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Salt Lake City, Utah
January 21, 2006
We went to Universal Studios mainly because of all the superhero memorabilia. We did not get our money's worth. When you go to Disneyland, you have tons of rides to go on, a bunch of interactive activities, and there's something for everyone.
1. The first let down for Universal was that it cost the same or a little more than Disneyland. 2. Where other amusement parks have hundreds of rides, Universal has less than 20, and half of those were tours in a cart, which were uninformative and boring. Not even really rides.3. There is one show to see. I don't even really see shows, but the selection alone was horrible.4. When you go to most amusement parks, it's impossible to fit everything you want to do there, into one day. This isn't the case with Universal Studios. After seeing everything there was to see, we were bored and ready to leave after 5 hours.
The only highlight were the shops on the way out of the park, and the 3D show Terminator 2:3D.In short, there's hardly anything to do, you're severely overcharged, there's absolutely nothing for kids, and not much more for adults. Unless you are absolutely obsessed with the film studio, Universal Studios, this will be a severe letdown!
From journal What Not to Do in California
Los Angeles, California
April 7, 2008
From journal Baby, the Stars Shine Bright
Round Rock, Texas
July 31, 2004
This park is more heavily geared towards younger guests. Plan on spending the day here as lines for each attraction can be long. Visit the City Walk when you're done. It has shops and restaurants.
From journal Los Angeles
May 23, 2003
Many of the attractions are the same, such as ET, Back to the Future and Terminator 3D but many of the other ones such as Earthquake, Jaws and King Kong are incorporated into the Studio Tour and are very tame in comparison to Florida equivalents.
If you are a first time Universal visitor, you are sure to be impressed.
Other attractions here include City Walk – shops and restaurants including Hard Rock Café. Water World a water stunt spectacular, Jurassic Park Ride and Backdraft.
All rides are very good fun, but as I mentioned before, the Orlando version is much bigger and better.
From journal Los Angeles
November 8, 2000
This is a very slow ride appropriate for children and for people who don't like thrills. The premise is that E.T.'s planet is dying and they need E.T.'s healing touch to save them. Your mission is to bring E.T. home to his planet on a nine-person bicycle. Posters show happy children bringing E.T. home.
The only problem is that very few children today seem to know who E.T. is.
Because the ride is dark and E.T. is a bit scary looking to children who don't know him, many children are too scared to even sit on a ride vehicle. However, once they complete the ride, they usually love it.
There are no drops, no loops, and the ride travels at a very sedate speed. Most people who love thrill rides are frankly bored by it.
E.T. has more technical difficulties that any attraction in the park and many of these can cause the ride to close for hours. The ride has been known to close for an entire day due to wiring problems caused by a bad light bulb.
In addition, the ride simply looks a bit old.
If there is less than a 15 minute wait, go ahead and ride. It's cool, dark, and a nice break from a hectic day. However, if the wait is much longer, there are other things in the park that are much more exciting and much more up-to-date.
From journal Universal Studios Hollywood
January 19, 2006
New York, New York
November 15, 2004
From journal Rolling Around Los Angeles for 36 Hours
San Jose, California
January 29, 2001
Some of the attractions are rides, like Back to the Future and Jurassic Park. My personal favorite is Jurassic Park because it’s like being in the movie, and there's a ten-story drop at the end that is such a rush!
Other attractions, like Backdraft, are like walk-through, interactive experiences -- it’s hard to describe.
Outside the park, there is Universal City Walk, which is a strip about 2 blocks long with shops, movie theaters, restaurants and clubs. Hard Rock Cafe is at the end of the City Walk -- and as with all Hard Rocks, it is overpriced, but still fun.
From journal Fun Stuff to do in LA