Friday, December 27, 2019

2019 SoCal - Day 2

Sleeping fairly late, Sharon and I wandered down the street from the hotel and grabbed some oatmeal for breakfast. Drew, Jack and Shannon picked up us at the hotel after 9:30 am and we headed to Universal Studios.

When we saw Drew and Shannon in October, I started proposing the idea of Sharon, Jack and I coming down to Southern California after Christmas and spending a day at Universal Studios. While Sharon, Jack and I had dinner in the City Walk years ago, I had never been to the park.

We were in the park and moving a little before 10:30 am. The day included:
  • The World-Famous Studio Tour including King Kong 360 3-D and Fast & Furious – Supercharged;
  • Jurassic World – The Ride;
  • Late lunch at Karl Strauss Brewing Company;
  • Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey (in the singles line);
  • Ollivanders;
  • Revenge of the Mummy – The Ride without Sharon (with an express pass from Drew's friend Mark);
  • Transformers: The Ride-3D (with an express pass from Drew's friend Mark);
  • The Simpsons Ride;
  • DreamWorks Theatre Featuring Kung Fu Panda; and,
  • WaterWorld show.

Drew ran into an old neighbor playing a New York City cop character. He gave Drew two passes that were a game changer in terms of how much ground we could cover.

The day was pretty cold for Southern California. By 9 pm, we were done (the park closes at 10 pm). We walked back to the car. Drew dropped Sharon and I at the hotel.

My observations about our day at Universal Studios Hollywood are here.

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