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    Universal's Epic Universe Wish List & Speculation

    It sounds like the current ride manufacturer list is: Nintendo: Mario Kart - Dynamic Attractions Yoshi - Oceaneering Donkey Kong - Setpoint HTTYD: Splash battle - Mack Sky Fly's - Gerstlauer Coaster, Simulator, Stage show - Unknown Hub: Dueling Coaster - Mack (likely) Other hub rides not yet...
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    Universal's Epic Universe Wish List & Speculation

    Do we know anything about who's doing mario kart?
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    Universal's Epic Universe Wish List & Speculation

    Well the downside of launch coasters is that they generally have shorter ride times, however, the plans do clearly show the track passing through multiple buildings that probably include show scenes that which will make the ride longer. I don't have anything to contribute to this debate besides...
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    Universal's Epic Universe Construction Thread

    We have seen them bringing in thousands of truckloads of dirt to raise and level the whole park area, so my guess is that most of the park (and HTTYD) will be at that raised level, while the water features and tunnels will be dug back out closer to where the ground originally was.
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    Universal's Epic Universe Wish List & Speculation

    I think "the shooter water thing" might actually be a bigger/better attraction than it first appears in the concept art.
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    Universal's Epic Universe Construction Thread

    I think Orange County even has a form for it (specific to permit records requests): https://www.orangecountyfl.net/Portals/0/resource%20library/permits%20-%20licenses/RecordsRequestForm.pdf
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    Universal's Epic Universe Construction Thread

    We would need a public records request to get that answer.
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    Universal's Epic Universe Construction Thread

    Based on how permitting seems to be going, I'm expecting them to go vertical on backstage buildings in Q2 of this year, along with more specific site prep for the theme park areas. I think the park itself will then go vertical in Q3 or Q4, which is what they likely need to stay on track for an...
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    Universal's Epic Universe News & General Discussion

    It appears that some sort of construction permit for project 903 (HTTYD) was applied for today, although it's not yet clear what exactly the permit is for.
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    Universal's Epic Universe Construction Thread

    I also think that the timeline will be similar to Beijing. Beijing does have lots of clone ride systems (although not all are clones), but lots of the themed areas are new (JW, Minions, KFP, Transformers) so it could be somewhat comparable to EU. I expect that construction on the major...
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    Universal's Epic Universe News & General Discussion

    Universal has applied to the county for a reconfiguration of parcel boundaries on the EU property, as depicted here (with pretty obvious hotel parcels):
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    Universal's Epic Universe News & General Discussion

    The Roadway Agreement just passed by a 4-3 vote, and the meeting ended with the opposition chanting "we'll be back". Edit: This is a huge win for Universal, and today's votes represent an important milestone in the development of Epic Universe. With these approvals, we should expect to soon see...
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    Universal's Epic Universe News & General Discussion

    The Land Use Plan Amendment passed. Universal had the room filled with dozens of Universal staff, and also received supportive comments from representatives from IAAPA and Dynamic Attractions. Speaking on behalf of Universal were VP for external affairs John McReynolds and a director of...
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    Universal's Epic Universe News & General Discussion

    The fun of being at the end of a long and controversial County Commission docket is that their meeting started at 9am this morning and now at 7pm there are still a handful of issues to be considered ahead of Universal's. EDIT: They just said a peak of 8,000 construction jobs. Also the 2023 date...
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    Virgin Trains USA Station Coming to Walt Disney World?

    I don't think so - they intend to get almost all right of way from FDOT and CFX.
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    Virgin Trains USA Station Coming to Walt Disney World?

    Universal and the city have no power to enforce such a demand.
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    Universal's Epic Universe News & General Discussion

    Tomorrow, Tues. Dec 17th, the Orange County Board of County Commissioners is scheduled to take two important votes relating to the development of Universal's Epic Universe. The Kirkman Road Extension Agreement and Universal's Land Use Plan Amendment are two of the largest remaining obstacles in...
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    Universal Orlando and Orange County Housing Initiative

    Mayor Demings pretty much said that he wants it to be a mass transportation hub for the tourist corridor. It's literally across the street from the convention center. I agree that Orlando has not been developed in a way that's conductive for traditional rail based mass transit, but the...
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    Universal's Epic Universe News & General Discussion

    They seem to never post the docs for that type of permit, although in this case I doubt there is very much interesting stuff in them anyways. Still, it's exciting to see the first permit that's actually for the park specifically.
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    Universal's Epic Universe News & General Discussion

    Per the OC fast track website, Universal has now applied for a site work permit with the description "P904S", which means it is probably for something related to SNW.