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Jurassic Park Expansion/New Coaster

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

  1. Andysol

    Andysol Veteran Member

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    I'm in the minority who actually thinks HRRR looks good, from the vertical lift to going through the building in NY. I would normally hate that kind of thing, but for whatever reason, I actually like it.
    The ride itself, on the other hand, I hate with a passion. Instant headache. Only coaster Ive gone on that does that to me.

    We don't know it will be black and white. Just black and something else. Could even be black and black for all we know.
     
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    Intamin does occasionally do test fittings at their manufacturing plant
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    What are those yellow things above the tracks doing, Gabe?
     
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    Holding up the track I'm guessing, since it was designed to be upright and not on its side.
     
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    It's very different standards to me from what i can see between both parks. I've felt this way ever since i seen their raptor walk around with the feet exposed, like No dude.. High hopes for the ride to see what they got!
     
  6. Alicia

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    I think that's Entertainment though. Different department.

    I like that Hollywood has the Nuclear Plant in their Simpsons though. Little touches from the creative side are nice.
     
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    Well hopefully they used all the extra black paint from USH so we won't have many black walls at this years HHN.
     
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    Oh i thought that was their raptor encounter. So did they have a real raptor encounter and that was the meet n greet?
     
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    No, you're right, that was Hollywood's Raptor Encounter. I'm just saying that both Orlando and Hollywood's Raptor Encounters are run by their respective Entertainment departments, not Creative.

    I do appreciate that Orlando has been adamant about hiding the performers legs, of course, but that has nothing to do with the ride design teams.
     
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    WAIT. That's not a REAL dinosaur??
     
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    Ill be honest I thought it was an animatronic lol. I was beyond impressed.
     
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    State of the site from yesterday, lots of dirt and piles of wood
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    Just as I suspected, no footers yet. Probably the final nail in the coffin for the 2020/2021 speculation.
     
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    I don’t think it does. Hagrid took just under 18 months and that included the demolition of DC. This obviously won’t be anywhere near as complex so it could be done in 15months with a September 2020 opening if they wanted.

    But all the evidence points to them not wanting it opened by then. Construction time isn’t the critical factor here.
     
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    Nick Staff Member Moderator

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    I wouldn't expect them to want it open anywhere from September-December. HHN is going on from Sept/Oct and Holidays Nov/Dec. No need for a new ride during that time. They might as well just hold onto it for Feb/March 2021 and package it together with JWRA as an entirely new land.
     
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    Here's that timeline I mentioned earlier (click to make it readable). It was made back when I was still thinking 2020 and I haven't bothered changing it since then. It's basically the same as Hagrid's timeline but with shortened theming time. They're really gonna need to drag their feet to make 2021 unless they leave it sitting finished for a while.
     
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    Based on Hagrid, they might need that extra time to see if it reliably works! One year of testing and then one year of soft open....
     
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    The only thing that would maybe make Universal change their mind about the September - December time frame now is that there would be less rainfall and given that's been an issue for Hagrids opening in the summer, it might be something to reconsider but opening it in early 2021, would also work.

    Then again, the rain issue probably won't be anywhere near as big of an issue for 2 reasons: This won't be any where near as popular as Hagrid's and even with a raised attendance because of Hagrid's, far less people will be willing to ride because of the intensity.
     
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    Look at the lines Hulk gets though. It's got the Jurassic IP behind it, too. I wouldn't be so sure that it won't have some crazy lines. Sure nothing like Hagrid, but honestly, few things do. I could easily see 1.5-2 hour waits most of the first few months after opening.
     
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    They drilled and placed the footers a while back
    Just nothing above ground yet
     
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