One Direction's Liam Payne Gets Gets Up Close and Personal with Dinos at Universal Orlando

by Emily Krauser 4:00 PM PDT, July 04, 2015
Photo: Universal Orlando Resort

What's a guy to do after he's wrapped up the first leg of One Direction's European Tour? Fly to Florida, of course!

Liam Payne made the trek to the Sunshine State for an adventure in movieland. The 1D singer is spending Fourth of July weekend on a fun-filled family vacation at Universal Orlando Resort.

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His first stop on Saturday was to the Raptor Encounter at Universal's Islands of Adventure. He didn't look too terrified to come thisclose to a velociraptor, as seen in the photo shared with ET.

Photo: Universal Orlando Resort

In fact, the 21-year-old Brit looked more nervous (or is that a chill expression?) when he hung out two "princesses," a description that included his girlfriend Sophia Smith. Aw!

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Liam had a pretty amazing week trekking all around Orlando. Earlier in the week, the massive Harry Potter fan also checked out Universal's Harry Potter World as well as Disney World.

If we had the choice, we'd hang with dinos and princesses, too. Well played, Liam!

Unlike this happy week, Liam and his bandmates had been less thrilled when Zayn Malik left One Direction. See them talk about Zayn's departure in the video below.