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

Postby simaticable » Sun Mar 24, 2013 2:56 pm

Apparently there was damage at Epcot as well. There was some minor damage at some of the other Disney parks as well.
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Postby Zcev5454 » Sun Mar 24, 2013 2:58 pm

Has anyone used the express pass? How is it and how does it work? I'm thinking about taking a trip down there and we really enjoyed the cedar point fast lane, so is this similar?

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Postby StefanI7 » Wed Mar 27, 2013 2:43 am

Hi guys,

I'm planning a trip to Orlando and I'm wondering when the new Transformers ride will open.
They say "Summer 2013", but I'm no expert about Universal's behavior.
Do you think that on 21th June I will be able to ride it? (even in a soft opening)

I really appreciate your help, because I can be there just for a few days in the beginning of the summer, and I'd like to know if I can enjoy Tranformers.

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

Postby wados » Wed Mar 27, 2013 3:54 am

StefanI7 wrote:Hi guys,

I'm planning a trip to Orlando and I'm wondering when the new Transformers ride will open.
They say "Summer 2013", but I'm no expert about Universal's behavior.
Do you think that on 21th June I will be able to ride it? (even in a soft opening)

I really appreciate your help, because I can be there just for a few days in the beginning of the summer, and I'd like to know if I can enjoy Tranformers.

Thank you.

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There has been no date set yet, but I have read a few "rumor's" that a soft opening possible late May and open sometime in June. But as i said Universal have not given any dates as of yet. Unless someone else has any dates

I will be in Orlando in May but im pretty sure i will miss out by about a month.....same thing happened in 2009 when rip ride rocket opened, i was there a month before that opened before

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

Postby necoastergp » Fri Apr 05, 2013 9:54 pm

The amount of progress on the Transformers building/area alone along with the Potter and Simpson's areas is amazing. I was there in January and Transformers was still finishing the building and well Potter and Simpson's have done a lot in the past couple months, crazy. Props to Universal at the pace they are building all this at, only if Disney could move along with projects quicker.

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

Postby Woodie Warrior » Sun Apr 07, 2013 11:52 am

My family will be visiting end July/beginning August. We will be staying offsite.

Is it worth getting the Express passes for our two days there?
How crowded is the park going to be?
If we can only get one day of Express pass, should we use it on our day at USF or our day at IoA?
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Re: Universal Orlando Resort (USO, IOA) Discussion Thread

Postby SharkTums » Sun Apr 07, 2013 12:02 pm

Woodie Warrior wrote:My family will be visiting end July/beginning August. We will be staying offsite.

Is it worth getting the Express passes for our two days there?
How crowded is the park going to be?
If we can only get one day of Express pass, should we use it on our day at USF or our day at IoA?


That is peak summer vacation time, weather will also be disgusting.

Absolutely get Express passes as the parks will be crowded. If you can only get express for one park, look at them both and see what you'd rather ride. Most people would probably choose IOA for the Express passes as it's been more crowded over there with Potter, and more attractions are outdoors and will shut down in bad weather leading to longer lines later if they reopen. Studios at least has more indoor stuff and the big coaster there has a single rider line.

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

Postby Chroniq » Mon Apr 29, 2013 12:34 pm

Not much to see here, but it looks like all the surveyors and markers recently spotted in the Jurassic Park section of Islands of Adventure are for "carnival style" games...


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

Postby triggernel » Mon Apr 29, 2013 9:44 pm

^ Was poking around some other forums and supposedly the plot of JP4 will involve Jurassic Park actually opening to guests. This would tie in the games better to the theme of a Dinosaur Theme Park.

That being said, I'm getting the vibe that these games may just be around so that the land isn't completely dead when River Adventure goes down for its refurbishment. Not that they'll remove them once the land is complete, but that they'll provide some life to the island during construction. If I had to make a complete guess, I'd assume the games would open this fall or next spring, while the River Adventure would close around that time and reopen the fall of 2015, before whatever else they are adding to the Island would open the summer of 2016.
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