Universal Orlando Resort (USO, IOA) Discussion Thread

P. 1486: All Parks Reopening June 5!!!
Users viewing this topic: No registered users and 15 guests
Discuss theme parks, roller coasters, and mules!
Can I park my donkey here?
User avatar
 
Posts: 47
Joined: 09 Apr 2007
Location: Los Angeles CA
Gender: Male
Age: 38

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

Postby LDedios432 » Fri Feb 07, 2020 11:08 am

[/list][/list]
coasterbill wrote:Aren't the Roots the Jimmy Fallon show band?

... wow :lol:


The Roots are a Grammy-Award winning, platinum-selling band, and Questlove is an incredibly accomplished producer and musician with a long list of credits. They're definitely more than just a show band! Before they got the Fallon Gig, they had huge hits in the Hip Hop/RnB charts, but they're multi-genre and dable in other kinds of music. "You Got Me" with Erykah Badu even has a little 90s Drum N' Bass. Check out "Things Fall Apart" to start - classic album. Much respect for Questlove & The Roots!

https://youtu.be/Vq3xDorarc8

Why do I still have a donkey title???
User avatar
 
Posts: 15375
Joined: 16 Feb 2005
Location: The bar
Gender: Male
Age: 32

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

Postby coasterbill » Fri Feb 07, 2020 12:51 pm

Cool, I never knew that.

PS: Very quietly, Hagrid's seems to have gotten to the point where it's running reliably all day like a normal coaster.

Founder of the Cult of Skank Mountain
User avatar
 
Posts: 7619
Joined: 10 Feb 2014
Location: Philthadelphia
Gender: None specified

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

Postby boldikus » Fri Feb 07, 2020 1:37 pm

^ Forgive Bill, y'all. He is one of the best dudes but the worst taste in music.

Leonardo-DiCaprio-Shrug.gif

Delicious & Refreshing
User avatar
 
Posts: 8674
Joined: 21 Jan 2006
Location: Orlando, Florida
Gender: Male
Age: 29

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

Postby jedimaster1227 » Fri Feb 07, 2020 2:59 pm

^^I waited 75 minutes for Hagrid’s the other night (the ride did not close to capacity before park close) despite a posted 120 minute wait. It has definitely gotten better.
Change the scheme, Alter the mood! Electrify the boys and girls if you would be so kind!

Image

Online
Why do I still have a donkey title???
User avatar
 
Posts: 7773
Joined: 21 Mar 2008
Location: Massachusetts
Gender: Male
Age: 27

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

Postby Canobie Coaster » Fri Feb 07, 2020 3:23 pm

^ It was the same for me a few weekends ago. I asked the employee at the entrance if they'd close the queue early and they said they'd only do it if it were in excess of 3-4 hours.
Top 3 Wood- Lightning Rod, Voyage, Coaster (PNE Playland)
Top 3 Steel- Steel Vengeance, Untamed, Expedition GeForce
Most Recent Trip Reports- Pavilion Park/Broadway at the Beach & Free Fall Thrill Park, Myrtle SkyWheel, & Mini Golf

What I do and who I am
User avatar
 
Posts: 1223
Joined: 19 Feb 2005
Location: Ocoee, FL
Gender: Male
Age: 55

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

Postby pianojohn » Wed Apr 15, 2020 9:44 am

Found some pictures of Islands of Adventure from April 1999, about 2 months before they officially opened.

Enjoy!
IMG02.JPG
IMG06.JPG
IMG03.JPG
IMG04.JPG
IMG05.JPG
IMG07.JPG
IMG08.JPG
IMG0A (1).JPG
IMG0A (2).JPG
IOA April 1999 (10).JPG
IOA April 1999 (11).JPG
IOA April 1999 (12).JPG
IOA April 1999 (13).JPG
IOA April 1999 (14).JPG
IOA April 1999 (15).JPG
IOA April 1999 (16).JPG
IOA April 1999 (17).JPG
IOA April 1999 (18).JPG
IOA April 1999 (19).JPG
IOA April 1999 (20).JPG
IOA April 1999 (21).JPG
IOA April 1999 (22).JPG
IOA April 1999 (3).JPG
IOA April 1999 (4).JPG
IOA April 1999 (5).JPG
IOA April 1999 (6).JPG
IOA April 1999 (7).JPG
IOA April 1999 (8).JPG
IOA April 1999 (9).JPG
IOA.JPG
IOA2.JPG
IOA3.JPG
Last edited by pianojohn on Wed Apr 15, 2020 2:19 pm.

Site Admin
User avatar
 
Posts: 34235
Joined: 01 Feb 2005
Location: Swimming in the Ocean
Gender: Female
Age: 39

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

Postby SharkTums » Wed Apr 15, 2020 9:47 am

I miss 1999 IOA!!!!

What I do and who I am
User avatar
 
Posts: 1223
Joined: 19 Feb 2005
Location: Ocoee, FL
Gender: Male
Age: 55

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

Postby pianojohn » Wed Apr 15, 2020 1:42 pm

I don't miss the BLINDING paint colors of Seuss Landing! I opened that part of the park and it was VERY bright!

A donkey is a domesticated member of the Equidae or horse family.
User avatar
 
Posts: 686
Joined: 23 Oct 2014
Location: Vegas
Gender: Male
Age: 43

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

Postby VegasBaby » Wed Apr 15, 2020 1:57 pm

SharkTums wrote:I miss 1999 IOA!!!!


Totally agree, I loved my first visit back in the fall of 2000. I remember being completely blown away by the Spiderman ride, which is still one of my favorite dark rides. Dueling Dragons actually dueled at that time and it was one of the coolest experiences I've ever had at a park. It wasn't that busy of a day, so we got tons of rides on the Dragons--and didn't have to go through metal detectors! I've been back to the park several times since then, but that first time back in 2000 is still my favorite visit.
Last edited by VegasBaby on Wed Apr 15, 2020 3:18 pm.
Coaster Count: 231 Last Coaster: Iron Rattler
Top Ten: 1) Superman The Ride 2) Millennium Force 3) X2 4) Skyrush 5) El Toro 6) Twisted Colossus 7) Maverick 8) Shambhala 9) Lightning Rod 10) Mako

Why do I still have a donkey title???
User avatar
 
Posts: 5491
Joined: 23 Dec 2011
Location: Austin, Tx
Gender: Male
Age: 53

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

Postby bert425 » Wed Apr 15, 2020 3:15 pm

great pics, John!

especially the DD ones.



but I have to give you kudos for the color blocking on this one. . . how perfect that y'all are all "Red up top" :)

Image
Image[url=http://www.clubtpr.com][img]http://www.clubtpr.com/images/memberbanners/19fc64eae2ec826e3a662d1ff9f29ab9.jpg[/img][/url]

PreviousNext

Return to Theme Parks, Roller Coasters, & Donkeys!

Who is online

Users viewing this topic: No registered users and 15 guests

These pages are in no way affiliated with nor endorsed by SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment, Cedar Fair, Legoland, Merlin Entertainment,
Blackstone, Tussaud's Group, Six Flags, Universal Theme Parks, the Walt Disney Company or any other theme park company.

All onride photos and videos on this website were taken with the permission of the park by a professional ride photographer.
For yours  and others safety, please do not attempt to take photos or videos at parks without proper permission.

Disclaimer!  You need a sense of humor to view our site, 
if you don't have a sense of humor, or are easily offended, please turn back now!
Most of the content on this forum is suitable for all ages. HOWEVER!
There may be some content that would be considered rated "PG-13."
Theme Park Review is NOT recommended for ages under 13 years of age.

cron