Peter, Not Joe (joeshlabotnik) wrote,
Peter, Not Joe
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Universal Stroller



It turns out that taking a two-month-old to a theme park isn't such a bad idea!

This past Thursday was Violet's two-month birthday, and so we (Sue, her dad, and I - her mom was at work) celebrated by going to Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure. (Well, the timing was really a coincidence, but we're telling her it was to celebrate her birthday, and that's the story we're sticking to.) We were a bit wary, unsure of how she'd handle the day, but she behaved like a perfect little angel (not like the Old Testament angels wrestling and carrying flaming swords.) Or maybe the heat just conked her out. Regardless, she was remarkably easy to have around.

As a bonus, she worked as our own personal Express Pass. All the rides at both resorts have a "baby swap" at the end of the line, where one or more people can wait with the baby while the others in the group go on the ride. When they're done, they swap places with the people waiting with the baby so they can go on the ride. Or some can go again; they don't check too closely. Pretty nifty, no? And the bonus part is that the baby swap room is almost always set up at the end of the express line. So essentially, if you show up with a baby, you get to cut the line. Sweet.

Not that there were many lines to cut that day. Being a Thursday in early May, the longest line we saw was a mere 30 minutes, and even that was rare. Zero to five minutes were more the order of the day. Even the brand-spanking-new Simpsons ride (which officially opened the day after we were there - it was still in "previews" on Thursday) had an easy ten-minute wait on the regular line. With clips from Simpsons TV shows running, it was probably the most fun line I've been on. And the ride was great, too.

The question now is whether we hit another theme park on Sunday, or just stay in and not push our luck with Violet, in case Thursday was an aberration...

(If you're interested, click here for all my Universal Orlando photos...)
Tags: florida, violet
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