We went to Universal Studios in Hollywood while we were in Los Angeles. It is a theme park with rides based on the movies Universal have made.
There is a new ride based on Despicable Me called Minion Mayhem which we went on first. It is a motion simulator and you get turned into a Minion. It was really good and we went on it again later on. This was my favourite ride.
There was a ride based on Jurassic Park which was a log flume. It was very wet and the drop was 84 ft down!
The Mummy was a really fun roller coaster in the dark that went through an Egyptian Tomb and you had to escape from the evil Mummy! It even went backwards and that was really scary.
We also went on a Tranformers ride which was a 3D ride and it was really awesome. It made you duck away from the things coming out the screen.
We got to go on a tour of the actual studio sets that are still being used today! In fact there was filming happening while we were there. We even saw the set for the new King Kong movie and saw a 3D experience which was in a tunnel and happened all around you.
There was lots of movie memorabilia like the Delorean from Back to the Future and an E.T. ask your parents about these if you haven’t heard of them!! They are from ye olde movies or classics as my mum says!
Two days ago we went to Sea World. We watched many shows, one with giant KILLER WHALES in it, one with speedy dolphins, strange flat nosed whales and a colourful parrot, plus another show with two acrobatic sea lions and a mischievous otter!!
Look at these Killer Whales!
There were a few rides to go on, like an epic roller coaster, a log flume, rapids and a sky tower. We got soaked on the rapids because there was a waterfall which went you passed through! It was so nice to get wet as it was so hot that day, we went on the ride twice!
Yesterday we went to the lost world of Tambun, it is a theme park in the middle of nowhere and at a foot of a mountain.
There is a water ride where you pick one of four slides and go down it. One of them is pitch black and really twisty so every turn is frightening. There is another one where you go down really fast and go up and back down. It was scary because you felt like you were going to tip over any second! You go down in a two person rubber ring.
There was a Tiger show in the Tiger Valley with lots of animals in like a raccoon that picked up rubbish and put it in a bin and a bird that played basketball!!
After that they threw food for the tigers to catch.
Then we went to the petting zoo which has lots of animals in from snugly bunny rabbits to massive, snappy tortoises!!
As the place where Tambun was built is famous for tin mining, you could walk up into a valley to try some dulong washing, which is where you get a wide bowl, scrape it along the bottom of a pool and swirl it around to get the sand out and hopefully you have some small pieces of tin left.