Nick Markham

Published: October 28, 2009 at 7:23 PM

Oh my! I have had an idea for almost a year now!

Okay, so the ride would be much like the system used for Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man. The queue would be themed to the Labrinth in the fourth book. After a long run of queue there is a Pre-Show where Chiron instructs the "recently found half bloods" (the riders) on what their quest will be. After that, they enter a short queue before boarding the cars and putting on the glasses.

The ride would feature important scenes from the first book mostly and it would feature light, #-D, and animatronic effects.

I also had an idea for a Sea of Monsters shoot-em-up dark ride where riders shoot monsters.

Anthony Murphy

Published: October 28, 2009 at 8:11 PM

After Sum of All Thrills, I am not all that impressed with the Kuka arm. I know I am in the minority. Sure, it works great for Sum of All Thrills, but until Harry Potter, I will remain skeptical.
Robert Niles

Published: October 28, 2009 at 9:32 PM

I haven't been in the Epcot Kuka, but I tend not to like design-your-own rides. Mostly people are terrible at it, and fail to transition elements properly. The Kuka at Legoland is quite fun, and this system holds great potential as a track ride vehicle, with more degrees of freedom than the Omnimover, not to mention a more open seat and vehicle.
Anthony Murphy

Published: October 28, 2009 at 10:33 PM

As a Sum of all Thrills Rider, it requires you to do some kind of Physics. I pushed it to the limit with mine. I just personally don't get the hype of it all. I want to see Disney or, more likely, Universal take it to the next level.

Published: October 29, 2009 at 8:08 PM

When composing expecttions for Potter it is NOT "Kuka." It is "Kuka + Universal Creative."

There can be NO DOUBT that the UC team has CONSISTENTLY out-paced WDI -- again and again andagain. Hulk, Spiderman, MIB, Mummy.

If Kuka is indeed the vehicle being used for Potter the attraction's success will NOT be because of the vehicle ... it will be because of what Universal Creative DOES with the vehicle.