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Jurassic Park Expansion?

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

  1. gabe3235

    gabe3235 Rookie

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    Not sure how true this is, but I heard from a friend that Universal will be continuing their relationship with Intamin on this project.
     
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    Possible, who knows. There's a few drips here and there on this project.
     
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    Sounds like that would be very plausible, if you want it, Intamin will do it. Only problem with Intamin is reliability.
     
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    Yea, the internet seems to be convinced it will be The Flying Dinosaur, but lately people are telling me Intamin's going to be doing this one too.
     
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    If it's Intamin, I'm guessing it won't be wooden. I don't think they've done one in like a decade.
     
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    Drippage is good...
     
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  8. rhino4evr

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    so are we looking at another themed family coaster like Potter, or an actual high thrill ride?
     
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  9. JungleSkip

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    Thrill
     
  10. Scott W.

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    The problem with a lot of B&Ms is that they follow the same formula. Drop, loop, dive loop, zero g roll, cobra roll, brakes and then either a loop and corkscrew or two corkscrews.

    I think Mako is easily the best coaster in Orlando. I'd love to see one here but I don't think they've got the room and it could possibly ruin the landscape in IOA and it's probably better served in the new park.
     
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    I mean, it can't be any worse than a Zacspin right?

    ...right?

    In all seriousness, I would wonder because of the space, that if it's Intamin, that Universal and Intamin does a Vertical Lift coaster, ala' Fahrenheit.
     
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    I'm still down as believing there won't be a lift. All launches.
     
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    Not so sure about that anymore. That would make two back-to-back launch coasters from the same company, and I don’t see Universal doing that.
     
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    Intamin and Launches at times, have not done well for theme parks...;)
     
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    A well themed vertical lift could be something truly great. JP is probably the perfect IP for it as well.

    Something like Cannibal?

     
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    I was thinking more like this (and Cannibal isn't Intamin, btw).

     
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    I hope we don't end up seeing another giant white box in the land. I pretty fully believe that JPRA is out of place in the land already
     
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    All people do around here is complain about how all of Universal's rides are the same, but they won't build two different thrill level coasters because there are launches?:lol:
     
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    Universal is still the company that added Transformers within walking distance of Spider-Man, Fast & Furious within walking distance of Kong, and has two fairly traditional simulators right next to each other at USF.

    I don't think qualms about building back-t0-back coasters with launches would stop them.

    Based on the tidbits that have been put out there, I would be extremely surprised if there's a showbuilding of any sort involved in this project. It's going to be a minimally-themed, high-thrill coaster, per insiders.
     
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    Wouldn't that be too similar to HRRR?

    I think the building is iconic for IOA. Personally, it was one of the first things I remember about the construction of IOA and certainly the most visible when driving past.
     
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