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Harry Potter Coaster Experience Speculation

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

  1. Andysol

    Andysol Veteran Member

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    It really looks like they are clearing the entire area. Way more than I suspected. I wonder how much of it will be retention ponds or backstage- because it looks like they're clearing the entire 7 acres
     
  2. IAmFloridaBorn

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    Are there any photos?

    And in general , IDK If it's been talked about but is it just a ride? Are there shops? Will there be unique elements? Isn't 7 acres for a ride kind of big? Am I tripping?
     
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    As someone who has ridden "Arthur" in Europapark many times, I can attest that it is in no way considered a "thrilling" "intense" ride.
    However, the possibilities with the Mack coaster are amazing. It this does become the ride system, I trust Uni can make a fantastic
    experience for everyone with the ride. And to do it right, you DO need a lot of space for all the elements you need to introduce.
     
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  4. Andysol

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    @Alexshow posted these from Bio







    7 Acres would be massive for a ride. I highly, highly doubt that all of that is going to be a ride. But they did make the decision to clear everything- which is certainly good news and makes a future addition that much more plausible.
     
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    I don't think it's going to be much more than the ride and maybe a shop, to be honest.
     
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  6. IAmFloridaBorn

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    Question .

    Is the 'Queue Building' staying put? Or am I looking at something else?
     
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    It's still there as of now.
     
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  8. Frank Drackman

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    Does it look like they are building a stream/canal along the Park side?

    I assume they pull out the remaining coaster supports and fill that water in (as they did with that yellow sand?

    Then that deep hole at the back where I thought it looked like they were going deeper than folks in my neck of the woods can go, I see that wall there now that I hadn’t noticed before, I assume that is a barrier to hold the land in place.

    I assume the other hole towards the back might be a new water retention area (the one with water in it).

    Dang, is this site growing on me? It’s not like I ever paid attention to construction a couple of years ago...well, I did do some electrical work on a hotel many many moons back...
     
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    They're starting to cut across the backstage perimeter road - small cuts .. so, utilities..?
     

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