We visited Universal Studios on our second day in Los Angeles and, despite a little hangover, it was bloody amazing. I’m not really into big rollercoasters but there was so much variety in rides, attractions, entertainers and more that there was never a dull moment. We were lucky that we went in a group of 4 – two of us loved rollercoasters and two of us not so much – which was perfect! Plus, when you visit on a gloriously sunny day like we did, it’s even better!
As you can see, I’m pretty happy to be there… cheese!
So we walk in and first thing we decided to do was The Walking Dead attraction which was scary stuff (it definitely woke me up). If you’ve ever watched the TV series then you’ll know what I’m talking about. For those of you who’ve never heard of it before, think zombies walking about dead trying to eat you. No biggie.
The queue to get in was themed like a hospital with flickering lights, blood on the walls and…well, you get the jist! I couldn’t get any photos of the inside as to be honest I was gripping onto Ali and never had any free hands #scardycat. The whole idea is that you “fight for survival as you navigate your way through a world overrun by hungry walkers” (eek!), TOTALLY worth a visit though!
Walking through the park itself has lots on offer, even just the sights, colours and sounds are so fun. It really does make you feel like a kid again.
The next major attraction we did, and the one voted as our favourite, was the world famous Universal Studios tour which consisted of a 60 minute tram ride around the four acre site, going behind the scenes of world-famous movies sets and studios. Our tram conductor was so friendly and funny. Jimmy Kimmel also narrated some of the trip which was cool.
Its pretty surreal seeing all the movie sets. On the ride round we spotted sets and scenes from Ted, Back to the Future, War of the Worlds, Jaws and Bates Motel to name a few.
There was also the world’s largest and most intense interactive 3-D experiences of King Kong, which was amazing.
We also drove by studio sets for The Voice, Family Feud, Will & Grace and Mamma Mia! It literally felt like a dream.
We also enjoyed Harry Potter attractions and Water World.
And after all the sightseeing it was time for some ice cream… I mean, isn’t this the most instagrammable ice cream you’ve ever seen? If you follow me on Insta then you’ll already have seen it cos’ I couldn’t resist posting it!
I really hope you enjoyed reading all about our trip to Universal Studios – have you ever been before? I’d love to hear what you thought and what your favourite ride/attraction was. Until next time…