Spiders up our legs

Back in December, on New Year’s Eve to be exact, the kids and I were at Universal Studios Hollywood. Being that we’re a movie freak family, there’s no better treat than actually being at the original theme park itself.

Universal Studios Hollywood is an actual working movie studio which means that even as we were riding the tram on the Studio Tour of the 400+ acres of the park, there was actual filming going on in some of the movie sets and sound stages. Which is pretty exciting because, I mean, who knows who you might just bump into?

Raine missed the larger-than-life King Kong we saw on the tour the last time we were at Universal Studios. She was 3 years old then and still remembers how much she loved it when King Kong opened his mouth and let out the sweet scent of strawberry! Anyone remember that part of the tour? It’s been replaced by King Kong in 4D now, of course.

The Bates Motel where they filmed Psycho is still there and spooky as ever 😆 . We also made an extended tour of Wisteria Lane where Desperate Housewives is filmed (man, I would never have guessed those weren’t real houses!), and watched the cars used in Fast and Furious do some pretty fast action. Great stuff.

And until today, we’re still talking about Shrek in 4D – how we jumped when spiders crawled up our legs, how we loved having water squirted in our faces and being tossed about in our seats. Man, you gotta love 4D!!

Barring the standing in line for over an hour to get in, during which we almost fell asleep on our feet, the experience was well worth it. We would’ve gone another round if the lines weren’t so crazy long.

What’s your favorite memory of Universal Studios, or your favorite theme park? Will you be visiting any theme parks this summer?

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  • Terri

    Well you sure have me all excited about Universal Studios. We are going in July after a trip to Texas. I can’t wait.

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  • Ginger

    Our favorite is Sea World. 🙂 Following you from Design it Chic. Would love to have you stop by my blog sometime. 🙂