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Jurassic Park Expansion/New Coaster

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

  1. Alicia

    Alicia Premium Member

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    Yes, but I don't think those walls will go up until...

    A: Games are moved
    B: Hot Dog stand and Vacation Planning booth removed
    C: Walls are down around River Adventure entrance (Jan 25)

    That road must be wide enough for a fire truck to drive through, and the walls around Triceratops Encounter will be pretty far out.

    Give it a couple more weeks at least.
     
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    I know that the bypass bridge has to come down, but I kinda had hoped it would stay as a headchopper element :lol:
     
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    Talking about elements I want to see: a massive outward banked turn.
     

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    Welcome to posting. :thumbsup::toast:
     
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    Now the question is, boring brown track/supports to blend in or a pretty color to pop across the lagoon?
     
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    why not both?
     
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    I would like to see them paint the supports to look more like trees. Check out Untamed at Canobie Park. They painted the supports to look like birch trees.
     
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    and perhaps huge raptor faces in bent steel on the supports ala AK Animals in Tree of Life.
     
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    Welcome to posting, you just kinda threw your bona fides as a long time lurker out there didn't you?
    Hope to see more of it.;)
     
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    I checked with my friend who has connections with Mack to verify the information I was given before and he once again verified that Mack was tapped for three projects for UOR. I'm guessing that is/was for Zelda and Pokemon, and (he still is saying) JP. The really interesting bit was he told me they said JP was getting a powered invert similar to Arthur: https://rcdb.com/11114.htm

    I'm wondering if this was some sort of confusion/lost in translation thing where the powered invert was for one of the other projects, but I'm not sure. He seemed pretty definite that the guys from Mack were pretty definitive this was the coaster planned for JP at UOR.
     
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    Employee corridor between the Trike plot/Camp Jurassic and Blutos closes on 1/15.
     
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    Really? I thought they were keeping it...Not sure why I thought that honestly

    Is it going back up once the ride is completed?
     
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    It may be worth going out there to check out daily for the next week or three.

    With River Adventure down on both coasts, the only operating Jurassic ride in the US is Pteranodon Flyers. Jurassic Rides are Kids only.
     
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    I mean I would like that much more than the other rumor.
     
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    If that's true, all the info I've seen from permits is wrong or outdated. No way a Mack powered could make the maneuvers/launches I've seen.
     
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    Perhaps, what @GAcoaster is referring too, correlates with other projects globally (such as Hollywood and Beijing)? That would make sense, especially Beijing.
     
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    I asked specifically about that, and he had asked his friends at Mack about that as well, and they confirmed three projects just for UOR specifically (they said they'd be spending a lot of time in Orlando in the next couple of years), and they were emphatic about the JP coaster being a powered suspended. Once again, I think that something may have been lost in translation or there was some other confusion. I think the powered suspended coaster would have been for Zelda or Pokemon which are/were supposedly ready to start construction and equipment had been bid out to manufacturers.
     
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    Honestly, I could see it being a "lost in translation, but is for UOR" in the sense that it may not even be the northern property.

    Perhaps this early on, Mack-Rides and Universal may be in some form of stage for Fantastic Worlds; that has to place them on a deal of some-sort.

    My guess, is that, and that Intamin's deal consists of Hagrid and Raptor, with anything else additional needing to be negotiated in contract for the future. And Mack-Rides, has a deal of three attractions, with the Invert-POW being a locked ride system for Fantastic Worlds in some form.

    Think, almost similar to what the apparent deal was for SWE and B&M when it came to Mako.
     
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    Mack Powered suspended would be a perfect replacement for Pteranodon Flyers. Same layout, but now more capacity and adults can ride. Also, heard a rumor P-Flyers may close after the new coaster starts construction. No clue how true that is, but it is something I heard recently.
     

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