uwgbdork wrote:When i First read about this the first thing that came to mind was : B&M Flying Coaster entitled Quiditch. There could be a lot done with that but then i realized that the dragons were already right there. It will be cool to start seeing some plans for this. Being a coasterdork and a Harry potter dork i am quite excited to see how this is all played out
Rumor has it B&M is building a flying coaster somewhere else in Orlando, due to open around the same time as the HP Island...
So the facts. The Lost Continent is truly a special place in IOA since it's not based on a single movie theme, etc.
But the facts are that overall Universal is losing in attendance like crazy because of the many Disney "perks" that keep guests there instead of traveling to Universal.
So Universal needed something BIG and judging from one of the Disney message boards full of die-hard Mouse fanatics, its apparently working as I'm seeing a lot of them saying they've never been to Universal but want to book their vacation right now.
^Although it would be an interesting attraction (interactive dark ride with a few sharp twists and turns, maybe wild mouse), Gringotts is only seriously mentioned in the first book. I mean, sure, it is mentioned in all the others, but not anywhere near as much. I think that they may be aiming for places and events that have happened in several books, like Hogsmead and the Forbidden Forrest.
From what it sounds like, and some of the outlines the members have drawn (and based off of the concept art of the land over view) it looks like we won't be losing much of Lost Continent save Posidon. So I don't think we have to worry.
I think that this addition is the type that isn't necessarily too exciting for "coaster only" people, but will benefit the park a lot (kind of like wiggles world). I'm sure that it will turn out great with IOA's awesome designing crew.
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