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    [9-10] Universal Studios for the First Time Since 1979!

    Maybe 1980, but after thinking about it a while I'm leaning toward 1979. I'd have to ask my folks, if they remember accurately.

    Note: the textual commentary of this TR is Rated PG. Due to the relative G-rating of this forum, this is posted separately. Please go here to see this TR with commentary. If you'll flip out over some minor frank terminology or a few starred-out words along with a rant or two, you might want to just look at the pictures here. Tampering = withdrawal. No debates. It was, overall, a pretty good time.













































































































































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    Re: [9-10] Universal Studios for the First Time Since 1979!

    Awesome! A lot, and I mean a lot, has changed there since 1979...or 80'.

    Looks like you had fun and those are some great pictures!!

    Thanks for sharing!

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    Re: [9-10] Universal Studios for the First Time Since 1979!

    Nice report. Thanks for the great photos, and memories. My last visit to USH was in 2000.
    Glad you had a nice time.

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    Re: [9-10] Universal Studios for the First Time Since 1979!

    I think this is the burning building you mention in your trip report.

    the studiotour.com - Burning House - Universal Studios Hollywood
    It's a stiff!!!

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    Re: [9-10] Universal Studios for the First Time Since 1979!

    Quote Originally Posted by Chunk View Post
    I think this is the burning building you mention in your trip report.

    the studiotour.com - Burning House - Universal Studios Hollywood
    The ironic thing about that house is it is also where the fire station is now next to JP ride.

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    Re: [9-10] Universal Studios for the First Time Since 1979!

    Thanks for the TR. Glad you had a mostly pleasant experience at USH.

    (BTW, your TR with words would have been fine for the boards)

    I have to agree, and disagree about Shrek 4D. We generally like the show. But I do agree that the water is unecessary. In fact, most rides at USH have some kind of water effect, and most are completely unecessary.

    As for City Walk ... it's eh. We used to go a LOT when it first opened, but we hardly spend anytime here now. Sorry you had a bad experience at Bubba Gump.


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    Re: [9-10] Universal Studios for the First Time Since 1979!

    Thanks everyone
    Quote Originally Posted by Chunk View Post
    I think this is the burning building you mention in your trip report.

    the studiotour.com - Burning House - Universal Studios Hollywood
    Thanks for that link--that helped nail down a few things I was wondering about. That site isn't well designed but good information there. That was almost certainly the burning building I recall (although I recall more trees and there not being as much structure in the back, but memory of course isn't precise). The Six Million Dollar Man/Bionic Woman Testing Center is indeed the show I saw back then. The interesting thing was it was in Stage 32 where the present-day Special Effect Stages was--which is way down the hill from the main park. But the lower lot and escalator presumably didn't open until 1991. I'm wondering how this attraction was accessed (I have no recollection of getting there; just the show itself).

    An old aerial photo or park map from around that time would be very cool to see. I'll research it sometime.

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    Re: [9-10] Universal Studios for the First Time Since 1979!

    Quote Originally Posted by HighLeveller View Post
    Thanks everyone

    Thanks for that link--that helped nail down a few things I was wondering about. That site isn't well designed but good information there. That was almost certainly the burning building I recall (although I recall more trees and there not being as much structure in the back, but memory of course isn't precise). The Six Million Dollar Man/Bionic Woman Testing Center is indeed the show I saw back then. The interesting thing was it was in Stage 32 where the present-day Special Effect Stages was--which is way down the hill from the main park. But the lower lot and escalator presumably didn't open until 1991. I'm wondering how this attraction was accessed (I have no recollection of getting there; just the show itself).

    An old aerial photo or park map from around that time would be very cool to see. I'll research it sometime.

    you used to take the Tram tour and get off the tram midway through and i believe that is how you accessed the things in the lower lot back in the day.
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    Re: [9-10] Universal Studios for the First Time Since 1979!

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    Re: [9-10] Universal Studios for the First Time Since 1979!

    Nice TR Thanks for sharing.

    Quote Originally Posted by Chunk View Post
    I think this is the burning building you mention in your trip report.

    the studiotour.com - Burning House - Universal Studios Hollywood
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    Re: [9-10] Universal Studios for the First Time Since 1979!

    Thanks again
    Quote Originally Posted by elly View Post
    you used to take the Tram tour and get off the tram midway through and i believe that is how you accessed the things in the lower lot back in the day.
    I figured this is what it was. Obviously a pathway would be a monster hike for a theme park, and not just because of elevation gain.

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