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  1. Superman had t bar restraints (like Millenium/dragster etc) when it opened but the state required Six Flags to remove them after an incident in the early 2000s, I forget the year exactly.
  2. Yes. Rise, Runaway Railway and Ratatouille are all trackless dark rides. Tron and Guardians are coasters. I count 0 simulators out of the 4 major attractions under construction at WDW. Also even Universal has slowed down on simulators with Hagrids, the rumored JP coaster, Bourne stunt show and early rumors of nintendo and epic universe. So I dknt think anyone else is worried. Also Flight of Passage is amazing and Smugglers is not a bad ride at all. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. I'm assuming it's because the dropped floors were raised and were damaged, according to reports. Those would take longer to replace than just removing a train on SV. Just a guess. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. Only 3 B&M's have since been replaced within their original park. Iron Wolf was replaced with Goliath, Chang is being replaced by Kentucky Flyer (sorta), and Dueling Dragons is being replaced by the unnamed Harry Potter Intamin LSM coaster. None of the other relocated or defunct B&M's have been replaced by another coaster. Since Goliath and Kentucky Flyer are wood coasters, This makes Dueling Dragons the first B&M to be replaced by a steel coaster. Unnamed? Hagrids Magical Creature Motorbike Adventure. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. It's an ad for both coasts. Still a jaws portion on the studio tour. I agree it doesn't separate that well in the commercial though. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. Reflections is being built on the river country land, I believe. Sent from my SM-G955U using Tapatalk
  7. Haha I was thinking the same thing. I stay on that end of town fairly often and actually like that area but the traffic can be a pain. I would guess that when this resort opens From your room to the Magic Kingdom Parking Lot will be a solid 20-30 minutes if nto more depending on traffic. I live in the area and if you just take the back road behind Chick Fil A you only have to go through one stoplight and can be to Animal Kingdom in 5 minutes. But, you are correct if you are traveling during rush hour or early in the morning when the parks are opening it will take longer. Just curious since you know the area, how much of a walk would that be? A really long one. Sent from my SM-G955U using Tapatalk
  8. See above posts. There was an accident in 2004 when someone died when the ride hit the brake run, the restraints were changed after that.
  9. Ive ridden it with all the configurations. Just couldn't remember the initial set up after the accident other than the shin guards and metal side pieces. Sent from my SM-G955U using Tapatalk
  10. Why are the restraints so terrible? I keep hearing this and IDK, I don't mind them.....thing is though - Superman is really the only hyper I have ridden.....I need to get out more lol There was an accident early in the early 2000s. I forget which year, but when it reopened the state would not allow the original T-bar restraints it was designed with ala Millenium Force or Top Thrill Dragster. Now they’re thick yellow U-bars? Correct me if im wrong, I haven’t been in a few years, kind of similar to the thickness of El toro.
  11. If you can get there in 5 minutes, going through those lights you must be able to teleport lol. Sent from my SM-G955U using Tapatalk
  12. They aren't actors, they are actually attractions TMs. Sent from my SM-G955U using Tapatalk
  13. It's because SF announced WW preemptively because it is the first raptor installation anywhere worldwide. Roar would be the 10th iBox track conversion if that is actually what is happening and 7th SF installation so preemptively announcing ahead of KD would do them no benefit at all.
  14. Not all coasters. You do not have to use fluffy, fluffy bunnies filled with medicine and goo for Mummy. Sorry...Correct forgot about Mummy, just the B&Ms and RRR.
  15. You have to put everything in a locker at Universal for their coasters.
  16. I'm still not seeing it. Does anyone have any idea about the restrictions between Disney and Uni regarding Marvel character rides? I thought Disney wasn't able to use the Marvel characters on the east coast but the Guardians at Epcot certainly throw that out the window. Really I'm just curious when something's going to happen that would force Uni to remake that whole island. I'm also way out of the loop on this so feel free to mock me. Guardians isn't part of any of the groups of characters used by universal at IOA. The deal is still in perpetuity though. Sent from my SM-G955U using Tapatalk
  17. Universal announced its Holiday plans this morning including Xmas in the Wizarding World and holiday projections on Hogwarts. http://blog.universalorlando.com/whats-new/universal-orlando-holidays-2017/ NEW HOLIDAY ENTERTAINMENT INCLUDING CHRISTMAS AT THE WIZARDING WORLD OF HARRY POTTER Michael Aiello April 13, 2017 Since 2010, you’ve been able to step into The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Orlando Resort and become a part of the iconic moments from the books and films. I’m happy to share that even more magic is coming. For the first time at Universal Orlando Resort, The Wizarding World of Harry Potter will transform for the most wonderful time of year – Christmas. Christmas in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter Festive garland décor, each with its own unique detail, will complement the shops and architecture. These fantastic textures will surround you as you wander the streets of both Hogsmeade and Diagon Alley. You’ll also be able to enjoy new holiday food, drink and entertainment throughout both Hogsmeade and Diagon Alley. I can already hear the Frog Choir rehearsing their new numbers! The Christmas celebration will crescendo nightly as a festive spell will be cast onto Hogwarts castle, cascading it in décor, candlelight and festive moments inspired by the films. Using the latest in mapped projection technology, Hogwarts Castle will transform itself into a yuletide display, gifting fans with an amazing, new view. The holidays have always been a special time for Hogwarts students. And we’re going to capture that same spirit, allowing you to experience The Wizarding World of Harry Potter like never before. New Holiday Parade And that’s not all. This year, we’re introducing the new Universal’s Holiday Parade featuring Macy’s, the global leader in balloon entertainment. You’ll enjoy newly designed floats, festive balloons and your favorite Universal characters in Universal Studios Florida. Santa Claus is going to have his hands full as the Minions bring merry and mayhem to the parade, along with Dreamworks characters from Madagascar and Shrek. We’re also partnering with Macy’s, the global leader in balloon entertainment, to bring this parade to life. All of these holiday experiences will run daily starting Nov. 18, 2017 through Jan. 6, 2018. This is just a taste of what’s to come. Stay tuned to the blog for more details and sneak peeks, as we get closer to the holiday season.
  18. I agree that it makes the passes far less appealing, but to be fair there is a similar situation with their other parks. We were looking into the Express Passes for our upcoming Florida trip and we were pretty surprised to find out that the Express pass isn't good for any of the Harry Potter attractions. I don't know if those rides generally have the longest lines in the park since they all have solid capacity but they're undoubtedly their biggest draws. I'm sure the fact that they're not included definitely turns a few people away from buying them. Look into getting a room at Royal Pacific for a night,the cheapest of the 3 hotels that come with unlimited express. One night there gets you two days of express, the day you check in and the day you check out. It's a beautiful hotel and the cost of express for two is almost the price of a room anyways. We always stay there when visiting Universal, it's definitely worth it.
  19. They are, and IMO, because of that, they should be the colors to pop! With the black supports, like at Great Adventure, the purple and green stick out more, where as it just looks busy here. So you're saying the purple and green won't stick out when they're the only colors used?
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