Ryan's USH Trip Report

Universal Studios Hollywood: A Feb. 24, 2005 visit to Universal Studios Hollywood.

From Ryan Milanio
Posted February 24, 2005 at 5:48 PM
February 24, 2005- Universal Studios Hollywood was packed with tourists all over the world. They are not here just to see USH, but the Academy Awards is around the corner. This was my 24th time going to USH in the last 4 months. It seemed like that USH hired new employees at the Credit Service Department to hassle you to get a "FREE BAG". The first thing you must do at USH, go to the "WORLD FAMOUS STUDIO TOUR". They were filming a lot and a lot of New York Film Academy Student's were there on the Backlot. On the tour, the route was changed due to the busy production. The Bridge from Descent didn't work. I know that the guide choked when it didn't work. We didn't go through the Green's Department or Site B. We went throught the usual King Kong, Earthquake, and Jaws. What was interesting was that I thought the tour was boring til they reopened Psycho House and Tour through the set of "War of the Worlds". It was unbelieveable. The set had cars that were destroyed, airplane parts all over the place, and homes destroyed. That made my day. I thought we were going to drive by, but Universal always has a back up plan. Expect "War of the Worlds" to premiere in the summer. We finished with The Curse of the Mummy's Tomb. Then we went through to Terminator 2: 3D. Everytime I go to Terminator, the pre-show gets boring and the same routine. Then onto to the Lower Lot.Before we went to the lower lot, there were people asking people to take pictures. There was one guy, who got angry, because these guys who wanted to take pictures were literally harassing the poor guy. He reported to one of the Park Management Members that were headed up the Starway. Please Universal, stop doing that. It gets annoying. I went on Mummy's Revenge, and Jurassic Park: River Adventure. Thats about it for the day. Since I am a Premium Pass Holder, I can come back anytime. If you have anyquestions go ahead and submit them. I have also news regarding "FEAR FACTOR LIVE". I talked to several Studio Guides and said that reality series will premiere around Memorial Day in May. They will not be eating any bugs for security reasons, but handle hard body tasks. Probably sign a waiver before the show starts. Anyways, thats about it. Any questions, post them up.

From Jason Lester
Posted February 24, 2005 at 6:40 PM
My uncle's best friend is a grip on War of the World so I'm going to go to the set sometime this week. I'll write about it here a bit.

From Russell Meyer
Posted February 25, 2005 at 11:35 AM
How is Revenge of the Mummy?
I haven't been hearing much about it since it opened with generally favorable reviews. I would expect an attraction that was so heavily publicized to have some sort of buzz, either positive or negative.

From Robert OGrosky
Posted February 25, 2005 at 12:48 PM
I have ridden Revenge of the Munny if FLA at USF and it is a excellant ride. The roller coaster ride isnt the most exciting but it works very well with the theming of the ride to give you an overall excellant ride. I rode it numerous times and the psecial effects on the ride were very good and the ride offered a little airtime which is always good.

From Jason Lester
Posted February 25, 2005 at 8:07 PM
It's not anything to write home about.

From Jason Lester
Posted February 26, 2005 at 2:01 PM
Nevermind the sets. We were going to go Friday, but didn't because of traffic. Then we found out they wrapped filming at USH on Friday. This sucks.

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