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

Postby robbalvey » Tue Apr 24, 2012 7:21 am

^ Yeah, I knew this, and I was trying to figure out if the sharks were all in maintenance mode or if some water had already been drained. If you look at the shore areas, the water does seem to be lower than it normally was on the ride. Either way, it's still just interesting to see what the ride looked like "The Day After." ;)

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Postby Swiminn6 » Tue Apr 24, 2012 2:27 pm

It's amazing to look back at that and think that it's all just a pile of dirt right now! It wasn't even that long ago!

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

Postby COASTER FREAK 11 » Tue Apr 24, 2012 2:38 pm

So, the new "Universal's Cinematic Spectacular: 100 Years of Movie Memories" had a public preview a few days ago, and Attractions Magazine was there to film the show.

Their description of the video:
A multi-camera edit of the first public showing of the new nighttime lagoon show at Universal Studios Florida - It's "Universal's Cinematic Spectacular: 100 Years of Movie Memories". As this was a public technical rehearsal before the grand opening date of May 8, 2012, some things may be added or adjusted from this version. Also keep in mind that this show, like similar shows, are best judged in person. A video can't really do it justice.




Now, I know this was a rehearsal, however, it is the show. A few thing may change here and there, but overall.... It looks terrible. People called World of Color a bunch of commercials for Disney films, but seeing this... This is just 20 minutes of hundreds of Universal clips with an underlying score that have been grouped into themes; and the fountains don't even do anything for the show but fill the visual gap between the screens.

I was really hoping this show might be able to pull off something worth watching at least, but its just their 360 show all over again!
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Postby Swimace » Tue Apr 24, 2012 2:44 pm

lol... yep... that's Universal...

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

Postby robbalvey » Tue Apr 24, 2012 2:50 pm

^^ Soupy!!! That was posted two pages ago! http://www.themeparkreview.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=1171978#p1171978

And I agree, the show is about on par with World of Color. ;)
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Re: Universal Orlando Resort (USO, IOA) Discussion Thread

Postby COASTER FREAK 11 » Tue Apr 24, 2012 3:04 pm

LOL, so it was! The last I saw was the Spielberg thing, haha.

And I know your just not a show guy, so im not offended. lol :p

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

Postby robbalvey » Wed Apr 25, 2012 6:06 am

^ I'm a show guy....I just like GOOD shows! :p

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

Postby traincrossin » Wed Apr 25, 2012 10:56 am

Watched the video, started laughing hysterically when that one fountain started wiggling back and forth for no reason. None of the different show elements blended together at all. The fountains did their own thing, the projections did their own thing, the fireworks did there own thing. It was just a giant clip show with no emotion or entertainment value with some fountains thrown in. World of Color seems way better than this "Cinematic Spectacular" because it actually did something. Even the Morgan Freeman narration couldn't save it. Nice try Universal.
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Re: Universal Orlando Resort (USO, IOA) Discussion Thread

Postby BeemerBoy » Wed Apr 25, 2012 11:02 am

It really says something when your mini golf is more impressive than your "Cinematic Spectacular" laser/fountain/whatever you wanna call it show.

On the other hand, it was probably the most elaborate advertisement for Netflix I've ever seen. Well, the 30 seconds or so that I could stomach.
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Re: Universal Orlando Resort (USO, IOA) Discussion Thread

Postby doublestufforeo » Wed Apr 25, 2012 4:48 pm

At least it has Morgan Freeman ... :lol:

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