The Universal Orlando Resort in Florida is known for having some amazing thrill rides and immersive experiences, so you might think taking a babymoon there was a bit crazy of me. However, it was the perfect blend of fun and relaxation for me and I felt like I could still do quite a bit even with most of the rides being off limits for expecting mothers.
A small disclaimer: we went during Mardi Gras which I feel like added a lot of extra entertainment that I could participate in.
We went in with the mindset that we would take it slow and take a lot of breaks and not over-tax ourselves in the parks, but I was surprised at how long we went that first day! The shows provided sitting breaks and we took a little break at Finnegan's to get some A/C and beverages that helped extend the stamina for the day if you don't feel like going all the way back to the hotel.
First up, the shows. Universal, especially Universal Studios Florida, has a ton of high quality shows worth seeing. When you are rushing from thrill to thrill, it is easy to overlook these great attractions. There are three larger shows that have theater seating that are wonderful. I was actually only able to fit one in on our trip, but I'm looking forward to seeing the others in the future. These are The Bourne Stuntacular, Horror Makeup Show, and Animal Actors on Location. We did the Bourne Stuntacular mid-day which was a great way to take a break from the heat as both the queue and the theater are indoors.
|We did not master the heart-hands|
|Bigfire Pork Two Ways|
|One of the resort pools|