When I first learned that we’ll be visiting Universal Studios, I got really excited. Pete knows how much of a sucker I and my brothers are for theme parks. It’s basically our favourite kind of park. So, I packed a really comfy outfit (because I know I’ll be wandering a lot) and brought a sling bag. And during our trip, my camera was on, capturing every nook and cranny, and filming the entire time. It was pretty tricky but I was able to manage and balance between being a full-time photographer to a model (lol).
The line at the studio was crazy. It seemed like everyone had the same plans as we did. And despite the fact that we came minutes before the studio was about to open, we were still last in line. In addition to that, the weather wasn’t on our side. It was already drizzling when we came and it rained heavily when we got inside.
Talk about luck, huh? So, we spent the first hour under the sheds to stay dry. We even bought plastic raincoats to be able to wander around. I remember just looking sadly at the huge roller coaster right in front of us and wishing it would stop raining.
Unfortunately, some of the outdoor rides remained closed during our stay. It was heartbreaking especially the fact that queues for the indoor rides were crazy long. I practically wasted hours just falling in line.
Even though I wasn’t able to ride almost anything, I still enjoyed taking pictures of the amazing, colourful structures inside. It actually felt like we were celebrating something because of how festive it was there. We even had the chance to see the minions live in action on stage, performing.
But what I truly enjoyed was seeing a castle for the first time. It may be Shrek and Fiona’s but still a castle nonetheless. It was so pretty and magical. The walk to the village made me feel like I was one of the townspeople. And again, the castle was breathtaking (for me though).
And of course, we checked out what’s inside. Inside the castle, we met Pinocchio and the pigs (who were all trapped in a box). Everyone was asked to watch their little skit before instructed to go inside the theater. Turns out, there was a short 3D film where the seats move and something from the inside sprays us with water. It was good, childish but good.