Yesterday we made our return to Universal Studios Hollywood. After a year of closure, the park reopened last Thursday and we have to say, it was sure great being back.
In this update we've got lots of videos to share including our Secret Life of Pets POV, Jurassic World POV with Indominous Rex, Super Nintendo World Update and my thoughts on the reopening procedures, covid protocols and more.
It's a packed update, make sure you have a Scooby Snack!!
Written by Gregg Condon
Before we get into the update, here is the video with a walk-through of the park and my commentary on the parks reopening. I also included some highlights from the Studio Tour at the end, sans-commentary.
Love the details, definitely need to investigate these pics further for easter eggs
After our adventure, we needed a refreshment
Overall my visit was VERY positive. The Team Members are doing an amazing job at all of the attractions and at all areas of the park. Which doesn't surprise me at all.
As far as attractions. As I mentioned in the commentary video, the attractions that have the most reduced capacity are the Studio Tour and Jurassic World. I'm also going to assume Transformers and The Mummy are in that group, but we didn't ride them so I can't 100% say.
Secret Life of Pets doesn't seem to have it's capacity reduced AT ALL due to the way the ride is already set up. This coupled with the virtual queue means you don't need to go here first.
In addition, Forbidden Journey, again due to the way the ride is already set up, didn't seem to have too much of a reduced capacity. You're losing maybe 1-2 seats per ride vehicle whereas with Jurassic World and the Studio Tour you're losing a LOT more than that.
With that said, you can save Pets and Forbidden Journey for later in the day and you should be good to go.
As always, thanks for reading and watching! Until next time!
Over the weekend we made a trip up to Universal Studios Hollywood to take in their Taste of Universal event. We were super excited to get back into the park, try some yummy food and spend a few hours in the park.
Since our last visit in February 2020, there's been a lot of stuff going on. Namely the all new Pets Place near the Secret Life of Pets: Off The Leash attraction and construction on Super Nintendo World. So of course we had to check out both.
Written by Gregg Condon
Super Nintendo World Construction
Overall we had a great time at Taste of Universal. Many of the food items were pretty much what you can get when the park is open vs specialty food items, but since the park isn't open we were ok with that. The longest lines for the event were at Three Brooksticks and Krusty Burger, which struck us as odd if I'm being honest. But hey, people like those Krusty Burgers!
The event runs for the next few weeks. Be sure to check it out!
Yesterday, Renée made her way over to Universal Orlando Resort to check out the awesome Mardi Gras festival and a couple of pics of Velicicoaster progress.
The park is looking great, even better due to the lack of crowds.
Let's head in!!
Written by Renée Girard