We'll finish up with a look at how they handle loose objects on Flying Dinosaur and Hollywood Dream, then visit the park after dark for the parade. Ready?
Yes, those are actual people on Flying Dinosaur.
They provide you with a handy basket for your stuff, . . .
. . . which you place in one of these boxes in the station. Good system. Works pretty well--much better than the mess at Forbidden Journey. Universal could also learn a thing or two from the system Europa Park uses on Arthur.
Jurassic Park is Hello Kitty approved.
Again, pretty good (if somewhat frightening) merch at this park.
We got on Hollywood Dream that day.
They wand you TSA style before you get on board.
We didn’t see this 4D movie, but this is for all you Sailor Moon pervs out there. You know who you are.
We did catch Terminator, though. Not sure how much longer this will be around, as there's a lot of work being done on the park's "Nintendo land" nearby. I could live without Terminator, though.
At least they still turn on the Jaws sign after dark.
Hmm--I hope all these people aren’t waiting for shakes and fries.
Even Spidey is extra excited after dark--not to mention sparkly.
The beginning of the “Super Happy Fun Time Sparkly Dancing Wizards, Robots, Dinosaurs, and Minions Parade.” (I like this name better.)
I pity the driver of the Hogwarts Express float. The damn thing is huge.
Just two guys riding and rubbing broomsticks between their legs. Quidditch is a very suggestive game.
Jurassic World had the best bit. Raptors would “escape” their cages and run around the audience before being “herded.”
“If that Megatron clown was here, I’d tear him limb from limb! I’d pull off his arms and shove them up his . . .
. . . and he’s right behind me, isn’t he? Crap!”
This ride would be better than Minion Mayhem.
Yes, the Minions have pretty much taken over Universal Japan.
They did a good job with these projections--if you’re in the right place to see them. That’s all for Universal Japan!
I love everything that is Universal Orlando, mainly because I've always had great guest service interactions there and for some reason, I feel like they're still motivated to keep me happy or something. That, and they actually do still have a slow season, unlike WDW. So the TPR experience with Universal Japan really makes me angry because I know they can and should be able to figure that crap out! I can't imagine how frustrating it was to deal with that runaround of epically stupid proportions.
That said, the parade looks pretty impressive, and I'm totally jealous of their ride selection, especially the coasters. I'll admit that the metal detector procedure looks like just as much of a headache as it is in Orlando even though the storage setup appears like a much better deal.
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