Another weekend, another theme park

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.

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4 Responses to Another weekend, another theme park

  1. Karan says:

    Cool…was Dee Snyder in costume? If not, how did you recognize him, I mean aside from the big neon sign he carrries around with his name on it?

  2. Solonor says:

    No, he wasn’t. I’ve seen him on tv enough lately in his normal face to recognize him….especially when we came directly at each other and practically rubbed elbows. Of course, it took until I passed him to go “Hey…that was someone…that Twisted Sister guy…” Venita had to tell me his name. 🙂

  3. jr says:

    Dee was at the Hard Rock Hotel several years ago. He reopend the restaruant there.

    I’ve had season passes for about five years. Recently they had a “two years for the price of one” season pass may still be available. That would put you in Harry Potter range. . Works out to about 99 bucks a year. That includes parking.

  4. Ric The Schmuck says:

    We always liked the Men In Black ride. We haven’t been there in a while (shaddup) so I don’t know much about the others you mentioned. And my boys were much younger then, so they wouldn’t do roller coasters and such. Maybe we ought to go back, huh?

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