Friday, January 6, 2012

TWISTER…Ride it Out

TWISTER... Ride it Out!One of my favorite rides at the Universal Studios theme park is TWISTER. Everyone remembers the great movie, and this fun ride/experience brings it to life. Although you might call the ride a bit corny it has become one of the classics in the long list of rides at Universal Studios. When you see the large sign that says TWISTER and a variety of objects protruding from the side of a building you will know that you came to the right place. Get in line because this is a must for anyone who visits the theme park.

When you first enter you will be shown a short video that shows the destructive nature of tornados. The cool part is that the room you are in shakes and moves with wind in the movie… just to add a bit of effect to the film. After that you walk through the line, which is designed to look like a town after a tornado has torn through. With debris and dangling cars the destruction is worth pausing to take pictures.

Finally you end up at the attraction. The ride or more like a presentation is a large stage with several levels. Right in front of you is a small town, with a gas station as its centerpiece. Suddenly the lights dim and the sky turns dark. In the distance a tornado touches to the ground and slowly makes its way in your direction. The closer it gets the more turbulence there is, finally resulting in the stage actually falling apart. The gas station erupts in flame and a cow comes flying by.

I won’t give away the rest of the ride, but if you visit Universal Studios be sure to head on over and check it out, it’s worth it!

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