Thursday, May 29, 2014


The world famous Universal studios visit was planned for Monday, May 12, 2014. Our host Anu, as usual took us to the entrance and dropped us. There were already lots of people by 10.30am and we bought two tickets for $92.00 each.
at the entrance
Universal Studios Hollywood is a movie studio and theme park in the unincorporated Universal City community of Los Angeles County, California, United States. It is one of the oldest and most famous Hollywood movie studios still in use. Its official marketing headline is "The Entertainment Capital of LA", though during the summer it is often advertised as "The Coolest Place in LA". It was initially created to offer tours of the real Universal Studios soundstages and sets. It is the first of many full-fledged Universal Studios Theme Parks located across the world. 
with the Vampire at Horror house
Rides and shows of the Entertainment capital...... UNIVERSAL STUDIOS.....
We started the tour with a visit to HORROR HOUSE...... something similar with darkness, weary sound, sudden appearence of ghost figures..... to scare you....
Shreik and girlfriend
Then the visit was to SHREIK SHOW......famous cartoon character on the show and movie Ice Age on 4-D effect theatre.....
houses for movies
scene of aircrash
Then on to STUDIO TOUR..... as there were many people, waited in the for about 20 min, sat in a tram taking us around the studio.... showing houses, dynosaur effect, rain and flood effect, air crash scenes, etc and it's about one hour tour.
upper level view
The we went to lower level, going 4 escalators.... to REVENGE OF THE MUMMY ride....,,,face heart-pounding special effects and unexpected twists at every turn as you escape the Mummy’s revenge in life-like horror.Then the TRANSFORMERS ride..... almost went but withdrew in the last minute....JURASSIC PARK ride was closed hence we could not go.
with Marlyn Manroe look alike
Coming back to upper level..... first we stopped at SPECIAL EFFECTS STAGE show where you’ll learn the secrets behind the making of your favorite blockbuster movies.
Animal show
Next show was for 20 minutes at ANIMAL ACTORS show.....where we witness Tinseltown-trained critters putting pet tricks to shame with their animal antics!
Next ride/show DESPICABLE  ME MINION MAYHEM.... in the line for about half hour.... Join Gru, his daughters and the mischievous Minions on a heartwarming and hilarious 3-D ride.....
water show
plane landing
WATERWORLD SHOW was another fantastic with  A Tidal Wave of Explosive Action......  sea pirates, shooting, light, fire, falling into water from a height, small plane landing on the waters.... superb show.
It was already 6pm by then, most of the rides and shows are closed.... walked around eating chips and drinking coffee......
Kishore, Deeksha, Anu and Vishwa
Kishore Bhat, whose parents Keshav and Vishala Bhat were close family friends..... lives with his wife Deeksha around Universal Studios, came to pick us..... had dinner at his house with Anu Vishwanath joining.
After food, chat we left from there, back to Anu's apartment, retired for the day.
written Friday, 30th May 2014 at Bengaluru.