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Postby coasterlvr » Thu May 10, 2018 1:31 pm

COASTER FREAK 11 wrote:I have it on good authority, that all the dinos are being replaced by screens, and they are adding water sprays through the ride. As well, they will add 3D glasses and a
virtual queue, with additional screens. Plus, a new Kong screen, for synergy. Since the Kong attraction(s) feature Dinosaurs.


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Postby DBJ » Fri May 11, 2018 1:21 pm

So they may have been "inspired" by POTC in Shanghai? While I like the fact they are upgrading the rides (make Mummy next!), was kind of hoping for some news on Nintendo World. Would be nice to have a completely new experience in the park.

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Postby Lameformer » Fri May 11, 2018 1:47 pm

Any one else a little concerned about how the Jurassic World IP is going to hold up? Jurassic World was a popular film and I know that a sequel is coming out soon but Jurassic World is culturally irrelevant now despite coming out less than 3 years ago and there isn't a ton of hype for the new movie.

I get that Universal is trying to be more modern with this move, but I feel like Jurassic Park was a timeless classic that might never be forgotten while Jurassic World is a franchise that is going to come and go.

In other words, I'm willing to bet that in 15 years the original Jurassic Park is going to be much more well known and relevant than the Jurassic World films will be.

Therefore, I think that this move is definitely going to hurt them in the long haul.
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Re: Universal Studios Hollywood (USH) Discussion Thread

Postby Shut It Down » Fri May 11, 2018 2:45 pm

Jurassic World is a sequel/reboot to Jurassic Park, not it’s own franchise. I think it will be fine over the long haul. My only concern is like everyone else, replacing all of the practical effects that make Jurassic Park the ride great and replacing it with screens and CGI effects. Personally I don’t see how they’re going to have the two Dino’s at the end battle without it being screen effects. We will see what happens, but I’m really hoping they go all out and make it entirely practical effects!

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Postby coasterlvr » Fri May 11, 2018 8:14 pm

COASTER FREAK 11 wrote:I have it on good authority, that all the dinos are being replaced by screens, and they are adding water sprays through the ride. As well, they will add 3D glasses and a
virtual queue, with additional screens. Plus, a new Kong screen, for synergy. Since the Kong attraction(s) feature Dinosaurs.



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Postby Samuel » Fri May 11, 2018 10:33 pm

Lameformer wrote:Any one else a little concerned about how the Jurassic World IP is going to hold up? Jurassic World was a popular film and I know that a sequel is coming out soon but Jurassic World is culturally irrelevant now...

...I feel like Jurassic Park was a timeless classic that might never be forgotten while Jurassic World is a franchise that is going to come and go.


This is the same franchise. They could call the next one "Jurassic Land" or "Jurassic Walmart" and people would know exactly what franchise these movies are a part of. I don't know by what measure you believe that Jurassic World is already culturally irrelevant, but all evidence is working against whatever you got. The last movie did well, its sequel is ready to roll, old JP characters are returning, Chris Pratt = $ right now, there will be new updates to the ride, etc. If anything, the series has been thoroughly reinvigorated, even if the original movie is still the fan favorite.

It sounds like you just enjoy the first movie the best (as I and a lot of people do), but if you're a fan, be glad that the movies and park attraction are getting TLC. It's not hard to imagine these sequels not happening and USH eventually ripping out the attraction and replacing it with some other concept altogether (hey, Jaws).

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Postby FeelTheFORCE » Sat May 12, 2018 12:16 pm

I think being immersed in a dino world on a ride will remain popular long term, no matter which movie it's themed after. Every kid learns about dinosaurs in school growing up, and goes to museums to see the fossils and bones. I'd be more concerned about how much interest people will still be showing in Harry Potter in 15 years, than people losing interest in dinosaurs.
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Re: Universal Studios Hollywood (USH) Discussion Thread

Postby coasterlvr » Sat May 12, 2018 12:39 pm

Samuel wrote: It's not hard to imagine these sequels not happening and USH eventually ripping out the attraction and replacing it with some other concept altogether (hey, Jaws).


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Postby Arthur_Seaton » Sat May 12, 2018 12:42 pm

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Re: Universal Studios Hollywood (USH) Discussion Thread

Postby Jew » Sat May 12, 2018 3:30 pm

FeelTheFORCE wrote:I think being immersed in a dino world on a ride will remain popular long term, no matter which movie it's themed after. Every kid learns about dinosaurs in school growing up, and goes to museums to see the fossils and bones. I'd be more concerned about how much interest people will still be showing in Harry Potter in 15 years, than people losing interest in dinosaurs.


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