Universal Studios

Universal Studios is a marriage of a thrill ride amusement park to your favorite movies.  The entire park is built to look like an actual city.  Or more correctly, several cites.  Walking around is like strolling through several movie and television sets.  All of the rides and attractions are built around a different movie, including Twister, Men In Black and Back to the Future.  So leave all your adult hang-ups behind when you go because we're talking serious fantasy here.  

Universal Studios was all decorated for Christmas, beginning with a giant snow-family at the entrance.

I don't know how furious they are, but these cars definitely look fast.

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Street Scenes

Wakita is not far from where we live.  In fact the cast and crew spent several days in our hometown filming under gray skies.  So naturally we had to have our picture taken with this little slice of home, while the First Daughter waits for Spielberg.

After living in Tornado Alley for most of our lives, and living through real tornados, I can assure you that the Twister ride is almost TOOOOOOOOOOOO real!

The First Lady and First Daughter stroll up from Stage 22.

You should have seen the one that got away!

Scooby Doo!  Where are you?

Men In Black Alien Attack is a blast.  You ride around in a four passenger cart through an urban landscape shooting hostile aliens with light guns.  An LED readout in the dashboard keeps track of your score.  But be careful not to shoot friendlies.

You can find the boat from Waterworld and the De Lorean from Back to the Future.

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Street Scenes

No we're not in Hollywood.  But thanks to a little bit of Universal image trickery, it looks like we are.  Just don't look to closely at the edges.  By the way, the Horror Make Up Show behind the First Lady and myself is fantastic.  It has the additional therapeutic benefit of giving you a place to sit down and rest in a climate controlled environment.

Even after all these years, I still love Lucy.

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Who ya gonna call?  Beetlejuice! Beetlejuice! Beetlejuice!

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