The Universal Studios (Universal Pictures) was founded in the year 1912 by Carl Laemmie and is the second oldest movie studios in the world. I visited the Universal Studios Hollywood during the 90s as a student and the fondest memories there has lived vividly in my head till now. I truly enjoyed that place more than any Disneyland or Amusement Parks as that place is very entertaining for both the young and adults. Overall, I also enjoyed the Universal Studios the most, amongst all the lovely and exciting attractions in Japan. So please do not miss it when you visit Osaka.
The weather that morning was lovely and cool in Spring. We forced ourselves to reach JR Universal City station before the opening hours at 9:00am as we had checked out from the hotel enroute to Kyoto, so we carted along so many big luggages! We wanted to be early to grab their lockers to keep our luggage so that we could just collect them at night and head to Kyoto easily. Goodness, many people were even earlier than us but we managed to get hold of the last few lockers safely.
Many visitors had arrived early and there was a long queue to enter. The minute we stepped in, the atmosphere was suddenly alive and happy!! The cartoon characters danced their way to greet and welcome everybody! So jovial mood and nice, all ladies started to camwhore while the guys were busy clicking photos. I had none as I felt too old to hug the Snoopy!
There was a Wall Of Fame with the hand prints of many movie stars who were mostly Japanese and many unknown to me except for few and Cameron Diaz. There I stood outside the home of the movie - "Rocky's" Sylvester Stallone.
There was Spiderman climbing the walls and tossing upside down by the back lane. Instead, I went to pose with the old vintage Yellow Cab! This TM so gaya kan?
There were many many attractions and movies to watch but no one was allowed to snap photos! I loved their SHREK 4-D and TERMINATOR! Damn cool and shiok to watch, hear, smell and get tossed in your seat with sprays of smoke and water! There was a lunatic Japanese woman who sat in front and screamed all the way until we threw pop corns on her head!! Bwahahahaha! She continued to scream. Kaneeneh..!
My planking wife could do jumping too! She leaped up amazingly at 4 feet while her anay TM posed lazily by the roadside longkang with an old Fire Brigade! If got fire, call me at 999! I work for Balai Bomba Osaka.
Believe it or not, we went to play and ride on every single thing including the Merry Go Round Horses, Hello Kitty Tea Cups and Flying Snoopy!!! My heart felt so young again and my face looked 5 years younger after that! Kakakakaka....
OMG! They still had the old shark "JAWS" hanging there! I saw that movie when I was a small kid and had a loud scream when the bus took us right into the lake in Hollywood, USA. The big shark sprang up once and swept water at us. In Osaka, it was different, we took a long boat ride to cruise the lovely lake with scenes of New England and their toothsome sharks attacked us so many times! Finally the boat captain set the BOMBS OFF! The sharks ended up inside our Shark's Fin soup on the table.... Muahahahaha! I am just kidding! SAY NO TO SHARK'S FIN!...
This lovely harbour is so big and nice with boats that never sail. So I posed and took one more romantic photo for the album. When reached old age, we may not have anymore teeth except for sweet old memories to accompany us. Do take more photos for yourself too!
Their "WATERWORLD" attractions was the BEST and GREATEST inside Universal Studios! We loved every minute inside the arena watching the excitement of Speed Boats and world class acrobatic stunts! The above Japanese hero greeted the huge crowd before the show started. The gals screamed their lungs out at that Leng Zhai!
At the end of the show, so many pretty bimbos crowded around the hero for photos!
We were all dead tired and exhausted with aching toes and legs! We had to wait for their nightly Float Processions on the street. It was so damn cold with blowing winds. I kept munching very hot fries to keep myself warm and alive!
It was really a beautiful sight to see many colourful lights and songs being played in the long parade!
There were too many floats and attractions but I am posting just 30% of the photos. I wish that you will visit the Universal Studios in Osaka to see and enjoy everything.
Life is really short and time flies very fast. I hope that you and I will always stay healthy and live longer so that we can still blog till 90 years old. Have a good week ahead my dear friends!