Gringotts-Not the World's Greatest Ride
With all the hoopla building up to it, does anyone think that people are not hailing Gringotts as the world's greatest theme park RIDE (not rise as the title says) because of its poor reliability and capacity?
Of the few people who have been able to ride, most have given it glowing reviews, so I don't know where this is coming from.
Pretty much what I've seen on Twitter is that "it wasn't as good as FJ or some of the other rides".
Been on both, and Gringotts beats Forbidden Journey easily, in my book. (Fixed the headline, too.)
Can't say any ride is the Best in the world, too subjective.
Robert, what makes Gringotts be a better ride than Forbidden Journey?
All new rides have operating issues and top that with being crazy busy does not constitute a bad ride. Once the crowds die down and the hiccups are fixed. Then we can talk about the best ride topic.
It lacks hippos. And it also lacks fake Johnny Depps so Rao hates it too.
Gringotts does have three things going for it the Diagon Alley expansion never got: Danny Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, and Emma Watson. And I think Miss Watson is almost as pretty in guyliner as Johnny Depp. Almost.
Actually, only Rupert Grint returned. Dan Radcliffe and Emma Watson, for whatever reason (fear of typecasting no doubt), decided not to film footage or even voice their characters. In an interview with the Universal Creative designers, their lack of involvement was confirmed.
^According to every report I've read, all three "show up" in the ride... but I have not ridden yet so I can't confirm. Whether or not the footage is new is beside the point.
I can confirm ... No hippos ... So the Jungle Cruise still rules.
To be fair doesn't a Dragon trump Hippos
Hippos eat dragons for breakfast.
I am kind of starting to believe that Comcast's aggressive approach to attraction and resort development may well stem from hurt feelings. Specifically, Comcast's brass may be smarting over the way Disney backhanded its rather weak attempt at a hostile takeover.
What does any of that have to do with Gringotts?
Cool story bro!
Whew! For a minute there I thought this thread was going to have one of those "Luke, I am your father!" moments.
Hippos are real ... and deadly!
Just came back from a wonderful vacation at Universal Orlando resort. I enjoyed the new Harry Potter Expansion but, the new ride was a little disappointing. I felt that if they made the ride longer and had a bit more "roller coaster" feel to it (like the Mummy ride), it would have been a lot better. Also, if they would have incorporated animatronic figures as well as 3-D projections, I feel that the ride would have been more immersive. I personally think that the original harry potter ride was a lot more impressive than the new gringots coaster.
The reason I brought up this whole diatribe is because business journals like Motley Fool are making this ride Universals version of Rocket Rods.
I will ride this thing in ten days... and submit an objective review.
These journals you cite are failing to take into account that Rocket Rods was open off and on for just over 2 years, and the ride failed due to infrastructure problems, severe mechanical issues , and loads of technical issues.
I would actually put it second best ride and almost third best ride in USF.
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