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Wizarding World - Diagon Alley Discussion (Opens 2014)

Discussion in 'Wizarding World - Diagon Alley' started by floridianer, Sep 25, 2010.

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  1. ReelJustice

    ReelJustice Premium Member

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    City of Orlando. Building permit for Project 7542 is currently under review.
     
  2. Joe

    Joe aka TestTrack321 Staff Member Moderator

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    It's cool but sorely needs some auto-open doors at the end of the tunnel (like Test Track).
     
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    If you notice in the video it said "And then our show doors will open" The actual footage is of the ride's elements not completed and the doors probably not functioning or even on yet.


    As far as connecting this with The Hogwarts Express experience. Fairly weak if that is all it was. And I have strong feeling it will be so much more than that. What Sea World did is cool for a Sea World Coaster, but it is essentially a simulated aquarium experience via a tunnel with a POV of a Ray. It reminds me very much of a coaster parking in a cylinder version of what the original Manatees: The Last Generation? was before it was changed into Turtle Trek's main show.
     
  4. ReelJustice

    ReelJustice Premium Member

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    :clears throat:

    Hogwarts Express anyone?

    Project 7717:
    North station 7717; Foundation layout and details for primary structural system.

    Project 3641
    South station [HASHTAG]#3641[/HASHTAG]: Foundation layout and details for primary structural system

    Project 4691
    Connector [HASHTAG]#4691[/HASHTAG]: Foundation layout and details for primary structural system

    Thoughts?:pray:
     
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    ugh. i hate the fact that HP is going to be in both parks. its a great business idea. HP fans will eat up anything HP. but it doesn't make sense for the parks. USF is not IOA.

    i put $10 that the North station will be located at USF and the South station will be in IOA. haha.
     
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    I think the London-esque theeming will help it fit into the Studios better..we will see though
     
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    North Station. South Station. Connector. Word up.
     
  8. ReelJustice

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    I agree with this.
     
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    London fits right in with USF.
     
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    Teebin Legendary Member

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    Where are the actual 'plans' for these projects that are being reviewed by the city? I wonder if they can be requested from the City of Orlando?
     
  11. ReelJustice

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    I wonder. Doubt it though. The purpose of the website is for permitees to check on the status from the permitors. SFWMD should have something soon regarding the hotel (assuming that's what it is) soon. Jaws site has already been approved by SFWMD.
     
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    Teebin Legendary Member

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    I was more thinking if one wanted to view the plans at City Hall. If someone is building a new addition down the street from your property than you should be able to see the plans and decide if it affects your homes value and complain. I would think all would be public record because of this. Where is Bob? LOL
     
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    ^ Here I am, whats up?
     
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    Teebin Legendary Member

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    Plans for City/County permit/review. Meaning the actual drawings. Are they available to the public to view at the city office?
     
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    Well, they've started sealing the plans at SFWMD.
     
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    "sealing"???
     
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    Well, I've always been on the applications side so I checked into it.

    Here it is:

    From "The Office of the Attorney General of Florida"

    C. The Public Records Act

    CHAPTER 119, FLORIDA STATUTES

    119.071 General exemptions from inspection or copying of public records.--


    2. This exemption applies to building plans, blueprints, schematic drawings, and diagrams, including draft, preliminary, and final formats, which depict the internal layout and structural elements of a building, arena, stadium, water treatment facility, or other structure owned or operated by an agency before, on, or after the effective date of this act.

    4. The entities or persons receiving such information shall maintain the exempt status of the information.

    (c)1. Building plans, blueprints, schematic drawings, and diagrams, including draft, preliminary, and final formats, which depict the internal layout or structural elements of an attractions and recreation facility, entertainment or resort complex, industrial complex, retail and service development, office development, or hotel or motel development, which records are held by an agency are exempt from s. 119.07(1) and s. 24(a), Art. I of the State Constitution.

    5. As used in this paragraph, the term:

    a. "Attractions and recreation facility" means any sports, entertainment, amusement, or recreation facility, including, but not limited to, a sports arena, stadium, racetrack, tourist attraction, amusement park, or pari-mutuel facility that:

    (I) For single-performance facilities:

    (A) Provides single-performance facilities; or

    (B) Provides more than 10,000 permanent seats for spectators.

    (II) For serial-performance facilities:

    (A) Provides parking spaces for more than 1,000 motor vehicles; or

    (B) Provides more than 4,000 permanent seats for spectators.

    b. "Entertainment or resort complex" means a theme park comprised of at least 25 acres of land with permanent exhibitions and a variety of recreational activities, which has at least 1 million visitors annually who pay admission fees thereto, together with any lodging, dining, and recreational facilities located adjacent to, contiguous to, or in close proximity to the theme park, as long as the owners or operators of the theme park, or a parent or related company or subsidiary thereof, has an equity interest in the lodging, dining, or recreational facilities or is in privity therewith. Close proximity includes an area within a 5-mile radius of the theme park complex.



    I know, rather dry reading. But you asked for it.
     
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    ^ Kinda kills the main premise of 'National Treasure' hmmmm?
     
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    As in, Universal filed papers to seal the plans that were up for 722. Last time I checked.
     
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    The documents being 'sealed' isn't anything new, and has nothing to do with the fact that plans were pulled or are being kept private. Signing and sealing plans is something that's done by the engineer/architect, and it applies to all plans filed as public record:

    http://www.ehs.ufl.edu/buildcode/signing.htm
    That being said, and again, totally unrelated to the document sealing, Universal did indeed contact the SFWMD about the "Project 722" plans being posted online, and had them pulled, as well as stopped the SFWMD from posting any other Universal related plans online. So you can count that out as a source for any future Universal filings.

    And as for the new project numbering, that again is likely a direct result of the internet rumor sites digging through public records. Now we're stuck with 4-digit project numbers and guess work. Judging by what we've seen so far, I'm assuming anything that starts with 7 is a project for USF and anything that starts with a 3 is for IOA. Not really sure what a 4 means though, perhaps back of house work?

    USF:
    Project 7448 - Lagoon waterfront work (BLD2012-03284)
    Project 7542 - Gringotts (BLD2012-03313)
    Project 7689 - Mass Grading of Jaws area/Wastewater collection system (ENG2012-00234)
    Project 7717 - USF Station (north) (BLD2012-03434)
    Project 7913 - New fencing/gates, removal of earthen berms, placement of fill in low areas prone to ponding (BLD2012-03074)

    IOA:
    Project 3063 - New bus drop off area for events (ENG2012-00457)
    Project 3641 - IOA Station (south) (BLD2012-03437)
    Project 3694 - IOA main utility installations and mass grading (ENG2012-00475)

    ???
    Project 4691 - Connecting track for north and south stations (BLD2012-03436 )
     
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