Most of us have an inner movie geek, who comes out at the name of our favorite movie. For me that happens every time someone mentions the words Harry and Potter in the same sentence. But regardless of that, even if you’re not a big movie fan, Universal Studios can still provide you with a lot of entertainment. The place is a fiction heaven to be honest. Here’s what you should do if you go to Universal Studios. (Oh if you’re going to fly there, make sure you look into offers from Virgin Atlantic Flying Club).
1. Take a studio trip
The Universal Studios at LA provides you with the facility to take a tour of the whole set and see with your own eyes how movies are made. You can see live action shooting while on the tour along with remnants of old movie sets that have been long abandoned but work as tourist attractions now. Scattered across the studio are several souvenir shops which provide with a wide variety of things to buy from based on your favorite movie.
2. Visit the Wizarding World of Harry Potter
Even if you’re not a big fan of Harry Potter, this place is still highly recommended. You get to take a step out of your normal life and step into a world filled with magic, even though that’s for a really short amount of time. You get to buy Wizarding robes and wands and have snacks at the famed ‘honey dukes’. These and so many other souvenirs of the Harry Potter world are also available here. So not only can you enjoy it there, you can also take home the memories that you made. And if you don’t like anything, just sit on the Hogwart’s Express and run away!!How exciting is that!
3. The Theme Rides
Universal Studios offers a lot of themed rides. One of the most popular themed rides is the Despicable Me Minion Mayhem, a minion themed ride which is visualized in a set similar to the house of the main protagonists of the Minion films – Gru and his three daughters. This is a motion ride and allows its rider to get the full experience of living among the minions. Because the que for this ride tend to be quite long, people are given profile information of different characters and different quizzes to help pass the time.
4. The Jurassic Park Ride
This ride is literally a roller coaster of emotions. It will first take you up top to meet the 50foot T-Rex that started it all and then bring you way down and into the wild waterfall. One thing is for sure, if you go on this ride you are bound to get drenched, so make sure you’re ready for that when you sit on this ride.