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

Postby cfc » Tue Jun 12, 2012 9:46 am

^If it's the same system as Jimmy Neutron, it's a 3D movie in which the seats move. (That is, there are a certain number of seats on a platform, and the platform moves.)

At least that's what I remember.
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Re: Universal Orlando Resort (USO, IOA) Discussion Thread

Postby ernierocker » Tue Jun 12, 2012 9:50 am

cfc wrote:^If it's the same system as Jimmy Neutron, it's a 3D movie in which the seats move. (That is, there are a certain number of seats on a platform, and the platform moves.)

At least that's what I remember.


I only did it once, but that is what I remember as well. I was pretty sure this makeover from the Jimmy Neutron franchise to the Despicable Me franchise and not really a whole change in ride system (beyond possibly modernizing the mechanics). Correct me if I am wrong, of course.
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Re: Universal Orlando Resort (USO, IOA) Discussion Thread

Postby Bryce » Tue Jun 12, 2012 10:41 am

ernierocker wrote:
cfc wrote:^If it's the same system as Jimmy Neutron, it's a 3D movie in which the seats move. (That is, there are a certain number of seats on a platform, and the platform moves.)

At least that's what I remember.


I only did it once, but that is what I remember as well. I was pretty sure this makeover from the Jimmy Neutron franchise to the Despicable Me franchise and not really a whole change in ride system (beyond possibly modernizing the mechanics). Correct me if I am wrong, of course.


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

Postby paiging_jen » Tue Jun 12, 2012 8:23 pm

Bryce wrote:
ernierocker wrote:
cfc wrote:^If it's the same system as Jimmy Neutron, it's a 3D movie in which the seats move. (That is, there are a certain number of seats on a platform, and the platform moves.)

At least that's what I remember.


I only did it once, but that is what I remember as well. I was pretty sure this makeover from the Jimmy Neutron franchise to the Despicable Me franchise and not really a whole change in ride system (beyond possibly modernizing the mechanics). Correct me if I am wrong, of course.


I'm almost positive you're right.


I haven't followed this makeover but I was hoping for something a little more than Jimmy Neutron. I was not a fan of that experience at all.
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Re: Universal Orlando Resort (USO, IOA) Discussion Thread

Postby Mr. Starr » Tue Jun 12, 2012 9:04 pm

The main changes from Neutron to Despicable Me were the new HD projection system, renovation of the theater, and the addition of a new preshow room (there's two total now, helping with the line flow problems that Neutron had). I've heard only positive reviews, it's great to see something new for the younger crowd.
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Re: Universal Orlando Resort (USO, IOA) Discussion Thread

Postby jedimaster1227 » Thu Jun 14, 2012 8:10 pm

Universal Orlando has sent us a press release announcing the grand opening date for Despicable Me Minion Mayem!

Minion recruits: mark your calendars! Despicable Me Minion Mayhem, one of the most anticipated theme park attractions of 2012, will officially open at Universal Orlando Resort on July 2.

This brand-new ride combines the outrageous humor and memorable characters of Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment’s blockbuster film Despicable Me, with an all-new storyline, incredible new animation and the latest 3-D technology to create a wildly hysterical theme park experience.

Families will watch in amazement as they are transformed into minions, laugh together as they train to join Gru’s minion army and boogie down during the world’s-first minion-inspired dance party. Despicable Me Minion Mayhem is hilarious and heartwarming fun for the entire family.

The ride begins when guests enter Gru, Margo, Edith and Agnes’ home and learn they are being recruited to become minions. After picking up 3-D “minion goggles” in the living room and being scanned for “human germs” in the Minionization Prep Room, guests board Minion Transformation Pods to begin their training. Things don’t go as planned and guests find themselves on an unforgettable adventure through Gru’s lab that’s filled with laughter, chaos and tons of minions.

The ride experience is capped off with an exciting dance party where guests can show off their best moves with the minions. With a sparkling disco ball hanging overhead, the interactive celebration features large projection screens so that guests can see themselves partying with the minions to the legendary disco tune “Boogie Fever.”

Although Despicable Me Minion Mayhem officially opens on July 2, the attraction is now in technical rehearsal, meaning park guests may have the opportunity to experience the ride as a work in progress while Universal puts the finishing touches on the experience. Leading up to the grand opening, the attraction will run select days and times.

Despicable Me Minion Mayhem is located in Universal Studios Florida. For more information about Universal Orlando Resort, visit http://www.universalorlando.com.
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Re: Universal Orlando Resort (USO, IOA) Discussion Thread

Postby OCJ48 » Fri Jun 15, 2012 5:38 pm

USF also sent around a passholder email. AP holders will get Despicable Me and Shrek ERT for an hour before park opening from Monday (6/18) 'till July 1. You have to sign up first though, at the provided URL.

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

Postby alpengeist04 » Sat Jun 16, 2012 8:33 am

^Yea, just signed up for next week.

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

Postby Wes » Sat Jun 16, 2012 8:36 am

Has there been any more progress on ex-Amity/new-Potter?

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

Postby SamanthaMc92 » Mon Jun 18, 2012 4:05 am

Anyone hear anything about Universal apparently filing a construstion permit to demolish the old 'Murder, she wrote' soundstage?
Do we think they might build Transfromers on this plot? =) or maybe something original?? :b
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