Day 5- Our California Adventure

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Yesterday we drove from Glendale,Ca. to Universal City, Ca., to Universal Studios, where we once again used our Go Los Angeles passes-the last day to use them- as we had a 3 day pass.
We went to Universal as soon as the gates opened at 10 am- and about an hour later it was extremely packed.

The high light of the park was the Universal Studios Studio Tour- a behind-the-scenes legendary Studio Tour to explore where Hollywood movies are made.It was nice that we didn't have to walk anywhere and were on a tram with an outgoing host. I was apprehensive about the new King Kong attraction, from what I had read online. I thought it was going to be alot scarier and more jarring of an experience, but it wasn't that bad.Any Shrek lovers will have a fun time at the Shrek 4D experience. There is so much to see there that the only complaint we had was the crowds.Plenty of food places to stop at as well so you won't go hungry.
We also enjoyed the Universal Studio Tour over the Warner Brothers Tour-much more things to see and entertaining.No walking involved either with Universal's Tour.

After Universal we headed on a hour plus drive south to the Queen Mary docked ship, in Long Beach,Ca..It was very exciting to see this huge boat- and Erika said it reminded her so much of The Titanic. We also used our Go Los Angeles passes for this tour.
We did a self guided tour of the ship and were amazed by its size and it was interesting to see all the history on the ship, as it put you back in another time era.

We took their Ghosts and Legends Tour as well but were not impressed with it. It was a half hour tour of some of the haunted spots on the ship, but we were guided through many dark, dark areas that we could barely see anything. Special effects were added to the tour and one family with young childen had to leave because they were too scared and their kids were crying.I have sent them an email telling them we thought the tour could have been done differently: more lightening,no special effects added, and to just tell a story of testimonials of the experiences of others, rather than the way it was done.
Driving here we had seen so many different walks of life and nationalities, that we seemed to drive in from one right into another.There are so many wlaks of life and cultures in the LA area.
We had another great day though and await tommorow for more adventure and sightseeing in California.



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