What's the 'new, high-tech enhancement' coming to a Universal Orlando attraction?
Universal Orlando sent out some additional detail about its new attraction announcement at 10:30 ET on Friday, May 19.
Universal said that it will make two announcements during the invitation-only webcast:
"- Details about a major, high-tech enhancement to one of Universal Orlando's single most popular attractions
"- The exciting concept for Universal Orlando's newest attraction – which will be based on a blockbuster film. The new attraction will take the place of Jimmy Neutron’s Nicktoon Blast, scheduled to close permanently on August 18."
Consensus is that Despicable Me will replace Jimmy Neutron. But what will the "high-tech enhancement" be? I know that some people have tipped an Avatar replacement for the Terminator 2:3-D show, but that change would represent much more than an "enhancement."
Please let it be HD for Spider-Man.
one of the hints on there facebook site is black fur which could be kong
It could be the restrooms. They are very popular, and they can get new, high-tech enhancement toilets. Maybe Universal will bring Japanese toilets.
Kung Fu Panda?
Maybe a Spinosaurus to Jurassic Park?
I'm betting on a live shark in jaws, or holgraphic chrisopher walken guided tours.
I love that wiry cow! ;)
brand new churro ovens!!!!!!!
I hope the enhancement is for Spider-man. So people can stop crying about how it needs to be updated.
Props to Daniel.
It won't be a Potter enhancement. That ride is already supposed to be state of the art, isn't it? Gotta be Spider-Man.
Its definatly Despicable Me. I dont know what the enchanced ride will be, but it definatly wont be Spiderman. Remember, Disney said that if a ride has a major breakdown, it has to be shut down, and they cant enchance any of their Marvel rides.
First thoughts are that is is going to be updating to Spriderman. Man oh man do I hope its updating to Spiderman! The old 3-D makes me sick!
Obviously Daniel has the answer. If it isn't high tech bathrooms, then what COULD it be???
Pure conjecture: the high tech enhancement will be Universal's answer to the NextGen thingie over at the Mouse. Given the recent additions to the Haunted Mansion and the weird "cooincidences" that seem to run rampant between theme parks these days, I'll guess that there will be some addition to Cat in the Hat where Thing 1 and Thing 2 pay tennis with projected images of visitors' heads.
I hope they're making Popeye & Bluto's Bilge-Rat Barges flame-retardant.
Oh man, I vote restrooms!! If Disney said they can't enhance a ride of Marvels I guess that rules out Spiderman, but it would be amazing if they did. I can only imagine it is in regular Universal side. Potentially Jaws. It is super popular even though it is so goofy. Yes, I LOVE it! Possibly The Mummy Ride. Again, I love it but parts of it are kinda goofy. Only other option I have is MIB with the new MIB coming out soon. Plus we all know how to pump up our scores (shoot the eyes in the bushes)
I doubt it's Shrek, but I think that needs major enhancements.
I mean come on hey do already have the awesome hand driers in most of the bathrooms that dry your hands in 10 seconds or less... why not upgrade the toilets to do all the work for you too? I've gone too far haven't I? Hm.
I do have a serious question though. Is Universal allowed to make such a major improvement to a marvel ride? I understand that they cannot add a ride just maintain... but does doing something like completely updating the digital projectors count as maintaining?
Well, replacing T2:3D with Avatar would be what I'd consider an enhancement. Something needs to be done. :P
I'm sorry. I really do not like George Lucas, so I tried to make my hatred justified by saying Star Wars pales compares to HP. I know that isn't true, but I just despise George Lucas.
As has been mentioned, I'm not sure exactly what the contractual issues are with Universal updating Spider-Man now that Disney own the franchise.
Disaster is going to be changed to Kong 360
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