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p. 42 - Super Nintendo World opening February 4th, 2021!

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Wow, makes me glad I paid extra for the Royal Studio Pass... Its $200 but I get unlimited rides between certain times for all the main attractions. Glad I bought it early too. June 1st is the big date. Can't wait.

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Here are a few photos that ran in a variety of Japanese newspapers last month.  The new Opening Date is Spring 2021

I feel like it looks very 'Men in Black' ish.

Yes, I'd like to see that, too, but I can also understand why they would like to keep things under wraps and build the anticipation a bit more.

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Wow, crazy wait times for Jurassic Park The Flying Dinosaur! It looks really cool though. I would either buy an Express Pass that included the Flying Dinosaur or make a mad dash for the ride right at park opening if I was going to Japan this year, but I'm not . Harry Potter will still be insanely crowded, but Forbidden Journey will only have the second longest line in the park now. And noticing the wait time pictures, even some of the lesser rides had long waits. 75 minute wait for Elmo's Go Go Skateboard?? I don't even remember seeing that ride at USJ last year. I'll eventually have to get back to USJ to check out the Jurassic Park area plus whatever else they add next. Oh, and no sympathy from me for the closing of Back to the Future since I missed it last summer.

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^^ Freaks and geeks ftw

Also f*ck all of you. My entire chilchood is built upon memories of that movie.

 

OK, that's enough of that.

 

My comment was directed toward the ride, not the movie. Never cared much for that Universal attraction.

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This might come as a surprise considering my avatar but the ride was always meh at best and I kind of felt differed from the tones of the movie anyway, I would have liked to go during closing purely to have a last chance to see if I could find any of the crazy BTTF merchandise they used to have that got evicted for the minions shop. and see what they do to honor the closing, especially since it's a 2 hour flight.

 

As a huge BTTF fan, I loved walking up and seeing the Delorean and the BTTF logo on a giant building, as well as a shop with nothing but BTTF merchandise, hearing the theme music pumped around the area, even the Doctor Brown mini-clips and seeing that climb in Delorean ride-vehicle. But the ride itself.... probably my least favorite part. Its included on the DVD extras of the films so it's purely nostalgia that I end up riding it.

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I wonder how, USJ isn't the most attended theme park in the world yet. Seeing how a 3 hour line for the big rides is considered normal there (assuming that they utilize their rides' capacity to the max).

For example, I have never seen a line at the magic kingdom over 3 hours long (even in the summer), and somehow it still gets around 6 million more visitors a year than USJ.

curious...curious..

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I wonder how, USJ isn't the most attended theme park in the world yet. Seeing how a 3 hour line for the big rides is considered normal there (assuming that they utilize their rides' capacity to the max).

For example, I have never seen a line at the magic kingdom over 3 hours long (even in the summer), and somehow it still gets around 6 million more visitors a year than USJ.

curious...curious..

Assuming you've never been to Disney on New Years, lines are ridiculous. Test Track for example 300 mins.

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I wonder how, USJ isn't the most attended theme park in the world yet. Seeing how a 3 hour line for the big rides is considered normal there (assuming that they utilize their rides' capacity to the max).

For example, I have never seen a line at the magic kingdom over 3 hours long (even in the summer), and somehow it still gets around 6 million more visitors a year than USJ.

curious...curious..

 

It's got to be capacity and quantity of attractions. I went to both USJ and Tokyo Disney last Summer, and while both parks were crowded, USJ felt a lot more crowded than Tokyo Disneyland or DisneySea, plus they had longer waits on the majority of their attractions (with a few exceptions). Tokyo Disney is more of a resort with parks, shopping, and hotels and more people are in and out throughout the day, while USJ is one park (though it does have shopping and hotels) with much shorter hours so more people are there open to close. Tokyo Disneyland also has much more attractions in its park to absorb people, though most of USJ's attractions are E ticket ones.

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I wonder how, USJ isn't the most attended theme park in the world yet. Seeing how a 3 hour line for the big rides is considered normal there (assuming that they utilize their rides' capacity to the max).

 

Maybe you need to compare the number of attractions at each park to find your answer.

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^ It should mean (to me), it will operate up to and including May 31st, and then be totally closed up the next day, June 1st.

 

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I'm surprised so many people are indifferent to the closing of BTTF. I thought it was one of those treasured rides and franchises and that people were practically traumatized by the closure of the other ones. Shows how much I know (or else I'm thinking of something else). Really glad I got to ride it and and see the area, though!

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Me and my partner got to ride it in Florida in it's first three months of opening! And it was a amazing to us back then.

Now, it's just one of those attractions that needs attention, upgrading, total renovation/rebuilding, re-theming...whew!

I also get the feeling, that the Minions are (eep) in for a larger presence at Universal:Japan. Time will tell.

 

Since then, I have ridden the Hollywood one and the one in Osaka, on two TPR Japan Tours. "As I get older" blah blah,

things just start to get rough on me/us. But - when I read it happening to those in their 20s and 30s etc., I took note.

 

The last time I rode any of them was in Japan, in 2011. Was good. Not as rough as I remember a 2nd Florida visit.

 

Looking forward to what they come up with, next!

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Guess I need to weigh in on this...

 

I loved BTTF, favorite simulator of all time. Everyone who said it was rough just doesn't know a proper good rogering. It'll always live on with my BTTF Trilogy Blu-Ray.

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It'll always live on with my BTTF Trilogy Blu-Ray.

 

Now you just need to buy a d-box home theater and you're all set.

 

Not sure if it's the same for all the Blu-rays but my wife got me the 30th anniversary one as a late birthday present (since I'd never seen the animated series before) and they'd thrown in D-box motion code for the ride footage (and the movies I think) although I've yet to ever meet someone with it in their home or a cinema with it either since I think Korean 4DX might be a different system.

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I'm surprised so many people are indifferent to the closing of BTTF. I thought it was one of those treasured rides and franchises and that people were practically traumatized by the closure of the other ones. Shows how much I know (or else I'm thinking of something else). Really glad I got to ride it and and see the area, though!

 

BTTF is and will always be a beloved franchise. But everyone knew it would be closed eventually. I'm also glad you got to ride this and Backdraft before they went away. At least, the park will still have JAWS for nostalgic reasons. I will fight them if they ever decided to take JAWS out for Potter.

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I'm surprised so many people are indifferent to the closing of BTTF. I thought it was one of those treasured rides and franchises and that people were practically traumatized by the closure of the other ones. Shows how much I know (or else I'm thinking of something else). Really glad I got to ride it and and see the area, though!

 

Although I enjoyed the first BTTF movie, I wasn't crazy about the two that followed, and was never fond of the ride.

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