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T2:3D Remembrance & Rumored Replacements (Closed Oct 8th)

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  1. Tyc00n96

    Tyc00n96 Rookie

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    I know this attraction has been pretty much left in the dark compared to everything else going on but its gotta be opening sometime soon right?
     
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    I feel like this is gonna be one of this things that just randomly opens up one day, much like F&F.

    Universal will probably just announce the IP at some point, although I would hardly be surprised if they didn’t even do that.
     
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  3. Ridgepole

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    16 months and counting. Don't hold your breath.:popcorn:
     
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    Still livin that 2020 life?
     
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  5. Ridgepole

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    ? Well...it's all blocked.....afterthought expansion seems to be pretty much done...as seen from space. Sinboob tm's have been transferred and trained for 6 months. What's left but the GRAND OPENING:cheers: Gift shop?
     
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  6. youhow2

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    Its funny how little is publically known about an attraction apparently opening soon.
     
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    Do you guys think Universal will feature Jason Bourne in the lagoon show once this attraction opens? Personally, I think they will if the attraction is popular enough.
     
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    I never thought I’d say it, but I’m pretty sure I’m on team @Ridgepole at this point.
    :popcorn:
     
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    Yeah, none of the Sinbad TM's have been "transferred and trained for 6 months". That's false. But from what I hear there is a 3rd party team working on this in a sound stage in California.
     
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    I have a strong feeling that this show is gonna be Uni’s new waterworld. If this thing is a hit it’s gonna be ported to every single park around the world.
     
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    ...that leads me to think it's Action Horizons, as they are employed by Universal in the Hollywood park as it is.

    They also have the groups to prepare a show like this, if it's going to be a stunt show.
     
  12. shiekra38

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    I'll get more popcorn eating emojis
     
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    It's contagious. :popcorn:.....think I'll have a beer emojis with my popcorn :cheers: Probably be a long wait. ....guessing they locked those ex Sindbad actors in a hidden warehouse for the past six months. They should know their lines and spots on stage pretty good by now. Hope they're getting back pay. ;)
     
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    9 months!
    It was reported they were “blocking” back in May

    :popcorn:
     
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    Maybe they locked them in a room and put them in suspended animation with the frozen "Walt". Joint Disney/Universal venture. ;)
     
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  16. MLevell

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    So while we wait for official word from Universal of the show that is almost certainly Jason Bourne I thought I'd share the quick idea I had last year for a Terminator replacement show.

    When choosing an IP to get an attraction there are many factors to consider; Will most of our guests have heard of it? Will this move merchandise? Does this property have cross generational appeal? Will it still be relevant in 15 years?

    What if I told you that there was a property that has been continually made for a quarter of a century, a property that has been done across nearly every story telling medium, that exists off the success of its merch? And what if I told you that this property's owner has a working relationship with Universal Studios Orlando?

    That property is Power Rangers!

    Recently Power Rangers was acquired by Hasbro, the owners of Transformers, and this makes me think an appearance at Universal Parks is not out of the question. But is a show as ever-changing as Power Rangers even feasible for the slow-changing world of theme parks, is it really possible to do more than the occasional parade appearance that Disney came up with during the decade plus they owned the brand? Yes! And the answer rests in Terminator 3D.

    In this attraction guests would enter The Angel Grove Power Rangers Museum, a walk-through history of each team with replica props and costumes with big buttons that activate clips, at the end is the curator of the museum Alpha-10 the latest in a line of robots dedicated to helping The Power Rangers! As Alpha gives his comedic speech about the history of the rangers it is interrupted by sirens, Alpha informs us that this is very exciting, this means the latest team of Power Rangers are about to have an adventure, quickly to the viewing chamber!

    As guests quickly move into the main theater and take their seats, we see on the big screen the current cast of Power Rangers walking through a park talking to each other, when their communicators beep and their mentor tells them that he has just received word of a monster attack in the area. Suddenly a fully costumed monster and squad of the current foot soldiers appears on the stage in front of us, you know what that means, It's Morphin' Time! One by one a ranger actor performs their morph on the screen and their ranger from appears in a puff of smoke on stage, once the whole team has morphed it's time to fight, we get a nicely choreographed fight with tons of practical effects with a specially composed rock score to make it more exciting, but just when it looks like the Power Rangers might not be able to pull if off help arrives on the two ends of the stage in the form of the original Mighty Morphin Green Ranger and The Red Ranger of the previous season. With a quick Alpha told us you could use some help, the veteran Rangers help turn the tide and the monster is defeated.

    But of course this is Power Rangers which means this battle isn't over just yet as the monster now appears giant on the screen above the stage. The Rangers now form their Megazord as the screen expands, engulfing the theater. As the two giants battle over the city and us sparks fly, and our seats rattle and shake. Eventually of course the rangers deal the finishing blow, the monster explodes in a blinding flash of light and our team of Power Rangers plus the two veterans return to the stage to celebrate, give a big cry of Power Rangers! and leave the stage, the lights come on and Alpha tells us that was amazing and instructs us in how to leave. We then exit into a gift shop filled with Power Rangers merchandise for all ages and celebrating all eras of the show.

    Nowadays Power Rangers teams last for two years so you would need to update it fairly regularly but the formula really doesn't, so you really wouldn't have to change much, every two years the new casts films their little bit and records some voice-over, and when the new era starts you close the show for a few weeks to add to the pre-show museum and get the stunt-team comfortable in the new costumes, and then reopen as a 'New' Attraction.

    This will never happen of course but I do think it's wouldn't be a terrible idea and would probably move more merch and get more attention that a Jason Bourne show.
     
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    The only thing you kept out is, it should be an IP owned by Universal Studios. I'm sure Universal will license mega ip's in the future but for this show they are going with their own brand.
    I'm also not sure if Power Rangers is very big and loved by the General Public.
    I remember DHS had a very lame Power Rangers show in the Streets Of America and I fell bad for the castmember in those ugly costumes to have to perform for a hand full of guests in the Florida heat.
     
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  18. MLevell

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    Oh yeah I know it will be a Universal property, this train of thought just came around last year when I heard Hasbro bought Power Rangers "Hasbro are going to look for ways to recoup their money, Hey they have a Transformers ride at Universial, A ride wouldn't work though, But a show would, Hey Terminator!"

    As for being big and loved I'd say the same is the case for Bourne, but Power Rangers is about to start its 26th season, and has had a balloon in the Macy's parade for the last five years. So I'd say most people are familiar with it and considering how for so much of it's life its been one of the most profitable young boys properties, a lot of guests either loved it once or had a loved one who did. At the very least we have to agree that Power Rangers would sell more stuff in the gift shop.

    Obviously I'm not some crazed fan demanding Power Rangers shows up in the parks, for one thing I haven't really watched the show in 15 years, and I don't really believe it ever will. This was just a thought experiment of something else you could do with the Terminator theater the came to me after seeing that news story last year.
     
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    Dude, I LOVE THAT IDEA! I FEEL LIKE A KID AGAIN! THANK YOU SO MUCH MAN, I FEEL SO HAPPY! :clap: Have you thought about working for Universal Creative? :)
     
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    I have been thinking about reasons for Universal's radio silence on this, when they could be hyping this up but leaving Hagrid's Magical Adventure in the dark. And I think I have it.
    Uni knows fans miss BTTF & they still have the Delorean, Train, & Doc Brown meet & greet. No doubt they measure the popularity of these things. Now, what if the “high-energy Universal franchise” is BTTF? Heck there's still interest & with what Universal did bringing back Kong, we know they are okay with re-purposing their original lineup! I feel like this could translate VERY well to a live action stageshow, but they are tight-lipped because literally no one is expecting this.
     

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