Thursday, October 21, 2010

A Universal Day

I have been to Universal Studios in both Hollywood and Los Angeles numerous times..

January 2007—Universal Orlando

January 2009—Universal Hollywood

January 2010—Universal Orlando

And now I can add Universal Hollywood October 2010 to my list..

But first I’ll rewind to the beginning of the day. My cousin and I both decided it would be a good idea to eat a big breakfast out and just bring some snacks for lunch. So we hopped off the bus at I-Hopbreakfast lover’s paradise!

I ordered the Big Steak Omelet minus the hash brown in it and minus the cheese. I got baby red potatoes on the side—it was beyond yum!

With full bellies we made the trek to Universal Studios Hollywood. I knew we’d arrived when we hopped on this shuttle..

Now I’ve fought over which Universal Studios is better, and I think I’ve won everyone over once we go on the famous Studio Tour. It’s a behind-the-scenes look at all of Universal Studios filming grounds, sound stages, current/older movie locations, and a gorgeous view of the San Fernando Valley.

All of these buildings are made out of foam, believe-it-or-not. These streets can be transformed into any city in the world—ohh the magic of movies!

We had to put on our 3D glasses..

The Jurassic Park vehicle!

The Fast and the Furious cars performing..

The famous Frankenstein movie location..

On Wisteria Lane from Desperate Housewives..Eva Longoria’s house..

View from the top!

Next it was time for rides! First stop, The Mummy ride…

Then we ventured into the Sound Effects stage and crammed in to watch the show with 300 people. And you’ll never believed it..I got picked to be in the show & it’s captured on camera..check it out!!!

After making my film debut we walked around for a few more photo ops..

Scooby Doo, where are you?

Found ya!

Found my future chef man—perfect!

Then once the park closed around 5, we headed to the Universal Studios City Walk for a little night life fun. First stop..food of course!

After debating, we chose The Hard Rock Hollywood!

I ordered the choice 8 oz. sirloin steak grilled to your liking. Served with smashed potatoes, gravy and fresh vegetables.

I nixed the smashed potatoes for a house salad.

The steak overall was just ok, but I don’t think the meal was worth $20..I’ve had better steak at Applebee’s for $10 to be honest. The service was less than impressive as well.

At least the dining atmosphere was fun!

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Excuse the flash in the picture—it was dark dining outside.

After supper, more walking and shopping took place..

And obviously I had my eyes peeled for more self-serve frozen yogurt places!

Aha—found one!

My mix included both pumpkin pie and Madagascar vanilla bean..mmm…

Of course I had to add some Cinnamon Toast Crunch into the mix…

There’s no better way to end the day then with a belly full of Yogurtland!

Tomorrow’s re-cap is the last full day of our California trip..can you guess where we’ll be?!

What’s your favorite flavor of frozen yogurt?

45 comments:

katecooks said...

oh man, i wish i could begin to describe how much i love yogurtland. i've spent much $$$ there LOL.

i've done the sound effects stage before too...as tinkerbell! wasn't it fun?!

glad you had such a blast :)

Jessica@tastyandtrim said...

I've always wanted to go to yogurtland - SO jealous! My favorite frozen yogurt flavor is a tie between the pomegranate flavor at red mango and the pumpkin flavor at Macy's!

Krista said...

What a blast! LOVED the video! I need a knife like that to freak my kids out! LOL

Kerstin said...

What cute pics, I especially like the last one with the fro-yo :) Glad you're having such a great vacation!!

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Mandi said...

You look so adorable in all of these pics! Sounds like you're having a blast! I must say, the Jurassic Park vehicle is pretty darn cool! LOL And, my fave froyo flavor (so far we only have Fresh Berry here in Charleston!) is the Fresh Berry tart - kind of tastes like cheesecake =)

sophia said...

I love green tea, if they have it, and at Yogurtland, I think my fave is their peanut butter and pistachio. I can't believe you were SO close to me! I've only been to Universal Studios once in my life...I wish I had a car so I can visit again!

Erica said...

LOVE universal. We're going in December and I cannot wait. The rides are so much fun. YOGURT! Totally jealous. I was craving some last night. I like plain vanilla with tons of fruit on top or pumpkin in the fall

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