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Re: Universal Orlando Resort (USO, IOA) Discussion Thread

Postby coasterbill » Mon May 20, 2019 3:20 pm

Verbolten at Busch Gardens Williamsbrug features a drop, but this is achieved through a high speed elevator system — not a true free-fall. So, our statement is still correct."

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Postby Canobie Coaster » Mon May 20, 2019 3:48 pm

Assuming the drop track on this coaster is identical to the one on Thirteen, I felt no difference between the Zierer and Intamin versions of the element.
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Postby Garet » Mon May 20, 2019 4:36 pm

So for all the discussion a while back about how to divide up guests who want motorbike style riding vs sitting in a side-car, it looks like in this picture that both are just regular seats as opposed to one side being Tron lightcycle style seating is that correct?

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Postby Mike240SX » Mon May 20, 2019 4:42 pm

Sure looks that way to me.
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Postby robbalvey » Mon May 20, 2019 5:28 pm

Yeah. I got to see the test seat but we weren't able to take a photo of it. It basically just looks more like a normal coaster train with "motorcycle theming" around it.

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Re: Universal Orlando Resort (USO, IOA) Discussion Thread

Postby robbalvey » Mon May 20, 2019 5:29 pm

Canobie Coaster wrote:Assuming the drop track on this coaster is identical to the one on Thirteen, I felt no difference between the Zierer and Intamin versions of the element.

Agreed. And I've done Verbolten, Thirteen, Darkmare, and Polar X-Plorer and they all felt exactly the same to me.

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Re: Universal Orlando Resort (USO, IOA) Discussion Thread

Postby Canobie Coaster » Mon May 20, 2019 5:50 pm

I'm still surprised they'd spoil the drop track, but it sounds good in promotional material so I guess that's why they did that.
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Re: Universal Orlando Resort (USO, IOA) Discussion Thread

Postby Garet » Mon May 20, 2019 8:13 pm

Did they even need this 'North America first' to begin with? I think a new Harry Potter ride sells itself without the marketings teams need to justify why they can ignore Verbolten.

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Re: Universal Orlando Resort (USO, IOA) Discussion Thread

Postby robbalvey » Mon May 20, 2019 9:29 pm

Garet wrote:Did they even need this 'North America first' to begin with? I think a new Harry Potter ride sells itself without the marketings teams need to justify why they can ignore Verbolten.

Yeah, I have to be honest, I'm not exactly sure why they felt the need to go with some of those "Six Flags" type of marketing "world's first...North America's first..." etc... To me if they just said "New Harry Potter ride" is pretty much all they needed to get people to show up at the gate...

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Re: Universal Orlando Resort (USO, IOA) Discussion Thread

Postby jedimaster1227 » Tue May 21, 2019 9:10 am

The Universal Orlando Resort has announced the next original content haunted house that will be offering up scares at this year's Halloween Horror Nights!

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