I woke up at 5:30, and this time I actually woke up to my alarm unlike yesterday. I got changed, and today's shirt was a light lime green shirt-to match Saint Patrick's Day. Good thing I wore green, no pinches for me! We then took a long drive to Universal Studios Isalnd of Adventure. We started our 'adventure' with a tour. We had a tour with this guy named Seth and with this other lady as well. What was special about this tour was that instead of the tour guide yelling over the crowd and the noise so everyone can hear, we had to bring earphones or headphones to plug in to this receiver. This allowed the audio to be able to be heard from Seth's microphone. We started off the tour by just some fun facts about the place and that kind of stuff.
Seth explained that Universal Studios is not only an amusement park, but also a theme park. The difference between the two is that an amusement park amuses people and a theme park has things based off of a theme, it has a background story. You can really tell that Universal Studios Islands is a theme park because of just the amount of effort put into the whole park. Everywhere you went, there was matching music, scenery, and even people! Everything is themed. For example, in Hogwarts, the Harry Potter Island, they don't sell sodas there, because in the books and movies they don't have any soda! Instead, they drink a beverage called Butter Beer. You can find butter beer vendors all over the Harry Potter Island! I tried some butter beer, (and no, it's not an actual alcohol beverage), it was pretty delicious! Anyways, went you step into a different world, everything changes to match that worlds' theme. The music, scenery, the floor pattern and even the people casts' change! They talk in a different accent and they even wear a certain attire to fit the theme! But what's really sick is that once you step into a different world, you are pretty much cut off and you're only in that world. For example, if I was in one world with happy music and I walk into a world with scary music, I would only hear the scary music despite the fact that they are literally right next to each other. So you can really tell the amount of effort they put in to match themes of different places and you can tell very much that this is a theme park.
Other rides and attractions we went on were The Amazing Spider-Man, the Hulk, and the Dragon Rollercoaster. They were all thrilling and exciting. My favorite is either the hulk or the dragon Rollercoaster. Both of them have big cobra loops and screws but the dragon Rollercoaster goes upside down most of the time
Overall, it was a fun day. We laughed, talked, and screamed our guts out on the rides, despite the fact that it was pouring rain the whole day! I took some photos and bought some souviners, but wait until we go to the actual Universal Studios tomorrow! It's going to be fantastic! Stay tunned and check frequently on Alaysia's Media Blog tomorrow to see what Universal Studios is like.