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Discussion in 'Lower Lot/Studio Center' started by Jon Fu, Aug 17, 2013.

  1. Allen The Actor

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    I think what makes it look garish is that it IS rope lights. They're not super even in a few places and look too "rubbery" if that makes any sense. I appreciate the effort though, I don't hate it.
     
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    at least you got to see it lit up... when I was there the 5th, 12th, & 13th... the rope lights were NOT lit up. And maybe its just due to your camera's lack of focus, but the rope lights almost look photo-shopped haha...

    It seems weird to see the pillars lit up for the archway... but then you have the actual Starway arch with no outline lighting. My OCD is kicking in lol
     
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    I think the Shoe Palace team is working on the exit stairway...seems like no change at all.  (On a less snarky note, Shoe Palace interior looks nearly done.)

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    This escape stairway is finally making some progress.

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    I noticed that the Apollo astronauts were missing from in front of their capsule today.  They seem to come and go.  Why is that?  Do they get damaged and removed then it takes a while to replace them?  Or does someone think they're an escalator obstacle on crowded days?  I haven't discerned a pattern to their presence or absence.  Anyone know?
     
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    Six days later and the astronauts have landed (again).  Why do that come and go so much?


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    I really hope it was to clean them.
     
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    I'm just as intrigued by the fact there's going to be a refurbished Mummy with technological upgrades?  Sounds interesting!  But having that extra escalator will be a welcome addition.


    Also makes you wonder if they're planning for a lot of additional traffic heading to the lower lot... as in new attractions?  SLoP, possible Tram Tour relocation, and maybe Diagon Alley???
     
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    Upgrades? So apparently the Mummy is staying? Interesting. 
     
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    Something I am curious about is Mummy more than anything.


    It seems like it's staying for the long haul, but I am wondering what they may actually do in terms of technological upgrades. I would fantasize if that means they are finally getting the ending back to what it properly was before they changed it to strobes; but I wonder more on what they have in mind. Would it be in terms of how they handle the operations in the loading process or would it be adding new additions to the attraction to somewhat coincide with the new Mummy film coming out next year. While these are all questions I am curious to see, those questions can be brought up on the ROTM thread.


    Either way, this seems to be a pure infrastructure move in terms of the Starway; as I wonder on why they would warrant the need to expand the size of the starway (I'll take a rim shot guess to Nintendo at this point). I doubt that it's DA because of space, so it should be interesting to see what happens.
     
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    Huh. 


    It's like when Disney built that third Soarin theater at Epcot... but instead it's an additional row of escalators.


    Seriously this is necessary for both LL expansion needs and escalator maintenance. Having 2 up, 2 down means they won't have to be switching directions constantly, which causes additional wear and tear over time.


    At least the canopies will finally get cleaned with the expansion as well.


    But wow: Starway expansion. 2017 looks to be an exciting year for USH!  :lol:
     
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    Very glad they are doing this. Will be great for HHN crowds. 
     
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    On 12-Dec we were on this in the morning. There was some works going on and the smell from what ever they are doing was horrible. It was nearly 3/4 of the way and if was all the way, I would have puked. 
     
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    Scenic view has been updated. Includes the new park logo in the upper left corner, the stylized "King Kong 360-3D", and a view of the new soundstages.


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    I wonder if the roof/cover of the Star Way will be changed, or if they'll just build an annex off the current one to cover the new side.
     
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