Even if the comments you can find for the Universal Studios are partly negative we decided to visit them today. The tickets cost $82 per person at our hotel – not a good price for a real swabian. But it was worth it.
On the way to the Studios we tried to get a close look to the hollywood sign. We drove trough a very steep and narrow part of hollywood where for sure many famous people live. Then we found real good place where we could take the following nice photo:
Then we arrived at the Universal Studios. General Parking category was good enough, we did not need much time for the walk to the entry. Christine had to bring back our chips because it was not allowed to take them into the park.
Inside the Studios are many attractions dealing with several movies created by Universal: Transformers, Mummy, Jurassic Park, Blues Brothers, Shrek.
One special show was the Animal Actors Show. The trainers showed with many animals how they are directed with voice, gesture. The animals even did their job completely without any trainer on the stage in some scenes.
A really impressive event was the studio tour. We drove with a bus through the Universal area and saw many sceneries from famous movies. Some sceneries were set up very costly, like the crashed plane for example: They crashed a real Boeing 747 and prepaired the area around it. You can see this even in Google Maps.