Our Universal Orlando Trip
October 4-5, 2001

Our reservations for this trip were made just before the events of 9/11 rocked the world.  In spite of the fact that tourists were now staying away from Florida attractions, we decided to not change our plans.  I'm glad because the park was virtually empty compared to a normal October day, the weather was perfect, and we had a great time.  The pictures are mostly self-explanatory so we won't say any more here.  If you ever get a chance, you should visit Universal Orlando, but stay away from the "Back to the Future" ride!

Many of the indoor attractions did not allow photography.  Those that did usually included rides which included a LOT of water, so the staff recommended that cameras stay covered.  As a result, there are not many decent indoor pictures.  The following are the best of the photos from our Universal vacation.

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Oct. 4 ~ Universal Studios.

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From the main entrance, view to the left.

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Straight ahead.

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To the right.

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Old taxi.

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Surfer's "woody".

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Bonnie & Woody.

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"Jaws" island.

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This boat was used in Jaws 2.

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Start of the Jaws boat ride.

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View inside the "Men in Black" control room.

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A horrible ride, we both had nausea!

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"Back To The Future 3" train.

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Here comes the "Blues Brothers"!

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Outstanding attraction!!

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Cyberdyne headquarters, part of the T2 3-D attraction.

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Inside the Alfred Hitchcock attraction.

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Used in one of Hitchcock's movies.

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Lucille Ball museum.

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Hard Rock Cafe ~ great food!

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Located between the two theme parks.

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Inside the Cafe.

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Chuck Berry, Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis stained glass.

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Oct. 5 ~ The Islands of Adventure, part of Universal's theme parks.

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Tree in Dr. Seuss Land.

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Jurassic Park Discovery Center from the distance.

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The Discovery Center from closer up.

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Inside the Discovery Center.

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Jurassic Park entry.

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Beware ~ raptors!

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Ride in Jurassic Park.

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85' drop, then SPLASH!

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This attraction was closed today, but the outside display was interesting.

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This fellow was introduced in "Jurassic Park 3".

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The Lost Continent.

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Dueling dragons ~ twin roller coasters.

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Part of the Dudley Do-Right ride.
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More of Dudley's ride.

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Universal's flowers.
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