Universal Studios 30 years on

April 2, 2013 at 9:23 am Leave a comment

We arrived at Universal studios driving from Anaheim in an hour and opted for the middle range parking option which was expensive but close to the entrance . We arrived before 0900 and were actually the first two on the famous Studio Tour. My last visit was 30 years ago and the theme was Star Wars. The King Kong experience is 3D and 360 degree….totally awesome! The tram tour of the back lots and streets are fascinating and this studio is in its 101st year. The Psycho house is more chilling now I’ve just seen Hitchcock. An Anthony Perkins lookalike brings a body and wields a knife..the flash flood still works and Jaws still scares…the scenes from War of the Worlds are pretty grim! Being a Desperate Housewives fan, driving down Wisteria Lane was a highlight…photos from my camera to follow when I can upload them back in the UK.
In the early 80s the theme was Miami Vice…now Transformers is king and the simulator roller coaster is jaw dropping and worth queueing for. Shrek 4D, Jurassic park, Simpsons, and The mummy are also not to be missed. The Waterworld stunt show ensures you get wet. We easily filled 7 hours and although busy with Spring Break teenagers it never seemed as crowded as Disney…perhaps less small children. An amazing day out and can’t help wondering what the theme will be in another 30 years!

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