The Mummy Ride ok I'll give you that one but With Transfromers not opening till 2011 here's what I think USH needs to keep people coming back until then
1. Waterworld is great (Main reason I go)
2 Simpsons (I can Do Without)
3 The Black Lagoon Musical (My Friend Loved It When It Was Spiderman so maybe it will be good)
4 Terminator 3D (This one is mostly a 3D movie Ok but not great
5 The Tram Stuido tour (Great until 85% of it buned to the ground) they better rebuild fast with a lot of new stuff for the tram
they also need to put something where the Wild Wild West Stunt Show Was
That said is four things enough to get people to come until 2011 when Transfromers is suppose to open
I do agree that Backdraft has seen better days and warrants replacing. But even this wasn't that bad either...in it's day.Fact is : People do like Pyros !
Technologies like CGI are heaping ever more pressure on the Theme Parks. How do you make an interesting walk through when all the guy has to do is push a key on the computer or a button on a console ? Unless you're into computers it's going to seem more like a lecture than a fun demonstration.So I prefer the more animated stuff with liberal amounts of contrived jokes and corn thrown in for good measure.
The current Special Effects Stages works on this count. There's no reason why Universal Creative can take its talent and build a new SPS for the digital age. I'm confident in them. But will Universal devote the resources to it? I hope that it does.
The real loss is The Special Effects Stages, one of the few remaining movie-making attractions. Reminds me of when Disney's Hollywood Studios lost their Foley stage to make room for a more popular-at-the-time fad, Drew Carey. I mean, I love Drew, but what a sad attraction. Please don't make the same mistake, Universal. If you're going to do this, Transformers had better be incredible.
Once you seen it you don't care or mind if you see it again i'm 31 now I remember when I was 10 or 11 and a class mate of mine was so happy because we went to Universal and his dad had worked on King Kong and he could tell us about it.
Before King Kong burned down I remember thinking this has been here a while when will they replace it.
Then I thought ok replace it but with what and here's something else to think about some of the stuff there now Universal does not even make movie-wise or TV Show-wise Ie The Simpsons
It's only my opinion of course.No offence intended.
I'd still bring folks up front, but why not involve *everyone* in the theater, too?