Sunday, November 28, 2010

Michael Douglas enjoys a magical day out with all the family as his recovery continues

By Daily Mail Reporter

Smiling again: Cancer-stricken Michael Douglas beams as he rides a Harry Potter roller coaster today with his family at Universal Orlando Resort in Florida. He and son Dylan are in the front, while wife Catherine and daughter Carys are in the car behind them

His diagnosis with cancer saw Michael Douglas put his life on hold.

Now it seems the actor is making up for lost time, treating wife Catherine Zeta-Jones and their children to a magical day out at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter in Orlando.

The carefree family wore matching smiles as they took a spin on the Flight of the Hippogriff roller coaster.

Dressed in a casual white shirt, Douglas, 66, joined the fun as they whizzed past Hogwarts castle.

The family also sampled Butterbeer and toured Hogwarts Castle, while Dylan, 10 and Carys, seven picked out Gryffindor house scarfs in honour of their favourite literary hero.

It's been a difficult year for for the Oscar-winning actor, after he was diagnosed with stage four throat cancer.

'It really knocks you out,' he has admitted. 'You just never think it is going to be you. But I'll beat this.The tumour is shrinking.'

Another theme park tour: Douglas and his family posed with Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse Wednesday at Walt Disney World in Lake Buena Vista, Florida

After initially losing an alarming amount of weight, Douglas has been looking a lot healthier lately.

On Wednesday, he was beaming from ear-to-ear as he visited Disney World in Florida with his family.

The Wall Street Never Sleeps star and Welsh-born Catherine, 41, who now live in New York, celebrated their 10th wedding anniversary on November 18.

While Michael spent the Thanksgiving holiday in Florida, his father, Hollywood Legend Kirk Douglas helped feed the homeless at a pre-Thanksgiving charity dinner.

When asked about his famous son, the senior Douglas told reporters: 'Michael is very good, I spoke to him yesterday.'

He went on: 'He's much stronger now, he's feisty and he is talking about doing his next picture.


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