Universal Orlando Resort (USO, IOA) Discussion Thread

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

Postby Canobie Coaster » Fri Feb 22, 2019 12:26 am

^^ I definitely remember being on my phone in the Gringotts single rider queue (along with most others) but that doesn't shock me in the least bit.
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Postby bobbie68 » Fri Feb 22, 2019 11:10 am

With several sources stating that the train cars will be like Wave Breaker at Sea World Antonio I am wondering if anyone here has experience with the comfort of these? It seems like these seats will be encompassed with the bike and side car shell.

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Postby coasterbill » Fri Feb 22, 2019 11:17 am

I thought it was perfectly comfortable.

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Postby Canobie Coaster » Fri Feb 22, 2019 12:02 pm

Same here. I had no issue with comfort on Wave Breaker. The seats were just different than what I expected; I expected to be forced forwards like the Zamperla motorbike coasters.
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Postby bobbie68 » Fri Feb 22, 2019 2:27 pm

Thank you for the responses. I am glad to hear that. I thought the seats looked comfortable.

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Postby JimmyBo » Fri Feb 22, 2019 7:19 pm

I'm excited to see this coaster once it opens. My wife and I will be in Orlando in September so we may have to swing by IOA to ride this thing. Funny thing is, I showed my wife a picture of Elissa in the side car on the ride at Australia and asked her if she remembered that ride when we went on the TPR Australia tour. She said "We didn't ride that ride. I would have remembered riding it." Then I showed her some pictures from the TPR Index Page and you can see us riding it!! :lmao: I guess it was such a great experience, she blocked it from her memory.

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Postby Looty » Sat Feb 23, 2019 9:10 pm

cfc wrote:^And then fill only half the sidecars. :lol:


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

Postby PKI Jizzman » Sat Feb 23, 2019 11:20 pm

The name is so generic, but I don't care it's going to be so much fun. Can't wait to ride!
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Re: Universal Orlando Resort (USO, IOA) Discussion Thread

Postby robbalvey » Sun Feb 24, 2019 1:42 am

JimmyBo wrote:I'm excited to see this coaster once it opens. My wife and I will be in Orlando in September so we may have to swing by IOA to ride this thing. Funny thing is, I showed my wife a picture of Elissa in the side car on the ride at Australia and asked her if she remembered that ride when we went on the TPR Australia tour. She said "We didn't ride that ride. I would have remembered riding it." Then I showed her some pictures from the TPR Index Page and you can see us riding it!! :lmao: I guess it was such a great experience, she blocked it from her memory.

Look, not gonna lie - Every "motorbike" coaster I've ridden... EXCEPT FOR TRON, has been kind of a "meh" and "forgettable" experience. Maybe Universal can pull it off, I'm not sure, but I'm still not quite over them removing Dueling Dragons and I won't be by the time this opens either, so this ride has a LOT to live up to. And considering I'm not a "Harry Potter Person" either, this coaster has to be one of the best damn things I've ever ridden for it to honestly impress me.

We shall see....
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Re: Universal Orlando Resort (USO, IOA) Discussion Thread

Postby Jew » Sun Feb 24, 2019 6:38 am

I think this will be something Potter fans will love, but us coaster nerds will be bummed the experience isn’t as good as dueling dragons.

Universal has to milk that cash cow for all it’s worth.
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