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P. 1409: Universal Orlando’s Cinematic Celebration announced
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Postby CanadianCoasterFreak » Tue Jan 06, 2009 9:02 am

I really want to try this one out! looks great, maybe not the best coaster, but It was family oriented more and the whole social viral thing is so cool! I'm heading down to florida this summer to try this one out, manta maybe as well.

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Postby niiicolaaah » Tue Jan 06, 2009 9:20 am

RCFreak wrote:
Jds03 wrote:the epic failures Maurer Söhne came up with before

Like which ones?

How about G Force at Drayton Manor, which placed #349 out of 358 on Mitch Hawker's steel poll this year?

Actually, that's the only terrible Maurer Sohne ride I can think of.
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Postby cfc » Tue Jan 06, 2009 9:24 am

Drayton's G-Force is one of the worst rides ever, thanks to the X Car restraints and that funky, inverted lifthill.

However, Formule X, a launched X Car coaster, is a great little ride. So, I'm glad that Universal decided to get away from B&M (as much as I like their rides) for this project.

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Postby CoryPa77 » Thu Jan 08, 2009 11:37 am

According to some people, Universal wanted B&M for this initially, but they weren't going to be able to meet Universal's need date by a long shot. Although, I'm kind of wondering if Maurer can meet that date now? Still, I'm really excited about this ride, especially the first half!

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Postby jedimaster1227 » Thu Jan 08, 2009 12:55 pm

As of today, much (if not all) of the ride's track has appeared in the vacant storage lot. This track includes some larger pieces of at least one of the brake runs as well.
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Postby ECZenith » Thu Jan 08, 2009 2:50 pm

Eeek! It looks like the Potter box could possibly be larger than my beloved Indy box! I can't believe I'm this excited about a ride where a) I don't like Harry Potter at all, and b) we don't really know what it is yet... Still excited though, with visions of Kuka arms dancing in my head.
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Postby JT3000 » Thu Jan 08, 2009 3:50 pm

The interior work is being guarded carefully, so much so, that Universal will supposidly only bring in track pieces after hours.

The track was already installed a while back. Besides, it's not that interesting.


Postby roller91 » Thu Jan 08, 2009 7:19 pm

this is suppose to open before manta

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Postby King_K. » Thu Jan 08, 2009 7:36 pm

I've heard that they'd like to have it up and running by Grad Bash, and the permanent stage should be up in time to coincide with the beginning of Mardi Gras'. :P

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Postby pianojohn » Fri Jan 09, 2009 8:24 pm

Some pics from today Friday 1-9-09
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