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Florida Vacation 2007, Day 5: Universal Studios & Blue Man Group
11/7/2007 11:12:00 PM

Today, we spent most of the day at Universal Studios, and the remainder at the adjacent Islands of Adventure (the Universal "ride" park).


I'd say that the highlight of Universal Studios is the "Mummy's Revenge" ride. It's actually quite unique, as it's partially roller-coaster and partially thrill ride.  In many ways, it's similar to "Expedition Everest" at Disney's Animal Kingdom.

Also, the Monster Makeup show is quite good.  It's partially informative, but mostly just very funny.

I rather like the Islands of Adventure.  Admittedly, we haven't been completely through them yet; but thus far, they're pretty good.

Tonight, dinner was at the Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.  Although I normally don't like to eat at chain restaurants named for fictional characters, tonight was an exception.  We had tickets to the Blue Man Group, and it was decidedly convenient.  In fairness, the food was much better than I expected.  I was pleased.

The final event of the day was the Blue Man Group.  Jessawick got us tickets a few days ago.  The show was absolutely fantastic.  It's really difficult to describe.  It's somewhere between an interactive concert and performance art.  My description is sorely inadequate.  For a comparison... I really like Cirque du Soleil, but Blue Man is better.  Given the choice, I'd see Blue Man.  They didn't allow photos, so I have nothing good to include.  If you ever get the chance to see them, take it.  At this point, Blue Man and Discovery Cove are the best items of the entire vacation.