Monday, August 14, 2017

Universal Studios 2017

We bought a 4 day pass to Universal studios this year. Uff da. That's a lot of theme park. But then again, there's lots to see and do! Universal Studios is Disney on steroids - just like these vibrant and dynamic spandex lovers.

 I love the color. 

I was slammed in the face several times by extreme exhaustion. 

And yes, there was shouting - but mostly just screaming.  

There was a lot of mediocre food. (the best food is found at all the eateries before you enter the park)

A fish head sandwich is better than head cheese I guess. 

Some people acted like clowns. (and I'm not just talking about my husband)

I finally saw the dragon breathe fire! And no, I'm not talking about my heartburn. 

Treats fit for a wizard. 


Usually you just see snakes this size in the Florida Everglades. 

I love how spooky this morning photo is. Kong is a fun new 4-d ride at Universal. 

Chocolate nirvana.
 It got the thumbs up from this connoisseur. 

There were beautiful and exotic birds - but it depends on your definition. 

Lego had a leg up on this lake at Downtown Disney.

Downtown Disney

This balloon is parent approved. (remember when your parent's bought you a balloon and they wanted to tie it to your wrist? - and then you whined, they caved, and you proceeded to lose it two minutes later?) Maybe that was just me. 

Tree party.

There were signs of things to come...

And everything came with a set of weird glasses!

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Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Oh my gosh ... thanks for the laughs ...and the tour... which I think in real life might be too much fun for someone my advanced age! And oh yeah, I remember that balloon and the first lesson in loss!

Kelleyn Rothaermel said...

We went back in April! The kids had a blast!

carol l mckenna said...

Such colorful and creative photos of Universal Studios ~ What fun! ^_^

Lucy Corrander Now in Halifax! said...

A dramatically photographed post.

Incidentally, I very much like your striking dandelion picture as your header. Dandelions are one of my top favourite plants.

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

It looks so amazing!

Stewart M said...

I think it would be fun just to photograph things - the rides and such like less so (but thats just me!)

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

Lady Fi said...

I love Universal Studios! Great shots - so vibrant.

DJan said...

Your post sure made me smile! Wonderful whimsy. :-)

Caren Gittleman said...

What a great recap! Was wondering if you tried The Tonight Show ride? catchatwithcarenandcody

DUTA said...

The 'treats window' picture and the one with the white, beautiful bird are my favorites.Just by glazing at the two pictures made me feel good.

Breathtaking said...

Hello!:) What fun!:) Great shots of your colourful and exciting trip to Universal studios. The dragon and snake, are scary.:=)

A Colorful World said...

I've never been there! Looks like fun.

Photo Cache said...

Was there last year. Too many things to see and experience. For a kid, that's just fine. For adults, I gave up on second day.

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Spare Parts and Pics said...

You deserve a badge or something... 4 days at a theme park!! I don't think I have the stamina for that. I did enjoy your overview, however! Have a great weekend.

Ruth Rieckehoff said...

Looks like fun! Hearing about the mediocre food is discouraging. I have heard the Disney parks are making huge efforts to improve this aspect (since they want to cater more to parents and adults in general). Universal has to take note. #TPThursday

Jan Robinson said...

Love the theme and photos. Tree Party!!!

Linda Hensley said...

FUN! I love all the color. Glad you had a good time!

indah nuria Savitri said...

it must be fun to be here! My kids and I love theme parks sooo much

Pat Tillett said...

Really nice photos Sharon! I also went to Universal Studios recently. The one in LA though. Too crowded for my liking, but still had fun.