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  1. Quake_27

    Universal's Epic Universe News & General Discussion

    I know that the majority of the IOA IPs we’re locked around mid 94. And while Park 2 was announced in 93 there was no public mention of a name... just a “second gate”. In mid-94 the park name was being floated internally as “Islands of Adventure” or “Adventure Islands”. Guessing the...
  2. Quake_27

    Universal's Epic Universe Wish List & Speculation

    The UCM area artwork reminds me a lot of the Romanian town of Sighișoara. It is situated along is river and the old historic section of town in walled in amongst the higher elevated hills. Add in the fact that the Dracula legend is born from this area (Sighișoara is located in the Transilvania...
  3. Quake_27

    Universal's Epic Universe Wish List & Speculation

    Pure speculation... but what the heck... with so little details it’s fun for now: What if the hub/spine serves a dual purpose... park hub during the day, pseudo-Citywalk by night. Each of the world/lands appears to have a choke-point entry/exit that could easily be gated off come typical park...
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    Universal Orlando August 1 Press Conference

    So true. Glad you pointed out the evolution of the plan. The master plan from 94 was a fold out update that I believe was used during the investor dog and pony shows that followed the main announcement in 93. The 93 plan was included in the press kit at the reveal... I know that image has...
  5. Quake_27

    Universal Orlando August 1 Press Conference

    Finally had a moment to pull together the original 1993 Universal City Florida press kit. Will be interesting to see if they use the same playbook on Thursday or something with more detail. Hope this is of interest to some...
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    Universal Orlando August 1 Press Conference

    That was a version of the logo that was on my construction site access badge prior to the final IOA park logo of today.
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    Universal Orlando Resort Expansion News (Part 2)

    This^. It is much more likely to do a run down of greatest hits as build up and justification for a large scale resort expansion. This is a hype announcement and a way to get the expansion on press and public radar.
  8. Quake_27

    Universal Orlando August 1 Press Conference

    Exactly... that was what I was referring to in “compressed timeline”. I still doubt too much detail will be revealed. Not their MO... and they need more to tease over the next few years as the build out continues.
  9. Quake_27

    Universal Orlando August 1 Press Conference

    Ill pull out the old press kit and see if I can scan sometime this weekend and share before the announcement.i have the whole Universal Studios Escape press kit... more like box... too. :). Maybe one day I’ll share that if I can scan it all. :)
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    Universal Orlando August 1 Press Conference

    Exciting times ahead for UO! As someone who was there for the original Press announcement of Universal City Florida (then renamed Universal Studios Escape, then Universal Orlando)... it was an exciting time for us and was designed to build excitement and show the scope of what was to come...
  11. Quake_27

    Jurassic Park Expansion/New Coaster

    How about a separate track parallel to the first launch that has a raptor instead of a coaster train. The raptor has no/limited animation and launches/chases the guest vehicle down the track on launch... and loops back to await the next train of guests.
  12. Quake_27

    Hollywood Rip, Ride, Rockit

    I feel the music options are HRRRs Achilles heel... and the lack of updates severely dates the ride. I’ve never really understood the pop music angle as well... why not call the attraction SoundTrack and use popular movie theme sound tracks for the audio?
  13. Quake_27

    Universal's Cinematic Celebration Night Show

    Not certain about filtration just that the original construction was gunite. Sorry, didn’t mean to imply that.
  14. Quake_27

    Universal's Cinematic Celebration Night Show

    The USF lagoon was originally gunite and and is very similar to a pool. I would assume even with the London/Potter expansion they wouldn’t abandon that set up as it allows for filtration and color dyes to be added.
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    Volcano Bay: General Discussion

    This would be an accurate depiction of what we saw. Refrigerator and safe inside the cabinet with towels. The future tapu tapu kiosk is on the column in the rear. One note... the safe is activated by one persons tapu tapu... making it quite difficult to retireve items like phone, etc. when...
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    Volcano Bay: General Discussion

    Done... and done. Guest services was working overtime to make things right.
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    Volcano Bay: General Discussion

    For what it is worth... the cabanas will EVENTUALLY be a great add-on to Volcano Bay, however they are not ready for prime time based on my experience this past weekend. I would not be surprised if they chose to eliminate pre-booking cabanas at this time until they get the situation under...
  18. Quake_27

    Kongfrontation Questions

    The broken leg story is untrue from my knowledge as part of the USF opening team. There was however a leg broken on or near opening day on another USF attraction... which was not the result of a malfunction.
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    Volcano Bay Construction & Preview Discussion

    While I agree that Typhoons aesthetic is more visually pleasing by hiding the support structures... one could argue that by exposing them (as Volcano Bay has) the perceived sense of danger and thrill is heightend as you see the height and scope of the slides. That is much more in-line with...