Visited late Aug with my teenage son. He is a coaster fan so wanted to do Rip Ride Rockit first but thankfully was not working ... yet ... so went to do Revenge of the Mummy as supposed to draw big queues. Fairly tame ride but good special effects that might be a bit too much for the little ones.
The Simpsons was a good simulator ride but probably put in the shade by Transformers (opt for the single rider queue if you can) ... one lad had only came to the park for this ride and was already onto his 5th go!! Did Men in Black early morning too where you shoot the baddies with your laser gun from your moving car ... once was enough for me ... maybe for little ones. Shrek 4-D was entertaining with some good special effects ... especially when Donkey sneezes ... yuk!!
Kept my eye on the planner as wanted to see the Blues Brothers and great to see them arrive in the Bluesmobile. Fairly short show but they knock out some well known numbers and creates a great atmosphere. Disaster! was a good show where you need a few willing victims from the audience to make the humour work ... it also provides a good break from the heat.
Went to do Terminator 2 but this dumped out halfway through due to technical difficulties and we were all asked to leave with very little explanation. Not a problem as was a bit bored with it anyway. Twister was ok where you are placed in a room where a tornado hits ... you get only slightly wet.
Returned to do Rip Ride Rocket twice including a front seat ride with ZZ Top "gimme all your lovin" blasting out ... great buzz. You get to pick your own music with a choice of 6 tracks from 6 genres. High start and fast ride.
We found we had finished the park mid to late afternoon so went for a bite to eat at the Hardrock Cafe the made a start on the Islands of Adventure. Neither park is a full day in my view but you would struggle to do both in a single without a Fast Pass. I opted for two days without the fast pass and we were happy enough.
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