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Old 06-14-2008, 01:15 PM   #1
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T&T and Two First Timers Day11

Tuesday 13th May 2008


The Crew

Tony ……………….Driver and general gofer
Theresa…………….Scrapbook shopper extraordinaire
Peggy (my mum)…..I’ll go on anything as long as it’s not upside down or has big drops .
Zena (my aunt)…….Ditto


Got to Universal for 9.00 and went straight to the new Simpson’s Ride which is where the old Back to the Future used to be. As we walked up, I told mum she would have to have her height checked to make sure she was tall enough to ride and she headed over to the CM standing by the Itchy & scratchy height checking equipment. The CM laughed and said I think you are OK (By about a foot). I got a slap on the arm but it was worth it. The ride was great and well worth the 25 Minutes wait, if you want to know any details PM me but I’m not going to say too much as I don’t wish to spoil it for anyone.


We did virtually all the rides and shows, most had little or no queue. We did wait 30 mins for The Mummy but queues were the exception rather than the norm. After Disaster! I had coffee pangs so we stopped off at San Francisco Pastry Co. and had a coffee and cake. Theresa and I have annual passes which came with a second year free so we were happy. We get 10% off all food at Universal and IOA so we used my annual pass to get discount for us and then gave Theresa’s to Mum so she and Zena got it as well.

When we came out of The Mummy, Theresa’s locker wouldn’t open and she had to wait for an attendant to come and open it for her. She had to wait so long that the rest of us went and rode Twister and met her outside afterwards.

Lunch was just a quick pizza at Monsters Café as we had an ADR for Artist Point in the evening. It was good and again we had the 10% discount.
After T2 and the Monster Make Up Show, we couldn’t resist getting a milkshake from our favourite place Schwabs pharmacy; Cookie dough for Theresa and mint choc chip for me.

We left the park at about 4.00 and went back to the condo for a rest and then got ready for our ADR at Artist Point.

On the way back to the condo we stopped off at ………………………………...........Wal Mart to get some bubble wrap for Callum’s guitar and of course we couldn’t resist getting a few more bits and pieces.


I wore some of my new stuff from Sheplars and the ladies were also in smart casuals.

It started well as our table was in the middle and not in the most distant darkest corner as we had had on a number of occasions this trip.


I ordered the Buffalo Steak, medium rare and the others all went for the Pork Chop, which we were informed came medium, Theresa was happy with this but Mum and Zena, being old school, asked if they could have theirs well done. This was not a problem until they started to eat them, all three were very rare and no one wanted to eat them. We complained to the server who agreed they were very rare and took one of the meals over to the restaurant manager. He came over and asked if we would like another but we really didn’t want to wait for them to cook up some more and we had been put off of the pork chops now. He said he could understood our feelings and would take one of the meals off the bill completely and would give us all free desserts.


The menu had changed since we were there in November and I didn’t like it as much as before. We would still go back, but it has gone down in our opinion and is no longer on a par with Mythos.

On the plus side the Cappuccinos were excellent.
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Old 06-14-2008, 01:50 PM   #2
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Great day

Did you mum go on the mummy? I'm in two minds whether to go on or whether it is too scary for me! Is the Simpsons ride scary?
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Old 06-14-2008, 02:12 PM   #3
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Great day

Did you mum go on the mummy? I'm in two minds whether to go on or whether it is too scary for me! Is the Simpsons ride scary?
Hi Jen
Simpsons isn't scary and yes Mum did the Mummy.
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Old 06-14-2008, 03:04 PM   #4
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How funny your Mum believed that she would have to be measured, you mean boy you
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Old 06-14-2008, 04:52 PM   #5
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another great day, my boys cant wait to see the new simpsons ride
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Old 06-15-2008, 02:28 AM   #6
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Ive just shown the simpsons photo to Matt he can't wait to ride that.
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Old 06-15-2008, 04:09 AM   #7
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another great day. keep hearing lots of bad things about lockers at Universal.

food looked great, shame it was undercooked.
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Old 06-15-2008, 07:04 AM   #8
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Great report shame about the food, the desserts look yummy though!
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Old 06-15-2008, 08:31 AM   #9
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Great day-We love UNI-and we can't wait to ride the Simpsons .Will it be ok for a 4yr old?.Your poor Mum-wicked you.Shame the food was'nt great-your steak did look good though+so did that first dessert.x.
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Another great day Tony, I'm looking forward to trying the Simpsons ride too
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Shame about the pork chops, i wouldn't have ate them either. Doesn't seem fair that you had to pay for 2 of them.
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Shame about the pork chops, i wouldn't have ate them either. Doesn't seem fair that you had to pay for 2 of them.
I agree, I wouldn't have paid for them.

The Simpsons ride looks great, can't wait to try it.
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The ladies all look lovely and Theresa looks stunning again. Any pics of you in your Sheplars togs, Tone?

We've been a bit disappointed with Artist Point the last couple of times we've eaten there. Not enough to write if off completely, but it's definitely not where it should be IMHO (i.e. on a par with Jiko, Flying Fish, Citricos, for example). The one time I had the buffalo steak, I found it tough - almost to the point of being inedible. I ordered it medium rare, so it should have been OK.
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The Simpsons Ride is fantastic - we thoroughly enjoyed our experience!!! And we always have trouble with the Universal lockers - stupid things...

Shame about the food at Artists Point - we've found it a bit hit and miss over the years but had a lovely meal there a couple of days before your visit, Tony...

Can you tell me about your guitar purchase? Where the prices cheaper?? How easy was it to get it home??? DS is an electric guitar fan and I love to get him a really fab one when we go next Easter...
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