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    Monday 16th April

    After a lazy day yesterday it was back to the early starts this morning and we were up at 7:00 for a day at Universal.

    We were out at 8:15 and when we got to the car I flicked the windscreen wipers on to get rid of the rain on the windscreen. It didnít go and then I realised it was condensation on the inside. Iím not sure exactly how that happened but the only thing I can put it down to is that the carpet in the rear passenger area was still soaking wet and maybe that had formed condensation on the windscreen somehow.

    We arrived at Universal and parked up in King Kong 107 at 8:50. We were at the gates by 9:00 and first stop was Shrek. Now as I have said I suffer from motion sickness and so having read the warnings I chickened out and opted for the stationary seating. Having seen the film maybe I was over cautious and I think next time I would take the ordinary seating.

    The weather was still milder than normal and both Dad and I were feeling a bit chilly in T-shirts so next stop was the Universal Studios Store where we bought a hooded sweatshirt each to keep the chill off. Feeling a bit more cosy we set off round to ET. This was another ride that I loved both last time and this time although I donít think the gimmick of ET saying your name at the end is worth the time it adds to the queue.

    Having helped ET save his home planet we went round to Jaws which was another new ride for us. We both enjoyed this one as well which was helped by having a skipper who played her part well and luckily we didnít get too wet.

    Next stop was Earthquake which was showing a 15 minute wait but I think we only waited about 10. I enjoyed this ride as I had when we were here before and although I was on the right hand side of the train I didnít get too wet.
    From Earthquake we went round to Twister and I have to say this is the only attraction in the whole 2 weeks that we were disappointed with. I think it gets such a big build up from the films on the overhead monitors as you are waiting to go in and then you are basically left standing watching a feeble attraction. Dad produces far more wind than we felt in that attraction! :fart001: It certainly wouldnít be on my list for a repeat visit.

    After Twister we went across to the Monster cafť where we had a Chicken Caesar salad and a Coke each for $21.96.

    From lunch we went round to the Animal Actors on Location show. I loved the beginning of this show, particularly the fact that all the animals at the beginning walked on and off set in the right places with nobody to guide them and with no signs of wandering off course. I also enjoyed the show itself.
    After the show I bought some more pins and a shot glass for my collection, total spend $46.07 and then we made our way over to Islands of Adventure.

    First stop was Poseidonís Fury which was showing a 20 minute wait but I think we waited more like 40. I think this was a good show but because we had been waiting for so long and because it was quite crowded I donít think we enjoyed it as much as we would have done if we had done it earlier in the day.

    I had been hoping to see Eighth Voyage of Sinbad but by this time it was too late to make the final show so I decided to try the Trolley Ride in Seuss Landing before we left. As we walked through Seuss Landing there seemed to be a line for the Trolley Ride and I couldnít see any trolleys running so we decided just to leave it for another time.

    We left the park and there was only one more must do before we left City WalkÖÖÖÖCINNABON!!! I had read a lot about Cinnabon when I first started reading about Disney and we finally had our first ones in Ottawa last year. One was enough to fall in love and now whenever we are near a Cinnabon shop we always have to have one. We had a classic Cinnabon and a root beer each but I donít have a note of the cost.

    Once we had eaten we returned to the hotel arriving around 5:00. We went down to the Food and Fun Center where I had a Chilli Dog Ďní Cheese basket and Key Lime pie, Dad had a Grilled Chicken Basket and Jumbo Cookie and we filled our mugs for a total spend of $19.16. We took the food up to the room and enjoyed a meal on the balcony.

    After relaxing for a while we popped down to the shops before coming back up and retiring to bed at 9:45.

    Tomorrow: ďWeíll think about itĒ Day 7
    David






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    great day i love cinnabon
    :tongue0011-1:been before and cant wait to go again:tongue0011-1:


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    Another brillinat day, there does seem to be a lack of pictures
    xx



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    Quote Originally Posted by Ilovesnowwhitej, post: 63076
    Another brillinat day, there does seem to be a lack of pictures
    xx

    Sorry there was on that holiday. I'll more than make up for it on the report of the trip we made this year though. :p015:
    David






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    Ok forgiven



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