Universal Studios Hollywood

Universal Studios Hollywood

So Chris and I have Universal Studios Hollywood annual passes and they expire soon! So just in case we don’t get another pass, we decide to spend our day off in Los Angeles. Now, we originally planned on getting there at opening, but you know, I took forever to get ready that morning. I’ll admit it. No shame. We ended up getting to universal around noon. We went straight to The Walking Dead Attraction. I was very nervous. My anxiety was running high, no doubt. We love the TV show. So this was also very exciting for us. I had to ask before going in if they can touch you. For those of you worried like I was, have no fear! They cannot touch you and it’s very recommended that you don’t touch them. The attraction was good. Almost like going to Knott’s Scary Farm and walking through one of their mazes. I have definitely been through better mazes though. I have to admit it did feel like I was kind of in the show. After this, we ended up walking around and going through the shops. On our way to Hogsmead, we found a mummy! Of course, I stopped to take a picture with him! He was a little scary and I think he could tell that I was easily scared.

I’ll be honest, I really want an interactive wand! Now don’t judge me, but I hadn’t seen all of the Harry Potter movies until last year. Hey! The Dementors scared the crap out of me when I was a kid. So we went around looking, I couldn’t make a decision so I decided to get my wand another time. However, I almost bought another chocolate frog because those things are GOOD! After walking through some of the shops we decide to get some food. Since I’m a big, and new, fan of Harry Potter I’ve been really wanting to eat at Three Broomsticks. The line wasn’t bad at all, so we hardly waited for food. I thought this was a sit down restaurant, but it is not. It’s a quick service restaurant, so you go order your food and then proceed to pick it up yourself. I kind of felt that ruined my experience a little. So Chris ended up ordering the Lemon Herb Roast Chicken Platter and I had the Shepard’s Pie with Garden Salad. The chicken platter came with this huge piece of chicken, corn on the cob, and roasted potatoes. Chris’s review was “it was a mess!” I think it was chicken juice but it was soggy and wet. It made a huge mess. The potatoes were underneath the chicken so those were soggy as well. The corn was honestly nothing special, but that may be because we are parmesan people! As for the Shepard’s Pie, it didn’t taste like Shepard’s Pie to me. It kinda of tasted like chili. I was not a fan so I ended up just eating the mashed potatoes that were on top. The Garden Salad on the other hand was pretty good! The dressing was like a mix between ranch and ceasar dressing. I was a big fan of that!

After we ate, we went down the never ending escelators. We really wanted to go on Transformers: The Ride-3D. So we ended up being really disappointed when we found out it was closed. While we were trying to figure out what to do next, a freaking raptor came out! I love dinosaurs! The Raptor Encounter is a fun little show where you can take a picture with a raptor! How awesome is that?

We purposely skipped the Jurassic Park ride because the last time we went out in I am pretty sure we were submerged under water. We were drenched! The weather was on and off chilly outside so I did not want to risk getting sick. Especially since my immune system has not been too great lately. After we got to hang out with the raptor, we journeyed up the many escalators! Here is a photo of the amazing view!

Last, but certainly not least, we went on the Despicable Me Minion Mayhem ride! I think this is one of our favorite rides. It so much fun and I love the shop afterwards. I want a fluffy unicorn so bad! But then again, I want everything. Chris really wanted another donut from Springfield. They are only five dollars and the chocolate one is delicious. After we picked that up we decided that it was time to head out. The wait times were long and it was warming up. Of course, after I saw there was a Karl Strauss at Universal City Walk I knew we had to go! This is one of my favorite breweries. I had the Aurora Hoppyalis and Chris had the Big Barrel IPA. It was Happy Hour too, so we paid less than $10 for both! What good timing we have.


After Karl Strauss, we started walking to the car. Then we spotted Voodoo Doughnuts. We have never had Voodoo Doughnuts before so we had to stop in. I ended up having a “Triple Chocolate Penetration.” Which is a chocolate cake doughnut with chocolate frosting and Cocoa Puffs. Thats one thing you will love about me. I am a chocolate lover! Chris got the “Oh Captain, My Captain.” Which is a doughnut with vanilla frosting and Captain Crunch!


This day was so much fun with Chris. I had a blast. After this we ended up heading to Citadel Outlets. We did a little shopping then came home. It was overall a good day. Chris and I love theme parks, so it’s awesome that we have passes to most of them in So Cal! Thank you for reading my post. I hope you have enjoyed it as much as I have enjoyed writing it. I can’t wait to share my next adventure with you. Please follow my Instagram @adventurewithleslie if you haven’t already and I now have a Facebook page to follow as well to keep you updated with everything that I am up to!

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