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Theme Park Apprentice Challenge 7: Create a themed island for IOA

By Robert Niles
Published: May 29, 2010 at 1:19 PM
This week's challenge on Theme Park Apprentice was to create a newly themed island that would fit well within Universal's Islands of Adventure.

Your contestants:

  • Amanda Jenkins' Sci-fi Island
  • Nick Markham's Sci-Fi Planet
  • Anthony Murphy's Universal Monster Island

So... which Island would you most want to visit? (Contestant with the fewest votes is eliminated.)


Readers' Opinions

From Jack Curley on May 29, 2010 at 1:47 PM
In my opinion, the sci-fi islands don't have enough of a common theme to them. Star Trek here, Transformers there, Avatar over there. I think you'd have been better off making a Star Trek-themed area, or a Transformers-themed area (which I would most likely avoid like the plague). Monsters Island is the only one that thematically holds together, in my opinion.
From James Rao on May 29, 2010 at 6:13 PM
All brilliant as usual, and Nick your presentation is unmatched.

Overall, though, I gotta go with Anthony's idea as I have long wanted Universal to really capitalize on all the classic monsters from their past.

From Tim W on May 29, 2010 at 8:04 PM
Interesting results so far. Nick and Anthony seem to be extremely close. Do we have our final 2 already? Seems like Nick has the favorite presentation and Anthony the favorite theme.
From Amanda Jenkins on May 29, 2010 at 8:08 PM
I believe you do Tim. Congratulations guys!!! I had a blast playing this game and reading everyone's ideas. Thanks for letting me play along. Have a great Memorial Day :)
From Wok Creative on May 29, 2010 at 11:19 PM
I had to go with Monsters, too - the best of what the challenge was asking for. It fits the best with Universal, Adventure (IOA), and what Universal is really all about. The entries (official and non-official) on sci-fi were good, but Star Trek is very much owned by Paramount.
I liked the retheming of what is already there and the general cohesive plan all around, using monsters. Also, good story behind all of the attractions and other elements in the land.

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