In the most spontaneous moment of 2017 so far, Kayla and I got season passes to Universal Studios. Since the park is only 15-20 min away from our place, it made sense to get these. Now, whenever we have some time to kill, we can always head over there. After the Whose Line taping, this is the most LA thing we’ve done since we moved here.
We got to the park around 2pm and headed straight for the gates where we received our season passes. We got inside and did the Studio Tour first. We had an amazing tour guide this time with an equally awesome driver, both women. After the tram tour, we explored Springfield and even tried Krusty Burgers! We wanted to get the huge Simpsons donut but were way too full for it.
After that, it was onto Hogsmeade, where we practiced our magic and had some warm butterbeer inside The Three Broomsticks. I’ve only had the regular and frozen butterbeer, but I have to say this hot one was pretty dang good. It was perfect for a cold day and I’ve never been happier in my life.
We did get stuck on the Harry Potter ride right under the Whomping Willow, and it was funny listening to the audio continue playing with all the sound effects. I just didn’t want the tree to start up again and crush us to bits – I was directly under a branch.
The Lower Lot was next, where we did Jurassic Park, The Mummy, and Transformers. All three rides had wait times no longer than 10 minutes and it was a blast to do all of them in the dark.
We finished up the day with the Minions ride, then explored City Walk and finally drove home. Because we knew we could come back anytime, there was no stress or pressure to try to do everything. It was great to stroll leisurely through the park and not feel rushed to fit everything into one day. 2017 is off to a great start!