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Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure Discussion

Discussion in 'Islands of Adventure' started by Brian G., Jul 24, 2017.

  1. Joe

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    I was thinking about that too, with the wall and the rumor that part will be the Forbidden Forest maybe that backwards helix will be heavily forested with trees to be part of the FF? Would make sense you try to go up something only for the vehicle to stall, go backwards, and into something you were trying to avoid.
     
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    After riding this thing maybe 12 times last month, it's "ok". Not the most comfortable thing in the world, and I'm 6'2" maybe 160 lbs on a "fat" day. More of an issue with my length than anything (thats what she said). It'll be ok though, and I would think the side car would be the more desirable seat of the 2 when all is said and done.
     
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    With those walls surround the backwards section of the coaster, I’m fully expecting the ground to be raised up to the level of the footers.
     
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    That makes the most sense, with trees being planted heavily on that berm.
     
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    It will add a good sense of depth to Forrest from the entrance with the different heights as wel.
     
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    Anyone heard a price tag on this yet?? Geez!
     
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    From what I've been let in on, they brought on at least 3 or 4 extra people in the Figure Finishing department for this project; either indicates a larger number of AAs, or the complexity of the few they have required it
     
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    There’s also a permit for LifeFormations. I’ve seen some excellent human AAs they’ve built at IAAPA.
     
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    Hagrid is an absolute unit.
     
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    Any word on whether there will be some form of onboard audio to simulate the sputtering motorbikes or even a wisecrack or two from Hagrid? That would be a nice touch if they could do that. It would really add to the entire experience!!
     
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    Would I be correct in assuming that the ambitious work being put into this rides show scenes will be replicated for Donkey Kong? Because I would love that.
     
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    Well, Hagrid and DK are about the same size.
     
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    As long as Nintendo pushes UO the way J.K. does. Otherwise you’re bound to get something like F&F Supercharged, because that’s all Universal knows when they’re not being governed by a second partner.
     
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    [​IMG]

    Why is there a wall around the helix and what is that brown metal pole on the inside of the wall to the left for? Am I wrong to think it is similar to think that metal pole will have the same purpose as the on to the left of the start of the spike (to add a pre-fab themed element)?
     
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    @Alicia It will be similar to grizzly runway mine cars, on levels of theming and ride experience (backwards, forwards, But a motorbike coaster, that the kind of vibes I’m getting from the construction. Here a video of what I’m talking about
     
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    Anyone notice the covered train hiding in plain site in this picture!!!!

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    Uh? Scroll up
     
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    Oh wow did I miss a few pages haha
     
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    I'm pretty sure it's going to be a coaster themed like a motorbike - not a motorbike coaster with motorbike seating.

    The coordination required to get positioned in motorbike seating while in motion hurts my head.
     
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    Correct.

    This section is going to be isolated and I’m sure themed prefab pieces will be installed along the inside of the wall. They already started on the wall against drop building. Hopefully they get a lot of tall trees in the middle to make the area feel dark right before you enter the building. But I don’t believe it’ll be enclosed fully with a roof.

    Plus, I believe this will be one of two sections with a prominent fog effect, to help disguise the transition into a building, and the walls may help keep the effect isolated.
     

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