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Re: Universal Orlando Resort

Mon Jun 11, 2018 9:48 pm

Judging by the way the track is passing through those supports I'd guess there isn't the space for a cycle + sidecar train. Despite the launches, it seems the ride is going to be pretty mild, moreso that Thirteen.

Looks like it's going the Gringotts route of cramming in as many neat ride elements as they can rather than going for pure thrills. I like that but looks people hoping for an intense ride are going to be disappointed.
 
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Re: Universal Orlando Resort

Thu Jun 21, 2018 10:10 am

So.. it’s been confirmed that there will be a drop section on the new ride.. if anyone didn’t know that already..

And the launch systems are either all in place or are getting in place, it’s something to note that the launch segments are spaced out. This could represent Hagrids motorbike when it backfires and jolts, as shown in the Deathly Hallows chase scene a few times.

More ground work being done.. generally looks good!

The Jurassic Park (World) roller coaster is also now starting to get a few noticeable points, as more screws and markings have been put in the ground.

All can be seen in this video link :)
https://youtu.be/bhyJVuuKMRU

EDIT: The drop section is said to be roughly a 30ft drop.. that’s quite a big drop if true.. how big is Th13teen’s drop?
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Re: Universal Orlando Resort

Thu Jun 21, 2018 10:47 am

Th13teen's freefall drop is about 1/2 what is expected to be the freefall drop for the Harry Potter Coaster at around 15ft.
 
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Re: Universal Orlando Resort

Thu Jun 21, 2018 4:13 pm

That’s going to be a nice feeling falling for that amount then.. Th13teen usually gives a right good ache in the nether region :lol

Next few weeks should be good to see construction updates, especially with anything new for JW
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Re: Universal Orlando Resort

Thu Jun 21, 2018 4:24 pm

On the above, a potential point of note is that there will actual be two drop tracks side by side, likely to increase capacity. Hence there will be a track switch just before/after the train enters/exits the drop section. This is evident in the structure of the building's framework, as shown in a recent photo from bioreconstruct. The rumour is also that "Devil's Snare" will be a key element of the show sequence for the track drop.

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In other news, Universal Orlando have announced HHN 28's second original house, Slaughter Sinema.

SLAUGHTER SINEMA PREMIERES THIS FALL AT HALLOWEEN HORROR NIGHTS

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We’re taking 80s B-movie monsters and creatures and putting them into one frightening experience—Slaughter Sinema. This new house joins the line-up of original storylines you’ll brave at Universal Orlando’s Halloween Horror Nights 28.

It’s showtime at the local drive-in. As you approach, you’ll see movie trailers of what you’re about to witness, filling you with dread as you make your way inside. The smell of popcorn will be first to hit your senses as you find yourself in a movie theater snack bar. But from there, it’s all downhill for this double-feature.



In one film, you’ll be hunted by werewolf bikers. In another, you’ll come across a bloody, gut-strewn pumpkin patch. And did I mention deadly barbers?

You’ll find yourself screaming through this sinister sinema as you try to avoid becoming the snack of alien cannibals, creatures with tons of teeth and a ravenous swamp yeti. Yes, you read that right.

Here are a few movie posters of the fearsome flicks you’ll see.

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Re: Universal Orlando Resort

Thu Jun 21, 2018 6:53 pm

The dual drop section is very interesting, and promising! It should increase capacity somewhat. However, I think it could also possibly facilitate the scene in there being a bit longer than can be found on the likes of Th13teen. Which to me, in the context of the rumoured Devil's Snare scenario, would be necessary to allow for the further complexities of such a storyline.
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Re: Universal Orlando Resort

Thu Jun 21, 2018 10:26 pm

I'm kinda betting that the 2 drop sections will be slightly different from each other, with them having different audio effects, still quite an interesting development happening!

Also I had no idea they were planning something else for Jurassic Park, I wonder if it maybe a Flying Dinosaur clone or something completely different (wooden coaster?)
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Re: Universal Orlando Resort

Thu Jun 21, 2018 10:30 pm

I don't know about a wooden coaster... how much space do they actually have?
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Re: Universal Orlando Resort

Thu Jun 21, 2018 11:10 pm

Doubling the size of the drop is interesting but it raises a big question : can the mechanics behind the ride manage the higher speeds of a bigger drop? If it reaches 'max' speed halfway down you won't get much sensation after that. They could also make the drop have half the acceleration but that could mean it doesn't feel like falling anymore.

I half suspect they'll do a different form of the 'tease' from thirteen. You'll bounce around a bit as the devil's snare takes hold, then when you stop moving you'll lower slowly for a bit fooling you into thinking it'll be gentle then suddenly the drop happens.

Would explain why the element is so much bigger and also having a longer sequence would explain the need for two elements to maximise capacity

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