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Jurassic Park Expansion/New Coaster

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

  1. Journey_On

    Journey_On Rookie

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    So glad they are making progress on that crossover bridge between the Lost Continent and JP. Much needed for team members and for guests and team members both during peak season (like when they have the projection shows). Last time I heard, it was supposed to be completed by this summer?
     
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    That's the plan. Seems like they are planning a Late June/Early July deadline, right before the high of summer.
     
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  3. Alicia

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    Universal said summer. That was when it first closed though. Hopefully it goes up fast now that they've actually started on it.
     
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    "June 13" was the date I heard they "needed" it by...but that seems highly unlikely. We'll see.
     
  5. Alicia

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    Yea, what they wanted and where they are now doesn't look to line up to me. I'm glad it's at least going up now finally though
     
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    I hope they do not do this, and let the JP VC remain

    I have wondered if they could build an Innovation Center facade on the JPRA showbuilding though. That or some greenery, and rock work. Turn it into a visual centerpeice.
     
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    What's the point in re-facing the Discovery Center when you're throwing a coaster in front of it anyway? I think semi-blocking it with track *is* the Jurassic World remodel to them, for better or worse.
     
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    If that bridge is a wood bridge and the piles are all drove, they could have it done in days.
     
  9. Brian G.

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    If it happens, DC gets a new paint job and an all-new interior. I don't think they overhaul the outside.
     
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    Inside id be excited for. In my head now im picturing a sign swap and basically a grey version of whats there now lol
     
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    You're scaring me again, Alicia!
     
  12. Alicia

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    Like @Brian G. and @Tyc00n96 said, some different paint and a sign swap and the outside's magically different.

    If they were gonna spend the money and time to level it and build an exact clone of the Samsung Innovation Center from Jurassic World, they wouldn't be blocking it with a coaster.
     
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    Were they able to drive pickup trucks over the old bridge? This new one looks so rugged as you could drive 10 of them.
     
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    They drove the smaller excavator over it one day I was there
     
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    To clarify, your description of the degree to which the coaster is going to be obstructing the view of the DC was what was scaring me!

    I do not want the Innovation Center design to replace the JP-inspired one.
     
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    Yea, coaster’s gonna obstruct. I’ve already come to terms. :(
     
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    I know someone posted a picture a while ago of what the JW paint could look like - I think it would look quite dashing, myself.
     
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    I didn't know they had to clear land to put up a coaster
     
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