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

PostPosted: Fri May 22, 2020 11:53 am
by A.J.
There's a new thing too:

Use hand sanitizer when required
At select locations including prior to boarding ride vehicles, guests will be required to use hand sanitizer.

As far as I know this is the first time this procedure has been put in place.

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

PostPosted: Fri May 22, 2020 12:07 pm
by SharkTums
^I did see that in the FAQ. Note, you don't need to provide your own as they will provide the hand sanitizer. Interesting.

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

PostPosted: Fri May 22, 2020 3:59 pm
by Canobie Coaster
It will be interesting if they use the hand sanitizer before boarding to prevent wipe-downs after each cycle or if they will do both as preventative measures.

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

PostPosted: Sat May 23, 2020 6:34 am
by miffiffippi
Glad to see these actions all in place. Here's hoping for a successful reopening! We postponed our March trip to Orlando to early October so we're happy to see they are taking these great precautions to keep guests safe and providing things like hand sanitizer where needed.

We are preparing for a lower capacity at the parks which might mean less rides overall, but that's perfectly fine with me if it means they are able to keep guests as safe as possible. As things were getting worse here (I live in Queens, NYC so things got pretty bad) I basically mentally prepared for 2020 to not have any major trips and so anything that does end up happening is a bonus as far as I'm concerned!

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

PostPosted: Sat May 23, 2020 10:19 am
by SharkTums
^That's a great attitude. We have the same. 2020 is a wash, anything we get to do is a bonus.

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

PostPosted: Thu Jun 04, 2020 7:32 pm
by Haymaker
Lots of track laid for the Jurassic Park coaster.

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

PostPosted: Thu Jun 04, 2020 7:43 pm
by Nrthwnd
^ It all looks very......uh......"swervy". :)

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

PostPosted: Fri Jun 05, 2020 10:22 am
by thrillseeker4552
I won't post pictures because I am unsure of the source, but it looks like there is a low-to-the-ground heartline roll ala Maverick. Plus some other wacky elements. Why aren't more people talking about this ride?!

God I love Intamin so much. I am so happy to see Universal add some big awesome coasters again and not just simulators and screens.

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

PostPosted: Fri Jun 05, 2020 11:52 am
by KarlaKoaster
Yes, I'm loving the look of this one. It will be interesting to see what shape the top hat takes as we're starting to see a lot of interesting transitions in and out of them lately. The inline twist and the little speed hill before look really fun, and the sightline across the lagoon with the Discovery Center behind should be a great photo opportunity. It should be a pretty fast coaster too because there's nothing of much height after what appears to be a very tall tophat.

I was getting fatigued with the number of screens at Universal too (I think rides like Forbidden Journey and Transformers get the balance just right, but Fast and Furious etc were extremely lazy additions), but I feel Universal wanted a lot of quick wins while Universal Creative focused on Epic Universe and the more-recent additions. Most of the new additions at Epic Universe look like they're going in the right direction too.

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

PostPosted: Sat Jun 06, 2020 9:39 am
by KarlaKoaster
Sorry for the double-post but here are some photos. Hopefully this source is OK. I've also embedded a video.

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Source: Amusement Insider