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Postby Homer » Mon Oct 02, 2006 3:18 pm

^Wait, I am some emotionless blob? Awesome. :lolr:
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Postby obeygiant » Mon Jan 08, 2007 12:09 pm

While I’m only going to call this a rumor right now, we’ve heard from one of our sources that the plans for the Simpsons ride fell through due to the inability to come to financial terms with one of the actors that provides a major character’s voice. If the information is entirely correct, we’ve been told that plans are underway to return the removed Deloreans back to the closed dome and reopen the closed half until they come up with a new replacement concept. If anyone knows differently, please let us know.

Wait, so now theres not going to be a simpsons ride??? This is either good or bad...Universal could come up with a way better idea than the Simpsons OR just come up with something thats even worse...
It was almost a waste of money to even remove the cars in the first place..Now they have to spend more money to put them back in...
Lets hope this is just a rumor...

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Postby BarryH » Tue Jan 09, 2007 7:22 pm

I've heard so many things about BTTF that I won't believe anything until there's an official annoucement from Universal. Everything else is "interesting fiction."

Besides, I'm hoping for "Law & Order: The Ride."

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Postby Zen Coaster » Wed Jan 10, 2007 10:04 am

Pfft. Married with Children: The Ride, more like. ;)

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Postby BarryH » Wed Jan 10, 2007 4:54 pm

^I just hope we don't see Seven!

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Postby exzantia » Wed Jan 10, 2007 9:33 pm

obeygiant wrote:Is there any significant differences b/w the hollywood one and USF's? Also, how old is hollywoods?


USH's Back to the Future opened in June '93, two years after Orlando's. USJ's opened in 2001 and such I can see it being around for a lot longer.

They are pretty much the same ride, but as far as my bones and head are concerned the USH version is quite a bit smoother than the older Orlando ride. The buildings are very different (I prefere Hollywood's, but then again I'm very biased towards the park).

I am sorry to see the ride go, but not very sorry. It has a lot of problems, horrific loading times, uncomfortable motion, the franchise isn't anything close to what it used to be (not to many kids are big BTTF fans anymore) and of course it's less than graceful aging.

I will miss the ride, and I will be highly irritated if it's replacement isn't a damn good one.

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Postby coastermaniac » Fri Jan 12, 2007 5:09 pm

I heard that the deal for the new ride failed and since they already tore apart half of the building, they will only open the other half until at least sometime next year.

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Harry Potter Coming to Islands of Adventure

Postby robbalvey » Thu Feb 01, 2007 10:38 am

This was posted on Screamscape today:
http://www.screamscape.com/html/islands ... enture.htm

Harry Potter / Lost Continent Transformation - (2/1/07) A Screamscape source has confirmed to us that the IOA project is indeed a real Harry Potter project. No more false rumors claiming “letters of intent” from J.K. Rowling to Disney and all that nonsense, it seems that Universal has sealed the deal at last. This has been a long time coming too since Universal has been trying to gain Harry Potter since way back when the first film was still being shot.


Click the Screamscape Link for more details.

What do you all think? Personally I kind of like the "non commercial" feel of Lost Continent the way it is.....or is it I'm just being afriad of change?

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Postby Absimilliard » Thu Feb 01, 2007 10:43 am

I can't stand Harry Potter and personally, the Lost Continent was one of the 2 islands that I liked... The other is Jurassic Park. For me, its a major stepback.

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Postby Wes » Thu Feb 01, 2007 10:46 am

Lame. Maybe if it was a Harry Potter ride in the land, but redoing it seems silly. The theming is so great. Hopefully they won't mess with it too much.
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