For Belle's Birthday I had gotten her tickets to see Wicked today. She'd been wanting to see it for quite awhile. Then in January we booked the Hollywood Rennaisance hotel last night to make a weekend out of it.
With the rough February we have, our trip was in doubt for awhile, but since everybody was on the mend we put our weekend back on. We decided kind of last minute to take advantage of USH's "Buy a Day-Get a Year Free" deal since we hadn't been since 2005.
Saturday afternoon, Universal Studios Hollywood:
The outside of T2:3D
They are still converting Back to the Future into the new Simpsons Ride
They have a Kwik-E-Mart
Krusty wants you to come back to USH later this year and go to Krustyland
It was a gorgeous day
We did the Studio Tour next
The King Kong thing (this REALLY needs to be replaced)
Magnum PI Car
This was our first time seeing the Fast and the Furious thing ... it was about what I expected
The Dino's spit on us
The Flood is still cool
From Peter Jackson's King Kong
I always loved the Jaws part of the tour
The War of the Worlds set still looks cool (too bad the movie sucked)
After the Tour we headed down to the Lower Lot to do the Special Effects stages. I REALLY like the changes they made here since I last saw it.
We rode the Mummy which is still not anywhere as good as it's FL counterpart.
They are still converting the Nick area to Curious George
We took off after this since we figured we be back soon to get the kids passes.
In Citywalk ... this is my kind of store:
Next, we head to our hotel where we feel kind of ... I don't know ... out of place.