Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Chateau - 5

So on our last day we packed and had someone come for our luggage while we went for breaky again, this time I steered away from the eggs and had bagels and lox, it was great!

their so funny there, when you order a latte it arrives in a soup bowl

after breaky we took a tour around the outside of the Chateau on Marmont Lane, that is were the paparazzi usually hang out as they are not able to get onto the grounds

this is the outdoor terrace where all the action is day and night

looking up

if you wanted drinks inside you could sit here

cottage #3 where John Belushi OD'd

Lindsay Lohan lived in Cottage #3 for a year, apparently it cost her over 1 Million Dollars!

this is what it looks like on the other side that we can't see

I wish so much I could have had a look

I popped my camera into the door hole but this all I could see

T got an even better pic on her camera that shows a red entry door, sorry though I don't have the pic

and this is the inside jungle entrance, although we had a key for almost everything we could not enter into the private backyard, but this is the entrance from our cottage area, it was just steps away

the entryway is hilarious, you feel like your pulling into a parking garage, and you are really. there is no street entry so they can be very careful no one can just walk in. when you drive in the valet parks your vehicle, then you go up the stairs to a little landing and turn left into the elevator/stairs area. you go up one level to the reception/terrace area. so funky there is nothing but parking on the street level from the front and no other entrance you can get into that does not require key access

so behind us you go to the left for the Chateau and through the gate on the right behind the big palm for all the cottages and bungalows

the elevators have solid brass doors, they were lovely

they had some pretty niffty cars in the carpark

so then we waited for our cab to take us to Universal Studios. we haven't been there in years but T put in a request to go this time

one of the employees named frank who was so nice took this pic for us. we put in a customer satisfaction card for him, he deserved it

I never clued into this in our past trips because I don't drink beer but imagine at such a family park you can buy and drink beer right in the lineups

not even thinking that this was a long weekend I was pondering wether I should just buy day passes or front of the line passes. the day pass for us both was around 160 and the front of the line around 280. we decided that all we were really interested in was the studio tour so I got day passes. BIG MISTAKE, I suggest anyone going get front of the line

we waited in line for the studio tour for over 2 hours and it turned out to be the only attraction we saw. granted that was all we wanted to see but we would have liked more time to shop around

the Back to the Future clock tower, now this town square is used in amongst other things The Ghost Whisperer town square

Jaws I tell you to this day that movie freaks me out

this is the oldest set that is left, dates back to very early 1900's. things have changed over the years since we were last there, there have been 2 major fires that have wiped certain things out and they had to be rebuilt. for instance the original King Kong attraction is gone but now replaced with an awesome King Kong 3D feature from the newest King Kong with Naomi Watts

our favorite favorite part was going down Wisteria Lane

we really did love the tour, while going through all the sets they show movie snipetts that were fillmed there dating so far back its hard to actually imagine because things look so different in old black and white horror movies

Wisteria Lane the last time we came was the home of the Munsters house which has been altered to now one of the Wisteria Lane homes, also it housed the Animal House and the Leave it to Beaver house. Its fun to see how they change the roof lines to change the appearance

thats all for now, more later

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