2017 was an amazing year for me, I had the opportunity to visit E3 and Universal Studios Hollywood! Almost every geek has ‘E3’ on their bucket list to visit. That was also the first year that E3 had its doors open for the public and it was extra crowded. It was extra special because I was in a room full of people with the same interest as me. Artists and developers who created the games that I love so much and new releases that were to be shown on the spot. I had the best time of my life. I also met my new found bestie Linda aka Japatrees.
Before I went back home I wanted to close my weekend in LA with a bang and I thought let’s check out a theme park Amurika style. Did a few research and I could choose between Disneyland and Universal Studios. I am not a spoiled brat, but I do love luxury and not waiting in line, and Universal Studios had better perks. I bought the VIP ticket of $ 400 to have an unforgettable day and it was so worth it, hear me out. With the VIP ticket, you don’t have to wait in line EVER and get access to good food. Got a private tour with a small group of 6 people behind the theme park where they film most of their movies. Met a few people who make the stage decor, weapons and clothing. It was amazing to see how these people craft these items that look so real but is fake and light.
Next, to the film set tour, you get some movie scenes recreations with 3D. You ride inside some weird tunnel and with your 3D glasses on you could see on each side of the tunnel turned an action scene. Sorry, I don’t have any pictures of that, that is something you have to experience. Pictures wouldn’t do any good describing my experience.
After a 3 hours tour, we could check out the rides!! I have been waiting for the Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey, The walking dead attraction, The Simpsons ride, Revenge of the Mummy, Jurassic park attraction and so much more. The rides are hands down the most fun thing ever, especially the Harry Potter Forbidden Journey. I went back so many times that I got motion sickness. The staff also recognized me. It went ham all the way.
If you are not a daredevil like me going on all sorts of rides you can always walk around and buy all sorts of geek stuff from your favorite character. For example, there is a Harry Potter village where you can attend magic lessons and swing with your wand, eat and drink Harry Potter beverages, buy all the clothing from the movies and so much more. Basically everything your geek heart can imagine Universal Studios will have it.
Where can I find this magical place
Universal studios have different locations all over the States, click here to find this specific magical place full of wonders and happiness.