Universal's Epic Universe Wish List & Speculation

RFRees

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Dec 24, 2015
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Soooo, Sonic ride when?
I saw the movie on Friday, it was actually surprisingly not bad. There were some moments I could have done without, but at times I was laughing out loud. Definitely glad they changed the animation.

Box office so far is doing well. I think it's trending toward beating Detective Pikachu for opening weekend for domestic. It has a chance to be one of the most successful video game movies ever (and a chance to take #1). This means it could get a sequel, which they've already eluded to being open to. This definitely opens up theme park possibilities.

That being said, I wouldn't want an entire land based around Sonic. A ride would be fine, if it's focused on actually going fast (eg Hagrid type ride) instead of just screens to simulate.
 

Mike S

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Dec 10, 2015
5,031
Florida
I saw the movie on Friday, it was actually surprisingly not bad. There were some moments I could have done without, but at times I was laughing out loud. Definitely glad they changed the animation.

Box office so far is doing well. I think it's trending toward beating Detective Pikachu for opening weekend for domestic. It has a chance to be one of the most successful video game movies ever (and a chance to take #1). This means it could get a sequel, which they've already eluded to being open to. This definitely opens up theme park possibilities.

That being said, I wouldn't want an entire land based around Sonic. A ride would be fine, if it's focused on actually going fast (eg Hagrid type ride) instead of just screens to simulate.
I wonder if Nintendo would offer up part of their EU expansion pad for a Sonic coaster. The two companies are pretty friendly after all and if Sonic goes anywhere in a crazy sense he fits the most next to Mario.
 

Joe

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Feb 15, 2012
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Soooo, Sonic ride when?
I wonder if Nintendo would offer up part of their EU expansion pad for a Sonic coaster. The two companies are pretty friendly after all and if Sonic goes anywhere in a crazy sense he fits the most next to Mario.
I think there's a negative chance Sonic comes to anything Universal with a Nintendo partnership and doubly negative that they'd place it anywhere close to SNW. Brand confusion is a real thing. It's more likely another park chain gets Sega right than Universal.
 

Mike S

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Dec 10, 2015
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Florida
I think there's a negative chance Sonic comes to anything Universal with a Nintendo partnership and doubly negative that they'd place it anywhere close to SNW. Brand confusion is a real thing. It's more likely another park chain gets Sega right than Universal.
Yeah I was really just spitballing. Sonic is in Smash though :lol:
 

OhHaiInternet95

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Aug 18, 2017
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So is Spider-Man if you replaced the screens with more sets? It's a motionbase ride vehicle.
Wait, so is it going to be a 3-D ride? Because it'd be really cool if it were a completely practical attraction like Dinosaur.
 
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Alicia

Premium Member
Jul 17, 2014
9,284
Orlando
Wait, so is it going to be a 3-D ride? Because it'd be really cool if it were a completely practical attraction like Dinosaur.
I don’t know about the current version, but the initial, non-Spider-Man version was to have some AA dinos inside.

I feel like screens are inevitable here though. Question is if it’s all screens like Transformers or not.
 

Tobias

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Feb 25, 2014
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Isn't that just a smaller scale version of the tech used for Jaws?
I'm gonna' say no? This tech looks to have the boat's tilting/bobbing done via tight turns and wave machines, while Jaws (correct me if I'm wrong) was more mechanically controlled from the boat itself when it rocked.