Family Travel Times

Family Travel Times: April 2013

Sunday, 28 April 2013

Ripley's Believe It or Not (By Jessica)

Ripley's Believe It or Not is one of the coolest places to visit in London. It is full of amazing artwork, vile videos, exciting exhibits and fun facts. I have been there twice and loved it both times. 
One reason that I love Ripley's it that unlike a normal museum, not all of the exhibits are behind glass. This made my visits so much more exciting. The place is also full of really enjoyable activities and facts that you would never find in a normal museum, such as water the temperature as it would have been outside the Titanic and a shrunken heads room. This room was full of people who had two pupils in each eye and so on - definitely too disgusting for me! 
There is also a part of Ripley's full of torture instruments and machines that is gross but very interesting. My friends and I had fun pressing a button that sent 2000 volts of electricity through a pretend man and grimaced at the bed of nails. We also marvelled at the spectacular hologram of Ripley near the beginning. It looked so realistic.

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Wednesday, 17 April 2013

My Three Top Rides At Universal, Orlando (By Jessica)

My family was lucky enough to spend ten days in Orlando, Florida. Two of these were spent at Universal Studios and Islands Of Adventure. Here are my favourite rides...

1. The Simpsons Ride (Universal Studios)                                                             

In this amazing motion simulator, you sit in cars and watch a hilarious Simpsons film.  In it, you are riding a roller coaster in Krustyland (a terrible theme park) with Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa and Maggie. However, a man named Sideshow Bob seeks revenge on the Simpsons for foiling one of his evil schemes and plans to demolish the roller-coaster - with you on it!
This was my favourite ride EVER because everything looked so real and Homer made some really funny jokes. The best bit was when Maggie tried to eat us (her mouth smelled of talcum powder!) This ride also has a hilarious pre-show.
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