It was as I was writing my first Discussion post for earlier this week that I remembered another little dooditty that I felt like chatting about! I was scrolling on twitter last week, like I am wont to do...and I saw this tweet with a video clip that was totally nostalgic!
A long time ago, Universal Studios in Orlando had Jaws the Ride!! And as you all might know Jaws is one of my most favorite movies!! And when I came to Universal Studios for the first time, I think I had to be in kindergarten or first grade I think? I was soooo excited to ride the ride!
But yet, I remember as I sat on the edge, I was TERRIFIED that Jaws would pop up right by me! I remember hiding behind my hands for most of it! I know my mom and sister thought it was funny and looking back on it, it kinda was!
I think the problem was that I was a child who pretty much believed in everything! I had a highly active imagination. I knew that the shark in the movie was fake (for the most part anyway as there was footage of real sharks in it when Bruce was being difficult!). So I don't know if my mind still twisted it that the shark might eat me. Because yeah, that mechanical shark ate people! LOL! And we were trapped/sitting on a boat on the water with "a killer shark" lurking nearby!
I mean I still felt the flinchy thrills and chills while I watched the video. Actually tensing up waiting to see where Jaws would pop up! I did get to ride the ride a second time in 2003 for the last time as I learned later on that they removed the ride, every so tragically! I mean this was a CLASSIC! Despite my fear of it! LOL! That last time I didn't really close my eyes and flinch like crazy! Lol! Again, I was a child who had an active imagination!
Watching this video, which apparently is a tribute video, was actually pretty fun! It did bring up some great memories. Mostly laughs at my younger self! Though with my visit to Universal last year, I was actually really surprised that Jaws was still hanging by "the docks" for photo opps! In a way I was happy because I got to take another picture, but then I was still sad because the ride is gone!
I am already itching to go back to Universal Studios, preferably in the off season where it's not hot and crazy crowded! Plus the next time I want to get me a wand from Ollivanders and practice my spells around the park!