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Orlando Trip

I just went on a trip to Universal and Epcot and decided to rank all the rides I went on. Starting from least favorite to the best ever! (they were all fun just some were more fun then others)

Soarin’ Around the World

It was a nice, relaxing, and cool ride. I just wish it was a little bit more immersive, it had the smells sure, but I would have liked it if there was more “wind’ at parts or even little spritzes of water at other parts. All in all 5 out of 10.

Spaceship Earth

It would have been a boring ride but I thought the animatronics were pretty cool. So, a 6 out of 10.

The Seas with Nemo and Friends

This was kind of the same as Spaceship Earth except it has that bonus that comes from being connected to Nemo. So a 6.5 out of 10.

Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure

It was a fun immersive ride I’m just not sure if the long line we waited in was worth it, 7 out of 10.

The Incredible Hulk Coaster

I’ve really enjoyed the Hulk ride in the past but I guess I forgot about the whiplash that knocks my head around so that’s not that good. But it also gets a point for being connected to Marvel so all in all a 7.5 out of 10.

Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey

I would love to give this ride a perfect score but it tends to make me nauseous if I’m not prepared for it so I have to give it a 7.7 out of 10.

Revenge of the Mummy

A nice indoor roller coaster that doesn’t make me nauseous but some moments that kind of ruin the momentum. So an 8 out of 10.

VelociCoaster

An awesome roller coaster that’s nonstop thrills and the bonus points for not making me nauseous or hurting my head! 8.5 out of 10.

Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind

Same as the VelociCoaster but inside. For some reason I really like indoor coasters, the darkness just makes the ride that much better. So it gets a 9 out of 10.

Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure

This ride is by far my favorite roller coaster of all time! I sat on the bike side and the whole time I leaned forward holding the handlebars and vroom vroomed by way to ecstasy. 10 out of 10! (if we didn’t have a whole park to do I would have done it again.)

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Don’t Give up on the Dark Universe!

So, for some reason recently I started thinking about one of the greatest cinematic universes that never was. That’s right Universals’ Dark Universe. Reminder before I continue for those of you who never knew or forgot about it, the Dark Universe was going to be a cinematic universe starring classic monster movie monsters. I was extremely hyped for it, especially after Dracula Untold. First of all, I love vampire movies and Dracula Untold might be one of my favorites so I was super excited to see more of Luke Evans as Vlad. And as you might have guessed I was immensely disappointed when they scraped the plans.

Now, I understand that The Mummy was a failure (Tom Cruise’s not the perfection that was Brendan Fraser’s) but just because you stumble doesn’t mean you give up altogether. You know you got to get back on the horse. Try Try again. The third time’s the charm. Don’t throw the baby out with the bathwater. And any other saying you can think of. Basically just because the one movie was pretty shit doesn’t mean you give up on the whole thing. Like just look at Marvel, The Incredible Hulk didn’t do too well but that didn’t stop them in their tracks did it? No, they ignored its existence and practically erased it from the cannon but they kept chugging along, and thus created what I would consider the best cinematic universe.

All of this is to say that I really really really really want Universal to bring back the Dark Universe. I would absolutely love to have an MCU-style movie series with Dracula, Wolfman, Mummy, Frankensteins Monster, and others fighting like the actual Devil or something like that. It would be amazing and if you disagree you’re crazy. So, once again just want to say “I wish, I wish with all my heart that Universal changes its mind and brings back the Dark Universe”.