Universal Studios Hollywood

Pictures and video from a three-day trip surrounding a visit to Universal Studios Hollywood in mid-April 2017. We went to Griffith Park, the La Brea Tar Pits, Universal Studios (and of course the Wizarding World of Harry Potter) and Paramount Studios.
The view towards Hollywood (and the Hollywood sign) from Griffith Park DSC05548 DSC05549 DSC05553 IMG 5778 Oh no, more animals trapped in the La Brea Tar Pits! tar IMG 5787 DSC05561
Prehistoric ground sloth mammoth Bison antiquus Saber-Toothed cat Columbian mammoth A pack of dire wolves A wall of dire wolf skulls DSC05576 A sample tar pit
DSC05578 Early entrance to Universal Studios via the "VIP" Pass – passing The Wizarding World of Harry Potter... and The Simpsons' Springfield town... DSC05583 ...to start the back lot tour. DSC05588 DSC05590 DSC05591 DSC05593
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DSC05631 DSC05633 DSC05644 DSC05643 Hey! Named after that old "Emergency" TV series my brother and I watched as kids. A three-minute video (59 MB) of some highlights of the back lot tour. Friends don't let friends wear ponchos!! DSC05657 Entering Jurassic Park...
DSC05670 DSC05667 Our magnificent buffet (as part of the VIP pass) Great scott!  It's Doc Brown! Just a sec... Visiting the French quarter french-quarter DSC05682 IMG 5789
Scooby!! Cleaning up after the Waterworld show DSC05694 The whole real reason for this trip: to see The Wizarding World of Harry Potter! IMG 5792 DSC05697 DSC05706 DSC05709 DSC05698
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DSC05715 DSC05719 A 3.5 minute video montage of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. (74 MB) DSC05737 DSC05740 DSC05752 DSC05722 dusty DSC05727
DSC05732 DSC05731 And now, the Paramount Studios tour.... DSC05783 DSC07661 DSC05753 DSC05784 DSC05759 DSC05760
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