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The Future of Lost Continent

Discussion in 'Islands of Adventure' started by TheDecemberists, Nov 2, 2009.

  1. truejonas

    truejonas V.I.P.

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    I really hope that whatever replaces PF is just as practical (I mean effects, not plotwise, keep it spicy there) and doesn't turn into a bunch of screenz.
     
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    TPU has an article saying that Zelda has been cancelled for time being. Thoughts on this?
     
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    It was likely never going to come this soon anyway.
     
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    I never thought LC changes were imminent. There's too much going on at IOA for any more major changes in the near future. I'd guess LC redo is four, five, six years away.
     
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    With JP & HP getting new rides, there's no point of rushing any LC project.
     
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    Talked about this in the Nintendo thread. I think TPU is making stuff up because Pokemon isn’t happening as quickly as he assumed.

    Zelda was never approved and set, so it can’t be “cancelled”
     
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    Wholeheartedly agree with you. I said something similar on the Nintendo thread, only in a little less harsh words.
     
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    Just saying, regardless of what goes into LC (HTTYD or Zelda, or something not being heavily discussed), I just hope whatever replaces Poseidon's Fury keeps the practical side of it. Walkthroughs might not be super exciting, but a highly themed walkthrough with smart AAs/Musion affects could be jaw dropping.
     
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    Everything would likely be destroyed with nothing left standing.
     
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    FWIW I still think Zelda will end up here. But it was never going to happen until after Park 3. So the idea that it's been "cancelled" is highly suspect.
     
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    LC was the best theme land on opening day, IMO. Why? Because it was unique compared to any theme land today. How? It was three related lands in one (Medieval Fantasy, Mystical Arabian, and Mythology)… although HP put an end to the Medieval Fantasy side. IMO Universal should begin Sinbad Stage Demo, because regardless of new theme coming to the land, it would not attract guest if the offerings are a stage show and a walk through show. So since Sinbad has the larger plot of land, then it should be used for the main ride of the land. When it comes to Fury, I don’t mind this building staying, but it needs to be completely redesigned inside and out. The building has potential, AC, cool special effects that can be repurposed, plus the park needs that type of walkthrough attraction, but it needs to be jaw dropping like the original show in 99. I do agree Zelda would be a great theme for the land, so it can keep that fantasy/mythological feel to that side of the park AND please! Keep Mythos Restaurant.
     
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    Don't break my heart like that. Although you may be right that the current PF would go away, I'd hope whatever structurally replaces it would maintain some of that practicality.

    I always forget how massive some of these plots are until I take a look at Google Maps. If they kept Replacement-Sinbad in the same area, that's roughly the same footprint of Transformers (at least, my limited measurement distance on Google Maps says so). They could fit something in there alright.
     
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    Yes and don't forget the "Front Yard" of both attractions are big. They can easily make a land with two main pathways if they want.... they got plenty of space.
     
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    I thought the whole article he wrote was suspect. I agree with you.
     
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    Yeah it would be silly for Universal to open a Zelda land before introducing Super Mario World. Mario is the more recognizable name, and I think the success of SNW will determine future Nintendo attractions in Orlando. Let's see how SNW in Japan and Hollywood does first. Maybe we get Zelda after 2023?
     
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    That’s pretty much what everyone thought until that article came suggesting it would be sooner.
     
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    Yep. Just about everyone on this forum had discounted that happening within the next few years in LC. TPU brought that up off the really cold rumor stove.
     
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    Would a Jumanji themed land be cool to replace LC?
     
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    Ehhh. Not really much there. What’s the attraction?
     
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    A ride that @shiekra38 can stare at the Rocks abs :rimshot:

    A dark ride would be about the only thing you could do.
     
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