The view from the park of Hollywood and their film studios.
One of the biggest highlights in 2016 was a trip to Universal Studios my family did while we were on a short trip to the United States. I assume most if you are familiar with the Universal Studios and their fun theme park. Though, I realize now I did very little research since I had no idea there were several attractions and other fun stuff. I thought the tour around the studios was the whole shebang. Oh, how wrong I was! I didn’t have high expectations at all, so I was pleasantly surprised by what the park had to offer.
I had so much fun, I can’t wait for my next trip. It was, without any doubt, one of the biggest highlights of our whole trip to the states. The funfairs in Sweden feels like nothing compared if you even can compare them two? Everything in the states is obviously so much bigger and just more of everything. They never seem to hold much back, both good and bad. In this case, more the merrier though. If you ever get the chance to come here, take it. You won’t regret it, I can promise you that. Even if you might not be the biggest fan of every movie they have there, you will be once you’re there. There’s something magical about that place really… Yes, even for adults.
The pond is where they recorded the ‘Jaws’-movies + Airplane crash
+ The Fast & The Furious garage.
In the garage happened probably the craziest thing I’ve ever experienced. I had no idea you would actually go on a ride while being on the tour around the studios, I thought that was it. But I was really wrong. There was a 3D scenario inside, which was extremely surprising since I had no idea. We got 3D glasses to put on and while being inside it was completely dark with huge screens along the walls. This time they played a scenario where the King Kong gorilla and Jurassic Park dinosaurs had a fight and everything felt and looked so real. All too real. It really felt like they were there as you got eye contact with one of them as they grabbed the wagon we sat in. It all felt so real. Crazy but at the same time so much fun. At that time I could hardly tell the difference between what was real or not, the reason why I was genuinely freaked out. Really embarrassing, haha…
The beautiful castle that is Hogwarts.
One of the highlights at Universal Studios was the wizarding world of Harry Potter. Crazy beautiful. And so well done. All the details are absolutely stunning. I must admit it felt a little bit weird when there’s over 30 degrees celsius with burning sun and there’s fake snow on the roofs. Harry Potter movies usually have the cold English feel to them, but the beauty of it makes up for it. And yes, even the paintings inside the castle moved.
I actually haven’t even seen all the Harry Potter movies, so I can’t exactly state I’m a huge fan at all. Though, I couldn’t help but become one while I was there. You cannot escape the magical feeling when you’re walking around the wizarding world. I look forward to hopefully going to the Harry Potter world as Warner Bros. Studios while being in London next time!
Funland, where all the minions were and the place where I bought all my gifts for my nephew!
So this were some of my selected photos from my time at Universal Studios in Hollywood. I didn’t want this post to be a mile long, so I only picked out my favorites. Photo friendly places are sometimes dangerous… I love how we almost went there on the day they have their Horror Nights that was taking place the day after… Puh… I probably would’ve died of a heart attack or something. Americans usually take everything to the next level like I mentioned before. This time it would probably be in a bad way…
Like I said before, I can’t wait to get back to this place. I feel like I didn’t explore enough, even after spending an entire day at the park. It’ll probably take a while ’til I get there the next time, but oh well. I hope you’ll take the chance to go there if you get one. I promise you, it’s worth every single penny!