Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Universal Opens Mexican Drug Tunnel Ride

UNIVERSAL CITY, CA - Now families can experience the thrill of smuggling narcotics into the United States as Universal Studios unveiled their new Under the Border Mexican drug tunnel attraction. Riders sit in little hand-made wooden cars as they plunge 20 feet below ground, zipping past hot plates, drying clothes and statues of the Virgin Mary. Then riders descend 90 feet below ground in a stomach-churning drop, rattling past glow sticks and sandbags before gradually climbing to the attraction's end: a warehouse in North Hollywood. Riders must then make their own way back to Universal City, though bus and street maps are provided with theme park admission. So far, public reaction has been mixed. "It really stunk down there," said Scott Mondrian. "But maybe real drug tunnels stink." Maria Lopez liked the ride, but didn't care for the 2 mile walk back to Universal. "My mom is kind of old, so it wasn't very cool. Plus there are all these homeless hitting you up for change. At first, we thought it was part of the attraction, but then one of them threw up some grapes." (Photo:

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