Hi Everybody! Welcome to my first trip report ever. I went to Universal Studios for 3 days (March 6-9) with my mom, Cheryl. I live in Tampa, Florida, so we drove to Orlando on a Sunday and spent the day at Disney Springs, shopping around, going to our hotel, and eating dinner. Monday was spent at Universal, Tuesday at Islands of Adventure, and Wednesday back at Universal before heading home and back to work on Thursday! We had an awesome time and I looking forward to sharing our experiences with you guys! A little background info: My name is Diane and I teach preschool (2& 3 year olds) full time at a Christian Day School in Tampa. I love the kids, but they are a lot of work! I definitely look forward to my vacations! My mom is Cheryl and she runs a program that ministers and provides mentors to children in juvenile detention centers and childrens' homes in our area. She has a huge heart for her ministry and she works really hard, traveling all over the state. We have a close relationship and she is my favorite person in the world! I am a huge Disney World fan and have been quite a few times in the past 5 years. My mom enjoys it too, but is not quite as "obsessed" as I am! We actually had annual passes in 2017, which was amazing! Around Christmas in 2017, I started reading the Harry Potter books and fell in love with them! After reading the books and seeing the movies, I got more into them and started listening to the "Binge Mode- Harry Potter" podcast, which dives deep into the story and is hilarious and insightful. I highly recommend it, but fair warning, there is a lot of adult content. They also do an amazing Game of Thrones podcast too, if you are into that! So, I really wanted to go to Universal Studios this year and check out all the Harry Potter stuff they have, along with their other offerings. It was just a matter of finding the right deal on tickets. They had a Florida/Georgia resident deal that we snagged and purchase 3 Day/1 Park tickets. No Hogwarts Express for us, but I watched some Youtube videos and didn't feel like I would be missing out too much. I got a good deal on our hotel on Hotwire and we ended up staying at the Sheraton Four Points on International Drive. It was very nice and clean, and we were able to use their shuttle to the parks on two of our days.