It was Day 3 of our theme park tour – and we were already knackered! It was a struggle to get up – made easier by the fact that we were off to another theme park for the day! Today we were off to explore Universal Studios Florida!
As you can imagine this was an amazing place, full of great rides and shows! It’s amazing what you can experience in a day, from standing in a Tornado in the ‘Twister’ attraction – having buildings fall around you, to chasing Jaws around Amity Bay! Favourite rides of ours included the ‘Mummy’ rollercoaster – which is a frightening indoor rollercoaster (and MUCH better than the Hollywood version!), Men in Black – which saw you blasting aliens in this interactive ride. The new Simpsons ride was also amazing! You boarded a cart at Krusty the clowns theme park and were blasted around in this amazing motion master ride. At points is was so real that you could smell ‘baby smells’ whenever you ran into Maggie!
Particular mention also has to be made about the new Rollercoaster at the park called the ‘Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit’. Firstly with this ride you can choose your own soundtrack which is blasted in your ears as you ride, and secondly, you get pulled up a VERTICAL track to begin your first major descent! It was an amazing experience which is recorded for you on video – sadly our video didn’t work, and we didn’t like the thought of lining up for 45 minutes to try again!
Soon it was our turn to BE in the movies – as we headed over to the ‘Disaster’ attraction. This attraction is a mix of a behind the scenes tour and ride, as they get a few volunteers up on stage to act out scenes, before the whole audience boarded a subway tram and witnessed a disaster in a subway station, with our reactions caught on camera! Jordan happened to be picked as a volunteer, and played the part of a Gas attendant. His character was in a building as it collapsed and was surprised after the director calling ‘action’ to find fake blocks fall on his head! As you can imagine they played the final movie trailer to the whole crowd – which was a great laugh! Especially when Jordan’s helmet was knocked off his head from the falling blocks!
We were pretty tired after a full on day in the park – and finished at the Universal City walk complex eating at the NBA restaurant – after all tomorrow we were going next door to visit Universals ‘sister’ park ‘Islands of Adventure’ for another day of thrills!