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Jurassic Park Expansion/New Coaster

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

  1. Scott W.

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    I think they will have to address it in their new year blog post but I wouldn't expect anything more than 'we're building a coaster in Jurassic Park'.

    No stats, no concept art, no details, no opening date.
     
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    They've teased it out with the construction walls and they know nothing is a secret thanks to social media. No need to announce to the GP until they have a firm opening date (just like Hagrid's). Right now "everyone" (who cares) knows. The people who don't know are also easily confused and would expect the ride to be open because it was announced.
     
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    I expect this to follow how they handled Kong. Literally pretend there is nothing happening until about 8 months out.
     
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    Why does it take major theme parks so much longer to build coasters than it does Cedar Fair, Busch , etc?
     
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    Theming.
     
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    This one is also in the middle of the park, on a small, squishy plot of land, and they had to build platforms in the lagoon for cranes.

    granted I think they should still have had this done for 2020, but this isn’t like TRON that’s being built backstage or Guardians with easy access for workers
     
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    I love that squishy is catching on.
     
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    They're setting us up for a Sponge Bob attraction in Toon Lagoon. A 15 minute ride, to match RotR, through the squishy spongy Florida terrain. ;):lol: Something 'terrible' happens, and it gets bogged down.
     
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  9. Brian G.

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    To help get a visual of the new shift in walls, here's a crudely thrown together overview. The pink shade is all behind walls. The black is the new walkway.

    JP.jpg
     
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    Wow Ok that's a new perspective I wasn't aware of...thanks!
     
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    Exactly. Which subsequently leads to much more expensive projects. And those investment numbers need to be spread over multiple quarters.


    That helps a ton! Thanks Brian. And it's just a dead end over by Pizza Predatora, right?
     
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  12. Brian G.

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    :ok:

    All unshaded is either done or hasn't been touched. The top left is where the temp Raptor Encounter/Pizza Predattoria presently sits. The bottom left is the entrance to JPRA. Along the bottom is Camp Jurassic/Popeye's. The walkway in the pink between JP and Raptor is currently blocked.
     
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    Other parks have "off seasons" where they can build and not worry about construction interrupting operations. An Orlando park has to be open to thousands of guests each day while construction takes place.
     
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    Makes sense. I said it was going to get worse before it got better, but dead ends and an unshaded concrete death march. Fun times. :lmao:

    Do you think we've hit rock bottom and we'll be on the upswing from here on out?
     
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    It's about to get interesting.

    I'm guessing the first thing done will be the perma-home of the Raptor Encounter, so they can swing the walls back over that way and get that area going.
     
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    Agreed. Having one side being walls would be a massive improvement, obviously. In particular if it is finished and landscaped well on the other side.

    Do you expect them to address the Pizza Predattoria area any? If not, I think we're rock bottom right now, so it'll get better. If so, I suppose they could close that area off to repave or rework any walkways, which would be even worse.

    This is an ugly project to manage. I feel for them. There's just no reasonable way to not have it be terrible for a few months.
     
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    Oh, I hope so. :lol:
     
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    Tron has a logistics challenge with the surrounding area, moving the railway track is going to be more challenging than a walkway.

    The big challenge that IOA has is that it’s layout is a loop, you just can’t close off an area without massive disruption to the full park.

    The next set of aerials from Bio will be interesting
     
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    They could always just keep building more bridges on the lagoon to detour around lands like they did for Potter construction.
     
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    The new path is super surreal...You honestly feel like you're in the middle of nowhere
     
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