1. Welcome to the Inside Universal Forums! Make sure to sign up and join the community! It's fast, free, and easy! DO IT!

Shrek 4D - Hollywood

Discussion in 'Upper Lot/Entertainment Center' started by BehindTheTheme, May 5, 2013.

  1. Aaron

    Aaron Member

    Joined:
    Jul 7, 2013
    Messages:
    888
    Likes Received:
    1,466
    USH was never master planned to be a theme park.

    As for Fallon coming to USH in the Shrek 4D space? It fits the space sure but I wouldn't hold my breath. If it were going in that space I would expect the New York façades to be removed in favor of 30 Rockefeller Plaza which would probably fit better with Universal Boulevard's 1930s Art Deco theme. That being said, it's pretty unlikely it is Fallon. Expect no major exterior changes outside of a marquee change and a slight repaint.
     
    BernardMesa, Ryan and AlexanderMBush like this.
  2. AlexanderMBush

    AlexanderMBush Legendary Member

    Joined:
    Nov 23, 2013
    Messages:
    15,767
    Likes Received:
    19,572
    Location:
    Arizona
    Indeed. Universal, was never really a theme park. And yet, Comcast/UPR has made the effort through the past five years to renovate the park to accomodate Hogsmeade, but to make it a "Theme" park.

    Universal Blvd, Springfield, Minion Way, Universal Plaza, and Hogsmeade have shaped the Upper Lot to become some of the best themed environments in any park yet. They improved on the Orlando Springfield and Despicable Me to become fully unique and intricate environments; fixed elements of Hogsmeade from previous versions, and that Universal Blvd is a great entrance land for any of the domestic Universal Parks yet.

    Universal Studios Hollywood has shown massive improvement, and looking back from the late 2000's, it's night and day.

    That said, the Shrek 4D replacement seems to be potentially a three-way race. Whatever replaces Shrek 4D will have to continue the standard made and that it will thematically fit in more smoothly with The Wizarding World of Harry Potter right up to it.
     
    Chris Galindo likes this.
  3. GadgetGuru

    GadgetGuru Premium Member

    Joined:
    Dec 2, 2011
    Messages:
    2,052
    Likes Received:
    1,862
    Location:
    Seattle, WA
    As much as I hate Universal's obsession with lazy simulator rides, is there any expectation that Shrek's replacement will be anything but?

    They just spent a lot of time and money to build Shrek a new queue. A queue that could very easily carry a King Fu Panda theme.

    Universal needs to fix its glut of simulators. When people complain about screen rides at Universal, 9 times out of 10, they're complaining about 4D simulator attractions. But, Shrek's recent rebuild probably means w'll be swapping one 4D ride for another.
     
  4. k_peek_2000

    k_peek_2000 Veteran Member

    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2013
    Messages:
    2,088
    Likes Received:
    2,753
    Location:
    Orange County, CA
    The expectation is a new 3d show in a rethemed theater ASSUMING this is UHS's 2018 attraction. Realistically they'd need a good year and a half to remove the seats and install a new ride system if they wanted to put Fallon here and make it the park's 2019 ride, but I am thinking SLOP will be 2019.
     
    GadgetGuru likes this.
  5. Red Carpet

    Red Carpet Member

    Joined:
    Aug 2, 2013
    Messages:
    560
    Likes Received:
    329
    I would love it if Shrek's replacement is a dark ride. Unlike Orlando we don't have ET, Cat in the Hat, or Men in Black. We are lacking family friendly dark ride department.
     
  6. Ryan

    Ryan Staff Member Moderator

    Joined:
    May 23, 2013
    Messages:
    4,321
    Likes Received:
    6,218
    Considering the structural issues Fallon has with its own building in USF, this would also necessitate a total tear down/rebuild of the building. KFP, assuming it's a pretty sparse redo, will be magnitudes cheaper.
     
    Aaron and BernardMesa like this.
  7. TheGentTrent

    TheGentTrent Member

    Joined:
    Apr 4, 2013
    Messages:
    674
    Likes Received:
    655
    Location:
    Tampa
    Doesn't Motiongate Dubai have a Kung Fu Panda 4D show? What are the odds it'll be a clone with minor changes?
     
  8. GadgetGuru

    GadgetGuru Premium Member

    Joined:
    Dec 2, 2011
    Messages:
    2,052
    Likes Received:
    1,862
    Location:
    Seattle, WA
    None whatsoever. Universal wouldn't license a show from a competing chain.
     
    AlexanderMBush likes this.
  9. k_peek_2000

    k_peek_2000 Veteran Member

    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2013
    Messages:
    2,088
    Likes Received:
    2,753
    Location:
    Orange County, CA
    That's not entirely true. Universal has done this before in the past. The same film that was used for Shrek 4D was also shown at Warner Bros. Movie World and Movie Park Germany for MANY years. Those parks are no more competitors than MotionGate.

    With that said, Kung Fu Panda is only rumored at this point. It could be something different for all we know. But MotionGate does use the same KFP meet and greet character costume that Universal just started using. I find that interesting.
     
    Last edited: May 22, 2017
    IAmFloridaBorn and GadgetGuru like this.
  10. TheGentTrent

    TheGentTrent Member

    Joined:
    Apr 4, 2013
    Messages:
    674
    Likes Received:
    655
    Location:
    Tampa
    And there was a Sesame Street 4D show at Universal Japan, SeaWorld San Diego, and both Busch Gardens parks. The only real difference is that both Shrek and Sesame Street debuted at their respective Universal parks first.
     
    GadgetGuru likes this.
  11. GadgetGuru

    GadgetGuru Premium Member

    Joined:
    Dec 2, 2011
    Messages:
    2,052
    Likes Received:
    1,862
    Location:
    Seattle, WA
    I stand corrected. I really thought Disney and Universal would insist on building their own everything.
     
  12. AlexanderMBush

    AlexanderMBush Legendary Member

    Joined:
    Nov 23, 2013
    Messages:
    15,767
    Likes Received:
    19,572
    Location:
    Arizona
    After doing research, Unstoppable Awesomeness at Motiongate in Dubai, is a motion simulator, created in tandem with SimWorks, as the ride has a four minute duration, with the theater having two platforms that seats twelve (Edit: after getting a better image, it's five rows of five stats, rolling to 25 people per platform).

    If they were to do that, it wouldn't have as much capacity as per Say, Fallon; which holds a lot more than that.
     
  13. Red Carpet

    Red Carpet Member

    Joined:
    Aug 2, 2013
    Messages:
    560
    Likes Received:
    329
    MotionGate has a better Shrek attraction than we do.
     
  14. WAJAS98

    WAJAS98 Veteran Member

    Joined:
    Aug 15, 2014
    Messages:
    3,077
    Likes Received:
    2,791
    Location:
    --Classified--
    Wow! That actually is not a half-bad ride. I'd enjoy it more than most of the rest of that poor park.
     
  15. Mad Dog

    Mad Dog Premium Member

    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2013
    Messages:
    16,015
    Likes Received:
    24,514
    Location:
    Pittsburgh area
    Attendance is sooooo bad in those parks it's possible no one has actually rode it yet. ;)
     
  16. AlexanderMBush

    AlexanderMBush Legendary Member

    Joined:
    Nov 23, 2013
    Messages:
    15,767
    Likes Received:
    19,572
    Location:
    Arizona
    You know, after talking with Andrew Hyde on Saturday, he and I both agreed to the fact that DPR did miss out on the opportunity for having their parks entirely indoors. I would of thought, that they would've done that from the get-go due to the heat of Dubai.

    I'll speak of it in a later time, but if I were Universal; I'd have the second gate of USH (if they do that), it needs to be indoors. But that's not pertaining to Shrek 4D and the potential replacement.
     
  17. Al2020

    Al2020 Rookie

    Joined:
    Jun 1, 2015
    Messages:
    123
    Likes Received:
    115
    Location:
    Los Angeles ,CA
    I think it should be outdoors just add couple water rides and the crowds will be happy .
     
  18. Tyler Crouch

    Tyler Crouch Inside Universal Editor

    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2014
    Messages:
    156
    Likes Received:
    255
    Location:
    Glendale, CA.
    Really cool, I love seeing obscure dark rides like that one, thanks for sharing.
     
  19. Chris

    Chris Veteran Member

    Joined:
    Jun 23, 2009
    Messages:
    2,687
    Likes Received:
    1,792
    Location:
    Southern California
    I would expect Shrek 4D to not have a huge change mainly because this looks like a 2018 attraction. Any dark ride or complete removal of a building would require at least 2 years to finish. With projectors going on top of Shrek's building for the Hogwarts Projection Mapping...this building isn't getting touched. The painted wall of trees inside Hogsmead will stay...unfortunately.
     
  20. Chris

    Chris Veteran Member

    Joined:
    Jun 23, 2009
    Messages:
    2,687
    Likes Received:
    1,792
    Location:
    Southern California
    I would have liked the idea of Shrek building being demolished along with Cartooniversal. It almost would give a perfect footprint for a dark ride. But...we can only dream...
     
    Al2020 likes this.

Share This Page