As you enter the holding room just outside the theater, you will notice that you are in a torture chamber. Here you will get your OrgeVision glasses. The Magic Mirror is here and you'll notice three little sets of eyes belonging to the three little pigs peering our from crates on the wall. A wooden nose (Pinnochio) is also held captive. One of Lord Farquaad's henchmen (sarcastic yet funny) instructs you on the many rules of the theater where violators will receive a generous supply of floggings. The magic mirror will give you a a short but excellent review of the first movie and how Shrek and Fiona lived happily ever after. However, the ghost of Lord Farquaad has returned from beyond to spring his ghastly plan, seek revenge of Shrek and claim Princess Fiona for himself. As Farquaad sets off, you are whisked away to the theater for your torture!
While in the theatre, they instruct the audience to strap on their seat belts. They then reveal there are none. The movie starts at Shrek and Fiona embark on their honeymoon. But the adventure begins as Fiona is kidnapped by Farquaad's henchmen, Thelonious. Although the animation is 3-D, the ride is a 4-D film, which means it is designed to make viewers feel what they are watching. For example when Donkey sneezes, the front of the seats spray mist into viewers' face. It also has movable seats, air jets and rubber tubing, to simulate other effects such as air, "creepy crawlies" and other movements.
The outside queue area, features several television screens that show various Nicktoons on a loop. The guests are then taken into a preshow area where the storyline for the ride is revealed.
Upon entering the waiting room you will be briefed by Jimmy Neutron and his friend Carl. On overhead screens they demonstrate Jimmy's newest invention...the powerful Mark IV rocket. But there is an intruder on the grounds. The evil Ooblar from the planet Yokian breaks into the lab and steals the Mark IV rocket with plans to rule Nicktoon Studios and the world. Jimmy recruits you and the audience to help retrieve the Mark IV and save the world.
When the show begins, the screen in front of you becomes the door to the hangar and when it opens you are off on a light-speed chase to overtake Ooblar and retrieve the stolen spacecraft.
This is true high-tech, customizable, multi-sensory entertainment. This ride, opened in August of 2009 and will stake its claim as the most technologically advanced roller coaster in the world. The groundbreaking combination of audio and special effects engineering, sophisticated on- and off-board video and one-of-a-kind personalization will take you on a roller coaster experience unlike any other.
Guests select a musical track from one of five genres—classic rock/metal, rap/hip-hop, country, pop/disco and club/electronica—to hear during their experience. The station features a moving sidewalk on the loading platform. According to the designers, the riders have about 45 seconds from the time they step onto the loading platform to be seated, lower the lap bar and make their music selection before the train is dispatched.
Rockit departs the station and climb its 167-foot vertical lift, reaching the top in just over 16 seconds. Adrenaline pumping and music thumping, you start climbing straight up. A moment later, you’re screaming at 65 mph, 17 stories over Universal Studios. Gasping with excitement, you rock out to the song you picked before strapping in. And, it's all been recorded. Edit your adventure into a music video, then buy a copy to take home or send to your friends.
WOODY WOODPECKER’S KIDZONE
Before going into the interior queue, Steven Spielberg appears on TV screens and tells us that E.T.'s teacher Botanicus needs E.T. to come to his home world, "The Green Planet" because the planet is dying. Only E.T.'s magical healing touch can save the planet, so it is up to the guests to bring him home. He also tells the guests that they make their journey on bikes, and that you need an "Interplanetary Passport" to get there. The guests then enter a second room where they give their name to one of Spielberg's assistants which is programmed into a card that is used later in the ride.
Each individual seat is a bicycle, whose handles come down as the lap bar. The bike in the middle of the front row contains E.T. The you're off, making your way through the forest while police and scientists block your path. Just like the movie, E.T. will use his magic to send you high above the forest and city below. As you are about to be caught, a police car appears out of no where and just as you are about to hit it, the bicycles begin to fly over the city and then into outer space. From on your bike, you can see the miniature city below. The bikes are then transported to the Green Planet.
Once the ride is over, you receive a personal farewell from an animatronics E.T. who thanks you by the name you gave to the travel agents before the ride.
Get a mouse-eye view of the world in this one-of-a-kind outdoor playground featuring a 1,000-gallon cowboy hat, a 30-foot spider web to climb, and a twisting, turning 200-foot water slide.
After guests are seated, Woody's assistants push down the lap bars, a bell rings, and the train leaves the station and starts to climb. As it nears the top, riders have a full view of Kidzone. A sign reads "Ready or nut...Here we go!" and Woody can be heard saying "Guess who! a-ha a-ha-ha a-ha a-ha -ha haaaaaa!" and the vehicle goes down a winding drop and goes up a hill and does a smaller drop and goes in multiple winding turns before coming to a complete stop with signs in front of it which read "STOP! TRACK ENDS! NOW!". The vehicle then comes back to the station and guests exit.
Guests board a subway station where the ride vehicle enters a disaster scene including pyrotechnics and water. You'll leave from Oakland and arrive in Embarcadero station in San Francisco Bay. As the train comes to a complete stop, a disturbing rumble is felt. The P.A. system will inform you that you have just experienced a mild tremor. But the rumbling starts again, louder and louder. That's when things really start to fall apart. The ground beneath you rattles your train back and forth. Sparks are everywhere along the station. You see the street above you open up to reveal a propane tanker truck sliding right for your train. As it crashes on the steal beam between you and the truck, it bursts into flames. It doesn't appear that you were the only subway train catch in the devastation. A second train from the opposite side jumps the tracks and head straight for you. Being in San Francisco Bay...all of the water comes down the stairs on the opposite side. When the water recedes you'll have just experienced 8.3 of the Richter scale.
The tour begins in Amity Harbor as the tour boat passes the homes of Chief Brody and Mayor Larry Vaughn. As the tour boat approaches a lighthouse, the tour is interrupted by a distress call. His call for help degenerates into screams of terror, followed by an eerie silence. As the skipper contacts base to figure out what is going on with Gordon's boat, the tour boat rounds the lighthouse as the remains of Gordon's tour boat, Amity 3, sinks into the murky waters of the harbor.
Suddenly, a dorsal fin rises out of the water...the fin of what appears to be a very large shark. The shark submerges and passes beneath the boat, rocking it back and forth.
The skipper then decides to hide out inside of an old boathouse. Suddenly, something bangs into the side of the boathouse, knocking boats and other fishing gear off of the walls and into the water. Attempting to escape, the skipper struggles to get the tour boat's engine to drop into gear, succeeding just as the giant shark surfaces inside of the boathouse and grazes the side of the boat with its mouth open.
As the tour boat leaves the boathouse, the skipper is informed by base that Chief Brody will be there in ten minutes. Knowing that the tour boat (and its passengers) will be shark bait in ten minutes, the skipper arms himself with the grenade launcher just as the shark attacks the tour boat again near.
As a last resort, the skipper decides to unload everyone at an old fishing dock that happens to be located near a high voltage barge. But before they are able to start unloading passengers, the shark reappears heading straight for the tour boat. Suddenly, the shark emerges right next to the tour boat as it bites down onto a submerged power cable and electrocutes itself. The smell of roasted shark fills the air as the shark disappears into a white cloud of smoke. Its charred corpse then resurfaces and makes one final lunge at the tour boat. But the skipper shoots at it one last time with a grenade launcher and finally hits it, destroying the shark and restoring the tranquility of Amity Harbor.
The transmission is interrupted by two familiar faces...Sarah and John Connor. They explain what will happen when SkyNet is completed and how it will turn against man. SkyNet had sent a killer cyborgs to kill John Connor, but with the help of another terminator cyborg, they managed to succeed, but only temporary. The future is not set and SkyNet will take over.
Once seated the presentation will begin with a display of the most advanced fighting machine ever created, the Cyberdyne Terminator. The demonstration shows off the amazingly accurate targeting system of the Terminator's high calibre guns so you'll now need your safety visors...3-D glasses.
Sarah and John Connor burst through the ceiling to stop the demonstration and destroy SkyNet, followed by a T-1000 Terminator from the future. A second Terminator, portrayed by Arnold Schwarzenegger, rides through a time portal on a motorcycle to rescue John. The Terminator finally sends John back to the present while he stays behind to blow up Skynet and the T-1000.
The Queen of Comedy lives at Universal Studios! This loving tribute is a walk through the dazzling career of America’s queen of comedy, Lucille Ball. Get a close-up look at the world’s favourite redhead on screen and off! See classic shows, costumes, scripts, and even rare home movies. You’re sure to fall in love with Lucy all over again!
You are there right alongside Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa and Maggie as you enter through the carnival-like midway. Once you board your vehicle you’re in for one surprise after another as you embark on a wild, over-the-top ride through the park… flying, floating, and more or less crashing your way through Krustyland’s kiddie attractions, stunt shows, and thrill rides.
It's up to you to protect the Earth from aliens in Men in Black Alien Attack. As an agent trainee, you'll zap aliens as you chase them through the streets of New York in this high-tech ride based on the hit movie.
Trainees board their training vehicles in the MIB training facility. They are then given laser guns and presented with a red button which they are told not to push. Aliens vary from large, plain-in-sight creatures to small ones hiding in windows and bushes. Certain aliens will fire back causing the cart to spin. You are also pitted against another team of players (riding on a separate vehicle), when mid-ride, they are revealed to be aliens. Shooting a light on top of the other cart (referred to as a fusion exhaust port), will increase your score and cause their cart to spin. Near the end of the ride, the Giant Cocroach Alien known as the Edgar bug from the first film appears, which is immune to laser fire. Zed orders the riders to finally press the red button. There is a small window of time when the button is effective, and the first rider to press the button during this window are granted a 100 thousand point bonus.
Line up on a tiered observation platform under a corrugated metal roof, overlooking a simulated outdoor scene featuring a view of a rural drive-in theater and a diner at dusk as dark clouds roll overhead. Suddenly, a tree gets struck by lightning, scenes from The Shining appear on the movie screen, sirens sound briefly, and winds in the room get stronger. A small light can be seen inside a house in the distance, as well as voices of a family getting into their storm cellar. A simulated tornado drops from the sky, and rain begins to fall. The tornado wrecks the drive-in screen, the diner, and a car, and causes a fireball to erupt. The roof of the observation platform also threatens to tear off. A cow, lifted by the wind, flies past the spectators. As the "storm" dies, the floor of the standing area lurches with a sudden drop, giving guests a final scare.
As the ride begins, the cars move into a room inside the Egyptian tomb, where Reggie (a "Revenge of the Mummy" crew member who was missing on the set) is seen partly mummified and warns the riders to leave. Imhotep then comes out of a coffin, sucks out Reggie's soul, and tells riders that he will rule forever with their souls. The cars next move into a second room where there is treasure on the left and right sides of the car and a holograph of Imhotep appears in front of them and warns them to forfeit their souls while soldier mummies appear in front of the treasure. The car then quickly moves into another room where scarab beetles come pouring out of a wall in front of them and the car drops backwards and turns in a 180 degree circle and up a 45 mph blast off as Imhotep states: "Your souls are mine!"