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...TALES OF A TRAVELING TOY

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Dinner Party

I had planned a quiet Girls' Night Dinner Party with the Judy Hoppses.



Then all the BB-8's rolled in and crashed it. 

Still, a good time was had by all. ;-)

Monday, February 27, 2017

Universal Studios Hollywood VIP Tour!


We've been lucky enough to do the VIP Tour at Disneyland many times.  
So we were very curious to try the one at Universal.

It started with a continental breakfast in the lounge:

The lounge is above the entrance at Universal Studios.
It feels a bit like the view from Club 33


Then we got a private trolley for our tour of the backlot:


Unlike the standard tram tour, we got to get off and look at some sets up close.
Here is the War of the Worlds plane crash set:

front of the crashed plane
  
back of the crashed plane
There goes the neighborhood

We also got to visit the Props Department:




Props to King Kong
There was a pit stop in Little Europe.
Film students were shooting their films there that day:

And then we stopped by Hill Valley from Back to the Future:
Clock Tower still ticking!
The Baltimore set from the Hairspray Live! movie was adjacent:

Pinky's!

Then we got a really nice lunch.

Thanks for the carrots!
We also got unlimited front of line access for all the rides! 
It was a really fun day and I'm glad we went.