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In this blog entry, I will inform you about a place called Madame Tussauds; which is located in New York City. I will also talk about the “Happy Feet 4-D experience movie they have there. The people who went on the New York field trip will remember it as the wax museum.
Madame Tussauds is home to very realistic wax figures, which has made it very famous. The wax figures depict world leaders, famous movie stars, super heroes etc. It has a lot of cool wax figures, so if you’re in New York be sure to check it out.
Madame Tussauds also has a 4-D movie called “The Happy Feet 4-D experience”. Sadly I didn’t get to see this movie on the New York trip, but I did however do some research on how it was like. The movie is basically a brief representation of the first movie, but extra sensory effects are added.
Hurray! We arrived to the capital of Russia, Moscow! Let’s talk about this city while we arrive at our hotel.
Moscow was founded by Prince Yuri Dolgoruky in 1147. It started as a very small town, but now it is one of the biggest cities of the world! In the center of Moscow there is a Kremlin (fort). Tsars (kings) used to live inside this fort, but now the president works there. You can also visit the Kremlin! Inside there are beautiful cathedrals and museums. One of the museums contain the treasures of the Tsars, like the famous Faberge Eggs! These are Easter eggs, that a famous master made every year for the Tsar’s family. Every Easter he gave them these beautiful eggs. When they opened them there would be something inside. The eggs are usually decorated with real diamonds, gold, silver and sometimes even pictures! There are also palaces inside the Kremlin, however you can’t visit those. 😦
As we explore the city we can see many beautiful buildings. These buildings are more than two hundred years old! There is a street called Arbat. In this street lived artists, poets and musicians.
As I told you, Moscow is a HUGE city. That’s why people need a very fast transport to take them where they need to go. The Moscow metro is the fastest way. It is also very beautiful! It is like a palace under ground! There are statues and drawings on the walls!
Now I am going to tell you about school in Russia. Russian kids can be in school until 11th grade, or they can leave in 9th grade and study two years in a special school. The school is not divided as in the USA. All elementary school, middle school, and high school are in one building. Most of the schools have numbers instead of names. ALL schools in Russia teach a second language. Usually it’s English or Spanish. If you do well in your second language you can learn German or French. When you are in 7th or 8th grade you start to go to school on Saturdays.
There are also other types of schools in Russia like musical schools and art schools. You go there after the normal school. In the musical school you can learn how to play an instrument. You also have tests. They make you play three songs. If you played them all well, then you can still be in the school, but if you get a bad grade you cannot be there anymore.
In the art school you draw pictures and make sculptures. You are there for four years, and then if you want to, you go to the art institute to become a real artist.
We arrived to the hotel! Get some rest, because tomorrow you are going to see plenty of this beautiful city of Russia, MOSCOW!!!!!!!
Universal Studios has a new a new area in Islands of Adventure and it’s called The Wizzarding World of Harry Potter. This ride is very fascinating and fun. First the fun starts at the walk through. The walk through is breathtaking. Inside the walk through there are many different shops like: the candy shop, broom shop, robe shop, and the wand shop. The Dueling Dragons entrance is also in the Harry Potter walk through. The new Harry Potter exclusives have two rides. The first one is named “Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey” and the other one is named The Flying Griffin. In the Harry Potter walk through they also sell every Hogwarts favorite beverage, butter beer. This drink is non alcoholic so it is appropriate for all ages. I would recommend getting the frozen one and not the non- frozen one because in my opinion I think the frozen one was far more refreshing and enticing on a hot summer day. The new Harry Potter ride is kind of scary so I think that if kids are under the age of 7 it may not be appropriate for them. Thanks for reading see you next time!