One last touristy thing we did before we rounded up the Star-Spangled Journey was to visit the Universal Studios Hollywood. Being such a big fan of the movies especially with the behind-the scenes stuff, this was my Disneyland. I definitely got a kick out of this day visit to this filmdom and one whole day wasn't enough as we missed out some of the other attractions because the park closed at 6:00 p.m.
|The bus that shuttles guests from the area near the metro to the Universal Studios.|
Inside the Universal Studios
Film and TV characters come to life.
|He definitely gave me a fright!|
Time for Waterworld
|Meet the cast of Waterworld. |
They have appeared in some popular films and top-rating TV series.
The Special Effects Stage: Behind the Scenes
|Whether sailing somewhere in the Pacific, getting lost in a jungle or being on top of a New York skyscraper, they don't have to go that far for location shoot. It can all be done at the set.|
|Remember Planet of the Apes?|
|And that age-old trick of getting bloodied.|
Meet the Animal Actors
Finally, we went on a Studio Tour with virtual guide Jimmy Fallon.
The following are some of the familiar structures which you would often see in many Hollywood films.
|The rain and flood effects|
Some of the cars used in the movies.
And here's the famous house on Wisteria Lane.
|House being prepped up for the Halloween edition of Desperate Housewives|
|Horton Hears A Who?|
And while we were doing the tour, we saw a couple of sets on a grind.
We never got the see the rest of the place but the rides and sights we missed out were compensated when I visited the Universal Studios in Singapore a few months later.