Originally, we set out to spend one day at Universal Studios, and one day at Islands of Adventure. I just really wasn't impressed (lots of stuff broken down) so we did both parks in one day.
We got in and of course I ran to the coaster I've been dreaming of riding simce it opened. And it was broken down. So we went and rode Earthquake. It was a fun ride, shorter than what I thought it was gonna be but the preshow stuff was cool.
Then we went back to Mummy and it was opened with a 15 minute wait.
- Revenge of the Mummy (9/10)
This ride was everything I thought it was going to be. Since it was my first launched coaster, it really amazed me. The theming was also spectacular. I rerode 2 more times. (using the single-rider lines) (and yes, I have friends!!)
After that, we ate lunch at some cool Irish place where you get free desserts, nice! Then we went over to Jaws. Broken. But as soon as we turned to walk away, "JAWS IS NOW OPEN!" So it was about a ten-fifteen minute wait.
- Jaws (5/10)
This ride was pretty cool. I guess our "skipper" kinda ruined it because he was so enthusiastic, I thought he was going to jump in the water and fight jaws with his bare hands. Still, a pretty cool ride.
Then we went over to MIB but the line was to long so our group seperated and my side went and rode Mummy more!
After that, we decided to go on over to Islands of Adventure
Islands of Adventure
Maybe it was just having a bad day, but this park kinda dissapointed me a bit. Lots of rides were broken down, and just the park itself wasn't as big I thought it would be.
- Incredible Hulk (10/10)
This is now my #1 coaster! There is just no beating the massive zero-g roll and all the elements. It was truly one of the best rides I've been on.
So we strolled around some more and then decided to go back to the hotel.
I had had my share of 4D movies!
I never could figure out who this dude was!
Oh no, its the vertically challenged dudes!
Speaks for itself.
He's eating everyone!!
Line was a bit too long.
Sorry, I'm not waiting 40 minutes to ride this thing.
Cool animal planet live show!
Swing monkey, swing!
Islands of Adventure!
Sorry, I walked right past the entrance for this!
Cool Hulk shot.
I'm sorry, I didn't see any of the Mack Track, lol, it rhymes!!
Its the famous jeep!
Sure it is...
Later Islands of Adventure!
Now for my favorite ride of the day,
willski wrote:Speaking of being disappointed about IoA, I just found out that DD will be closed when I am there later this year (May 13-16), as will Ripsaw Falls, which has been closed for a loooong time.
I would change the date, but since everything (airfare, meals, tickets, hotel) is being paid for by AAA, I can't change the dates. I guess all I can do is hope that the painting goes super fast.
There just might be a chance It might be open by then (Don't quote me on that) Track has been spotted near the ride and all the exterior work looks done, Although there Is talk of them modifying the final drop (Taking out the plunge) So I really can't say.
Although the 'Seuss trolley-train ride' should be open (Again, don't quote me on that one)
They're supposedly taking out the hill after the final drop on Dudley due to injuries, which completely sucks. Hopefully the least they do is overhaul the theming. That's the ride's major weakness. Without the drop's intensity, it won't have much at all.
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