Universal Studios call
their theme park "The Best Theme Park in The WORLD". A reputation it
fights hard to keep. At UNIVERSAL STUDIOS ESCAPE you'll experience the fun and
excitement of :-
original UNIVERSAL STUDIOS FLORIDA
the new UNIVERSAL STUDIOS ISLANDS OF ADVENTURE. This is a
water theme park so be prepared to get wet, ah, you really need
swimming costumes and a towel or two!
UNIVERSAL STUDIOS City
and UNIVERSAL STUDIOS
The original UNIVERSAL
STUDIOS is a real day out for everyone
young and old. The new ride is called the TWISTER and is only for the young
heart and those who do not mind being frightened out of their skin. These types of
rides are not for people with any type of back or heart complaint. As the advert
says it will "blow you away".
The well known producer and creator of
"ET" Steven Speilberg is a creative consultant to the park. The park
boasts the worlds first 3-D Cyber Adventures together with other themes as "Back to
the Future Rides", "The Biggest Monster in Movie History",
"Jaws", "Earthquake", "Hercules & Xena", plus such
attractions as the "Nickelodeon Studios", "Barney" and a host of
others. The "ET" ride is every kids dream. This is truly a good day out.
If you wait
until 7.30p.m. a stunt display using speedboats and
pyrotechnics takes place on the center lake. Its well worth
the wait at the end of a tiring day. Stand to close to the
edge of the lake and you get wet as speedboats make tight
turns. You were warned.
As a matter of caution.........wear
soft shoes as its tiring on the feet, remember the hat, sunglasses and suntan
cream as there is not much shade at this theme park.
ISLANDS OF ADVENTURE is Universal Studios latest
theme park. I visited this park in July 2000 for another exhausting day out. I
also achieved the riding of each coaster at least twice and the new ride called
the "HULK" is a must. This ride has the most unusual start which you
will have to experience as I am saying nothing.
Below you can see Popeye's water ride. Now this is
a wet ride...... a real soaker. There is however a covered container on the
center of the boat to put
your items so they don't get wet.
If you like flume rides there are two at this
park. Both are excellent and once again you get a proper soaking. The first
picture shows the larger flume ride and the boat takes about 30 people.
The second flume ride takes just 8
people. If you look carefully you can see the boat in the center of the picture
just about to hit a solid wall of water.
There are lots of rides and
attractions for younger children in the park. You can even have your hair
braided or your face painted in many different designs. Boys like to have the
Superman face and for girls, this is one or many shown below.
All the gardens around the site are picturesque
with lots of differing flowers. Here is a sample of just three.
Well that's it from
OUR RATING: 10/10 Another top site in Florida. Very
Clean. A long day and be prepared to get wet!
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