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California Theme Parks Reloaded
Written by Traveling Singledad
Published on 15 October 2012
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This past summer, some of the most famous Southern California theme parks have added new rides to attract a variety of family activity and adrenaline. From Hollywood to San Diego, Dad Travel blogger, RJ Jaramillo and TravelingDad shares the latest rides and attractions review...
Hooray for Hollywood:
Universal Studios Hollywood, Transformers, The Ride 3-D
This ride makes you feel like you are part of a movie, or at least the “head” of a Transformer robot. Your seating pod puts you right in the middle of a robot scuffle. Be prepared for a real life battle between good and evil with all of the famous Transformer characters. Music and sound affects are abundantly loud and there is a lot of action and detail to the ride’s storyline.
There is a height and age limit for this ride, so make sure you have ride options for the little ones. My family of two tweens and one teenager liked the ride a lot and said that the special effects really made them feel like they were part of the action. TravelingDad gives this ride a 8 out of 10 stars for the special effects and 9 out of 10 for the overall family experience.
When visiting Universal Studios, Hollywood, TravelingDad offers the following “Top 5” Travel Tips:
1. Hollywood is a big town and there is a lot to see here. The best recommendation is to plan ahead and book a hotel, walking distance to Universal Studios. I recommend the Hilton, Universal City. Click here to check for Rates, Dates and Availability.
2. Universal Studios Hollywood is hilly; it’s where they have the Hollywood Hills, remember? Wear adequate walking shoes when you go to the theme park.
3. The food is first class everywhere you look; so pace yourself. They also serve beer and wine at some of the restaurants inside the park. Prices vary as much as the food variety, enjoy!
4. They have a kid’s water park so beware. Bring an extra pair of clothes or a swimsuit for your kids to wear… and don’t forget to bring a towel, (I did)
5. Take the traditional bus tour of the Universal Studios “Back Lot”. Learn how they make moves and learn about the history of Hollywood. A great break between walking.
For more information on California Theme Parks, Visit Southern California and TravelingDad
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