Universal Trip 1st Day

Discussion in 'Walt Disney World Trip Reports and Itineraries' started by BUTTERHEAD1, Mar 7, 2013.

  1. BUTTERHEAD1

    BUTTERHEAD1 Active Member

    Joined:
    Jul 26, 2008
    Messages:
    1,175
    Likes Received:
    22
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Occupation:
    Retired NYPD Detective
    Location:
    NYC
    Left NYC last night at 9pm and headed south on I-95, we were making great time and then we hit Virginia and a snowflake or two hit the windshield and before I knew it we were in the middle of a fierce snowstorm. The snow was blinding and was sticking to ground, in fact the snow took out the left lane and I was driving single file down I95 for 3 hours going about 25-30 mph. When I got to the southern portion of VA the snow turned to rain and eventually I was able to get back on pace. I checked into the Best Western Plus right up the street from Universal Studios. I was able to get the room off of Hotwire for two nights for a total of 123 dollars tax and fees included. Check in was quick and the room was as expected. After checking in we headed over to US around 4pm, that gave us 3 hours. We went on the following rides... Woody woodpecker,ET,Simpsons,Men in Black, and the new Minions ride. We left the park and tried to get a table at Margaritaville but the wait was 1:30 do we tried the Latin Quarter and the food was delicious. I had the Carne Frita, wife had the Arroz Con Pollo, my son had the steak fajita and my daughter had the kids chicken fingers. Everyone loved their dinner. I also had a dragon berry Mojito while the wife had a sangria again both were great. It's now 8pm and we are all wiped out so back to the hotel for some very needed rest. Tomorrow is IOA
     
  2. Britchick

    Britchick Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 29, 2008
    Messages:
    15,565
    Likes Received:
    41
    Trophy Points:
    48
    shame about Margaritaville, we had a nice meal there but the latin quarter sounds good. How did you find the minion ride?
     
  3. Wendy

    Wendy A hui hou kakou Makuakane Administrator

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 2008
    Messages:
    29,473
    Likes Received:
    169
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Location:
    Neverland
    Sorry your journey was a difficult one, it can't have been very nice driving in the snow storm.

    It sounds like you made the lost of your time at Universal Studios :yes: looking forward to hearing about IOA :D
     
  4. uscwest

    uscwest Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 26, 2008
    Messages:
    8,787
    Likes Received:
    83
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Woodbridge, VA
    It sounds like you made pretty good time in spite of running into the snow in VA. What time did you hit VA?
     
  5. BUTTERHEAD1

    BUTTERHEAD1 Active Member

    Joined:
    Jul 26, 2008
    Messages:
    1,175
    Likes Received:
    22
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Occupation:
    Retired NYPD Detective
    Location:
    NYC
    John I'm guessing we hit the top of Virginia around 1:00 or 1:30 in the morning. I had checked the weather report the previous day and thought I would be able to avoid the snow...wrong. I am in IOA today and the weather is great..I will type a report later tonight.
     
  6. Britchick

    Britchick Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 29, 2008
    Messages:
    15,565
    Likes Received:
    41
    Trophy Points:
    48



    Oh it's live! Even better, have fun!
     
  7. BUTTERHEAD1

    BUTTERHEAD1 Active Member

    Joined:
    Jul 26, 2008
    Messages:
    1,175
    Likes Received:
    22
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Occupation:
    Retired NYPD Detective
    Location:
    NYC

    Attached Files:

  8. Johnie

    Johnie Active Member

    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2008
    Messages:
    15,959
    Likes Received:
    21
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Occupation:
    Vocational Counselor
    Location:
    Virginia
    Ahhh that is a great seat! I hope it's warm down there!
     
  9. Johnie

    Johnie Active Member

    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2008
    Messages:
    15,959
    Likes Received:
    21
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Occupation:
    Vocational Counselor
    Location:
    Virginia
    Be glad you didn't hit the Richmond area yesterday. We had some crazy snow and traffic was awful.
     
  10. Britchick

    Britchick Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 29, 2008
    Messages:
    15,565
    Likes Received:
    41
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Oh how jealous am I!
     
  11. BUTTERHEAD1

    BUTTERHEAD1 Active Member

    Joined:
    Jul 26, 2008
    Messages:
    1,175
    Likes Received:
    22
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Occupation:
    Retired NYPD Detective
    Location:
    NYC
    What makes it better is that it was happy hour.... Ready for this?...... $4 margaritas...NICE
     
  12. Johnie

    Johnie Active Member

    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2008
    Messages:
    15,959
    Likes Received:
    21
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Occupation:
    Vocational Counselor
    Location:
    Virginia
    Awesome!!
     
  13. Wendy

    Wendy A hui hou kakou Makuakane Administrator

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 2008
    Messages:
    29,473
    Likes Received:
    169
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Location:
    Neverland
    Great picture, I hope you made the most of the Happy Hour :D
     
  14. Tink

    Tink Administrator Staff Member Administrator

    Joined:
    Jun 29, 2008
    Messages:
    30,012
    Likes Received:
    236
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Your photo and the $4 margaritas made the awful drive worth it, I hope? :D At least you aren't running into snow here. Hope the rest of the visit goes well for you.
     

Share This Page