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Re: Universal Orlando Resort

Sat Apr 14, 2018 12:30 pm

I imagine some of the small plots will be for backstage offices and storage/maintenance areas.

But then again, some plots could be for hotels and some maybe for the early stages of them buying up more plots of land.
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Re: Universal Orlando Resort

Sun Apr 15, 2018 10:04 pm

Fast and Furious has recently begun soft opening and it looks to be similar to Kong. The Tim Tracker has done quite a good preview/walk through of the ride but be warned this video contains spoilers of the queue/pre-show
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Re: Universal Orlando Resort

Mon Apr 16, 2018 1:34 pm

The ride is getting terrible reviews so far, which is dissapointing to hear.
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Re: Universal Orlando Resort

Tue Apr 17, 2018 8:06 pm

Hopefully it'll teach Universal that they need to do more than just stick you in front of a screen and rock you about a bit. 

I'm not holding out much hope for the T2 3D replacement.
 
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Wed Apr 18, 2018 3:12 am

Just a few more pictures from @bioreconstruct on Twitter of the new Harry Potter rollercoaster which I don't think have been posted in here yet.

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Don't know if it's already been mentioned, but it's thought that the new coaster will use the same station building that Dragon Challenge used. Also, what are people's thoughts on what type of coaster it could be (it's definitely an Intamin though)?

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Re: Universal Orlando Resort

Wed Apr 18, 2018 10:25 am

What do we actually know of this ride? Cause I have no idea about anything :lol

Were there any plans released? has the experience been deemed a family attraction or a thrill attraction?
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Re: Universal Orlando Resort

Wed Apr 18, 2018 11:03 am

By the look of that one big support structure, I'm thinking this will be an Intamin Blitz and will be in the Family/Thrill bracket, so everyone can enjoy it. So in the same style as Cheetah Hunt and Taron, a perfect fit for the park!

I just wonder if it will be a forbidden forest theme...
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Re: Universal Orlando Resort

Wed Apr 18, 2018 1:04 pm

PhNx Survivor wrote:
What do we actually know of this ride? Cause I have no idea about anything :lol

Were there any plans released? has the experience been deemed a family attraction or a thrill attraction?

I'd recommend having a read of Universal's original blog post that announced that Dragon Challenge would be replaced by this new attraction. It doesn't give masses of detail, but it does provide an overview of what to expect.

As far as I'm aware, there haven't been any plans released, although with the addition of footers and supports, I have seen rough suggestions of what the potential layout will be. Although the linked blog post does refer to it as a "thrill ride", it does also state that it will be "fun for the entire family", so it is expected to be more of a family-thrill ride that perhaps won't be as intense as Dragon Challenge, but will be a step up from nearby Flight of the Hippogriff.

All the rumours and speculation I've read point to it taking guests into the Forbidden Forest, although there will also be multiple show buildings around its layout.
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Re: Universal Orlando Resort

Wed Apr 18, 2018 3:43 pm

Cheers for that! Nice little read.. been looking at the pictures and site so far on some videos.. looks like the ride will have some nice banking/launch/inversion elements as far as I can see.. reminds me a little of ICON from BPB.. MACK possibly?

Will be nice following this as I haven’t actually followed any roller coaster construction overseas yet.
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Re: Universal Orlando Resort

Wed Apr 18, 2018 4:47 pm

Nope, I've it's definitely an Intamin :)
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Re: Universal Orlando Resort

Wed Apr 18, 2018 6:19 pm

Robert.W wrote:
Nope, I've it's definitely an Intamin :)
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Oh nice find!

So it could most likely be an Intamin Blitz?
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Re: Universal Orlando Resort

Wed Apr 18, 2018 6:49 pm

I don't know. It seems a likely possibility though. :)
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