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

Postby Rollercoaster Rider » Thu Oct 18, 2012 10:08 pm

DBJ wrote:Now that is exciting news! Great to see Universal, well Comcast, investing big time into the parks stateside. With them being so landlocked in comparison to WDW, it's always intriguing to see what they can pull off. It's pretty easy to picture them adapting the ride systems of either HP or Spider-man/Transformers into an attraction for a Dr. Suess property. Not sure if they would ever let go of the Marvel license in Florida. As long as the cost is reasonable to maintain that license, it makes sense to keep the marvel heroes out of WDW as the next wave of movies come out.



I'm talking about when the Contract with Marvel ends. I doubt Disney would let Universal to keep licence of a 3 Billion+ Dollar franchise without Universal having to pay through the nose.
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Re: Universal Orlando Resort (USO, IOA) Discussion Thread

Postby disneyfan1313 » Thu Oct 18, 2012 10:51 pm

619fan wrote:Dear Disneyfan 1313,

We will just visit Islands of adventure. We've been to Universal Studios in L.A. 3 years ago.
We will be at Islands of Adventure on nov. 19th. It's a monday. We don't have a chance to go on an other day, because we are in Fort Lauderdale after and before we are at Longboat Key.
I hope that it will not be so crowded.


Keep in mind that the studios park is VERY different from the LA version. You should be fine on Monday 11/19. I would be very surprised if it is busy at all. Have fun!
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Re: Universal Orlando Resort (USO, IOA) Discussion Thread

Postby disneyfan1313 » Thu Oct 18, 2012 10:53 pm

Jew wrote:Not to be a downer, but given that Comcast is a publicly traded company, you would think that someone outside of micechat would have reported this? For example, the money for DCA 2.0 was in the form of bonds, and news of Disney issuing those bonds was reported on all the financial websites.

Not saying it won't happen...I just wouldn't get excited just yet.


This. Do I think there are some "blue sky" plans? Yes... But I would be shocked if they didn't wait to see how Potter 2.0 did first.
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Re: Universal Orlando Resort (USO, IOA) Discussion Thread

Postby Jew » Fri Oct 19, 2012 12:33 am

Rollercoaster Rider wrote:
DBJ wrote:Now that is exciting news! Great to see Universal, well Comcast, investing big time into the parks stateside. With them being so landlocked in comparison to WDW, it's always intriguing to see what they can pull off. It's pretty easy to picture them adapting the ride systems of either HP or Spider-man/Transformers into an attraction for a Dr. Suess property. Not sure if they would ever let go of the Marvel license in Florida. As long as the cost is reasonable to maintain that license, it makes sense to keep the marvel heroes out of WDW as the next wave of movies come out.



I'm talking about when the Contract with Marvel ends. I doubt Disney would let Universal to keep licence of a 3 Billion+ Dollar franchise without Universal having to pay through the nose.


From what has been reported, the contract sounds like it is perpetual so long as Universal keeps paying and meets the terms of the agreement. Considering they just spent all that money upgrading Spiderman, I don't think Universal has any plans of letting it lapse...
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Re: Universal Orlando Resort (USO, IOA) Discussion Thread

Postby cymonster-rex » Fri Oct 19, 2012 1:48 am

does anyone know when the lience goes.
and i was a IOA on 10th before flying back to Australia but i was there around 11am and both Popeye and Dudley do right were close so the whole land was pretty much closed. Do they do this for a reason or was it bad luck for both the ride to be shut.

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

Postby cfc » Fri Oct 19, 2012 5:06 am

^Please note that our Terms of Service require posters to use correct spelling, punctuation, and grammar. Your post was rather garbled, and I had a little trouble following it.
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Re: Universal Orlando Resort (USO, IOA) Discussion Thread

Postby Rollercoaster Rider » Fri Oct 19, 2012 10:55 am

Jew wrote:
Rollercoaster Rider wrote:
DBJ wrote:Now that is exciting news! Great to see Universal, well Comcast, investing big time into the parks stateside. With them being so landlocked in comparison to WDW, it's always intriguing to see what they can pull off. It's pretty easy to picture them adapting the ride systems of either HP or Spider-man/Transformers into an attraction for a Dr. Suess property. Not sure if they would ever let go of the Marvel license in Florida. As long as the cost is reasonable to maintain that license, it makes sense to keep the marvel heroes out of WDW as the next wave of movies come out.



I'm talking about when the Contract with Marvel ends. I doubt Disney would let Universal to keep licence of a 3 Billion+ Dollar franchise without Universal having to pay through the nose.


From what has been reported, the contract sounds like it is perpetual so long as Universal keeps paying and meets the terms of the agreement. Considering they just spent all that money upgrading Spiderman, I don't think Universal has any plans of letting it lapse...



Spiderman wasn't included in the Marvel purchase. To quote somebody "Sony has to release a new Spider-Man movie at least once every 5 years, or the license reverts back to Marvel. With Spider-Man 3 in 2007 and Amazing being released in 2012, they were right up against the wire. Had Amazing not been made, Sony would have lost the rights this year".
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Re: Universal Orlando Resort (USO, IOA) Discussion Thread

Postby Jew » Fri Oct 19, 2012 1:47 pm

^Movie rights are completely different than theme park rights. Universal has the right to use the comic book version of Spiderman and the related characters. Has absolutely nothing to do with the movie license and movie versions of Spiderman.
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Re: Universal Orlando Resort (USO, IOA) Discussion Thread

Postby OldJJman » Sun Oct 28, 2012 7:21 pm

Meteornotes wrote:^.....there is only one thing that can replace it: SYFY SATURDAY NIGHT CINEMA LAND. Who wouldn't want to ride Sharktopus?


Or how about Megapiranha, complete with exploding piranha! Supergator tearing up a Polynesian village??


All 3 ideas would make for great water rides!!


Or even Megapython vs. Gatoroid? It would be a great dark ride!!




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

Postby cfc » Sun Oct 28, 2012 7:43 pm

^And there has to be a cat fight between animatronic versions of Tiffany and Deborah Gibson.
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