USJ – Universal Studio of Japan
Maybe some of you will remember my article on Disneyland Paris.
Obviously we could not miss the Universal Studios of Osaka on our trip to Japan.
The theme of course are all the films produced by Universal Studios in these years.
There are fewer rides than Disneyland Paris (if you’re wondering: no, we didn’t go to Disneyland Tokyo… yet!) But it really feels like entering a movie set.
Surely the most beautiful area ever is the one dedicated to Harry Potter. They rebuilt the village of Hogsmeade with truly sensational care and precision.
We couldn’t get that dumb smile off our faces!
The Jurassic Park part is also beautiful (with a lot of dinosaur shows, some were really scary…)
And then I loved the Minions part… what can I do, I love cartoons. We also tried to win a puppet, but unfortunately we weren’t good enough at throwing bananas.
Accessibility to USJ
The paths inside the park are all barrier-free, as are the restaurants and shops.
There are accessible toilets in all the bathrooms, although personally I found that they are not signaled at best (often we had to ask) and there are not many.
Unfortunately, we had problems with the attractions, because at the entrance we were given information different from the ones given from the staff of the individual attractions and different from the Guest Service.
Only 3 attractions are prohibited for wheelchair users for safety reasons and are: Hollywood Dream, The Flying Dinosaur and Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey.
Unfortunately, however, the staff of the attractions has forbidden us access to almost any carousel (even to the “spinning-cups”…), so we went to ask the Guest Service for explanations which confirmed that only these 3 attractions are prohibited, while all the others are accessible.
TIP: as soon as you enter, go to the Guest Service (as soon as you enter on the left) and have the attractions you cannot do marked (if something changes) and then explain to the staff that you have spoken to the manager.