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Fast & Furious: Supercharged - General Discussion

Discussion in 'Universal Studios Florida' started by Brian G., Aug 25, 2015.

  1. s8film40

    s8film40 Veteran Member

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    To me the only other ride on the same level as F&F in all of the Orlando area is Antartica at SW.

    To me both of those showcase a phenomenal failure versus amount of money spent and highlight a drastic misuse of ride technology.
     
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    At least there's penguins at the end of that one though. If there were cute little Vin Diesels at the end of F&F I could forgive it more.
     
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    Yes, and at least they have the option of avoiding the ride. Of course sometimes the line to not ride the ride is longer than the line to ride.:lol: IMG_4865-1.JPG
     
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    Do we know if there was supposed to be some other version of this ride? Like, if anything was cut from the attraction?
     
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    They removed two "family' lines from the script..
     
  7. Legacy

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    The final scene in the original version had you drive by a 40-foot Vin Diesel head designed by Creature Dynamics.
     
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  8. Brian G.

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    There were other ideas tossed around (Not gonna go into specifics). As far as the version we got, nothing was drastically changed from concept to final design. They just expected this version to be the most successful of all options.

    And before the conversation takes that turn, they are aware that it did not go according to plan.
     
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    It amazing to me that a new theme park ride could be this unpopular already. One and done for most, and poor word of mouth for new visitors.
     
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    Joe aka TestTrack321 Staff Member Moderator

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    *waves hand towards Stitch Great Escape, Discovery River Boats, etc*
     
  11. Nick

    Nick Staff Member Moderator

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    Or the USF Tram Tour that many don't even realize existed. Here's a great video on that btw:
     
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    Hey. This is how I saw the Aggro Cragg.
     
  13. DuelingDragonskid

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    Okay, things I like about this ride (don’t @ me)

    -the screen in front of you

    -live actors

    -physical set at the start

    Things I hate

    -the clip show in the line

    -the line as a whole
     
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    To be fair, the tram tour wasn't supposed to be part of USF. It was added only when people kept expecting there would be one. (The one in California existed originally for two reasons - to take people around a backlot that would be unsafe to walk through and to get them down from the top of the hill). You'll notice the tour trams in the video are actually parking lot trams, simply repurposed. (What was there as part of the tour- but discontinued quickly - was a walk through area of one of the sound stages like Disney did.)
     
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    Wait... does this mean that Antarctica isn’t the worst anymore?!
     
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    I helped with that video! Well, sorta. I helped by recounting my memories of it to him because there’s barely any record of it even existing on the Internet.
     
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    If they know the ride is bad is there anything they can do to help improve it? Do they even want to put money into it to improve it?
     
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    The middle ground between light and shadow...
    In all fairness, those were orders of magnitude less in terms of overall attraction ambition. Universal wanted this to be an E-ticket draw.
     
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    that's a pretty weak pass. One was a replacement for an attraction that already had popularity problems. The other one was a transportation service.

    Fast and Furious was heavily promoted, even more so than Fallon was, and landed with a giant thud.

    PS - I didn't even know Discovery River Boats existed. I had to google it.
     
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    Ok fine whatever, the huge promotion it got on the Tonight Show and all, right?
     

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