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I was excited to go universal studio in Japan. I was there only 10min after opening time, found loads of people already waiting there. It tooks almost an hour for me to get the admission ticket. When I got inside, I saw people everywhere, the least waiting time is 45min for the 4D shrek movie. So I was queuing and only realized I didn't have the 4D glass when we already inside, and the door was closed. Oh well, I have to see the double image. It ruined half of the fun. After that, I walked to the entrance of the spideman ride. Holly crap, the waiting time is 170min. That means almost 3hours. I was shocked and walked away. Everywhere else, at least you have to wait for 70-80mins to go for the ride or watch the 3D. It's not the weekend, but all packed.

I was a bit disappointed and walked around took some photos of the fancy architectures and restaurants nearby. It's not a very big place, but now I know why people need to buy one and half day or 2 days ticket to score most of the rides and shows. I don't know if it's school holiday period. Lots of kids there. Thought about that's the only Theme park I knew in Osaka, there were already lots of people come from elsewhere in Japan, let alone foreigners like me. I walked randomly and reached one of the show entrance. I've no idea how long I need to wait for the show, but I don't know whereas I should go, so I just follow the crowds waited and moved forward slowly. After they let us in, I realize that I have to wait another hour to get inside of the actual show ground, I was about to leave.
USJ-loads of people everywhere inside and outside. I've been there only 10min after opening time, and it took me an hour for queuing to get admission ticket.
But looking back people behind me, there's no way to back off. Looking at people in front of me, they're hardly move an inch forward. It felt like in a giant pub. It's really dangerous if any fire hazard triggered, people can hardly escape but pray for god. This show better to be good for the sake of my sore feet and precious time. Finally we were allowed to get in. I was lucky to score a seat at the back, there're some seats available at the front, but I cannot be bothered to move, thought if it is no good, I can easily leave. I didn't enjoy the show at the start, cos I cannot understand what they talked about. Then they started to pour water towards people who sat at the front. I was glad that I didn't go for the front seat. The show was pretty good actually, kind of compensate the bad mood I had before.

I walked passed the Hollywood dream ride several times, didn't know where the entrance was. When I found the entrance, the waiting time and the steep diving spot always make me hesitate. I thought lots of kids and mid aged adults can do it, why can't I. I am a normal person who have no heart dease or any symptom fall within those warning criteria. I really wanted to try, so I starved myself in case I'll throw up after the ride. I've only drinked some Fanta and was almost fainted in the slowly moving queue. Everytime, I felt a bit dizzy, I looked at the scary spot, it sort of helped to wake me up. Finally it's my turn. I was excited. When I hopped in, I realized that safety bar is quite low. It's good that you can choose the music accompany with you during the ride, which reduce some kind of tension. I did yell out because I thought that most scary dramatical diving spot is the last one during the ride, but I was wrong, it was the first one. But after a couple of ups and downs, I felt it wasn't that scary as what it looked like. I felt like I 'll go for another ride if I don't need to wait that long.

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