is part of the former film studio Universal Pictures, but now it is an amusement park for children and adults! A ticket for the whole day cost $69 (as of 2010). The park opened at 10 a.m. and closed at 5 p.m., but there were different operating hours depending ont the time of year. I had heard about the exciting special effects and I was very anxious to go there! On the third day of our stay in Hollywood, my dream came true :)
There were many such cafes already at the entrance to the park :)
And this is a view of the territory. I took a photo through the lattice, as the
was closed (we arrived early).
Exactly at 10 a.m. visitors were allowed to enter. This sculptural group was set right next to the entrance.
We decided to start with the Studio Tour.
There were screens mounted on each car. We passed by the movie sets, the excerpts of which were shown on the screens.
Somewhere something was filmed, the scenes were assembled and street layouts were built.
At some point, we were going to cross the bridge, but it fell down... :) Special effects had begun!
Then we passed the place where the cars from different movies were collected.
Here we stopped. There were two cars parked.
And then it suddenly exploded! :)
In fact, they did not explode; it was also a special effect.
Then they were dancing to hip hop :)
Then we arrived in the Jurassic Park area. There was also an appropriate soundtrack playing :)
Then the rain started falling! It looked so natural.
And then the flooding began! The water gushed directly at us! But at the last moment, it turned another way. It was dreadful :)
Then everything was quiet, just the scenery of different movie and TV series.
And then the special effects started again! We rode in the subway. Then suddenly the ceiling collapsed and a truck fell straight into the station! A rushing train bumped into it and came off the rails! The pillars crumbled. Everything was crashing! Suddenly, there was a short circuit and the most nerve racking part for me was when there was a break in the water pipe! The water looked like it would flow directly onto us, but luckily it passed by! In general, it was impressive!
As soon as we recovered from the disaster in the subway, we came to an airliner crash site!
Everything was life-size!
Then there was The Mummy with all sorts of unpleasant creepy horror stories and moving stone walls! Horror :)
The second part of the review can be found