FX Excursions

FX Excursions offers the chance for once-in-a-lifetime experiences in destinations around the world.

Universal Studios Adventure Island

by Christyn Pek

Mar 21, 2023

My boyfriend, Zach, and I made a spontaneous daytrip to Orlando this weekend and went to Universal Studios Adventure Island amusement park. It was my first time stepping into an Orlando park other than Disney or SeaWorld.Universal Studios

It was a cool morning in Florida, reaching a high of 68, so what better time to put on a sweatshirt and athletic shoes and hit the road? We were happy to see the empty parking lot when we arrived in the afternoon. We bought our tickets and entered the park in no time. Who thought a Sunday during Spring Break would be this open? Floridians go into hibernation when temperatures are below 70; perhaps the spring breakers were recovering from late nights or stepping into the world of Disney.Universal Studios

Universal has many more thrilling roller coasters and action-impact rides for teens and adults than Disney World. My favorite ride was Spiderman, where I put on 3-D glasses and rode through a motion simulator. We got to soar through city streets and battle bad guys. You could feel the heat of the fire and get lightly splashed by water to make it seem like you were genuinely there. This was the same case for the new King Kong ride, where you rode through a simulation in a safari where the gorilla saves you as he fights off dinosaurs in the jungle.Universal Studios

My favorite part of Universal’s Adventure Island was The Wizarding World of Harry Potter. I visited the Homestead, where I drank a butterbeer and walked through the Owl Post. Visitors hand-selected wands. My favorite shop was Honeydukes, the legendary sweet shop with imaginary candies such as chocolate frogs, cauldron cakes, Fizzing Whizzbees, Acid Pops and many more. Sadly, I wasn’t brave enough to try any of them. The most exciting attraction was the Forbidden Journey. Zach and I hopped on a broom and flew through Hogwarts School of Witchcraft. It was fast, scary and authentic.Universal Studios

One thing I found remarkable about Wizarding World was for those with two park passes, you could take the Hogwarts Express to the other park, which takes you to Diagon Alley. Unfortunately, we did not make our way there this time.Universal Studios

Overall, I am happy we made the last-minute decision to go to Universal. However, I am still a kid and will always be on Team Disney. Disney cultivates you in every aspect to make you feel like you are living a fantasy, but the rides at Universal definitely took the win.Universal Studios

— Christyn Pek, account executive

Universal Studios Universal Studios


FX Excursions

FX Excursions offers the chance for once-in-a-lifetime experiences in destinations around the world.

Explore Excursions


Insta Feed
Jun 13, 2024

Fly to These Summer Destinations with JSX

JSX, known for its 5-star, hop-on jet service, is set to relaunch its seasonal summer route to Taos (TSM) June 28 with flights from Dallas (DAL) and Denver/Boulder (BJC).

Tips to Plan a Destination Event Worth the Trip

It's time to shake things up and inject some serious excitement into your next gathering. Whether  planning a corporate conference, black-tie gala or milestone celebration, choosing the right venue can make all the difference. City Winery shares some tips to make your next gathering a rockin' success.

Jun 13, 2024

Classic Film Comes to Austin’s Century-Old Movie Palace for 50th Summer Classic Film Series

Paramount Theatre in Austin, Texas, celebrates its 108th birthday this year, as well as its 50th Summer Classic Film Series. To commemorate its 50th anniversary, the full schedule includes 120 films and special events. Originally launched in 1975 to help revitalize the theater, the now-thriving establishment and its summer screenings are an Austin tradition.

Explore Gyeonggi Province in South Korea

Gyeonggi Province, encircling Seoul, offers seamless travel with access to two major airports and a well-connected transportation system. It boasts top-notch MICE facilities, like KINTEX and Suwon Convention Center, along with a wide array of international-branded and resort-style hotels spread across its 31 cities and counties. Visitors can explore rich historical sites, including UNESCO World Cultural Heritage sites like the DMZ and Suwon Hwaseong Fortress.

Jun 12, 2024

4 Can’t-Miss Culinary Events This Summer

Calling all foodie travelers! Consider booking a trip to one of these destinations around the world, hosting culinary events this summer.

eFlyer Deals
Jun 12, 2024

Save This Summer at Southernmost Beach Resort in Key West

Embrace summer with a luxurious stay in Key West, Florida, at Southernmost Beach Resort. Book a stay by June 30 and enjoy up to 30 percent off your room, as well as a one-time $35 food and beverage credit.

Paradisus by Meliá Redefines the All-Inclusive Experience

Paradisus by Meliá, a leading luxury all-inclusive resort brand, is taking the hospitality world by storm with its latest developments. With a slew of exciting developments, including a fresh property in Punta Cana, an adults-only resort in Los Cabos, an enticing chef partnership, revamped suites and much more, the brand is setting new standards for all-inclusive excellence. Each property maintains the essence of all-inclusive luxury while immersing guests in the rich tapestry of its destination, offering bespoke experiences that celebrate local culture and heritage. Paradisus is on a mission to redefine the all-inclusive paradigm, moving beyond conventional expectations to deliver personalized, lavish experiences tailored to every guest.

eFlyer Deals
Jun 12, 2024

Make it Olympic! at Royal Champagne Hotel & Spa

Located just 45 minutes from Paris by train, Royal Champagne Hotel & Spa gears up for the 2024 Summer Olympics with the all-new Make it Olympic! offer.