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Discussion in 'Islands of Adventure' started by peaches magee, Apr 3, 2008.

  1. nyramblingman

    nyramblingman Newcomer

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    I love this thread I wish we could get another influx of facts/did you knows.

    Always a great read (especially at work) :thumbs:
     
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    Mark Woodbury, head of Universal Creative, celebrated 25 years with the company last month. He was in charge of every significant Universal project from IOA onwards.
     
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    To this day I still believe a Batman version of the ride would be better than Spider-Man or any other possible hero. Batman's rogues are way more recognizable than the Sinister Syndicate.
     
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    Eh, Im kinda glad we got Spiderman. Batman may be more recognizable, but some of the best moments in Spider-Man (being caught in Spidey's web, flying around New York, etc) wouldnt be possible with Batman, whos more grounded in reality. Spiderman is the more stylized comic which lends itself better to that type of attraction, IMO.
     
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    Is there any way to access old info/pics from that site or is it lost in cyberspace forever?
     
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    I would recommend writing to Mark Woodbury, c/o Universal Creative and ask for the original text of the backstory. Don't be surprised when you get a kind reply.
     
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    Don't know if anyone posted this, but this is an unrealized Vision of Marvel Superhero Island.

    From Gary Goddard Group Facebook:
     
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    Honestly I'm glad we have what we do, I know it's only a concept but that looks very carnival-ish.
     
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    Their appears to be a til-a-whirl in there as well....blech

    Glad we got what we did
     
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    Lol any guesses as to what the "Labyrinth of horrors" that everyone seems to be overly eager to see could have been?
     
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    It's Capt. America who you can hear dying by the restaurant.
     
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    Can we please have someone who KNOWS, not thinks, but KNOWS, either verify or debunk this rumor? It's as bad as the "outlines of the FF outside Doom's" rumor.
    Personally, it don't think it's true. It would make absolutely NO sense, and I've kept my ears open and never heard it.
     
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    Don't know where else to post this but Hulk use to have a tank after the corkscrew. Anyone know what happened to it? I think it would be really cool if it was still there today.

    [​IMG]

    Sorry for the blurry pic, it's from a random on-ride POV from 2006.
     
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    It was reused for Disaster’s queue, I believe. Hopefully it’s still around because they should’ve added it back during the refurb.
     
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    I actually forgot about the disaster queue, makes sense now, they should add it back though.
     
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    I had heard that Disney Animation worked with Universal Creative to redesign the characters on the Spider-Man revamp. Is there any weight to this?
     
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    Who does the voice of Doom in Doctor Doom's Fear Fall? I've been wanting to know this for over a year now; and since the Spider-Man ride has the VAs from the '90s show, I think Tom Kane voiced Doom because that's who his VA was when he appeared in the final season of the '90s Spider-Man cartoon.
     
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    Going around the voices..I would argue it could be actually Neil Ross over Tom Kane, more in how his tempo seems to be more close to what is heard in Fearfall as opposed to Kane's.
     
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    How about Simon Templeton? After all, Neil Ross was only Doom from 1994 to 1995. It could also be Lorne Kennedy from Marvel vs. Capcom.
     
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    Dredged up this old Teebin post. He certainly knows his plant stuff. :thumbsup:....Interesting info, and a bit different than the generic Seuss palm story you generally hear.
     
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