Universal Studios

The day after Thanksgiving, we went to Universal Studios Hollywood for that Black Friday. We took our time and didn’t spend a tiring day there waiting in long lines for rides. We had planned on experiencing the rides in two separate days, returning on Sunday; however, SoCal had a freak rain storm that lasted all day and prevented our return, as being out in wetness is no fun for us. The rain has been relentless, lasting for 4 straight days. I guess it’s good for the drought in California, but not so great for being outside.

We started our time off with Waterworld, the show adapted from the film starring Kevin Costner in 1995. The show was elaborate with pyrotechnics and actors from various shows performing fight scenes. It was better than we expected and it turned out to be quite a show.

Afterwards, we went on the Studio Tour where we saw behind-the-scenes movie and show background sets and had a King Kong 3D experience. This one-hour tour was like the tour we had at Warners Brothers Studios, but the King Kong experience made it more fun.

From there, we continued on to the rides at Jurrasic Park, The Mummy, Transformers 3D, and The Simpsons.

We had a blast and enjoyed all of the rides, Nick’s favorite being Transformers and The Simpsons; mine being The Mummy and The Simpsons.

The last thing we did was a stop at The NBC Universal Experience, where we perused the gallery of authentic props, wardrobes and artifacts from Universal productions.

The original Delaurian from Back To the Future.

The original E.T.

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