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フロリダオーランドの旅(最終回)ケネディ スペース センター

懸賞 2010年 09月 04日 懸賞

I went to Kennedy Space Center the day after I went to Universal Studio.
Actually, Su-san wanted to be an astronaut when he was kid ( He might still wants to be one) , so he looked really excited.


To be honest, I am not interested in anything related to a space, but I thought seeing NASA facility one time in my life would be worthwhile, so I went there.

The entrance fee was included with the bus tour. The tour took us to three facilities.
The first one of the tours was called “APOLLO/Saturn V Center ”. It had the launch platform for the rocket.

The second one was called “”LC-39 Observation Center” and It had many real rockets on display.

ツアー最後はインターナショナル ステーション センター で宇宙センターの内部が見れました。ロケットの工場もありました。
“International Spece Station Center”
We could see the inside of the space center, Also, There is the factory for making rockets there.

I came back to the hall in the main facility.
There is one ride that let you experience the launch. It was exciting for me.(We could not take pictures inside.)

その他にメインの施設では、宇宙飛行士だった人の体験談を聞く“アストロナウト エンカウンター(宇宙飛行士との出会い)”というイベントをしていました。
私がそれを聞こうと思って手を上げようとし他直前に、質問タイムが終わりました(+o+) ははは ごめーーん。

Also, in the main facility, it had an event to hear the story told by the former astronaut about his experience. The event’s name was “Astronaut Encounter”.
After he spoke, he asked everyone if they had any questions. Many people asked many questions. (That’s American!!)
I asked Su-san whether he had any questions or not. He said that he wanted to ask “ Do you think people could one day live on another star besides earth?? ”
Right before I tried to raise my hand to ask it, the time was up….(@_@;) Hahaha. Sorry----

今回のユニバーサルスタジオとケネディスペースセンターの旅行はリラックスできたなあ。 楽しかったです!!
Anyway, both Universal Studios and Kennedy Space Center relaxed me. It was a very good trip for me!

by pondeyo | 2010-09-04 18:35 | 旅行/フロリダ

フロリダオーランドの旅(その2)Islands of Adventure

懸賞 2010年 08月 31日 懸賞

ユニバーサルスタジオの後、アイランズ オブ アドベンチャーに移動しました。こっちの方がユニバーサルよりずっと混んでた。子供にはジェットコースター大人気と見た。
あと、6月にできたばっかりのハリーポッターをキャラクターにした乗り物"Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey"があって、これが影響しているに違いない。
After Universal Studios, I moved to "Islands of Adventure". It was much more crowded than Universal Studio. I believe that the roller coasters were more popular for kids.
Also, the new ride "Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey" just open in June, so it must have had an effect on all of the guests coming in.

ということで、アイランズ オブ アドベンチャーの乗り物紹介。
Anyway, Let me introduce the rides at Islands of Adventure!

アメージング アドベンチャー オブ スパイダーマン"
"The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man"
We got to ride and act like Spider man with 3-Dimagination.


“ハルク コースター” 
"The Incredible Hulk Coaster"
It was a scary Roller coaster. My cap flew off while I rode it....

"Popeye & Bluto’s Blige-Rat Barges"
You will get soaked completely. I felt like I’d had water poured over my head with a bucket.

“ジュラシックパーク リバー アドベンチャー” 
"Jurassic Park River Adventure"
Last part was a rapid flow coaster, so we also got wet on this one.

" Dragon Challenge"
Two roller coasters that start at the same time. Sometimes it seemed like our coasters were going to crash into each other. That was fun!!

b0127870_1162687.jpgハリーポッター アンド フォービトゥン ジャーニー
これはホントに面白い!アイランズ オブ アドベンチャーでは、これだけエキスプレスパスが使えなかったので、1時間並んだけど、1時間待つ価値あり。 3-D イメージの中を回る乗り物です。
"Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey"
It was REALLY fun! Because I couldn't use the Express pass for this one only, I had to wait for one hour to ride it, but it was worthwhile for 1-hour wait. It was ride with Imagination world.

"Dudley Do-Rights Ripsaw Falls"
Roller coaster also had a lot of water..... I was soaked e completely again....

"The Eighth Voyage of Sindbad Stunt Show"
Stunt show. It was so so---.

ところで、ユニバーサルスタジオとアイランズ オブ アドベンチャーの間に「ハードロックカフェ」と「NBAシティ」という人気のレストランがあります。
By the way, there are two popular restaurants , as you know "Hard Rock Cafe " and "NBA City" between Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure.
The NBA City had the "Happy Hour" from 4pm to 7pm , which meant half price beer , wine, and margarita. I went there just at 4pm to take a break. I got 2 glasses of the beer!! only $2.25 per glass!

After I got on the final ride, it was already around 9pm... I was exhausted... but I could try all of the rides that I wanted to get on.

もしユニバーサルスタジオフロリダを満喫する時間がない人は、1日で両方のパークを回れるチケットと、エキスプレス プラス パスを買うことをおススメします。エキスプレス プラス パスにお金を払うのがもったいないと思うかもしれないけど、忙しい人にとっては、時間をお金で買うのは無駄使いじゃないと思います。
If you don’t have enough time to go around Universals Studio in Florida, I recommend you to get a 1day 2 parks and an Express Plus Pass for Island of adventure. You might think
that paying the money for the Express Plus Pass is a waste, but I believe for busy people, spending money for getting time is not wasteful .

翌日は、NASAの施設 ケネディ スペース センターに行きました。(続く)
Next day, I went to the Nasa Kennedy Space Center! To be continued.

by pondeyo | 2010-08-31 11:09 | 旅行/フロリダ

フロリダオーランドの旅(その1)ユニバーサルスタジオ フロリダ UniversalStudio

懸賞 2010年 08月 29日 懸賞

I went to Universal Studios Florida this month. It was only a weekend trip with a demanding schedule, so I left Michigan after work on Friday and came back here on Sunday night.


Because Florida was so hot in summer and people didn't want to go there, the flight fee in summer was really cheap. Including the hotel, the flight and the rental car, it was only $380 per person.

We stayed at the Double Tree hotel was about a 10-minute walk from Universal Studios. The hotel had a shuttle bus (that only ran 3 times a day) , and even when using a taxi, you only had to pay 5 dollars to Universal Studios though.

ユニバーサルスタジオは2つのテーマパークがあって、1つはその名の通り“ユニバーサルスタジオ”、もう1つが、ジェットコースターがたくさんある “アイランズ・オブ・アドベンチャー”
Universal studio in Florida has a two theme parts. One of them is ,as the name suggests, "Universal Studios", and the other is "Islands of Adventure" which has many roller coasters.

私の今回の旅行のスケジュールからお分かりだと思うけど、今回の旅行では遊びまわる時間がそんなにないので、“one day for two parks“ (1日に両方のテーマパークを行き来できる)チケットと、”Express Plus Pass“(人気の乗り物に長い列ができてても、列をスキップして前に行ける)を買いました。Express Plus Passは、日によって違うけど、結構高いです。
As you can tell by my schedule, I didn't have enough time to hang out during this trip. so I bought the ticket for one day for two parks( We could go to both parks on the same day) ,and I also got an Express Plus Pass, which was a pass that allowed us to go to the front of the line even if it was long. Express Plus Pass was a bit expensive. The cost depends on the season though.

開園後すぐまずユニバーサルスタジオに行きました。 そんなに人はいっぱいいなかった。
I went Universal Studios first as soon as it opened. There were not so many people.
Let me introduce the rides at Universal Studios!

初めに去年できたばっかりの" Rip Ride Rockit"へ!ロックミュージックを聞き乗るジェットコースター。
The ride I first tried was " Rip Ride Rockit" that was just built last year. It was a roller coaster that played rock music while riding. Only on this ride, we could NOT use Express Plus Pass.
Since it was my first ride, I felt veryyyy scared of this coaster.

"The Simpsons Ride"
It was the ride with 3-D. It was more fun than I expected!

I also rode the following rides, but please refer to the blog for the explanation.

b0127870_431067.jpg"MEN IN BLACK Alien Attack" (これに乗ってるとき、自分が何していいかよくわからなかったので、そんなにおもしろくなかった。。。(@_@;)
"MEN IN BLACK Alien Attack"( I didn’t know what I should do on this ride, so it was not so fun….)

"Jaws" Get on left side if possible. You can see more Jaws come up if you can get on the left side.

"Disaster!" いろんな意味でおもしろい!地下鉄内での地震体験ができます
"Disaster!" Interesting for several reasons! You can have an experience for big earthquake a subway.

"TWISTER… Ride It Out." 竜巻体験ができます。
"TWISTER… Ride It Out." You can have Tornado’s experience.

b0127870_442077.jpg"Revenge of the Mummy" 暗い室内を走るジェットコースター、でもそんなに怖くないし、とても短かった。写真は入口にいたMummyと。
"Revenge of the Mummy" (That was an inside roller coaster in a dark place, but not so scary and really short)

The picture was the lunch I had. That was kinda Chinese... so so good.

ということで、次のブログでは“アイランズ オブ アドベンチャー Islands of Adventure”のご紹介をしまっす。
Like I said , since the Universal Studios was not crowded and I got an Express Plus Pass, I could go around all of the rides I wanted to get on by 1am.
I will let you know about “Islands of Adventure” at the next blog.
To be continued.

by pondeyo | 2010-08-29 04:01 | 旅行/フロリダ

フロリダ・ディズニー・ワールド FL Disney World

懸賞 2009年 07月 11日 懸賞

There was a National Holiday called Independence Day on July 4th in America. July 4th was on a Saturday this year, so July 3rd was the actual holiday in the place of 4th,which means the holiday weekend lasted 3 days in a row, I went to Disney World in Florida.

I was very busy for some reason these days, so I could not learn about Disney World beforehand. I ended up being able to go there though.

I used the travel package called “Disney magical Express “and “Disney Dining Plan” on this trip. Actually, a friend of mine who is working at a travel agency asked me to research whether this package was beneficial or not, so I had to verify them and express my honest feeling about them after traveling.

Florida Disney World has many theme parks, probably total 6 or 7 parks, and one of them, called Magic Kingdom is like Tokyo Disney Land.
I’ve been to Tokyo Disney Land many times when I was young, so I chose other parks, whose names were Epcot, Animal Kingdom, and Disney Hollywood Studio.

「ディズニー・ハリウッドスタジオ/Holleywood studio」

I wanna tell you about the benefit of “Disney magical Express “. It is good for people who use airplanes and stay at Disney official hotels. Even if we keep baggage at the airport , we don’t have to pick them up from a turn table at an arriving airport. As long as the “Disney magical Express tag” is put on them, they are delivered to each hotel. Also, we get free shuttle bus service from the airport to the hotel.
These are the pictures of the Disney Magical Express voucher and a shuttle bus.

You might think that official Disney hotels are very expensive. But, they have a wide range of price. Just to let you know, I stayed at one of the cheapest official hotels, which cost $120 per room. It was reasonable, isn’t it? Of course, they had many expensive hotels though.
These pictures are of the hotel I stayed.

Next, let me tell you about the “Disney Dining Plan”.
There were three types of dining plans, so I used one of them whose price is $40 on this trip. It included 3 types of meal. One of them was a table service meal with an entrée, a beverage, and a dessert. The second one was a fast food with an entrée, a beverage, and a dessert. Finally, one wagon snack, such as popcorn and ice cream, was provided.(Of course, I got some beer with extra money.)

We could choose any restaurant among many of them. My friend said a reservation was needed for table service dinner. When I went to an information center to make a reservation, a Japanese worker was there! How helpful it was! Many guides of various countries were working there for foreign customers. We can choose the restaurant not only inside the theme parks, but also outside.
I had dinner at the hotel near Animal Kingdom on the second night. Surpirisingly, many unconfined pets such as giraffe and ostrich, were in the courtyard of the hotel.


食べ物は全部、観光地価格で普通より高いので、この「40ドル」は実にお得。私はよく食べる人なので、たくさんの料理をおいしく味わうことができました。写真は私が食べたもの。このプランのおかげで、旅行中はずっとお腹いっぱい( ^)o(^ ) 
The “$40” was really beneficial because all of the restaurants cost more expensive than a usual restaurant. I was a big eater, so I was able to enjoy many meals. These are of the pictures of foods I ate. Thanks to this plan, I was always full while on this trip.




3つのテーマパークで殆どの乗り物にも乗りました。 あるブログ(下記アドレス参照)が全部のパークの乗り物の詳細を書いてくれてます。これを見てみてー。
I tried most theme-park rides in those 3 parks. One of the blogs that I attached the blog address below shows the details of all the parks. Please refer to this blog.

Actually,I’m not interested in Disney; nonetheless, I was able to have a good time there.

by pondeyo | 2009-07-11 11:23 | 旅行/フロリダ