Rob Pastor

Published: August 13, 2013 at 2:01 PM

Nice report. By the way, do they have English map & schedule handouts in the park? Does the park appear to be the same size as Universal Studios Orlando?

Published: August 13, 2013 at 2:51 PM

Nice report. Your memory concerning Jaws' queue at Universal Orlando is good; it was very basic and boring. In fact, the highlight of some college buddies and I on our trip to Universal Orlando during its grand opening year in 1990 was the Jaws ride. We saw a live gray mouse running in the queue. Surely it was unintentional. However, once aboard the ride, we got a hoot at seeing a Mickey (Mouse) hat floating in the lagoon in one scene. That was an intentional jab at Disney, one of the things we appreciated about Universal that day when so much of the park's other attractions were not working properly or at all.

- Brian

Bryan Wawzenek

Published: August 13, 2013 at 5:49 PM

@Rob Pastor: Thanks! Yes, I was handed an English map when I bought my tickets, and more were available at guest services at the front of the park. There wasn't an English times guide, although the kiosks with wait times also had the shows and parade posted with start times. Walking around the park, it felt similar in size to the Orlando studios and a bit larger than the Singapore park.
Rob Pastor

Published: August 13, 2013 at 6:12 PM

Bryan: Thanks. Awaiting part 2. It's really interesting to hear park reports from a fellow tourist. No technical gobbledegook(no real word)like some get bogged down with, just an honest look at what you've experienced. Once again, nice report.
Manny Barron

Published: August 13, 2013 at 6:15 PM

Great report, really fun to read and very interesting.

My favorite ride ever is Back to the Future, so thanks for including that in your report. It's good to know that somewhere out there I can still stand in line listening to "Back in time" by Huey Lewis and the News and get to go to the far off distant year of 2015.

Published: August 14, 2013 at 10:40 AM

The theme of Space Fantasy is that the sun is dying, and we must travel to the far reaches of space to collect star dust in order to save it. The 'cave' with the explosion in it at the end is actually the sun. We fly into its core and re-ignite it with our star dust. I have no idea what the button is for.
Robert Niles

Published: August 14, 2013 at 1:43 PM

Hold up: "Not wanting to get caught in the crossfire between the Water Surprise Party parade and the hundreds of 10-year-old boys with squirt guns (sold at the park),"

An interactive squirt-gun parade?!?


Oh, Japan.

Bryan Wawzenek

Published: August 14, 2013 at 5:44 PM

@166... Thanks for the explanation! So it turns out I wasn't too far off with my pixie dust theory. But, the mystery of the button continues...

@Robert - Yes, seriously, an interactive water parade, which only lasts through summer. Between this and the special summer shows at Tokyo Disney with "wet zones," it appears that Japanese theme park fans enjoy getting absolutely drenched.

Published: August 17, 2013 at 6:51 PM

(From 166) You're welcome. Space Fantasy is my favorite theme park ride, anywhere. And I live in Orlando, so I know from theme park rides! :)