Friday, February 23, 2007

Universal Studios

Today we hit LA and discovered all the things that make going to the movies so special at Universal Studios. We started the day with a Universal studios tour, this was fantastic! We visited the set of Desperate Housewives, the Fast and the Furious, Jurassic Park, Jaws & some original sets and special effects. The tour goes for about 45mins and its a great way to get you in the mood for a full day of rides and shops.

We had an interesting experience on the Jurassic Park ride, it broke down just as the TRex was about to eat us before we dropped about 80 feet! So we were stuck waiting up the top for them to fix it. It was quite an experience, we were soaking wet because its a water ride and we were over the suspense of what was about to happen. However with all that I still think it was the best ride. On the Mummy Returns ride I exercised my vocal chords and screamed my way to a sore throat, Ben thought that was hilarious, it was his favourtie. Overall Universal is a great park but we've decided that the rides here at both Disneyland and Universal are really weak in comparison to Australian rides, at least ours are longer and they go upside down. We got home at about 8.30 tonight and now we're going to have a spa... yes its freezing but its the whole point of actually having one.

The good part of the day was the weather, it held out beautifully and although we're in as many layers as we could find it didn't rain which is a miracle considering its snowing around America.

Tomorrow we're heading to LA again, we've booked a tour of LA which includes Hollywood, all the LA sites, Venice beach and much much more. The Oscars are on Sunday so we're hoping to catch a glimpse of the set up at the Kodak theatre. I hope everyones doing great! Until tomorrow have a great weekend.

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