I went back to Universal Studios for the third time last Saturday.
Now if it were up to me, I’d rather not set foot in there again because I’m not really a rides kind of girl because of my fear of heights and my vertigo, but who am I to say no to a free ticket to a tourist attraction, right? And besides, this would be my last outing with my team since I’m moving to a new role. Just slipping that in there, more detailed post to follow one of these days!
This time around, I skipped the mummy roller coaster because I got a bit dizzy in there last time. I just read a book while sitting guard over everyone’s bags because loose bags are not allowed in there.
They convinced me to get on the transformers ride, though, saying that it wasn’t that scary, so I joined the queue. However while queuing, there were all these signs saying WARNING! IF YOU ARE PRONE TO GIDDINESS, TURN BACK NOW OR REGRET THIS FOREVER. Okay, so they didn’t say that exactly, but the signs started to scare me and it didn’t help that my team mates kept teasing me about it!
As we got closer to the ride, Gopi pointed out the 3D glasses that we had to wear. “Think about it, if you have to wear glasses, it can’t be that dizzying or else the glasses would get knocked off, right?” I realised that he had a point, so I took a deep breath and got on the ride.
It was actually fun! It wasn’t a roller coaster, but a 4D experience which involved the “car” being spun around constantly, hence the giddy warning signs. It was nice because it felt like being in an action movie. A Transformers movie, to be precise.
When we got out, I insisted on having a group picture with Optimus Prime.
We watched a few shows, too, like the Shrek 4D show and the Steven Spielberg special effects show. We were dying to go inside anything with air conditioning because it was ridiculously humid! WHY SO HOT, SINGAPORE?
I finally couldn’t take the heat anymore and suggested grabbing some milkshakes at Mel’s Drive-in Diner. I love the vintage look of the place! The vinyl, the jukebox, the formica tables and cushioned booths in retro style… isn’t it pretty?
The food was not bad, too, though the shakes were so thick that it was hard to slurp them down. Camille had a hard time with it especially, and we teased her about it, saying that come Monday she would still not be done drinking her shake.
While waiting for the food to arrive, by the way, Han Ming volunteered to take pictures of me outside with some of the cars.
He couldn’t stop laughing about the second one.
Here are a few other random pictures.
I didn’t take too many pictures because I had already done so before and the novelty had worn off.
Here are a couple of pictures outside of Universal Studios. I practically had to force the guys to do this but hey, I got what I wanted!
If you want detailed posts about Universal Studios, you can check out this post of when I first went there with my mom or this one when I went there on a team outing 3 years ago.