My picture threads consist of images I have taken that focus on the architecture, landscape architecture, planning, design, and theming of the facilities highlighted. They may also contain short descriptions and commentary, but will not focus on construction progress or special events or memorabilia or food selections or my traveling companions. Hopefully these threads are a good introduction for those who have not seen these places yet. All killer, no filler!
San Francisco/Amity at Universal Studios Florida photographed in November 2008:
Universal Orlando features two theme parks, one of which is the movie-themed Universal Studios Florida that is divided into 6 areas with very different environments, several of which can be further subdivided due to their incoherent combinations. This area is certainly one of them, two disparate areas that have been grouped for little reason other than their seaside themes and proximity to each other. Both are nicely detailed however, San Francisco being a good recreation of Fisherman's Wharf and featuring an indoor theater-and-ride attraction called Disaster! while Amity is a recreation of a New England fishing village with a boat ride through shark-infested waters based on the movie 'Jaws'. This area also features minimally themed live stage show theaters on each end.