Most people think of honeymoon destinations on a beach or in a cabin in the woods. I think of being a big kid! Universal Studios was our first and only choice for a honeymoon. We are lovers of video games and movies and knew we would have a blast there. It has been a dream of ours to go as adults.
The first task was booking accommodations and finding the best deal. I booked everything as a package to get the best deal. We had parking at airport, airplane tickets, hotel, and universal all rolled into one price. We stayed 6 nights and 7 days. The Hotel included a fast pass on their hotel key, so we could skip lines. We also had one meal free a day per person at universal with the pass. We picked a resort on the Universal Grounds as well to make it easy to walk or take a boat back and forth. 5 min walk to the start of the park is amazing!
Next, we bought and packed what we needed. We kept it all to one suitcase each. To cut costs and really you are going to live in bathing suits, shorts, and t-shirts. One tip is to make sure you have a comfortable pair of walking shoes that stay on plus a pair of sandals. You will get a workout.
Next task for us anyways is to make sure we got the time off work, bills paid ahead, someone to cat sit and to house sit. (We paid our friend the food in our cabinets and fridge - we were all in college so food is gold!)
We planned our honeymoon for after school ended for the summer. My job also ended for the summer (I worked at an elementary school) and I waited to start my summer job. This made it easier for us. We actually got married at the end of April 2011. Honeymoon June 2011 (Side note we were there on my birthday!)
Universal Studios had recently opened the Harry Potter Section!!!!! I am a huge Harry Potter Nerd. This was heaven for me. I think I spent 2 of our days here. Husband loved the Jurassic Park section. We also are addicted to Roller Coasters so rode every one a couple of times.
Food is another amazing thing! The hotel Bacon Cheeseburger was the best burger I have ever had! It was so juicy and has wonderful seasoning with extra thick bacon. I think I almost died when I ate it. We also tried out local places that delivered. Had some pasta, pizza, seafood and more. We love food!
Lastly, we just had fun, relaxed and spent some much needed time together. It was one of the best weeks of my life and would love to do it again sometime in the future.