UK theme parks from another point of view!

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by abigsmurf
Thu Aug 03, 2017 9:27 pm
Forum: My Visit
Topic: Orlando & Tampa Trip Help
Replies: 64
Views: 6419

Re: Orlando & Tampa Trip Help

Depending on where you bought your Disney tickets, register for My Disney Experience and link your tickets.  The free park photos are great (be sure to download them as soon as you get home, they're not permanent) . Book your fast pass for Frozen, 7 dwarves, Avatar now if you can (they may already b...
by abigsmurf
Thu Jul 20, 2017 9:42 pm
Forum: Rest of the World Parks and Attractions
Topic: Walt Disney World - Epcot
Replies: 98
Views: 3218

Re: Walt Disney World - Epcot

Sadly, they're moving even further away from the old concept. Innoventions is going, the post ride spaceship earth is going, the dancing fountains are being relocated to the lagoon and they're planting lots of trees instead (guessing the new pathways are designed to spread people around the park a b...
by abigsmurf
Thu Jul 20, 2017 5:45 pm
Forum: London Entertainment Resort
Topic: London Entertainment Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 313
Views: 50957

Re: London Entertainment Resort - General Discussion

Decades ago Universal were allegedly planning a themepark a few minutes down the road that was torpedoed by concerns over the marshland wildlife so it's not unthinkable they'd consider branding a UK park. I can't see them just doing a hands off licencing only approach. Licensing Universal Properties...
by abigsmurf
Sun Jul 16, 2017 3:04 pm
Forum: Rest of the World Parks and Attractions
Topic: Walt Disney World - Epcot
Replies: 98
Views: 3218

Re: Walt Disney World - Epcot

Hope they can fix the length and immersion issues from the DLP ride, won't take much to turn it from a good ride to a great ride. Strange there's no info on the Guardians ride. Lots of places saying that the existing building is going to mostly be the queue and pre-show with an extension added. If t...
by abigsmurf
Sun Jul 16, 2017 12:17 am
Forum: Rest of the World Parks and Attractions
Topic: Walt Disney World - Disney's Hollywood Studios
Replies: 55
Views: 5837

Re: Walt Disney World - Disney's Hollywood Studios

Mickey & Minnie's Runaway Railway confirmed as the replacement for the Great Movie Ride. Going to be styled around the current Mickey Mouse shorts and will use some neat (probably projector based) technology to make the world around you look like a cartoon, but in a real 3D world.
by abigsmurf
Wed Jul 12, 2017 8:09 pm
Forum: Rest of the World Parks and Attractions
Topic: Walt Disney World - Disney's Animal Kingdom
Replies: 145
Views: 10309

Re: Walt Disney World - Disney's Animal Kingdom

It's a franchise that people have lost interest in, opened years before the sequels are going to come out in. Was always a bit of a strange choice. The flights of Pandora sounds like an amazing ride to me but "Like soarin but better" is a tough sell for the general public and the River Jou...
by abigsmurf
Tue Jul 11, 2017 8:19 pm
Forum: Rest of the World Parks and Attractions
Topic: Universal Orlando Resort
Replies: 940
Views: 37336

Re: Universal Orlando Resort

Screamscape reporting that the dueling dragons could be replaced by a powered inverted coaster along the lines of Arthur and the Minimoys and the How to Train Your Dragon ride.  Seems a good idea. The Gringotts Bank coaster showed how popular a big budget family coaster can be. Does leave the park p...
by abigsmurf
Tue Jul 11, 2017 8:13 pm
Forum: Rest of the World Parks and Attractions
Topic: Walt Disney World - Magic Kingdom
Replies: 121
Views: 3207

Re: Walt Disney World - Magic Kingdom

Looks to be an amazing coaster based on the PoV vids I've seen. 

The speedway was great when you were a small kid but lost all charm the second you learn to drive and it took up huge amounts of space, was coasting off of nostalgia
by abigsmurf
Sat Jul 01, 2017 7:24 pm
Forum: Rest of the World Parks and Attractions
Topic: Universal Orlando Resort
Replies: 940
Views: 37336

Re: Universal Orlando Resort

Everything about the Mario Kart ride sounds mindblowing so I'm trying to think of a way it can be implemented that's realistic. Cars like the Ratatouille vehicles that are trackless and free roaming yet have Spiderman/Transformers levels of motion for spinning, jolting when hit and simulating high s...
by abigsmurf
Thu Jun 29, 2017 10:53 pm
Forum: Rest of the World Parks and Attractions
Topic: Walt Disney World - Epcot
Replies: 98
Views: 3218

Re: Walt Disney World - Epcot

Exciting stuff for Epcot, already my favorite Disney park and getting some more rides is always good. Seems like a massive amount of work to focus on one park mind, 3 new rides, and half a dozen or so complete rethemes (some of which sound like they could get reworks on the level of Frozen) for a pa...
by abigsmurf
Wed May 31, 2017 9:36 pm
Forum: London Entertainment Resort
Topic: London Entertainment Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 313
Views: 50957

Re: London Paramount - General Discussion

Disneyland Paris was Eisner's baby and he was a terrible CEO who could have destroyed Disney. I think it would have done much much better in the UK than France for a multitude of reasons. I think the fact that you're just a boat ride from central London and an hour train ride from Brighton will mean...
by abigsmurf
Thu May 25, 2017 1:46 pm
Forum: Rest of the World Parks and Attractions
Topic: Universal Orlando Resort
Replies: 940
Views: 37336

Re: Universal Orlando Resort

Ah the evil 'cultural appropriation' strikes again! Because what enriches people culturally more than telling them that they're forbidden from exploring cultures other than their own or that you can't do things because you have the wrong language/birthplace/skin colour! My feelings about France? Wel...
by abigsmurf
Sun Apr 02, 2017 6:29 pm
Forum: European Parks and Attractions
Topic: Disneyland Resort Paris
Replies: 835
Views: 21150

Re: Disneyland Resort Paris

They tried building lots of flat rides for the Studios ride and they were fairly disappointing, fairly standard rides with Disney skins. Even if they put a big effort into a new one, it would just get lost amongst those. They've got lots of untapped recent properties they could use; A Moana log flum...
by abigsmurf
Sat Apr 01, 2017 1:20 pm
Forum: European Parks and Attractions
Topic: Disneyland Resort Paris
Replies: 835
Views: 21150

Re: Disneyland Resort Paris

Not been to DLP in years, Ive heard mix reviews about the state of the park and rides. Is it worth going or to wait for a few years and hope for a few more addtions? I've been a fairly vocal about the park as I went when it was close to rock bottom. Since Disney financed the park it sounds like the...
by abigsmurf
Thu Mar 30, 2017 9:09 pm
Forum: Rest of the World Parks and Attractions
Topic: Walt Disney World - Epcot
Replies: 98
Views: 3218

Re: Walt Disney World - Epcot

Rumours of changes and additions to the World Pavillion. Spain looks set to finally happen with a tie in to next year's Gigantic. Mexico could be getting another retheme (this time for the film Coco). Brazil is another country they're looking at adding. Also seems like the UK could get an attraction...
by abigsmurf
Thu Mar 30, 2017 8:59 pm
Forum: Rest of the World Parks and Attractions
Topic: Universal Orlando Resort
Replies: 940
Views: 37336

Re: Universal Orlando Resort

If Disney build on the tech they've used in Frozen and seven dwarfs, the Avatar ride could be very impressive, much more than simply a rethemed Pirates. I am looking massively forward to Nintendoland and whatever they do for Harry Potter (although I suspect the latter may 'just' be a pure rollercoas...
by abigsmurf
Thu Mar 30, 2017 8:54 pm
Forum: My Visit
Topic: Florida December 2017
Replies: 2
Views: 380

Re: Florida December 2017

I went December so I can give some advice (also as someone who hadn't been in 10+ years) December weather is potluck, When I went there was 1 day where it was too cold for t-shirts, 1 day where it was incredibly hot and the rest of the two weeks it was pleasant and warm. I have been when there were ...
by abigsmurf
Mon Mar 27, 2017 11:04 am
Forum: Rest of the World Parks and Attractions
Topic: Universal Orlando Resort
Replies: 940
Views: 37336

Re: Universal Orlando Resort

Possibly a bit harsh on Gringotts given that ride does a lot of neat things that you don't normally see on family rides (and certainly never together) . I will say though that it desperately needed a physical set piece for the finale though. Kinda bummed that I went on it through the single riders q...
by abigsmurf
Fri Mar 03, 2017 7:56 pm
Forum: Rest of the World Parks and Attractions
Topic: Universal Orlando Resort
Replies: 940
Views: 37336

Re: Universal Orlando Resort

The queue system seems neat but will all the elements always be active and will people get confused by or ignore the colour system?

I can't help but feel this is a bit of a placeholder ride to keep updating when they get a lucrative property they want to build a ride fast for.
by abigsmurf
Fri Mar 03, 2017 12:20 pm
Forum: Rest of the World Parks and Attractions
Topic: Universal Orlando Resort
Replies: 940
Views: 37336

Re: Universal Orlando Resort

The reviews really stink. http://orlparkpass.com/2017/03/review-race-through-new-york-starring-jimmy-fallon/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; I assumed it would be a Soaring clone but it isn't, it's a cheap simulator in a theme park that already has a bunch of them. Have to wonder what...
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