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Universal Studios

A June 2006 trip to Orlando by harliquin

Quote: Universal Stuidos in Orlando, Florida. Still fun, put could use a new paintjob.

Universal Studios

Overview

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Still fun, but can be done easy in one day.

Quick Tips:

Go to the left and do the Mummy as one of the first rides. Different parts of the park open at different times, so be aware.

Best Way To Get Around:

Lombard's Landing

Restaurant | "Lombard's Seafood Grille"

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Good seafood for a theme park. Prices were fair. Neat fish "tank" in the middle of the restaurant. Nice and cool too. Go ride JAWS, then eat here.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on August 28, 2006

Lombard's Landing
San Francisco Area of Universal Studios
Orlando, Florida
(407) 363-8000

Shrek 4D

Attraction | "Shrek 4-D"

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Shrek 4-D is like so many other attractions in the area. You enter a theater, put on your 3-D glasses, and watch a movie. Of course your chair bumps, things run under your feet, and you get sprayed with Donkey Snot (puffs of water).

The kids loved it. My wife jumped when the things ran under the chairs.

Biggest problem is that there are so many of these types of attractions now. Honey I Shrunk the Audience, Mickey's Philharmagic, and more. It is getting too much of the same thing.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on August 28, 2006

Shrek 4D
Production Central Area of Universal Studios
Orlando, Florida 32819
(407) 363-8000

Universal Studios Florida

Attraction | "Revenge of the Mummy"

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A pretty intense little roller coaster. Pretty short ride for the long wait, but worth it.

You start on a ancient dig, then the scarb beetles fill a room. The Mummy chases you. A room catches on FIRE with you in it... Then when you think the ride is over...Watch out! Not too fast as far as coasters go, but intense enough with the special effects.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on August 28, 2006

Universal Studios Florida
1000 Universal Studios Plaza
Orlando, Florida 32819
(407) 363 8000

Universal Studios Florida

Attraction | "Men In Black Alien Attack"

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You start off on a nice waling tour of something boring, but then are suddenly recruited into the MIB. You are put into your training car with your laser pistol and sent on your training mission. Shooting nice little targets. Then you are abruptly sent on a real mission. Shooting aliens down city streets racking up points. The final alien is pretty BIG!

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on August 28, 2006

Universal Studios Florida
1000 Universal Studios Plaza
Orlando, Florida 32819
(407) 363 8000

Universal Studios Florida

Attraction | "Terminator 2 :3D"

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Still a great 4-D movie, but starting to show its age. The actors still do a good job, and the robots around the room are neat looking. Still wonder how many of the kids have seen the movies? A better 4-D movie than Shrek.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on August 28, 2006

Universal Studios Florida
1000 Universal Studios Plaza
Orlando, Florida 32819
(407) 363 8000

Jaws... The Ride

Attraction | "Jaws"

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Travel through a nice little boat ride in the setting of Jaws. The shark looks fake, but there is a small sense of fear of what is going to happen. Our boat driver was fun, and she over reacted greatly to everything! You will get a little wet.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on August 28, 2006

Jaws... The Ride
Universal Studio Florida
Orlando, Florida 32819
(407) 363-8000

E.T. Adventure

Attraction

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Still a fun ride. You get on "bicycles" built for 6 and with ET in the front, you FLY through the government agents chasing him, and finally to ET's homeworld to help his sick friends. You are asked your name and given a card that they scan. ET says thanks to everyone by their name towards the end of the ride. Fun for all ages.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on August 28, 2006

E.T. Adventure
Universal Studios
Orlando, Florida

Universal Studios Florida

Attraction | "TWISTER...Ride it Out"

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Get as close as I ever want to a Twister. Good build up of what these tornadoes can do. Then you are taken to a sound stage and get to watch a Twister hit the small town. Still great after all these years, but you wonder who has seen the movie. You will get a little wet from the rain.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on August 28, 2006

Universal Studios Florida
1000 Universal Studios Plaza
Orlando, Florida 32819
(407) 363 8000

Universal Studios Florida

Attraction | "Earthquake"

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Another fun trip into how special effects are done. A small stunt show and examples of green screen, then into the tram to experience the Earthquake. Fun. You could get a little wet.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on August 28, 2006

Universal Studios Florida
1000 Universal Studios Plaza
Orlando, Florida 32819
(407) 363 8000

Jimmy Neutron's Nicktoon Blast

Attraction | "Jimmy Neutrons Nicktoon Blast"

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Ride with Jimmy Neutron and friends through much of Nicktoon's toons. You are on a lively chase trying to help Jimmy. The kids love it. Seats that don't move are available.

Member Rating 2 out of 5 on August 28, 2006

Jimmy Neutron's Nicktoon Blast
Universa Orlando Production Central
Orlando, Florida 32819
(407) 363-8000

Universal Studios Florida

Attraction | "Animal Actors on Location"

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Get to see animals perform neat tricks, and watch how they train them. Fun for the family. Some of the same tricks in this show as the bird show in Disney...still fun!

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on August 28, 2006

Universal Studios Florida
1000 Universal Studios Plaza
Orlando, Florida 32819
(407) 363 8000