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

Postby piers » Tue Jul 10, 2012 11:35 am

I don't like it.

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

Postby BDG » Tue Jul 10, 2012 11:41 am

I sort of like it.

It's alright. And much more future-proof than for example a Harry Potter themed hotel.
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Postby Hilltopper39 » Tue Jul 10, 2012 1:15 pm

I swear this is a hotel somewhere in Dayton Beach that looks just like this place, don't know if that's a good thing or a bad thing.

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

Postby jedimaster1227 » Sun Jul 15, 2012 3:39 pm

Universal Orlando has sent us a press advisory about their recent visit by Shaquille O'Neal and his stop at Despicable Me Minion Mayhem.

“Inside the NBA” analyst and former basketball superstar Shaquille O’Neal was hosted by Universal Orlando Resort on July 9, 2012 and encountered some tiny, yellow friends during his visit. The mischievous minions met the basketball veteran in front of the all-new attraction, Despicable Me Minion Mayhem, at the beginning of his day at Universal Studios Florida. This brand-new ride is a hilarious and heart-warming journey that combines a new storyline, new animation, the latest 3-D technology – and the heart, outrageous humor and memorable characters of the hit animated film.
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Re: Universal Orlando Resort (USO, IOA) Discussion Thread

Postby neovortex2k » Fri Aug 03, 2012 4:57 am

I hope the ride is better than the film. After seeing the film I really didn't think it warranted its own ride in a theme park.

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

Postby coasterfreak101 » Fri Aug 03, 2012 5:21 am

^Even if not everyone liked it, kids love it. They're all over the Minions, so anything with the little yellow guys will be a huge hit for families visiting the park. Plus, the movie made plenty of money, and they've got a sequel coming out as well - as a business decision, this was probably the best family ride they could've replaced Neutron with.
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Re: Universal Orlando Resort (USO, IOA) Discussion Thread

Postby Bryce » Fri Aug 03, 2012 5:24 am

neovortex2k wrote:I hope the ride is better than the film. After seeing the film I really didn't think it warranted its own ride in a theme park.


Are you kidding? I loved that movie! The minions are chaotic and crazy, and are perfect for a wild simulator.

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

Postby cfc » Fri Aug 03, 2012 5:48 am

I wasn't a big fan of the movie, either. I liked Gru, but didn't think the Minions were all that funny. However, I think it'll work well enough as a simulator ride.
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Re: Universal Orlando Resort (USO, IOA) Discussion Thread

Postby The49er » Fri Aug 03, 2012 1:23 pm

Is that ride actually good? My whole family liked the movie.

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

Postby ECZenith » Sat Aug 11, 2012 7:41 am

Wow, I was very surprised to see that it looks like Universal Orlando is getting Transformers! Looks like work is progressing quickly. I have not yet ridden the Hollywood version but I hear it's amazing, how lucky are we to have two of these types of rides at neighboring parks? Long live the dark ride! :b

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