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Amusement Parks Worldwide – 9 Universal Studios Japan


Tuesday, November 11th, 2014

Universal Studios Japan located in Osaka is one of the four Universal Studios theme parks owned and operated by USJ Co. Ltd. with a license from NBCUniversal. The park is similar to the Universal Orlando Resort since it also contains selected attractions from Universal Orlando Resort and Universal Studios Hollywood. Most of visitors are from Japan and also tourist from other Asian countries such as Taiwan, Hong Kong and South Korea come here to visit. The park was opened on March 31, 2001. Visitors to the park on the opening year reached 11 million guests, becoming the world’s fastest amusement park to achieve the 10 million milestone at that time. Since then, Universal Studios Japan has had approximately 8 million visitors every year. Check out main rides and attractions:

Terminator 2:3D:- T2:3D battle across time is an attraction at various Universal Studios parks around the world including those in Florida and Japan. This battle for the future between humans and cyborgs unfolds your eyes. A super- 3D movie that makes you reflexively lean back comes up close, and suddenly the hero on screen appears on stage. The show is presented in two parts; a pre-show where a Cyberdyne Systems company hostess shows guests a brief video presentation about the company’s innovations, and the main show, where live performers interact with a 3-D film.

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Back to the Future ride: - Back to the Future: The Ride is a simulator ride at Universal Studios Japan. It is based on and inspired by the Back to the Future film series and is a mini-sequel to 1990’s Back to the Future Part III. The ride was previously located at Universal Studios Florida and Universal Studios Hollywood, where it has since been replaced by The Simpsons Ride. The ride story centers on a first-person adventure through time, in pursuit of Biff Tannen, the trilogy’s villain. This is a stunning ride that lets you travel through space and time and experience thrills mankind has never encountered before.

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Spiderman: - The world’s best attraction and the first to win world’s best ride award for seven years. It has been transformed in to a whole new ride by gaining the world’s best technology. Unbelievable impact that confuses the imaginary world with the reality. And the series of special effects over 100 will give you an incredible immersive experience. You will encounter an all new kind of excitement.

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Jurassic Park: The Ride: - Explore Jurassic Park thickly covered with tropical trees. This is an impressive river tour to encounter dinosaurs roaming around the land and witness the wonders of the science which brought back dinosaurs to life. But a raging T. Rex is waiting. You’re in a desperate situation and to escape from the attacking T. Rex, the boat takes a 25.9 meter drop!

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Jaws: - A boat tour at a peaceful port town with relaxed air. It starts out in a friendly mood, but suddenly a gigantic, man-eating shark appears, throwing everyone into the depth of fear. Rifles and wall of fire are no match to this unimaginably huge body. With its humongous mouth and sharp teeth, it can even bite a hole in the bottom of a ship.

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Backdraft: - This is more a show than a ride and suffered a little from a lot of explanations and pre-show movies that were in Japanese. Still, the eventual flame show in a chemical factory was a masterpiece of creating a real repeatable fire in a very controlled environment.

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There are also many things to see at this amazing park a lot of which predictable involve place to shop or place to take pictures. Each ride has a themed shop on the exit and also there are several American themed restaurants around as well. The prices are reasonable. So what are you thinking plan a trip now to Universal Studios, and experience these rides. Travelation is offering you huge discount on airfares to worldwide destination. Check out all details here: http://www.travelation.com/ also you can us toll free number @877-247-7183. We will happy to help you.


The Best Cities For Black Friday Shopping


Wednesday, November 5th, 2014

Although Black Friday is still weeks away, many bargain shoppers already know what stores open early and what items are deeply discounted. This year Black Friday sales are more popular than ever. While many other consumers will simply avoid holiday crowds at shopping malls or even wait until Cyber Monday, retail stores across the nation will be buzzing with activities on the day after Thanksgiving. The following are five of the best American cities for Black Friday deals:

Houston, TX: - Texas has several choices across the state for discount shopping, but its largest city might have the best selection. For starters, there’s the massive Galleria, the largest shopping mall in a state where everything is supposedly bigger. Located in the Uptown District, the Galleria annually draws thousands of shoppers to pick out the best Black Friday deals from stores like Best Buy, Macy’s and Radio Shack. There’s also the Houston Premium Outlets, with 145 stores, including a Disney Store, Gap Outlet and Nike Outlet Store. Despite all of these outstanding choices for bargain shopping, the best deals are likely to be found at the numerous discount retailers, with 20 Walmart stores, 17 Target stores and 10 Best Buy stores in the Greater Houston area.

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Las Vegas, NV: - Better known as the Gambling Capital of the World, Las Vegas is also a prime destination for bargain shoppers, particularly on Black Friday. Almost every shopping mall in the city opens on Black Friday at midnight, along with the two immensely popular Las Vegas Premium Shopping Outlets. There are also 20 Walmart stores, 12 Target stores, 10 Toys R Us stores and 9 Best Buy stores, all expected to be open Thanksgiving evening at 8 p.m., in addition to 20 Ross stores, and six Marshalls and six TJ Maxx opening later that morning. Lastly, shoppers shouldn’t forget mega-casino shopping centers such as the Forum Shops at Caesars Palace, Grand Canal Shoppes at the Venetian, Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood and Via Bellagio, all expected to be packed with shoppers looking for discount items on Black Friday.

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Los Angeles, CA: - It is a good bet that there won’t be any Black Friday deals along LA’s famed Rodeo Drive, but there will be plenty of bargains available throughout the country’s second largest city. Lively shopping centers like The Grove, Beverly Center, Third Street Promenade and the Highland Center and trendy neighborhoods such as Melrose Avenue, Universal CityWalk and the Sunset Strip will all be filled with bargain shoppers looking for the that perfect holiday gift or steeply discounted clothing and gadgets. Other popular LA shopping centers are the Sherman Oaks Galleria, Glendale Galleria, and Fashion Island in Newport Beach and the Del Amo Shopping Center in Torrance, once the country’s largest shopping mall. Like with any major American metropolitan area, Los Angeles also has its share of retail stores specializing in Black Friday sales, with over 25 Best Buys, 20 Walmart stores and an even larger number of Target stores.

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Minneapolis – St. Paul, MN: - The gigantic Mall of America may have relinquished its status as the country’s largest shopping mall to Pennsylvania’s King of Prussia Mall, but the mall not far from Minneapolis has 522 retail stores, 100 more than its closest American competitor. With an estimated 40 million visitors annually, the Mall of America will be the place to be on Black Friday for most bargain shoppers. Last year, many mall retailers opened at midnight, including Best Buy, Gap, Macy’s, Nike and Sears, prompting thousands of shoppers to wait for doors to open. Even Apple Stores might have another rare Black Friday sale as in recent years. For those who simply wish to stay away from the expected colossal crowds at the Mall of America, the greater Minneapolis-St. Paul area also has its fair share of retail discount stores, with 20 Walmart stores and several Target stores, which happen to be headquartered in Minneapolis.

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Orlando, FL: - The Theme Park Capital of the World also has a wide range of shopping deals for Black Friday. There are plenty of big box discount retailers like Walmart and Target. Orlando has two huge Premium Outlets and a number of shopping malls like Florida Mall one of the country’s largest single-story malls. Many of the city’s most popular shopping centers are concentrated along International Drive, including Pointe Orlando, Walmart Supercenter, International Drive Value Center and Festival Bay Mall. The I-Ride Trolley will be a very popular mode of public transportation on Black Friday, as its Red Line travels nine miles along International Drive, from the International Drive Premium Outlets to the north and Vineland Avenue Premium Outlets to the south with 78 trolley stops along the way and trolleys arriving every 20 minutes.

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So what are you waiting for? Plan for shopping on Black Friday. Book your flight with Travelation to these cities, we are offering you huge discount on airfare for Black Friday Travel. For more details check here: http://www.travelation.com/black-friday-sale also you can call us toll free @877-247-7183. We will happy to help you.


Amusement Parks Worldwide – 8 Disney’s Hollywood Studios


Monday, November 3rd, 2014

Disney’s Hollywood Studios is the third of the four theme parks built at the Walt Disney World Resort in Bay Lake, Florida on May 1, 1989. The total area it covers is 135 acres and every year it hosts approximately 10.11 million guests, making it the fifth most visited amusement park in United States and eighth most visited in the world. The park is currently represented by “The Sorcerer’s Hat”, a stylized version of magical hat from Fantasia. It replaced the Earful Tower as the park’s icon in 2001 and will continue to serve that role until its removal in 2015.

Disney’s Hollywood Studios doesn’t have a ton of attractions, but it has some great ones. If you are planning a trip to Walt Disney World, it’s a great place to start when making a rough roadmap for what you want to do during your visit. Here is the list of all the major attractions:

Toy Story Mania: - It is a 3D screen based shooter game with Toy story character. Since it opened, this has become one of the most heavily-hyped attractions at Walt Disney World, drawing ridiculous standby wait times. It is the only ride in the park geared towards kids, which meant that regardless of quality, its line would be fairly long. It is a fun game based attraction and it look like a Wii game. The line has some fun props, but the ride itself is entirely screen based. It is superficial and of long duration but guests really enjoys it a lot.

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Beauty and the Beast: Live on Stage: - It is a Broadway style musical at the 1,500 seat theater of the Stars on Sunset Boulevard at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. It is based on the popular animated film Beauty and the Beast including many of the original songs and characters. While most of the soundtrack is prerecorded, the actors playing Belle and Gaston speak and sing live. Two versions of the show have been presented since opening day.

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Twilight Zone Tower of Terror: - A free fall thrill ride set in the Twilight Zone with an elaborate lead-in and excellent story. This is the best Walt Disney World attraction to open in the last 20 years. We often hear from guests who don’t ride this because they don’t like thrills, but that’s a mistake. Yes, it’s technically a thrill ride, but it’s so much more.

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MuppetVision 3D:- 3D show featuring the Muppets. If you have a sense of humor you will love it. The pre-show is actually the highlight of MuppetVision and it can fairly be described as sidesplitting. To watch the whole show make sure you arrive early enough. The main 3D show is good and uses the typical 3D schemes and characters. The sharp script in the pre-show is incredibly nice.

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Star Tours—The Adventures Continue: - It is a 3D motion simulator montage ride through various locations in the Star Wars universe. Star Tours is a motion simulator attraction. The ride is based on the successful Star War film series created by George Lucas. At its debut at Disneyland in 1987 it was the first Disney attraction based on a non-Disney film.

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Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular: - A stunt show themed to Indiana Jones. Despite its age, Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular still works. It features a variety of different stunt styles, offers humor, and engaging narrative scenes that just work. As far as action-oriented shows at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, this is by far the best.

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Jedi Training Academy: - Small scale stage show giving kids the opportunity to become Jedi. This is an attraction that kids will absolutely love if they’re into Star Wars and are extroverted. It’s not quite as much fun for the audience, but it’s still decent. Originally somewhat of a temporary show, Jedi Training Academy could be so much more than it is which is why it loses some points.

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Rock ‘n’ Rollercoaster Starring Aerosmith: - Intense roller coaster with a loop, featuring Aerosmith. The pre-show and queue help make it more of a fully fleshed out experience, but Rock ‘n’ Rollercoaster is basically an unthemed rollercoaster in the dark. It’s fun, but it’s not 90-minute-wait fun. It’s a thrill for the sake of thrills attraction.

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These are the major attractions that you must try when you are in the park. Here is the list of other attractions that you can also try. But these rides not considered in major attractions:

  • The Great Movie Ride
  • Voyage of the Little Mermaid
  • Fantasmic
  • Backlot Tour
  • Disney Junior – Live on Stage!
  • Lights, Motors, Action! Extreme Stunt Show
  • The American Idol Experience
  • The Legend of Captain Jack Sparrow
  • The Magic of Disney Animation



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