Magic Castle

I've always wanted to visit the Magic Castle. The problem is in getting the invite. (Well, you can stay at the nearby hotel to gain entrance.) The Magic Castle Hotel is right next door. Otherwise, people can only attend if they get a special guest pass from a member of the Academy of Magical Arts, Inc. The Academy is a non-profit organization that devotes itself to the advancement of magic. They decorated the Magic Castle for the month of October. The Magic Castle is basically a … [Read more...]

Universal Studios Hollywood

Universal Studios Hollywood is iconic. I havenโ€™t been there since I was a kid, so it was great to recently visit the theme park. Here are some of the highlights from my time there: WaterWorld I really enjoyed this show, loaded with stunts and explosions. Since I also sat in the โ€œSoak Zone,โ€ I got sprayed a lot. (Tip: The extra refreshing even starts pre-show.) Tram Tour Of course, I saw the back lot. Beyond the thrilling tram troubles, I liked seeing the various props used in … [Read more...]