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

Postby Simipour'sTrainer » Wed Sep 06, 2017 12:06 pm

It's kind of unfortunate that a lot of those retweets were people who just found out about Dueling Dragons closing and are dismayed at not being able to get their last rides in.

It really is a shame that I was never able to get a ride in when I was in Orlando (even moreso not riding when they still dueled). There's no other pair of coasters like Dueling Dragons and they will be missed.
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Postby robbalvey » Wed Sep 06, 2017 8:52 pm

Man, our Twitter has been lit up with retweets all day long about this! It's crazy how much attention I'm seeing it get!
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Postby jedimaster1227 » Thu Sep 07, 2017 6:56 am

https://www.universalorlando.com/web/en/us/things-to-do/shows/terminator-2-3d/index.html

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Postby Hilltopper39 » Thu Sep 07, 2017 7:20 am

I mean I always enjoyed T2:3D, thought it was really cool mixture of live action and special effects, but yeah it's pretty dated at this point. Excited to see what replaces it.

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Postby KBrylczyk » Thu Sep 07, 2017 7:41 am

It was certainly a decent enough way to get out of the heat for an hour. That's about all I can say about it.
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Postby CoasterRench » Thu Sep 07, 2017 8:12 am

Not too disappointed about T2:3D being removed. It was really cool when I went for my first time when I was a lot younger. Then each time, I became less and less interested in it, until my past visit a couple of years ago, my wife and I didn't have any desire to experience it.
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Postby Jcoaster » Thu Sep 07, 2017 9:11 am

Guess I'll be in the minority of liking it. Love the Terminator movies.
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Postby johnychen » Thu Sep 07, 2017 10:19 am

Well that is just "Super" I may have to make another visit to Florida to experience this one more time. So many changes in Orlando this year.
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Re: Universal Orlando Resort (USO, IOA) Discussion Thread

Postby scrgnoth » Thu Sep 07, 2017 10:29 am

robbalvey wrote:Today is final day for Dueling Dragons. Here is some vintage footage from around 1999-2002. While I personally am not sold that this is a "good decision" we will wait to see what the future holds. Went to take our final rides a couple of weeks ago and stood at the exit shooting some footage for a while and I watch the MAJORITY of guests exit the ride and *RUN* back to the entrance to ride again. I'm just not sure why a park would want to touch a ride that still seems to have such high satisfaction.

I mean attractions like Universe or Energy or Great Movie Ride usually gets reactions like "Wow, I'll never get that 27 minutes of my life back" so I understand why those rides time have come. But that's not the case for Dragons.

Oh well, all I know is that whatever they are planning to replace it with has a high bar already set for it and I feel it will be difficult to to beat Dragons, but we shall see. Enjoy the video...


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

Postby caleb.stone » Thu Sep 07, 2017 10:34 am

Wonder what it's going to turn into? Hopefully not Fast and Furious.
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