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Re: Universal Orlando Resort (USO, IOA) Discussion Thread

Postby Satans Hockey » Tue May 12, 2020 5:07 pm

They should roll out the butterbeer carts at CityWalk until the parks are open again.

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Postby KarlaKoaster » Thu May 14, 2020 10:50 pm

Lot of videos from Citywalk's first day of post-lockdown operation on Youtube. It's obviously quieter than normal but a nice amount of people and it appeared to be well organised with the majority of people following the rules.

In the car park, every other space was being filled until people had left their cars, then the empty spaces were filled which seems like a good system. There is a contactless temperature check prior to security and markings on the ground but no obvious queues as it's such a fast process.

Some parts of City Walk are quite cramped/congested compared to Disney Springs, so it will be interesting to see how queues outside places like Starbucks are managed when more places open, particularly when the parks reopen and there's additional foot traffic.

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Re: Universal Orlando Resort (USO, IOA) Discussion Thread

Postby Satans Hockey » Fri May 15, 2020 7:16 am

I saw on TPR's social media that the intital rush when they opened was people not following the rules at all when it comes to staying 6 feet apart.

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Postby SharkTums » Fri May 15, 2020 2:38 pm

^Yup, but then a couple hours later after that initial rush the choke points seemed fine. This is why so many places are doing reservations and staggered opening times to avoid these rushes.

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Re: Universal Orlando Resort (USO, IOA) Discussion Thread

Postby pianojohn » Tue May 19, 2020 12:36 pm

Some more retro-ish pics

These are from May 2004, right before Mummy opened.

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Twister was still there but RR Rockit was years away
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Getting ready for their media event
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Re: Universal Orlando Resort (USO, IOA) Discussion Thread

Postby RollerManic » Thu May 21, 2020 9:43 am

This flyover by a local news chopper gives a really good view at the construction progress of the Jurassic Park coaster.



It’s insane just how accurate this video is turning out to be; all the way down to the supports and buildings so far. I guess it’s to be expected after the concept videos for Hagrid’s where also right on the dime and I know from a friend who interned there a few summers back that both projects were leaked by the same thing.


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Re: Universal Orlando Resort (USO, IOA) Discussion Thread

Postby TrippinBillie » Thu May 21, 2020 10:10 am

RollerManic wrote:Not a family Intamin like Hagrid’s this time either. Oh no. It’s a blitz coaster along the lines of iSpeed.


If you scrounge other sites, there are leaked plans for it. Double launch, top-hat, show scene, spaghetti bowl of insaneness and worlds longest multi launch. It will sweep across the front of the Discovery Center on the water, as well. It's more along the lines, speed and length of Taron + a couple inversions and show scenes. I'm BEYOND stoked for this one.

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Re: Universal Orlando Resort (USO, IOA) Discussion Thread

Postby Krandor » Thu May 21, 2020 10:37 am

Universal is going to be presenting their plans for reopening to the orange county board at 2pm which is supposed to include a reopening date so we should know something about universals plans very soon

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Re: Universal Orlando Resort (USO, IOA) Discussion Thread

Postby Krandor » Thu May 21, 2020 10:37 am

Universal is going to be presenting their plans for reopening to the orange county board at 2pm which is supposed to include a reopening date so we should know something about universals plans very soon

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