I wound up leaving there briefly for another company and when I was let go from there I returned to Universal; this time as part of the day one crew of Terminator 2: 3D.
What they don't show in the video is the moment where the Terminator rides in on his motorcycle and jumps off the screen and appears in front of the audience in person. It was an incredible effect that wowed the audience every single time.
Needless to say I would end up somewhat jaded by the attraction in the time I was there due to watching the film footage so many times working in that theater. I haven't seen it in over eight years now so seeing it now, I am sure I would find it enjoyable again.
Unfortunately, seeing it again in Hollywood will no longer be an option for me as Terminator 2: 3D is closing its doors forever.
Inside Universal website. Chris is a buddy of mine from these days and his wife was opening day crew with me as well. Much love to those who stayed with the attraction all 13 years. I know there are at least a few of you who did!
Terminator 2: 3D at Universal Studios Hollywood. 1999 - 2012
Posted by Rick G at 8:08 AM