Universal Orlando Resort (USO, IOA) Discussion Thread

P. 1436: Hagrid's Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure news
Users viewing this topic: No registered users and 5 guests
Discuss theme parks, roller coasters, and mules!
Full Fledged Donkey Enthusiast!
User avatar
 
Posts: 108
Joined: 29 Dec 2010
Location: Snoopy's Doghouse
Gender: Male

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

Postby WW1 Flying Ace » Wed May 22, 2013 5:47 pm

^Perhaps it is for Transformers and then when Potter 2.0 opens they can raise their prices again.
CP Fanboy until... I visited CP
"We have to get the hamsters to run a little faster."- Joe Maddon

Gimme Some Candy!
User avatar
 
Posts: 5306
Joined: 28 Apr 2005
Location: Washington, DC
Gender: Male
Age: 27

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

Postby coasterfreak101 » Wed May 22, 2013 6:17 pm

Sounds like the Simpson's expansion is getting announced finally. From the USO Facebook:

We’ve got some exciting news to share tomorrow. D’oh!
1. Skyrush | 2. Maverick | 3. The Voyage | 4. El Toro | 5. Outlaw Run
6. Millennium Force | 7. I-305 | 8. Medusa: SC | 9. X2 | 10. Phoenix

Coasters: 290
Parks: 51

Alan Schilke is my "man crush".
User avatar
 
Posts: 2827
Joined: 08 Sep 2012
Location: On my laptop
Gender: Male

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

Postby Woodie Warrior » Wed May 22, 2013 6:31 pm

blade1 wrote:
Woodie Warrior wrote:In the end of July, my family is visiting Orlando.
Our original plan was 4 days at Disney, 2 at Universal.
My dad got a really good deal for less than $400 a person that includes 4 days at Disney, 1 at Universal, and 1 at SeaWorld.
We have to choose one Universal park. Which one will be better for us if we get Express Passes?
We have two 60 year old seniors, one 40 year old adult, one teenager, and one ten year old. I would guess IoA would be the one to choose. Am I correct?


I'd probably lean toward Studios. There are more shows and less 54" rides. I guess it really depends on if the 10 year old is 54" yet, and if the 60 year olds like pretty significant big coasters. MIB, Simpsons, ET, and even the Mummy are all good tweener attractions, and I believe Transformers will be one too. Hollywood Rip Ride Rocket is 51". At IOA Hulk, and Dragons Challenge are 54" and Dr. Doom is 52". IOA has the better water rides for sure.

The 10 year old is 54". I believe we are leaning towards IoA. The seniors aren't into big coasters, but are wanting to see Harry Potter.
Top 10: 1. The Voyage 2. Outlaw Run 3. Millennium Force 4. SkyRush 5. Maverick
6. El Toro 7. Fahrenheit 8. Storm Runner 9. Thunderbird 10. Powder Keg

Beware of the freeze-dried donkey!
User avatar
 
Posts: 1333
Joined: 02 Nov 2008
Location: Orlando, FL
Gender: Male
Age: 24

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

Postby triggernel » Wed May 22, 2013 10:10 pm

Harry Potter and Spiderman are the only reasons to choose IOA over the Studios, but since you are going in July, Transformers will be open. This should balance out Spiderman.

If the seniors aren't into coasters, you can knock out Hulk, Dragon Challenge, and probably Dudley and FJ, which really only leaves Spiderman, Popeye, and Jurassic Park in terms of main attractions. Removing coasters at USO still leaves you with T2:3D, E.T. Men In Black, Simpsons (with its new fleshed out land), and Transformers. FJ and Mummy being the two wild cards in terms of medium level of intensity.

I also prefer rides like Despicable Me, Twister, and Shrek, to Cat in the Hat, Poseidon, and Sinbad, but that's just me.
Snoochie Boochie

I prefer to mate with donkeys over humans!
User avatar
 
Posts: 2238
Joined: 10 Dec 2010
Location: Houston, Texas
Gender: Male
Age: 32

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

Postby Mrlittle » Wed May 22, 2013 10:34 pm

I'm excited to hear more on the Simpsons area that might be announced today. (even though it just a few facades to the stores) I want to know how much I will have to pay to eat a Krusty burger with a Flaming Moe.
Image

Don't let this donkey melt you with its laser eyes!
User avatar
 
Posts: 376
Joined: 04 Apr 2013
Location: New England
Gender: Male
Age: 30

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

Postby necoastergp » Wed May 22, 2013 11:06 pm

coasterfreak101 wrote:Sounds like the Simpson's expansion is getting announced finally. From the USO Facebook:

We’ve got some exciting news to share tomorrow. D’oh!


About time, wonder if they will release all the details or just announce a Simpson's themed expansion coming soon.
Coasters: 106 (Steel:90 Wood:16) Parks:19

Beware of the freeze-dried donkey!
User avatar
 
Posts: 1333
Joined: 02 Nov 2008
Location: Orlando, FL
Gender: Male
Age: 24

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

Postby triggernel » Wed May 22, 2013 11:38 pm

necoastergp wrote:
coasterfreak101 wrote:Sounds like the Simpson's expansion is getting announced finally. From the USO Facebook:

We’ve got some exciting news to share tomorrow. D’oh!


About time, wonder if they will release all the details or just announce a Simpson's themed expansion coming soon.


They're filming the Today Show there in the morning, so I would expect a big announcement. And based on the fact that the restaurant side of the expansion is almost done, I would lean towards a full announcement.
Snoochie Boochie

I've gone pantless!
User avatar
 
Posts: 33977
Joined: 21 Sep 2005
Location: In the lair of the Huge Hummel Boy (which is conveniently located near Williamsburg, Va.)
Gender: Male
Age: 59

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

Postby cfc » Thu May 23, 2013 4:47 am

*I hope all the Today Show people are drinking Flaming Moes.
Image
Image

Don't make me kick you in the donkey!
User avatar
 
Posts: 1910
Joined: 24 Dec 2005
Location: Los Angeles
Gender: None specified

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

Postby Top Thrill Dragster » Thu May 23, 2013 11:18 am

Image

Woo Hoo! Springfield, hometown to America’s favorite animated family, The Simpsons, comes to life at Universal Orlando Resort launching this summer.

The expansive, new area within Universal Studios will be anchored by the mega-attraction, The Simpsons Ride, and will allow guests to enter the world of The Simpsons like never before. It will be the only place in the world where guests can walk the streets of Springfield. It will include a brand-new outdoor attraction, places and foods pulled right from the show and two new Simpsons characters who will make their debut with the new area – Krusty the Clown and Sideshow Bob.

And yes – there will be Duff Beer, brewed exclusively for Universal Orlando.

For the first time ever – anywhere – fans will be able to walk down Fast Food Boulevard and visit the places that helped Springfield stake its claim as “Shelbyville by the Sea.” They will be able to grab a Krusty-certified meat sandwich at Krusty Burger, snatch the catch of the day at the Frying Dutchman, get a slice at Luigi’s Pizza, go nuts for donuts at Lard Lad, enjoy a “Taco Fresho” with Bumblebee Man and imbibe at Moe’s Tavern.

The new attraction – called Kang & Kodos’ Twirl ‘n’ Hurl – will take “foolish humans” on an intergalactic spin designed to send them into orbit.

“This will be a must-see experience for Simpsons fans all over the world,” said Mark Woodbury, President of Universal Creative. “For the first time ever, they’re going to be able to enter a world that they’ve only seen on television – and we’re really excited to bring that world to life.”

“This new expansion will broaden and deepen the already incredible experience at Universal, by bringing to life the iconic landmarks of Springfield that fans have grown to love,” said Jeffrey Godsick, President, Fox Consumer Products. “Fans will literally be able to live and breathe Springfield as they visit the statue of Jebediah, enjoy a Krusty Burger, and have a seat at Moe’s Tavern, which are just a few of the great experiences awaiting at Universal.”

"It has been an honor to bring the world of the Simpsons to life in such a letter-perfect way,” said Denise Sirkot, President, Worldwide Brand, Gracie Films. “Truly this is the Krustyest place on earth."

For more information, visit www.universalorlando.com.
Last edited by jedimaster1227 on Thu May 23, 2013 11:56 am.
Apollos Chariot #1!

Macaroni and Donkey
User avatar
 
Posts: 63
Joined: 14 Jun 2011
Location: Orlando
Gender: Male

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

Postby simtanic8 » Thu May 23, 2013 11:20 am

You beat me to it! I'm mostly excited about Moe's Tavern, also Kang & Kodos’ Twirl ‘n’ Hurl just because it's another ride to get on. :b

PreviousNext

Return to Theme Parks, Roller Coasters, & Donkeys!

Who is online

Users viewing this topic: No registered users and 5 guests

These pages are in no way affiliated with nor endorsed by SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment, Cedar Fair, Legoland, Merlin Entertainment,
Blackstone, Tussaud's Group, Six Flags, Universal Theme Parks, the Walt Disney Company or any other theme park company.

All onride photos and videos on this website were taken with the permission of the park by a professional ride photographer.
For yours  and others safety, please do not attempt to take photos or videos at parks without proper permission.

Disclaimer!  You need a sense of humor to view our site, 
if you don't have a sense of humor, or are easily offended, please turn back now!
Most of the content on this forum is suitable for all ages. HOWEVER!
There may be some content that would be considered rated "PG-13."
Theme Park Review is NOT recommended for ages under 13 years of age.

cron