Universal Studios Hollywood
The new Despicable Me ride is pretty awesome, with an excellent integration of human-to-minion theme for the ride, and a great bit of minions-on-screen afterwards. Transformers is also superb, down to the jets of flame as you get tossed around from scene to scene while a very well-paced battle between the Autobots and Decepticons occurs. The Simpsons felt just like the one in Florida... Of course, the studio tour was perhaps the most awesome part, with all the studios, sets, the classic BART-station-earthquake-flooding experience, and of course, the Jaws experience.
t'was all the better being there on an reserved event night like Kaiser's (thanks Mike and Lan Lan for organizing!), with lines that were surprisingly short
Stuffed ourselves at Saddle Ranch as well, watched a few people ride the bull, and had a few of the novelty low-calorie drinks they offered along with a rack of ribs, onion rings, buffalo wings, and all the good stuff. Good times for everyone!