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I guess Universal thinks it's easier to kill someone else's project than to improve City Walk to compete (for example, as WDW is doing with Disney Springs)? There's also the question of what Universal has in mind for what used to be Wet 'n' Wild.

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^Yeah, same here, no wonder Universal is fighting it so much if this was what they knew was in the pipeline. Looks awesome.

 

Also, pure fantasy speculation here, but I can't help but wonder what this area would look like if they Magic would have built the new Amway center here instead of Downtown? This kind of entertainment complex with a major sports arena/concert venue right next door would have been awesome.

 

That would depend on parking. As an example I'll use Peabody Place in Memphis. It was a mixed use development between the original Peabody and Beale St. It had a killer MoviCo complete with Imax, a Jillians(like a D&B), other restaurants, retail and so on. It flopped. The main reason I've been told was parking bY folds that worked there.. It was basically across the street from the FedEx Forum and Autozone Park. With the Grizzlies, Tigers and Redbirds playing along with all the other events, parking was a nightmare. The surrounding lots charged special event prices seemingly all the time and the on premise lot was often packed out by folks just going to the games. The other was lack of full time residents in the downtown area. That's changing now but the main reason was the parking issue.

 

I'm watching thenew Red Wings Arena as it has a huge about of mixed development being built along side it. Which brings me to this, Comerica Park has a baseball themed ferris wheel and a tiger themed carousel, they should have put a small coaster in and called it Roundtripper.

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I guess Universal thinks it's easier to kill someone else's project than to improve City Walk to compete (for example, as WDW is doing with Disney Springs)? There's also the question of what Universal has in mind for what used to be Wet 'n' Wild.

 

 

With that whole picture, I just don't see the County turning it down.

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I guess Universal thinks it's easier to kill someone else's project than to improve City Walk to compete (for example, as WDW is doing with Disney Springs)? There's also the question of what Universal has in mind for what used to be Wet 'n' Wild.

 

 

With that whole picture, I just don't see the County turning it down.

 

Neither do I, but Universal is a heavy hitter. I'd love to see some improvements on I-Drive.

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I hope it works out. The old phrase is a "rising tide raises all ships" seems to apply. Orlando have more bars/nightclubs/high end shopping & dining will only benefit everyone as it helps attract more convention business.

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Skyplex just sent us a new "vision" video for the combo tower and it looks NUTS!!! Vertical LIM lift?!?!!? WTF!!!! AMAZING!!!

 

They said they will have another video next week with even more details specific to Skyplex!

 

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I really hope this happens. I love Universal, but I don't agree with their decision to fight this. I-Drive has so much potential and the growth I see happening is so promising. The north part of I-Drive is so cheap looking and something iconic like that could do so much more for the area. As far as Universal hating, I only see Skyplex adding to their visitor numbers. That one attraction will make for more visitors in Orlando, thus more possible visitors to Universal. I'll be truly upset if they let this fall through the cracks.

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I hope it works out. The old phrase is a "rising tide raises all ships" seems to apply. Orlando have more bars/nightclubs/high end shopping & dining will only benefit everyone as it helps attract more convention business.

Agreed. I really don't see how the Skyplex could hurt Universal too much. I can't see many people traveling to Florida for only one coaster... The only people who would travel to Orlando just for Skyplex would probably be enthusiasts, or people who wouldn't have time to visit universal (or any other big park).

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Is this a render of the Orlando version, or of the general combo tower concept? Because it's way smaller that what he had, and we've lost half of the figures due to the slimmer design of the tower (zero-g rolls, outside banked top hat, external banked dive loops, etc.).

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Is this a render of the Orlando version, or of the general combo tower concept? Because it's way smaller that what he had, and we've lost half of the figures due to the slimmer design of the tower (zero-g rolls, outside banked top hat, external banked dive loops, etc.).

It's a generalized version of the Polercoaster complex that US Thrill Rides was showing off at IAAPA. Skyplex's version will be much taller.

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Is this a render of the Orlando version, or of the general combo tower concept? Because it's way smaller that what he had, and we've lost half of the figures due to the slimmer design of the tower (zero-g rolls, outside banked top hat, external banked dive loops, etc.).

 

Skyplex just sent us a new "vision" video for the combo tower and it looks NUTS!!! Vertical LIM lift?!?!!? WTF!!!! AMAZING!!!

 

They said they will have another video next week with even more details specific to Skyplex!

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This ride will be worth it alone for that lift launch hill!

 

Come on Universal, don't be insecure, stand on your own merits and let some other guys also have fun in Orlando!

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This ride will be worth it alone for that lift launch hill!

 

Come on Universal, don't be insecure, stand on your own merits and let some other guys also have fun in Orlando!

 

Agreed!

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^Apparently a company called "US Thrill Rides" right in Orlando designed the coaster. I hope that the project ultimately gets the green light. The coaster looks amazing and will give me a reason to get back to the area.

US Thrill Rides designed the tower. Ride Centerline (same people who design Rocky Mountain and many S&S Coasters) designed the coaster, and Intamin is building the coaster and the drop tower.

 

Just wanted to set that record straight.

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