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Thoughts on SkyPlex?

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  1. Scott W.

    Scott W. Premium Member

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    Chicken and biscuits is a nice change from all the haggis and whisky.
     
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    I prefer Bojangles'...too bad the franchises in Orlando closed. I have one 3 miles away from me here in Gainesville tho...lol
     
  3. Nick

    Nick Staff Member Moderator

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    This is one nice looking parking garage. I would probably confuse it for a hotel if I didn't know better.





    With the money they put in to build this garage, which is meant to serve as parking for SkyPlex, I have to believe that SkyPlex would be the next project for this group now that Mango's and the garage are built.

    The question is do they have the financing.
     
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  4. GoUCFKnights

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    My understanding is the next project is to further enhance Mangos with outdoor event space, an enhanced entry plaza with room for more limos/taxis and the removal of the parking spaces directly in front of the building. After that is completed Skyplex is supposed to start.
     
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  5. P@n!K_Sw1tC#

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    Mangos has really trashed up the area. Crime has spiked on that intersection in particular since it opened. I'm not a fan of any of this and would be perfectly happy if it ceased to exist.
     
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    I always assumed if they got the financing they would make a big announcement.
     
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    Nick Staff Member Moderator

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    That would make sense as once the garage opens, they won't need the parking that is currently there in front of the entry anymore.
     
  8. Joel

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    Makes sense. Somewhat unrelated, but Josh (the owner) is an brown eye and runs a terrible company culture. They were our clients and we fired them as a client. I want to see them fail in every way.
     
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  9. LintemuthStudios

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    I love the Skyplex idea, but I don’t see it coming into fruition. It’s too expensive and time consuming, and it should have started construction months ago.
     
  10. Joe

    Joe aka TestTrack321 Staff Member Moderator

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    Any data or is this anecdotal?
     
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    There’s data that shows crime spiked in that area from the moment Mangos opened for business. I’m on my phone at the moment but will pull public records later this evening to back my big mouth up ;).

    Besides the data, I’d recommend taking a Friday night drive past it just so you can see it in person. The city works so hard to foster a family/convention environment on I Drive only for it to be ruined by trash like this.

    Sadly I see the roller coaster tower bringing in more of the same (assuming it ever happens lol)
     
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  12. Scott W.

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    The roller-coaster fan in me is screaming “YES”, but the Universal fan is screaming “NO”. Plz help.
     
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    With all the teething problems that Intamin have, would you really want to ride in the first 12 months?
     
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    Universal will still be trying to get through their first full day of smooth operation with their intamin by the time this thing opens
     
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    This thread was created 5 years ago...
     
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    Hopefully Infinity Falls will be open by then.
     
  18. LintemuthStudios

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    What’s taking them so damn long? It should be under construction by now. Hell, it should have been under construction early last year!
     
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    First pic is an exact copy of that, not sure why they had Gerstlauer supports at the Stakotra plant though, maybe they did some manufacturing for them at one point. The other picture definitely looks like it could be for a Polercoaster.
     
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    ^Lol you win the internet today Gabe
     
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