-American Double Bacon Cheeseburgooshi roll was our favorite.
With bellies full-but-not-too-full of sushi, we sunscreened up and headed towards Diagon Alley in Universal Studios. I think I’ll stop here and continue later. I have dinner plans with @MooreDisneyPlease and @jkizjkiz at Tchoup Chop tonight, so I need to get ready for dinner. Stay tuned for more!