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Tips for Universal Orlando While Pregnant

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. 

Universal's Cabana Bay Beach Resort

Universal's Cabana Bay Beach Resort is bursting with amenities that could honestly make it the perfect spot for a stay-cation all on its own, but you are also just minutes away from the Universal Orlando Resort theme parks! Universal Resorts are split into four main categories, and this one is classified as a Prime Value hotel, but you get so much bang for your buck here. The retro theme is fun and bright giving major mid-century vibes.  It is fun for kids but sophisticated enough for adults as well.   Let's start with the rooms.  I adore that you can get family suites here that are affordable and give you a bit of extra space and kitchenette area.  Honestly, just myself and my husband stayed in this larger room and it was wonderful to have the separation to get some work done without disturbing him while he slept in. We also made use of the mini fridge and microwave to have breakfasts in our room throughout the weekend, saving time and money! The variety of rooms includes sta

Bigfire Restaurant Review

Bigfire is, in my opinion, a great addition to Universal CityWalk at the Universal Orlando Resort. Having been a huge fan of Emeril's which was previously in this location, I was skeptic, but quickly put at ease once we were inside and met our server and have been back several times since. After a full day in the parks, we had a pretty late dinner on the agenda so we started in the lounge attached to the restaurant.  The cocktail selection is quite extensive, with bourbon drinks being the star here. My Manhattan was delicious and set the tone for a great meal ahead! The bar is also a great stop if you don't have a reservation, I found the bartenders friendly, attentive, and making great drinks! The open kitchen is a great feature as you enter the dining room.  The décor is modern yet cozy with touches of plaid throughout.  The highlight is of course the "big fire", where they wood smoke a variety of meats for the entrees. We started the meal with some wine a