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

Postby cfc » Thu Nov 01, 2012 8:09 pm

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Invertalon wrote:I knew it was coming, but for those who have ridden it at Hollywood, does it make sense to have both this and Spiderman at basically the same park (if you have a 2-park hopper, of course).

Does it make sense to have Space Mountain and Rock N Roller Coaster both at Walt Disney World?

Or what about Pirates of the Caribbean and Maelstrom?

I'm not sure why people keep questioning the idea of having two kick-ass dark rides based on the same technology in one resort. Like having more than one of something is a bad thing...

I mean, they built two B&M inverts at Islands of Adventure right NEXT to each other and no one bitches about it, right? ;)


As I said earlier, I'm not a Transformers fan, but any ride using the "Spidey system" works for me. ;)
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Re: Universal Orlando Resort (USO, IOA) Discussion Thread

Postby XYZ » Thu Nov 01, 2012 8:19 pm

Not surprising at all. Though, Transformers (USH) is very popular, so this will probably be successful.
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Re: Universal Orlando Resort (USO, IOA) Discussion Thread

Postby Mr. Starr » Thu Nov 01, 2012 8:38 pm

Jerrykoala2112 wrote:Sorry that I didn't have much time to read the whole report, but what did this ride take place of?


The old Soundstage 44. It was going to be used for HHN, but Transformers was decided upon instead and they've been rapidly building this thing like crazy.
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Re: Universal Orlando Resort (USO, IOA) Discussion Thread

Postby Mrlittle » Thu Nov 01, 2012 9:16 pm

I love that there building Transformers. I've heard nothing but good things about it.

I know they are far from Harry Potter part 2 opening but I kind of wish they would of just gave some details on it as well tonight. Who knows if that would of had people talking about them for a while since its been all Disney lately.
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Postby Woodie Warrior » Thu Nov 01, 2012 10:31 pm

This makes me more excited for my Orlando trip next year!

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

Postby Aaronupsidasium » Fri Nov 02, 2012 1:02 am

So does USF set the record for most 3D attractions in one park,T2, Shrek, Despicable Me, Transformers and possibly The Gringotts coaster if the rumors turn out true.

From what I've seen online, Transformers has less practical sets and feels more like a motion simulator than Spider-Man. Am I correct?

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

Postby Totopez » Fri Nov 02, 2012 3:03 am

I just hope it will be up an running in time for my planned visit in late June. Has anyone heard of a more specific date than "Summer"?

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

Postby rollin_n_coastin » Fri Nov 02, 2012 3:24 am

Loved Spider Man and really looking forward to this. I'm a huge transformers fan but I'm not at all a fan of the Michael Bay movies, which really doesn't matter. Universal has such a great ability to take something with lasting recognition and make fantastic attractions out of them.

Now that I think about it, I wasn't a fan of most of the movies that Universal bases their attractions on but I've been a huge fan of the attractions themselves.
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Re: Universal Orlando Resort (USO, IOA) Discussion Thread

Postby Erik Johnson » Fri Nov 02, 2012 6:37 am

I am really happy that Orlando is getting one too. Yes, it is similar to Spider-Man, but it still kicks butt in it's own way. Now I do not have to travel as far to ride it again!
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Re: Universal Orlando Resort (USO, IOA) Discussion Thread

Postby Erik Johnson » Fri Nov 02, 2012 6:39 am

Aaronupsidasium wrote:So does USF set the record for most 3D attractions in one park,T2, Shrek, Despicable Me, Transformers and possibly The Gringotts coaster if the rumors turn out true.

From what I've seen online, Transformers has less practical sets and feels more like a motion simulator than Spider-Man. Am I correct?


I believe that there are more screens in Transformers, but you still go through practical sets. Some of them are not quite as detailed as Spider-Man, but they still do stand out.
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