In February 2009, I went on a trip to LA with East Coast Media and had an absolutely brilliant time - the atmosphere, its rich movie heritage; you genuinely won't find another place on earth like it! On our first full day there we were graced with rain, so we changed the schedule and headed to Universal Studios, and what a fantastic day it was. Because of the weather, there was hardly anybody there (meaning no queues for the rides!) and by early afternoon the sun had come out - it was perfect!
There are some absolutely brilliant rides, as anyone who is lucky enough to have been there will know, but I have to say that my favourite part was the Studio Tour; travelling around the TV and film sets was fascinating and so entertaining, especially when we crossed the bridge that broke, got stuck in an underground station when an earthquake and flash flood hit and was almost attacked by Normal Bates at the Bates Motel (yes, I did scream very loudly when he almost got me with a knife!) When setting off on the tour, the operator said that we would also be visiting Wisteria Lane and I almost died! And now every time Desperate Housewives is on, I have to say 'I've been there!'
So, here are just a few of the pictures I took during my day at Universal Studios, LA.
|On the way there...|
|On the way up to Universal City|
|We made it!|
|The rainy view|
|Me and Matt Damon!|
|Demonstrating a flood|
|The 'lake' that Susan Myers drove into in Desperate Housewives! The water separated and we crossed it.|
|In the 'subway' during an 'earthquake' which led to a flood.|
|Edie Britt's Home.|
|'War of the Worlds'|
|One of my all time favourite rides!|