Last Updated on September 5, 2015
For more than 85 years now, Universal Studios has been entertaining audiences around the globe.
We visited Universal Studios for one day and it was quite the exciting experience. The attractions pay true homage to your favorite universal movies, making the movies really “come to life”. We grew up with Universal Pictures releasing out a ton of our favorite movies: Jurassic Park, Back to the Future, Jaws, E.T. … A lot of our childhood was centered around those flicks. We loved the atmosphere of the park; no other theme park felt so “distinctly Los Angeles”.
We did the tour around the film studios which was an interesting view of film sets and stages, especially if you are a film buff like Darcy is.
We were excited to get to experience the Back To The Future ride before it closed down to make room for the new Simpson’s attraction.
Another favorite of ours was the Jurassic Park ride, where you get to come face to face with ‘real’ dinosaurs, incluing a 50-foot T-Rex and take a plunge down an 84 foot drop. Beware though, you will get wet!
The Mummy ride was also decent with its special effects and unexpected twists as you escape the Mummy’s revenge.
We loved talking with Donkey. He had a great sense of humor and kept calling us the “Double D’s”. We could have talked with him for a lot longer. We loved the interaction of the different characters all throughout the park. It was also great that characters were always around; they didn’t feel too few and far between each other.
Letting your inner kid out to play for a while is important while running around any theme park. We took the opportunity to let our imaginations run wild and take a few fun shots with props around Universal Studios:
Universal Studios was no Disneyland, but it is not meant to be. Universal Studios is an experience of its own, one that even though it is not Disney, is still downright magical.
Also, be sure do to the city walk outside the park – there are some great shops to wander around.
Have you every visited a Universal Studios Amusement Park? What were your thoughts?