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Temporary Attraction Closures at UOR

Mad Dog

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Jan 30, 2013
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Pittsburgh area
Good to know. I guess I'm still sensitive to the "we're going to turn off the water tunnel to save a few bucks" mode of thinking.

Either way, though, the attraction just did not make much sense to run until distancing can lax, as you said.
yes....and due to distancing it consistently had one of the longest daily wait times......quite opposite of normal times
 

Magic Feather

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Apr 19, 2019
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“To try and reduce the risk for guest complaints of long waits, with the exception of Hagrid, many wait times have been under posted recently. The actual waits being higher is largely due to unexpected backups in some places, like the HRRR lockers, the Minions Preshow(s) and general load procedures on F&F (only running the front bus). In fact, F&F has almost always been running (Reduced cap) full buses.”
-A friend at UOR
 

shiekra38

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Dec 13, 2009
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“To try and reduce the risk for guest complaints of long waits, with the exception of Hagrid, many wait times have been under posted recently. The actual waits being higher is largely due to unexpected backups in some places, like the HRRR lockers, the Minions Preshow(s) and general load procedures on F&F (only running the front bus). In fact, F&F has almost always been running (Reduced cap) full buses.”
-A friend at UOR
Yes F&F seems to only need one bus, even pre pandemic
 
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Jwhee

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Apr 29, 2013
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if they’re still paying the performers you’d think they’d want to have the meet and greet in Hollywood or closer to Animal Actors. No one ever goes back towards Barney especially now that everything back there is closed.
 

Mad Dog

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if they’re still paying the performers you’d think they’d want to have the meet and greet in Hollywood or closer to Animal Actors. No one ever goes back towards Barney especially now that everything back there is closed.
Yes..... Heck, even when I go in May,Nov. /early Dec., during the slow/moderate crowd days, in 'normal' times, there's hardly anyone back in that section of the park.
 

Legacy

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Jul 27, 2015
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if they’re still paying the performers you’d think they’d want to have the meet and greet in Hollywood or closer to Animal Actors. No one ever goes back towards Barney especially now that everything back there is closed.
Problem is that the Barney green room is behind the theater, and asking the performers to hoof it all the way to Hollywood in that heat and those costumes is a lot. I’m sure they would love to shift the whole thing to closer to the main thoroughfare, but there’s almost no good space to store the costumes in a closer green room.
 

HandsomePete

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Jul 8, 2019
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“To try and reduce the risk for guest complaints of long waits, with the exception of Hagrid, many wait times have been under posted recently. The actual waits being higher is largely due to unexpected backups in some places, like the HRRR lockers, the Minions Preshow(s) and general load procedures on F&F (only running the front bus). In fact, F&F has almost always been running (Reduced cap) full buses.”
-A friend at UOR
So to reduce complaints, they’re under posting and making people wait longer than expected? That’s ........... something.
 
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Nick

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Sep 22, 2011
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Problem is that the Barney green room is behind the theater, and asking the performers to hoof it all the way to Hollywood in that heat and those costumes is a lot. I’m sure they would love to shift the whole thing to closer to the main thoroughfare, but there’s almost no good space to store the costumes in a closer green room.
And those Barney costumes alone take up a fairly large room. Certainly not a small space.
 
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Shinigami

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Apr 25, 2018
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I don't know if this fits in here (if not please move)
But another speculation/rumor that I heared after the closing of the rides is also closing down Universal on Mondays and Tuesdays during the slow season. Can anyone confirm that speculation/rumor? I only heared it twice from different sources and it seems kind of unlikely
 

Magic Feather

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Apr 19, 2019
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I don't know if this fits in here (if not please move)
But another speculation/rumor that I heared after the closing of the rides is also closing down Universal on Mondays and Tuesdays during the slow season. Can anyone confirm that speculation/rumor? I only heared it twice from different sources and it seems kind of unlikely
I've heard it from a few people, fwiw :shrug:
 

JoeCamel

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May 20, 2015
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I don't know if this fits in here (if not please move)
But another speculation/rumor that I heared after the closing of the rides is also closing down Universal on Mondays and Tuesdays during the slow season. Can anyone confirm that speculation/rumor? I only heared it twice from different sources and it seems kind of unlikely
I've heard it from a few people, fwiw :shrug:
I'm sure it has been raised as an option and investigated for how it would work. Everything is on the table right now.