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Re: Universal Studios Japan (USJ) Discussion Thread

Postby Nrthwnd » Fri Jun 19, 2015 12:48 pm

I am already a bit leery of them saying...

"The Greatest Dinosaur Ride In The World"

That's pretty in your face, for the Japanese to post it on a wall like that.

But then again - hey - it's the Japanese.
It probably WILL be The Greatest Ride, lol!

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Postby robbalvey » Fri Jun 19, 2015 4:09 pm

From Screamscape:
2016 - New Jurassic Park Attraction - Rumor - (6/19/15) Screamscape sources have confirmed that the new Jurassic Park themed ride going into Universal Studios Japan for 2016 is better than we could have hoped… it will be a B&M Flyer. I don’t quite know how elaborate the themeing will be, but this sounds almost like a revival of the old cancelled plans once in place for Islands of Adventure that would have seen a B&M Flyer coaster built inside a giant Pteranodon Aviary structure.

So.... Universal Studios Japan is getting an awesome Dinosaur themed ride in their Jurassic Park area and IOA gets a King Kong ride in their Jurassic Park area... Makes PERFECT sense!

Oh, Japan... How you continue to do things so much better than any of the U.S. parks! ;)

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Postby KingRCT3 » Fri Jun 19, 2015 5:38 pm

KBrylczyk wrote:This probably won't happen but a man can dream...

What if they went for an S&S Free Fly themed to the Pteranadons? Forget making it a kid's ride. With the way the Pteranadons are acting in the trailers for Jurassic World (as in murderous rampaging evil doom beings) I think it'd be more fitting to have a super insane ride to go with it rather than a lame kiddie suspended. Just my two cents.


I'm late to the party since we now know it's going to be a flying coaster... But yeah, I second your Free-Fly coaster idea! It kind reminds my version of an Avatar-themed ride I had for the new land at Animal Kingdom: Picture 1 Picture 2

At least Universal isn't going with the simulator kind of ride and you will ACTUALLY be flying! :b

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Re: Universal Studios Japan (USJ) Discussion Thread

Postby Nrthwnd » Fri Jun 19, 2015 6:48 pm

Hmmm. Interesting. =)

Another thing to come back to Japan for, eventually!
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Re: Universal Studios Japan (USJ) Discussion Thread

Postby blk_mamba » Fri Jun 19, 2015 8:16 pm

Well the good thing is that with those first week numbers for Jurassic World there will be a Jurassic World 2. I assume that IOA will capitalize in some way, I'd Iove to see another B&M winged coaster. I think that there is going to be another King Kong movie that was scheduled for 2016 but was pushed back which explains why they are building the Kong Attraction. I am super envious of Japan though I know that coaster will be sick!

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Re: Universal Studios Japan (USJ) Discussion Thread

Postby Superbatboy » Fri Jun 19, 2015 8:56 pm

I wish USH would install a large coaster, it's like 7 mins from my house :(
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Re: Universal Studios Japan (USJ) Discussion Thread

Postby chargersmichael » Sat Jun 20, 2015 7:47 am

I'm so jealous. I mean I'm sure King Kong will be great but for the longest time I was hoping everyone was wrong that it would be a Kong ride and be a Jurassic Park attraction. UGH.

Good for Universal Japan though! It sure definitely has everything in one park! Really jealous though...
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Re: Universal Studios Japan (USJ) Discussion Thread

Postby DBJ » Mon Jun 22, 2015 7:00 pm

That does sound like an amazing coaster addition. Interesting that they did not choose to expand Harry Potter, but went with a B&M flyer instead. Looking forward to seeing the concept art.

USH would be lucky to even get a Zamperla Kite Flyer. As usual, the parks in Japan continue to impress.

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Re: Universal Studios Japan (USJ) Discussion Thread

Postby dylanreich » Mon Jun 29, 2015 10:11 am

New TV Spot for their Resident Evil thing. Japan is awesome. lol
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Re: Universal Studios Japan (USJ) Discussion Thread

Postby SharkTums » Fri Jul 10, 2015 6:06 am

Sorry we never posted back after our visit last month!

Anyways, the B&M Track is on site and visible as it looks like they'll be getting the long rumored for IOA Pteranodon Aviary B&M Flying Coaster. Pretty funny for a country that almost gets no big new roller coasters that they're going to get two B&M Flyers two hours and one year apart!

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