In lieu of a birthday party, Max decided he would like a trip to Universal. He also decided on getting there the extra hour early to enjoy the Harry Potter rides before the general public.
Here, he reviews the map.
Madd poses before the statue of a director.
The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, where Max rode the Flight of the Hippograph 3 times in a row without having to get off. (He would have gone again, but Sam and Jess were feeling queasy). There were also 2 rides on Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey. That extra hour was amazing.
Nothing like Butterbeer aka cream soda with a very sweet float at 9am in the morning.