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The Eighth Voyage of Sindbad Closing

Discussion in 'Islands of Adventure' started by Brian G., Aug 17, 2018.

  1. AlexanderMBush

    AlexanderMBush Legendary Member

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    So what, you'd want a show with the Knights of Ni battling bunnies and shrubbery with The Holy Land Grenade's of Antioch?
     
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    GET ON WITH IT!!!!
     
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  3. AlexanderMBush

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    Well, I love where this is going. :toast:

    It probably won't be now, but yeah. It's a start; and while I am not happy with them leaving it vacant (just tear the sucker down for now, is what I'd say), if it's them just postponing the development..then perhaps that's not entirely a bad thing? Either way, it's not exactly easy for me to spin this in a positive light.

    It does show their idiocy in some ways, a lot more than previously in a few manners.
     
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    While I agree that the plot and the stunts were not that great, I can’t believe so many people despised this show so much. I personally loved the incredible set and the pyrotechnic effects (no other stunt show in Orlando makes better use of pyrotechnics than this show). The finale was great. I can think of so many other theme park shows that I would like to see replaced instead of this one. But few of them take this much space, I guess.
     
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  5. Nick

    Nick Staff Member Moderator

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    No, they simply didn't renew their contracts. With F&F opening it made no sense to do so.
     
  6. FBarnhill

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    The best review for this:

     
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    Haven’t read any comments yet but this is About time, this show is terrible, I can’t believe it’s 2018 and it’s only just closing.
     
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    Agreed!!! Happy that this monstrosity is going, gives hope for the future.
     
  9. Mad Dog

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    It's not really about closing down the show. It's about cutting costs in a park that has record attendance, even though the attendance increase this year is single not double digits the revenue increase is in the vicinity of double digits, and not replacing it with anything and leaving valuable space 'vacant', in a park (IOA) lacking expansion space and tight on capacity, and limited entertainment shows. It's a cheap bush league move that you would expect if Blackstone/GE was still calling the shots.
     
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    LC is still stuck in the Blackstone/GE days to be honest...It never recovered
     
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    Wouldn't it be interesting if this was a necessity to reallocate funds due to cash running low on another project in development? If surveys had shown different numbers for any other entertainment offering, things might have gone differently.
     
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    Hmmmm...

    Hope those in the show find positions elsewhere ASAP
     
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  13. Ridgepole

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    if it's gotta be, then get on with it. I don't want to make multiple trips and have to walk by another empty venue. A vacant space would be better.
     
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    If they leave it vacant that makes two vacant theaters in the park. The park needs more entertainment to break up the thrill rides. Sometimes it's nice to sit down and be entertained.
     
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    I agree, what I liked was I could grab a beer from the cart and sit at the top in the last row. It has a back on the bench and a breeze so the show was an afterthought. I would always go in after everyone was seated, no waiting in line for that one.
     
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    There's a certain amount of fatalism when it comes to UOR. If everything, and I mean everything, isn't perfect then it's doomed. Nay, not just doomed but going to retroactively destroy our memories of it too. And run over our dog.

    T2 won't be closed for two years, stop with the hyperbole.

    As I said above there's a certain amount of fatalism that is mind blowing when it comes to UOR. Might I point out your "it's not so bad" review of F&F?

    I'm wondering this too, or to put it this way, what if they have a fixed entertainment budget and they want to funnel the money towards something to run year round instead of just seasonally. Maybe something really popular that opened this summer that involves expensive fireworks.
     
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  17. Ridgepole

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    referencing T2 as an example of footdragging. Was reported that permits weren't applied for until June. If you think the project is flying along good for you.
     
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    That was because during the demolition they found more issues than they had planned for. They have been working the whole time, but are just now getting around to building the new show.
     
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    I think I’ve solved the missing D from ‘Sinbad’. It seems to have found its way into the word ‘Adventura’.
     
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  20. TheCode

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    just leave the stage as it is and just put a harry potter themed magic show :lol:
    have people in robes do magic tricks and maybe bring a choir to sing the theme of the movies and call it a day lol
     

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