Universal Orlando Resort (USO, IOA) Discussion Thread

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

Postby VinTheAttendant » Mon Mar 19, 2012 4:21 pm

Love the fisheye lense, hate to see Jaws in the state that it's in. But at least they are moving along rather quickly. The remorse is already leaving as the curiosity inside me settles in. Thanks for the update. (Love Minion Way)

BTW, the fifth picture is sideways. Don't know if that was intentional, accidental, or is that to make it more exciting? ;)

EDIT: Got it! Just making sure you knew.
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Re: Universal Orlando Resort (USO, IOA) Discussion Thread

Postby robbalvey » Mon Mar 19, 2012 4:39 pm

VinTheAttendant wrote:BTW, the fifth picture is sideways. Don't know if that was intentional, accidental, or is that to make it more exciting? ;)

I'm aware. It's our stupid forum which is incompatible with the Exim information the iPhone spits out. Fixing it would require me to re-do almost the entire update as I didn't catch it until the end.

I was on my way out the door so it was either leave the sideways picture or not get the update posted until tomorrow.

As for the Fisheye thing it's the new GoPro I was testing out for photos. Funny, I'm actually not a fan of fisheye lenses at all, and for POV video it works well, and I guess for this it's nice too, but I personally find fisheye photos a bit too distorted for my tastes. Glad you guys liked it though! :p
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Re: Universal Orlando Resort (USO, IOA) Discussion Thread

Postby ernierocker » Mon Mar 19, 2012 4:44 pm

I knew there was a lot of available space with Jaws out of the picture, but after seeing those pictures with the land cleared out, I didn't realize it was that much!

Going to be a lot of space for Muggles and wand-waving and the what-not.
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Re: Universal Orlando Resort (USO, IOA) Discussion Thread

Postby robbalvey » Mon Mar 19, 2012 5:03 pm

Yeah, I'm pretty sure it's just as big if not bigger than the area of Lost Continent they raped IOA of, and they don't have any pre-existing attractions to have to work around.

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

Postby noseldnik » Mon Mar 19, 2012 5:36 pm

But it would've been pretty great if they had tried to work around the pre-existing Jaws.

Now the shark is a death eater, or maybe a horcrux.
Now the boat is a big wand.
Now the skipper is a wizard.

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

Postby x2isawesome » Mon Mar 19, 2012 6:28 pm

Just curious if anyone has ever seen the wait for the dragons longer than a few minutes? I have no idea why that is not more popular even before they ruined it by taking away the dueling. That is going to be a very big area for the new expansion. I had no idea jaws took up so much space.
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Re: Universal Orlando Resort (USO, IOA) Discussion Thread

Postby Intimidator305 » Mon Mar 19, 2012 6:55 pm

The area they have for this is quite large, and even though I'm not much of a Potter fan, I'm very excited to see what Universal has up their sleeves! It is hard to see a classic like Jaws go, since that was an iconic attraction at the resort.

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

Postby King_K. » Mon Mar 19, 2012 8:28 pm

They're definitely ripping up the concrete jut-out shoreline side of Amity. That's gonna be some prime lagoon show viewing area, should change the look alot.

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

Postby AlexG8462 » Mon Mar 19, 2012 10:30 pm

What's the :( for the Dragon Challenge about? At a 15 minute wait time you can ride it more often in one day! :)

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

Postby robbalvey » Mon Mar 19, 2012 10:32 pm

AlexG8462 wrote:What's the :( for the Dragon Challenge about? At a 15 minute wait time you can ride it more often in one day! :)

That's awesome, yes! The sad face is that for some reason that ride got the love from the GP it deserved.

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