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Re: Universal Orlando Discussion Thread

Postby robbalvey » Fri Dec 02, 2011 9:07 am

It's official! Jaws will be closing FOREVER on January 2nd, 2012.

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Hey fans, we want you to be the first to know… JAWS! and the Amity area will officially close on January 2 to make room for an exciting, NEW, experience we’re planning for you.

We know you love JAWS! and we do too. It has been an amazing attraction and after terrorizing the waters of Amity here at Universal Orlando for 20 years, it’s a VERY important part of our history. So, we’ve got a couple things planned to ensure we always remember and honor it. We know it’s hard to say goodbye, but we can’t express how EXCITED we are about the new, innovative & amazing experience we’re going to be bringing you.


Let the speculation begin!

I've hear many possible expansion rumors:

- Transformers - Does this make sense as they've already got Spiderman next door?
- Another Potter expansion? Even thought Potter is also at IOA, it's the biggest thing Universal has ever done. Would making it so guests HAVE to buy a two-day, two-park pass make financial sense?
- A completely new experience? There are rides like "Space Fantasty" which have been very well received, but never made it to the USA parks yet.

What do you all think???
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Getting rid of Jaws gets back a lot of land...and if they get rid of the Fear Factor Live stage and Disaster next door...that would be a HUGE expansion. Maybe more Potter?
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Bye, bye Jaws.... It's been said you are "Old and Stupid" - do you agree?
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Re: Universal Orlando Discussion Thread

Postby Meteornotes » Fri Dec 02, 2011 9:10 am

Terrible news. This ride is total cheese, but it's totally fun cheese. It really shouldn't be replaced with more places to buy wands, but I'm sure that's what's coming. Ah well, hopefully the Jaws ride at the Japan park will never go anywhere.

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Re: Universal Orlando Discussion Thread

Postby doublestufforeo » Fri Dec 02, 2011 9:11 am

Bring on the new hotness!

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Re: Universal Orlando Discussion Thread

Postby SharkTums » Fri Dec 02, 2011 9:12 am

First IOA is 'dead to me', and now Universal too...LAME!!!!

Like Dave said, unless Jaws is replaced by a SyFy Saturday movie star (MegaShark, Sharktopus, Dinocroc, etc.) they will not be able to make me happy!

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Re: Universal Orlando Discussion Thread

Postby BeemerBoy » Fri Dec 02, 2011 9:13 am

I'm just glad my last experience on it was a "TPR one" back in October.
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Re: Universal Orlando Discussion Thread

Postby cfc » Fri Dec 02, 2011 9:13 am

I think this says it all.

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Here's to hoping something good comes of this. They were planning to close Jaws a few years ago, as I recall--or was that just a rumor?
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Re: Universal Orlando Discussion Thread

Postby Invertalon » Fri Dec 02, 2011 9:15 am

Terrible...

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Re: Universal Orlando Discussion Thread

Postby SharkTums » Fri Dec 02, 2011 9:15 am

I guess we'll all just have to go back to Japan to ride it more there! Oh darn, more trips to Japan!!!

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Re: Universal Orlando Discussion Thread

Postby doublestufforeo » Fri Dec 02, 2011 9:17 am

We should do a trip to Universal with the Orlando group and take over a boat to commemorate the ride.

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Re: Universal Orlando Discussion Thread

Postby SharkTums » Fri Dec 02, 2011 9:18 am

^I'm at the point that I don't really want to give Universal Orlando any more money than I have to! Plus we have a super idea for our first TPRlando group meet in January!

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