Men in Black Alien Attack was the highlight…a lot of fun. I spun the other car about five times, which really helps your score (and keeps the other car from scoring). Revenge of the Mummy is also one of the best things there. Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit was okay, but not worth the wait. There are much better coasters in the Orlando area. Don’t do the single rider line; it takes FOREVER.
Overall, Universal does a pretty poor job of running their lines. The lines have little theming and the amount of people cutting through the lines is ridiculous. Knowing someone near the front of the line does not give you the right to cut everyone to catch up with them. Universal doesn’t seem to understand this.
Islands of Adventure…seriously, I don’t get the draw of the Spider-Man ride. It’s mediocre at best and people seem to think it’s the greatest ride ever. Doctor Doom’s Fearfall is a short version of every other ride just like it. Dudley Do-Right’s Ripsaw Falls…SSSSSSLLLLLLLLLLLOOOOOOOOOOOOWWWW. Stuck in the line forever, which is annoying anyway, but they have these stupid talking heads on the wall that never shut up. I was ready to take of my shoe and throw it at them. After we finally got on the ride, there was a log that got stuck at the loading area, which lead to a half hour wait at the end of the ride. They did give us a quick-queue ticket good for one ride on any of the other rides, except for the big ones. The Hulk coaster is outstanding.
The Pterandon Flyers…we were too big to go on it. Really? There were adults on it, but you have to go with a little kid. Seriously lame.
Surprises included the magic show…it’s basically a big ad to try to get you to buy their stuff, but the magician in there was really entertaining. The talking fountain in the Lost Continent area (picture 3)…awesome…it was arguing with a little girl and asked us a bunch of trivia questions. The Dr. Seuss area is cool, even though it’s mainly for little kids. The rhyming lady (see picture 4)at the exit of one of the rides was fun. Just don’t go to the restrooms there. There was this recording that kept saying “Q. Q is for Quan. Quan is for Quandary” every four seconds. What does that even mean?