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P. 1076: Loew's Royal Pacific convention space expanding
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Postby Lenaapple1974 » Fri Apr 03, 2009 5:06 am

Does anyone have the webcam link handy? I cannot get online with the computer I was using, and I cannot seem to find it again. :( Thanks!

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Postby WildStangAlex » Fri Apr 03, 2009 5:56 am

Molettg187 wrote:The track that would be returning to the station not complete


It is very much complete. This ride feature's the world's first Roller Coaster track jump! ;)

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Postby jjune4991 » Fri Apr 03, 2009 7:28 am

^ oh! i can't wait for that!

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Update 4/4/09

Postby jedimaster1227 » Sun Apr 05, 2009 5:04 am

Hey everyone! I got back from Italy this past Friday in time for my father's birthday which we celebrated with a meal at Bubba Gumps. Needless to say, I took the opportunity to run over to the parks ahead of the family to get some photos for your all of the latest happenings between Harry Potter and Rip, Ride, Rockit.

Note: These photos were taken yesterday.
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The CityWalk portion of the coaster looks like it will keep the pace of the coaster through the end.
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Looking good...
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Nothing new here.
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Same...
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One last piece of track has yet to be installed on this side of the ride.
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Even though nothing new has been added to the lift, the tower itself still provides a clear picture of what is to come.
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Work on the station continues...
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"Lonely... I'm so lonely... I have nobody... All on my own..."
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Most of the construction focus has moved to the station.
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Expect to see more "Rockit Red" throughout the station as the weeks progress.
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See what I mean?
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It's a tripod!
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The maintenance bay and train storage building is attached directly to the right of the station.
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This bay looks ready to start holding some trains...
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The newly constructed Hollywood Bowl stage was used for some filming.
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This drop looks like it will be great!
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There was no evidence as to what the filming was for, though the people seen on the stage were dancing to various rap songs blasted over the speakers.
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The non-inverting loop continues to look more impressive with every visit.
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One last shot of the active production at work.
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Work continues of the firehouse bust-thru.
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Work is being done to fix the "fail."
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Though it is still not ready...
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One more "sun shot" to wrap up this report...
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Update 4/4/09

Postby jedimaster1227 » Sun Apr 05, 2009 5:10 am

Hey everyone! I got back from Italy this past Friday in time for my father's birthday which we celebrated with a meal at Bubba Gumps. Needless to say, I took the opportunity to run over to the parks ahead of the family to get some photos for your all of the latest happenings between Harry Potter and Rip, Ride, Rockit.

Note: These photos were taken yesterday.
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Ministry of Magic proclamations line the fences of the Harry Potter bridge as construction continues.
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Vertical work has begun on the former Dueling Dragons/Enchanted Oak Tavern entrance plaza.
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It looks like roof frames, from what I can tell.
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Some additional metal frames/spikes have gone up as well.
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Still not too much to see here...
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Or here...
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Nothing major has gone on over at the Potter Box since our last visit either.
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And the Flying Unicorn still sits untouched.
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What looks like an additional Hogwarts Spire has continued to grow...
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Postby PCW_Nut » Sun Apr 05, 2009 5:57 am

Great pics, thanks for the update.

I wonder when we'll actually here more concrete details about attractions/shops/etc that will be in the new Potter area.

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Postby Lenaapple1974 » Sun Apr 05, 2009 6:01 am

Thanks for both reports! Great updates.

I will post on this thread, since people are saddened by the lack of work being done and haven't been posting here as much.

I am truly shocked that the part through the firehouse was obviously not thought of to the fullest. I mean, what if they couldn't structurally take any more apart than they previously had to fit that sucker through? That would be a Total Epic Fail! (Ok, move the ride...it has to go into another part of the park! <-- Yeah, ok.) I know that I am a bit repetitive, but I truly hope they fix this, and fix it fast. I feel that if I keep saying that, maybe it will happen! :lmao:
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Postby Lenaapple1974 » Sun Apr 05, 2009 6:03 am

PCW_Nut wrote:I just keep thinking of Brad Pitt's famous line from Seven..."What's in the box? What's in the box?". lol


:lmao: An arm? (A Kuka that is!!)

OK, so I am posting here too! I just could not resist that comment! Again, great update!
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Postby JT3000 » Sun Apr 05, 2009 6:50 am

^ At worst, they'd just have to tear down the facade and rebuild it. It's not like it contains anything important.

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Postby jjune4991 » Sun Apr 05, 2009 1:53 pm

thanks for the update. hopefully we'll see some new construction soon!

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