California - Day 5

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Alright so I want to be honest with this one… The magic has been left in Disneyland. The rides at Universal Studios were a wee bit lack luster I heard rave reviews about rides such as Jurassic Park, The Mummy and The Simpsons. I would say 1 of the 3 were excellent and it would have to be Jurassic Park and we rode it twice. All that being said Universal’s more interactive approach worked for them. I would highly recommend the Backlot tour where they alter between a tour of movie sets and interactive adventures which I will not spoil. The House of Horror had me screaming at every corner and had my 18 year old sister screaming, and I quote, “mommy make it stop!” as she gripped my mothers hand and pulled me back as I was trying to run out. World of Water was awesome where they played out a whole story infront of your eyes like live theatre but pretty much all stunts mixed with pyrotechnics and hydrotechnics… Thats not a word but you get where I am going. The special effects show was really interesting, they show you all their Hollywood movie tricks through past and present, from King Kong to Coraline. Now for the kicker.

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This is the fist time I have been dancing on a stage in about 2 years and it was fantastic. There is a Blues Brothers show that happens about 3 times a day and my dad is a big Blues Brothers fan so we went to the show not knowing that it was interactive. Midway through the show they got everyone to stand Elwood marched right over to my sister and I and said, “you two, come with me.” WHAAAAAT?! …So I did. We were then ushered on stage to dance to shake your tail feather and it was way too fun.

All in all the day was a pretty short 10-6 (the hours of the park) but it was nice, giving me time to come back to the condo, blog, hot tub and have some wine.

British Columbia - Day 1

California - Day 4