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Jurassic Park Expansion/New Coaster

Discussion in 'Islands of Adventure' started by insanepizzaguy, Jan 12, 2013.

  1. AlexanderMBush

    AlexanderMBush Legendary Member

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    Land oriented, not water mate. ;)

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    I can see it go one way if it's a coaster, it's compact and vertical.

    Outside of that, I can only see something indoors in my eye.
     
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    That's like being upset when a land has an inverted coaster instead of a launched, and then complaining about the lack of coasters in the land.

    EDIT - I see the new HP coaster as being more of a dark ride-coaster hybrid than a thrill coaster like DC (Which I will now forever refer to as DD in tribute to that sick lost queue), so it won't fill that hole in thrill fans' hearts.
     
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    I can’t remember if I posted it here or not, but I wouldn’t put it past Universal to put coaster track out in front of the Discovery Center. It’s the second biggest amount of land available after Triceratops, (without losing anything else, like Camp Jurassic and Pteranodon Flyers, which is clearly staying since it's being revamped.)

    After they stuck a coaster out of the facades in New York at USF, anything is possible.
     
  4. AlexanderMBush

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    Yeah, to be honest, it's not entirely something I'd be surprised about. What I'd be curious, is the type of attraction that the coaster would be, as the only type of coaster I could see is something more like an B&M invert (not a flyer)
     
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    Andy aka Hatetofly V.I.P.

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    Looking at the plot again today in person makes me think the only viable option is a coaster.
     
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    I’m sticking to the wooden rumor, it’s just too prevalent to be ignored. I talked about my coaster type theories in my video last week (starts at 1:20.) Of course we’ve learned more already since this was posted, but I stand by my guesses.

     
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  7. Joe

    Joe aka TestTrack321 Staff Member Moderator

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    Same because then Universal would do their "no objects in pockets" pat downs like they have on Hulk and HRRR.
     
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    I would hate to see them clutter up (read: ruin) the view from across the lagoon if they did that.
     
  9. KRAKENvsMANTA

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    I truly hate Uni's coaster policy. Yeah, I get it; they've had incidents. But it shouldn't take longer to ride a theme park ride than it does going through airport security.

    With that said however, I do feel they seriously need to fill the thrill void left with the Dragons' demise. I'd expect the new Potter coaster to be family-friendly thrilled. Not exactly the big coaster junkie-type thrills. Still feel a flying coaster would fit well in JP/JW.
     
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    If we're looking at a possible JP->JW overlay, could the demo of the 9100sf building be for the discovery center turning into the JW discovery center along with the coaster?
     
  11. happy bunny rabbit

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    It takes, like, a second to walk through the metal detectors??

    It's more inconvenient not having my phone in line for me, I would ride Hulk and HRRR more if I could browse the forums in line, but I get why they don't allow them.
     
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    Please no. The Discovery Center needs a overhaul, not a death sentence.
     
  13. KRAKENvsMANTA

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    I concur Discovery Center is iconic and needs to stay.
     
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    By no means do I think it's a death sentence...Simply an exterior overhaul to match the current JW discovery center...upgraded tech...decor...etc...
     
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    Can't be. My thoughts were blown out of the water. Some were deleted
     
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    They used to. They don’t anymore, unfortunately. Not sure when they stopped, but definitely didn’t my last two visits (sept and dec). The girls move quick and will high five- if that (as they stay in character). Had my little kids trying but no dice (we’ve done it in the past years ago).
     
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    If our rumored coaster is going to be raptor themed id like to see this structure used for the station or somewhere in the queue. Having the RE adjacent would make sense as well.
     

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    It wouldn’t be that hard at all to redo Discovery Center. Especially if they choose to use some of the upstairs real estate. The upstairs is a rather generic restaurant and an even more generic store.

    I know I won’t get a Mr.DNA ride. I can beg, but it’s never going to happen.
     
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    The raptor rumor seems to be the consistent thing between all the stories. While the current meet and greet location is going to be removed and the raptors will go into a temp area, the new attraction construction will include a larger, new raptor encounter. Maybe two pens?
     
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    I was trying to formulate a ride story into a JP coaster beyond just ohh look a coaster at a theme park. All the major coasters in Universal (minus RRR) all have some level of suspension of belief in terms of ride path. Dragons and Hulks flight paths were part of the out of control story more than just being giant steel beams in the air. For this concept im thinking using the scent drill scene from JW where the Raptors are set loose to track the I rex. Would make for a rough jungle trek (wooden coasters are rougher) and a fun chase through JW that can thematically fit a launch if its an RMC or just a adventure filled ride (family wooden coaster) that doesnt have a "something goes wrong" story. Also gives an excuse to put Pratt in one of the attractions (preshow?).
     
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