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"Old School" Universal Orlando

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous Universal' started by Drew, Dec 4, 2009.

  1. Drew

    Drew Staff Member Editor

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    I have pics from my first trip to Universal ever back in 2002, and I have pictures of the Animal Planet live show. The guy in your pictures was the same guy I had.

    I also remember that Mummy display. Good times.
     
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    Something like that. They built the first half of the parking garage building so they could empty the old parking lots where IOA and Citywalk is sitting today.
    This old pic shows one of those tight corridors to take guests to the new parking building. I'm not sure but I think the Universal globe was moved to a temporary location as shown here.


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    I wish I had my original USF pics, no idea were they are ex-wife ended up with all pics. I had a great pic of me beside the jaws model. Some one posted a picture of the original boneyard before.

    Also when they open the time capsule in 2042 Universal will be opening the Twilight attraction that year.
     
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    You are absolutely correct. I remember those days well and you could not see anything after exiting the parking lot. Both garages were built long before CityWalk and IOA were done I believe. The only time you saw the construction was when you were moving on the people movers. Once you reached the exit that leads past the movie theater today, it was all covered by a very tall construction wall. It was like walking through a weird, tight wooden tunnel. It went the entire length of the walk from the garage to Universal. I recall seeing one section painted with artwork of CityWalk. Of course, they also had the giant hourglass in the rotunda in the garage too.

    I love this thread to death by the way.
     
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    Wow, I remember the hourglass. :lol:

    I remember seeing construction for this back around 1998. I saw the red & blue tracks up in the sky and was excited righy away, without knowing anything of what it was. My interest in the new park is essentially my start in the theme park world.
     
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    I have pictures of me in front of the boneyard, will find them and scan them soon.
     
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    This video is awsome!! Brings me way back lol
     
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    Great thread and even better pics here :thumbs: Will have to look for some later.
     
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    It truly is awesome to see all these pictures and videos you guys are posting. I really miss Universal Studios Florida back in the day. I wish they'd make a classic park with all the attractions they took out. :lol: :(
     
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    I don't know if anyof you would agree with me, but I really feel Today's Universal with its empty buildings and so on just feels like the whole park is missing alot like its Bob's Fun Park or something. I think if they could run the park today like they did back then it would be a whole different park now.
     
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    Question: What was Swamp Thing??? :confused:
     
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    A tv show based on the cult 80s movie.
     
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    What was its purpose at USF? Was it an attraction or just a walkthrough? Thanks, Charles. :D
     
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    It was the facade for the house, while they shot the inside of the house in a SS.

    Remember USF used to be a working studio.. which you can see big shows and movies being filmed.. but thats not the case lately.
     

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