We woke up early, all excited like bright-eyed little kids, ready for our day of fun and adventure in Universal Studios Hollywood. Thanks to Leo's pre-planning, the park was just a short drive away from our hotel.
This water tricks-filled show (named after the movie) has some really cool stunts and gunfire action on water! Don't sit on the first few rows if you don't wanna get drenched!
#3 Terminator 2: 3D
We went inside an amphitheatre for the ultimate 4D experience where Arnie, Sarah Connor and John Connor leapt off the screen and the machines came alive and tried to shoot at us. Hollywood technology is just incredible. It was like THE coolest effects, ever! 5-stars rating for this one.
#4: The Simpsons Ride: 3D
Leo's FAVOURITE ride. At Krustyland, don't be fooled by the non-existent queue outside the amphitheatre, cos once you get inside it's another story. The wait was quite long because the amphitheatre was very small. I think it could only fit around 20-30 people? They showed Simpson's cartoons from hanging LCDs so that we wouldn't get bored from the long wait. I didn't like this ride very much cos I was dizzy from watching the 3D-simulated rollercoaster ride and getting my body bumped here and there on the uncomfortable chair.
Short rollercoaster ride. The special thing about it is the rollercoaster can move front and backwards. I think this is the first time after many years that my parents have sat on a rollercoaster together with me. My mom was SO THRILLED from the ride!
After that we could see the mummies/zombies walking around on the street.
An extremely amazing showcase of Hollywood special effects not to be missed!! This technology was used in the movie of the same name. Pipes and gas-drums were exploding and the whole floor suddenly spread into flames as we stood at a "safe" distance, safe enough to watch but we could also smell the fumes and feel the heat coming straight at us!!
#8 Special Effects Stage
#9 Studio Tour
The open-tour cart took us through spinning race cars used in Fast and Furious 2, through an old mining town where they simulated floods, through a mechanism used for parting rivers, to the miniature Skull island used to film King-Kong, through a Spanish-type courtyard, through an underground subway station where they simulated a San Francisco earthquake (totally MIND-BLOWING!), through the filmset of Psycho where Norman Bates actually ran out and chased our cart (this was creepy), and through the disastrous ruins of the War of the Worlds filmset. At times the tour-guide halted the cart and told us to keep quiet as we neared some places where some film-crews were shooting CSI: Vegas and Ghost Whisperer. To imagine that we were so near those places that we often saw on TV, it was SO COOL, I tell you!!
Again, too bad I couldn't see Wisteria Lane - because, they were shooting Desperate Housewives at that time!!! Oh man!! What wouldn't I give to see Susan, Gabrielle, Bree and Lynette in person, and the houses they live in! ;-(...
Totally satisfied because we got to sit all the rides we wanted, we took a walk around the souvenir shops. My favourite Betty Boop. Everything's too expensive in the souvenir shops so I just took some pictures for memory.Last but not least, an Oscar for my award-winning boyfriend... XOXO!!