We visited the Universal Studios last weekend. The weather was rather warm and cloudy. For the past few days, the weather has been so temperamental. Stormy, rainy, sunny, cloudy and rainy again. I was so worried that it will rain. I packed our rain coats and umbrella. Luckily, it did not rain.
This theme park is divided into a few interesting sections – The Lost World, Far Far Away, Madagascar, Ancient Egypt, Sci-Fi City, Hollywood and New York. They are located in a big circle, thus it is very easy to navigate. You don’t even need a map!
At Hollywood, there are mostly restaurants and souvenir shops. We took a picture with Woody Woodpecker.
This section feels like a tropical jungle filled with wonderful animals. Little Edison enjoyed the merry-go-round.
Far Far Away
We felt like we have landed into the fantasy world in Far Far Away. The Shrek 4D show, donkey live and the ferris wheel are definitely not to be missed. We saw the magnificent view of the castle too.
Little Edison freaked out when he realized that we were going for a ride. But soon, he adjusted and enjoyed himself, although he was clinging on to me for dear life throughout!
The Lost World
Theme park activities such as outdoor roller coaster, waterworld, canopy flyer, Jurassic park train ride, Amber rock climb are available in this section. The rollercoaster was gigantic. I felt my heart beat faster every time I look at it.
In this section, there is an amazing indoor roller coaster where you can experience a thrill ride in total darkness.
There is the Accelerator, where you can sit in the cup design machine to swirling and twirling.
We saw the special effect studio called “Lights, Camera, Action”. We were blown away by the filmmaker’s incredible special effect and the setting for a major hurricane that is about to hit New York City.
If you are wondering why we are in different attires in these pictures, that’s because we went to Universal Studios twice on the same day. Our Part I visit started from 11am to 2:00pm. Little Edison was tired and wanted to nap. So, we drove home, took a short nap, shower and we head to Universal Studios again at 5pm for our Part II visit.
On Friday and Saturday, Hollywood Boulevard is opened from 7pm to 10pm (except 30 and 31 July). If you have the day pass, you can enter for free. Otherwise, you can purchase the ticket at $5. The Hollywood After Hours was really beautiful. Lake Hollywood Spectacular show starts at 10pm, but we gave it a miss because the queue was too long.
We left the Universal Studios at about 9:30pm. We had an awesome time, even though we were all wiped out by the end of the day. Little Edison had a lot of fun too and he asked us to bring him there again.
There are too many to mention here, so be sure to check out their website for all of their attractions!