Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Universal Studios in Hollywood reviewed

Here is my review of Universal Studios in Hollywood

Attractions Overview
Studio Tour /Fast & Furious – Supercharged/King Kong 360 3-D
This is a back lot tour where you go behind-the-scenes on the legendary Studio Tour to explore Hollywood’s most famous backlot in the world’s largest working movie studio. They take you to movie sets and you can see the outside of buildings where some shows are done. Sets include Back to the Future, War of the Worlds, and the Grinch movie. Jimmy Fallon is in some skits and is ok. There is a King Kong 360 3-D movie included where you can see the fight from the King Kong movie where King Kong fights dinosaurs. Then there is another 3-D section where you see the Fast and Furious crew in action. It is pretty cool. The ride takes about an hour.

Despicable Me Minion Mayhem
Join Gru, his daughters and the mischievous Minions on a heartwarming and hilarious 3-D ride. This is one of many 3-D rides. It is well done and kind of amusing.

Transformers™: The Ride-3D
This is an immersive, next generation thrill ride that blurs the line between fiction and reality. The effects here are pretty spectacular. 

The Simpsons Ride™
The Simpsons™ are visiting Krustyland and you are there right alongside Homer, Marge, Bart…This is pretty good.

Revenge of the Mummy℠ – The Ride
If you dare, face heart-pounding special effects and unexpected twists at every turn as you escape the Mummy’s revenge in life-like horror. This is a good indoor roller coaster. It is not crazy fast. You go for a ways then you stop suddenly and go backwards to the finish line.

Shrek 4-D™
Take adventure to the next dimension in Shrek 4-D. The pre-show is so lame but the main program was pretty good.

Jurassic Park® — The Ride
Come face-to-face with ‘living’ dinosaurs, a 50-foot T-Rex, and a treacherous drop straight down an 84-foot death-defying raft plunge. The dinosaurs are kinda bad but this is a nice relaxing ride. The drop is pretty short at the end so don't be concerned.

A Tidal Wave of Explosive Action. OMG...this was totally dumb.

Special Effects Stage/Universal’s Animal Actors/The NBCUniversal Experience
I didn't do these.

Mel's Diner
Do NOT eat here. The prices are insane. I assumed all the park had insane prices but after we spent a fortune to feed four people, we found many better options. The burgers are mediocre at best.

After doing so many 3-D/4-D movie rides, you will be burned out on the experience. Each one is done pretty well but after so many, I had enough!

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