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Now with the ride vehicle picture, does anyone know if the two cars of three rows be connected or is it just two cars in the loading platform like Spider-Man?

From the article we quoted a few pages back:

 

The dark coaster ride takes about four minutes and each car fits 12 people.
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From what I've heard, The next expansion will be time for Kidtums to say goodbye to Barney and Curious George (I'm saying Woody Woodpecker's KidZone is gonna be revamped/rethemed) I would guess Despicable Me but the simulator is nowhere near it.

 

To be fair, KT doesn't even know who Barney is and only knows Curious George a little bit! Probably is time for an update! I would love to see a Yo Gabba Gabba land, but that may be a bit selfish.

 

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From what I've heard, The next expansion will be time for Kidtums to say goodbye to Barney and Curious George (I'm saying Woody Woodpecker's KidZone is gonna be revamped/rethemed) I would guess Despicable Me but the simulator is nowhere near it.

 

To be fair, KT doesn't even know who Barney is and only knows Curious George a little bit! Probably is time for an update! I would love to see a Yo Gabba Gabba land, but that may be a bit selfish.

 

 

I just guessed that Kidzone would be the area she would know the most. Personally, I'd love a Madagascar Themed Area. The ET Ride could be re-themed into Madagascar with new cars. Problem is there isn't really food in the Madagascar films which breaks Universals recent trend of having themed food.

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A Madagascar themed area would make a perfect fit. Very kid friendly and tons of space to rework several of the existing rides into rethemed attractions. IMHO the Universal side could use a water ride now that Jaws is gone, so a themed log flume over in that area of the park would be awesome. Just don't know if they have the room for it over there.

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^My thoughts exactly! I believe a Madagascar area would be perfect. There should be a water ride that isn't like the one in Singapore though. This one needs drops and such. A water ride similar to Splash Mountain would be perfect. You could retheme Woody Woodpecker easily, a new show, new restaurant, etc. I believe a Madagascar land would be perfect!

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Madagascar or Shrek, really. They could get away with Far Far Away or Madagascar and I'm sure it would be a hit with kids.

 

Either way, I think it's time to retire Shrek up front. Everything else along that stretch (minus Twister, but that's still pretty cool) has been switched up and made new, I wouldn't be surprised if they gave that soundstage a new lease on life with a new ride (Fast and Furious? Godzilla?) with a new system instead of the horrid one that's in there now.

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Busch Gardens/Sea World got the North America rights to Madagascar from Universal. The characters used to be in USF but now there is a show at BGT.

 

The only rumors everything past ET and Animal Actors will be leveled for a major thrill ride, probably Fast and the Furious. Also that Universal has no interest in renewing the Shrek license. They could level the Shrek building and put Super Silly Fun Land there featuring a relocated Woody Woodpecker Coaster.

 

Surprised they haven't made Nickelodeon refurbish since Spongebob, Dora and TMNT would make good additions to the park.

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The only rumors everything past ET and Animal Actors will be leveled for a major thrill ride, probably Fast and the Furious. Also that Universal has no interest in renewing the Shrek license. They could level the Shrek building and put Super Silly Fun Land there featuring a relocated Woody Woodpecker Coaster.

 

I could see SSFL going right there across the street, though I doubt they would relocate Woody - they'd just need to tie it in to whatever that area gets. Fast and Furious next door? Call it...Quick and Kinda Angry.

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Also that Universal has no interest in renewing the Shrek license. They could level the Shrek building and put Super Silly Fun Land there featuring a relocated Woody Woodpecker Coaster.

 

I don't know much about Universal as I've only been there once (earlier this year) but isn't it more likely that they'd just put something else in the same theater since it can probably be converted to show anything they want it to? I don't think they'd have any reason to remove the building.

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Busch Gardens/Sea World got the North America rights to Madagascar from Universal. The characters used to be in USF but now there is a show at BGT.

 

The only rumors everything past ET and Animal Actors will be leveled for a major thrill ride, probably Fast and the Furious. Also that Universal has no interest in renewing the Shrek license. They could level the Shrek building and put Super Silly Fun Land there featuring a relocated Woody Woodpecker Coaster.

 

Surprised they haven't made Nickelodeon refurbish since Spongebob, Dora and TMNT would make good additions to the park.

 

 

Considering how much cash Comcast has, They could probably buy back the rights. I imagine Spongebob replacing Toon Lagoon personally.

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Universal is done with HP after this. The park has enough of it to draw plenty of guests in. Believe it or not, not every guest goes there for wizards. Kong and kidszone are up next.

 

Am I the only one that wants to see some kind of captain america flat ride? Huss fly away anyone?

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I wondered why when building Hogwarts at IOA they didn't put rooms in it similar to the Dream Suite in Cinderella's Castle at Disney. Can you imagine how much money they would make if people could actually spend the night in that castle? Imagine what people would spend just so their kid could sleep in the Gryffindor common.

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I wondered why when building Hogwarts at IOA they didn't put rooms in it similar to the Dream Suite in Cinderella's Castle at Disney. Can you imagine how much money they would make if people could actually spend the night in that castle? Imagine what people would spend just so their kid could sleep in the Gryffindor common.

 

Doesn't Disney only use that for promotional purposes, thereby not making much money, if any from it?

 

Maybe they'll add Potter rooms sometime in the future to one of their resorts, but I imagine Universal's current response to be similar to this:

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^The Cinderella Castle Suite and the Disneyland Dream Suite were built for the Year of a Million Dreams campaign(s), but since the conclusion of those promotions the suites have been used for internal purposes like hosting special guests.

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Here are a few photos of the dragon being installed on the top of the Gringotts facade within Diagon Alley at Universal Orlando. The dragon is extremely detailed and visible from several areas within the park. Once complete (waiting on wings and moving parts programmed) this bad boy will rule the roost for many years to come. I assure you, pictures do not do it justice!!

 

I mean just wait until he's complete and shooting 30ft flames into the air!!

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Full look at the massive Dragon atop Gringotts Bank!

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SMILE FOR THE CAMERA!!

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Check out the chain marks around the neck! DETAILS!!

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From the parking garage

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One last look at this beautiful beast!

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Wow, I'm incredibly impressed by the details being added to this expansion. I was going to say this was a Disney-like approach to detail, but to be honest this actually looks better. I'm getting very excited to see this when I go in August.

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