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Walking Dead Attraction: Stay or Go?

Discussion in 'Upper Lot/Entertainment Center' started by Ronald Contreras, Oct 10, 2018.

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Do you believe TWDA should stay or go?

  1. Stay

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  1. Ronald Contreras

    Ronald Contreras Newcomer

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    It's about time this gets discussed and get rid of the white elephant in the room. The Walking Dead Attraction was a gr8 introduction to keep the energy and guest coming time after time but now its worn itself down and though its only been 2yrs since its opening the curtain must come down eventually. With guest attendance dwindling within TWDA and only gaining fame during events such as HHN it is best to say that the era of the Zombie Apocalypse is well, dead.
    The House of Horrors was a gr8 addition to USH even after the removal of the Blues Brothers Stage in 2014. The House of Horrors offered year round scare fun and you always got a chance to see your favorite Universal Monster in there natural environment. With its return within HHN this year, I believe this could be a glimpse of what could come back if USH really wants to bring the guest attendance back up.
     
  2. UniversalRBLX

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    I think an elaborate walk-through based on the monsters should be placed. Not a haunt, just more of an elaborate museum with "mini shows" in each scene.
     
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    Joe aka TestTrack321 Staff Member Moderator

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    Just get rid of a permanent haunt. This would be a good location to something like Horror Make Up in Orlando.
     
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    I was thinking that as well, allows them to free up a theater for a future attraction.
     
  5. Chris

    Chris Veteran Member

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    I would like to see this venue become a full service restaurant with movie props from the Prop Warehouse littered in themed rooms for different Universal genres. This could also incorporate a VIP dining environment and returning the Roman Noodle/VIP Dining near SSFL back to the park.
     
  6. AlexanderMBush

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    I would honestly not mind a Psuedo-Walkthrough attraction; but I would totally not be against a Full-Service specialty dining option.

    That said, I have no doubt in my mind now; especially with how piss low TWD had for a sesaon premiere this time; that the attraction is leaving sooner than later.
     
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    I would think that once SLOP opens TWD will close.
     
  8. Chris

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    I am not too sure... It think they will want a good 5 years out of it before they remove it. I think it'll stay through 2021. I would expect any contract that was made will have to be fulfilled.
     
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    Honestly, I would think they would want the contract to be up by around 3 to 4 years, and while there could be a renewal; the performance of the show is reaching a lowpoint.

    I have a..somewhat hard time believing they'll want to keep TWDA if the show gets worse in ratings over the course of this season.
     
  10. Chris Galindo

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    Bro get rid of this piece of crap. SO out of touch now.
     
  11. Fallow

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    I think there's a shot this disappears sooner than some are anticipating.

    I personally think there's place for a walk-through "haunt," but it needs to be a little more grand and "PG" than the line Walking Dead currently walks. I think a revised, updated House of Horrors would do wonders.
     
  12. Chris Galindo

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    Just turn it into a dine in with photo ops with the UCMs.
     
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    I'm not convinced a full service restaurant in USH would be popular, especially at that spot in the park. Character dining would likely need to skew Illumination/Dreamworks.

    I will say this, though: love for OG House of Horrors was filtered through some heavy rose-colored glasses. That thing was an operational nightmare and looked completely stuck in the 90s. There's clearly a concerted effort to relaunch the Monsters brand, and I think a tightened, 21st century take on the franchise (using some assets and design from the current Monsters maze) would do wonders.
     
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    I'm the opposite mostly because it's the one thing USH lacks. Most people would be more than willing to pay if it didnt require them looking for a seat/ in a rush to order what's on the menu. Add to that how beloved the current monsters are and I think you have a winner.
     
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    I think if they intended to incorporate a full service restaurant anywhere in the park, they would've done so with the redo of the park's opening streets. They've decided to emphasize full service dining as a Citywalk endeavor, for better or worse.

    You're also absolutely overestimating the appeal of the Monsters on a family scale, especially at the park's sole "upscale" full service restaurant. If they're going to do a character meal of any kind, it'll be focused on the animated characters.
     
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    Yeah; I will say that even with my appreciation for House of Horrors..it wasn't a good attraction in the grand scheme.

    I'd say, it would be a great opportunity if UM is successful; alongside the relaunching of the Monsters brand..that USH Creative let's John & Slash have their hands on a fully realized version of the House of Horrors. That said, for the love of god; don't do a Chucky/Psycho/Generic Butcher scene!
     
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  17. Horror Lover

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    I know I've said this before.. but what if the Universal Monsters returned to USH.. not in a walk-through.. but a dark ride?
     
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    What's the square footage comparison of TWDA vs. Mr. Toads?
     
  19. Red Carpet

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    I would like that.:thumbsup:
     
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  20. Fallow

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    Keep in mind you can't build a dark ride like Mr. Toad anymore. Its clearances are very out-of-code and only continue to exist thanks to grandfathering laws.
     

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