Friday, March 13, 2009

Vacation - Day 2: Universal Studios

The second day of our fabulous vacation was spent at Universal Studios.  I feel like Universal Studios is overlooked in the realm of theme parks, but I think it's pretty great!  It had been years since any of us had been to the park.  I personally hadn't been since I was a freshman in high school, so about 12 years ago!  Crazy!


The day was overcast and a bit sprinkly at times, but that didn't stop us from having a great time.  In fact, the park was fairly empty, which was great because the most we ever had to wait in line was about 5 minutes. 

The first thing ride we went on was Jurassic Park.  This is a fun water ride where you float around through "Jurassic Park" and run into all the dinosaurs.  The first time we went on it, sadly the T-Rex who, "surprises" you right before the big drop at the end, wasn't working, which totally ruined the feel/scare factor of the ride.  However, they fixed him the next time around, so all was good.

Another great ride that we all enjoyed, was the Revenge of the Mummy ride.  This is a small and fast ride that takes you through a mummy's cave and then sends you backward through it.  It's a great idea for a ride and we got an awesome picture from the camera on the ride.  (I'll see if I can post that later.)

Besides those rides, we also enjoyed the new Simpsons ride, which replaced the Back to the Future ride (bummer, I LOVED that ride), Backdraft, Shrek 4-D, Terminator 2: 3D, Waterworld and over course the Tram Tour.

Here are some fun pics from the day.


Us and Shrek.


Jerm and the Hulk.


Me and the cast of Apollo 13, plus the little thingy they flew in.


Catching the splash from Jurassic Park.



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Me, Scooby and Kayla.  Plus, me and Beetlejuice.

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Jaws and Wisteria Lane.

After our day at Universal Studios, we drove out to Huntington Beach to meet Jerm's parents for dinner at one of my favorite places Aloha Grill.  Hands down, they have the BEST fish tacos that I've ever had.  Once through with dinner, we shopped a bit near the pier and then retreated to Jerm's parents house to spend the night and rest up for our next day!

 Stay tuned as our vacation continues...


Reeni♥ said...

How fun! I love Shrek!! I'm jealous!

Emily said...

Oooh Wisteria Lane!

I'm so jealous of your trip. It looks like such a fun time. I love all the pictures.

Jake & Kayla McIntire said...

It was a great "First Annual!"

Bec said...

wow it looks like you had a blast!