Yes, it's true! I got walked off of a Universal Studios Hollywood attraction~ The unusual part of this? It was the Tram Tour! No it wasn't any new addition to the standard tour, nor was it additional "faked you out" type of show! And we weren't stuck just once~ we were stuck at different parts of the tour!
(I do have pictures, but they might not get posted until Tuesday)
Continuing on . . .
On October 2nd, I decided to make use of the Annual Pass I purchased in July. This time I focussed on the attractions I missed last time, or ones that I really like. I also wanted to get a few daytime pics of the halloween decorations that Universal, and they were definitley creepier than anything at DL . You could see the signage for some of the mazes in the Upper lot, and at least one out by the "Plane wreck" in the backlot. And immediately after the plane wreck, there was also a Tram, that had some creepy looking fake bodies. I'm not one fore gorey horror, some weren't too over the edge ~ but others are too gorey, Surprising, I could see some of the humore inthese, but I'm still no a horor fan.
First up, Shrek four-D. haven't see this one in years. I do like the preshow with the 3 pigs and Pinnochio, better than the movie itself, just plain bizarre why the chairs move the way they do. I didn't take too long, to remember why it's been so many years since I bothered seeing it again.
Animal Actors was the 1st show, a cute show, still tryiing to mess with the kid AND adult volunteers, It's worth seeing at least once every 5 years.
Next up, the Waterworld show, still the same old show - but it does pack a punch, and a lot of action! Ironic that the movie it's based on. Yes, like the show.
THEN (insert scarey music here) The Tram tour. I was in the trams 2nd car, in the second row. The tram tour at USH is something I love. And this time I got to experience the newly renovated "Collapsing Bridge", Saw the lame dancing cars, the tram tour's version of Jurassic Pakrk. It came time to "Part the waters" and get that eye level view of that scene, form the most recent version of King Kong. Just prior to that I saw 2 or three guys in a golf cart that went ahead of out tram, where it says "Only Trams Allowed. This was right beforethe parting waters.. . and the water did start parting . . . . . but the parting waters never completely parted, even with 3 maintenance guys trying to get it fully functioning.
The next thing we know, the driver decided to move the tram through the water! UP went my feet. Now, the floor of the Trams is SEVERAL inches off the ground BUT I had four inches of water below me, inside the tram!
The driver kept driving and the first and seconds sections of the tram made it out of the water hole. But then the tram stalled! Sections 3 and 4 were still in the water!
Driver kept spinning the trams wheels. Finally, they get something to pull us from the front, as a 2nd tram is immediately behind us, waiting to "go through the water! hahahaha
Well, we thought we were safe, we see Earthquake and Jaws, BUT as our trams clears completely out of Amityville, and starts heading uphill to Wysteria Lane. But that was not to be, at least not on the tram we were sitting! The trams stops (not sure if the driver did that on purpose, but soon, We see some smoke being emitted from the back of the 1st section of the tram! That can't be good. Then someone on the tram points out the flourescent green liquid, that has started leaking from the back of the 1st unit! That can't be good news either.
We sit there for quite a while, about 3 or 4 other larger trams pass by us. and some of the smaller trolley's for the private groups, also pass us by. Then we see our new ride, but it's facing the wrong direction, so they turn it around and line up with out tram. One by One, each of the four sections have the guests move to the new tram. Our guide moves over to the new tram also, (I think the driver did too, but not sure)
The remaining part of the tour was uneventful, well, at least more normal. . . . .
After the tram, I go to Krustyland, about a 20 to 25 minute wait (sign said 15 minutes. But at least it was much short thant my trip in July!
I did go to the lower lot, to ride The Mummy, watch a couple groups of people get drenched on Jurassic Park, and pretty much passed on the rest.
Back to the Simpsons, one more time! I'm really impressed with this attraction, and the type of movements on this ride~ It's just done really well - so much better than Back to the Future, ever was.
That, sums up the major happenings at USH,, on my little trip! Like I said before. I will try to get pics up when I get home.