Monday, December 29, 2014

Ten things I learned about Universal Studios at Xmas Time

1. Logic- specifically my logic- would dictate that two days before Xmas should be a great time to go to a theme park. People are traveling to get to family; they are baking and decorating dead foliage; they are wandering shopping mall parking lots trying desperately to remember where they left their cars. They are doing whatever it is that people that are into celebrating Xmas do. They are not dragging their families to Orlando to go on kiddie rides and roller coasters.

Unless they are. My reasoning, which even with the benefit of hindsight still seems sound to me, was way off. I don't know who these people are or how they normally celebrate their holidays but there certainly were a lot of them. I don't think you could have fit one more person into either Universal Studios or Islands of Adventure. Not even a skinny one. Or a midget. Or a skinny midget.

Both parks were at peak capacity.  There were lines for the rides.  There were lines for the restaurants.  There were lines for the bathrooms. There were lines to get into the lines. It was madness.  Theme parks know no reason or logic and it was foolish of me to try to apply some.