Ah, but I pity you little people. You don’t have magnificent resources, as I, to go flitting from theme park to theme park every weekend. Oh, how dreadful. Sniff, sniff, and all that rot. Pip. Pip. Cheerio.
Actually, we had a free ticket and some half-price ones that just magically showed up in the mail a while ago, and we had to use them before September 30. So, we went to Universal Studios yesterday. It’s almost 90 freaking dollars per person per day otherwise! Holy crap! No wonder I never went before.
It was a lot cooler than I expected it to be. Despite the torrential downpour every 10 minutes, we wandered around both the original Universal and Islands of Adventure. Together, we went and saw Shrek 4-D, Revenge of the Mummy and Men in Black. All of which were excellent–especially the Mummy! I haven’t been on a rollercoaster with fire before. Also, instead of a leisurely climb to the top, it shoots you up at high speed and includes a few backwards drops. After that, the kids took off and rode the coasters and water rides while we strolled through the Islands areas. While we were in mid-stroll, I passed Dee Snider doing the same thing with (I assume) his kids. Then, we all got back together for dinner at Hard Rock Cafe.
I would’t say that I like Universal better than Disney, but I can’t wait until they open the new Harry Potter section…. assuming I get more free tickets.