Universal Orlando Resort (USO, IOA) Discussion Thread

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

Postby beyondthepalace » Sun Jan 01, 2012 5:32 pm

^ The interesting item is that there were park maps for today the 1st and this one is dated the 3rd..will we see a special map for the last day?

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Postby Zeppelinfreak » Sun Jan 01, 2012 5:45 pm

^We'll see soon. I hope there is, though.

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

Postby coasterdude5 » Sun Jan 01, 2012 5:49 pm

This article might be the type of coaster hybrid coming to Universal Studios: http://www.coaster101.com/2011/09/19/universals-motion-base-track-patent/

The descriptions of the two concepts sound very similar.

I'm more interested to see how they connect the two lands if this second land opens up. The train idea sounds great.
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Re: Universal Orlando Resort (USO, IOA) Discussion Thread

Postby robbalvey » Sun Jan 01, 2012 6:57 pm

Here, let me bum everyone one....


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Postby robbalvey » Sun Jan 01, 2012 6:57 pm

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

Postby doublestufforeo » Sun Jan 01, 2012 7:04 pm

I wonder if they're going to check your tickets when you enter Gringotts at US now so you can get on the train to go to IOA?

Or if they're going to merge the prices into one convenient bundle and make you buy a 2 park.

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

Postby coasterfreak101 » Sun Jan 01, 2012 7:15 pm

Gringotts isn't the train station, so why would they check your ticket?
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Re: Universal Orlando Resort (USO, IOA) Discussion Thread

Postby Bryce232 » Sun Jan 01, 2012 7:17 pm

Thanks for the video Robb. It always sucks when such a classic Universal ride will now only exist as a section in the parking garage..

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

Postby jedimaster1227 » Sun Jan 01, 2012 7:34 pm

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/os-mummy-ride-derails-20120101,0,5667091.story

Universal Studios' Revenge of the Mummy and E.T. Adventures rides malfunctioned with park guests aboard Sunday evening, requiring about 24 riders to be evacuated by Orlando Fire Department.

A park official said technical difficulties caused both rides to come to a stop within minutes of each other shortly before 6 p.m.

"The system noted that there was a problem and that it should not continue," said Alyson Lundell, a theme park spokeswoman. "It's programmed to stop running at that point and that's what they did."

Lundell said 12 people were evacuated from a single vehicle that was about 10 feet off the ground on the Revenge of the Mummy ride. Another 12 were evacuated from a single vehicle on the E.T. Adventures ride. Other guests were unloaded from the loading platform, she added.

Lundell said the rides were reopened about 8 p.m. after about an hour-long inspection and testing.

Lundell said no one was hurt or requested medical treatment.
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Re: Universal Orlando Resort (USO, IOA) Discussion Thread

Postby SharkTums » Sun Jan 01, 2012 7:40 pm

^Slow news day.

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