With Susan Carlisle
It has been a number of years, over twenty, since my husband and I have sent a day at an amusement park without a child along. While in LA we decide to go to Universal Studios – Hollywood. We had a blast.
The area is set up with a City Walk area where you can shop and eat before entering the park. There are things from Subway sandwiches to Bubba Gump’s to white table cloth dinning. There are numerous shops that carry University Studio goodies but there are also specialty stores like the one dedicated to nothing but socks. I bought two pair with books on them.
Inside Universal there are many rides and shows. My husband and I were kids again as we laughed during the Shrek 4-D, screamed in the House of Horrors, helped the
Transformers save the world, watched animals preform, almost got wet at the Waterworld show and rode the roller coaster in The Simpson Ride.
The highlight was the Studio Tour of the back lot where movies and TV shows are being filmed. Universal is the only theme park that also includes a working studio. We road through the cul-de-sac of Wisteria Lane where the Housewives lived, watched as Jaws attacked, rode down Jimmy Stewart Drive, and saw where Alfred Hitchcock’s office was located when he was directing at the studio.
The biggest surprise for me was that Universal Studios is located on a mountain. Every bit has been carved out of the side on the mount. Pretty amazing all things considered. The view is amazing. In the valley you can seeSony Studio and Warner Brothers Studio.
My husband and I decided the day was a success and well worth the money.
Come back next week and I’ll tell you about the movie star sightings I had. Yes, there were more than one.