Alternatively, "Oh. What rapture?" heehee
Over the past few months, Rowdy has changed his mind about what he wanted to do on his birthday from "have a great big party in the park with a jumpy house, taco truck and my friend Richard's band" to "let's go up to Universal Studios".
We drove up to LA this morning. It took us about two hours and change to go from our house to Hollywood, which isn't all that bad. I hadn't been to Universal Studios since 1980, and Keiler and Rowdy had never been, so it was pretty-much a new experience for all of us. Can I just say that it totally pays to get the preferred parking and the "front of the line" tickets? Yeah.
|Very fitting that we parked in the Frankenstein lot. Rowdy loves the old Universal monster movies.|
It wasn't very crowded, which was nice. It was also nice that we got through a everything we wanted to do in a relatively short period of time. Especially great was going to the front of the line at the Studio Tour. That alone was worth the price of the "front of the line" upgrade.
The King Kong 3D experience during the tour was really good--about 1 billion times better than the King Kong movie. Universal also has a thing for having its rides and attractions spit on the customers. Dinosaurs slobbered on us in King Kong and the Jurassic Park ride. Scarab beetles spit on us in the Mummy part of the tour, and Maggie Simpson sucked on us like a pacifier and spit us out on the Simpsons ride.
|The next time we come here, I'm going to use a scopolamine patch or take Dramamine. The Simpsons ride made me too nauseous to take The Mummy ride. It was so fun, though.|