Readers' Opinions

From Brian Emery on February 28, 2011 at 11:38 AM
I will guess 17- 5 gal buckets of green paint or 85 gallons for those mathematically challenged..
From Jorge Arnoldson on February 28, 2011 at 2:49 PM
I would love to see Seuss Landing and Toon Lagoon repainted next, because the paint on their facades has almost faded away. Wouldn't that be a great idea?
From Robert Niles on February 28, 2011 at 3:09 PM
I wonder if intensely colored paint schemes really make sense in a sunny tropical environment, such as Florida's. The year-round sunlight fades intense color so quickly, that it must be difficult to keep facades from looking worn.

When I think about the places in the Florida theme parks that don't look run-down, I notice that they tend to use more natural-looking exteriors (Pirates of the Caribbean, etc.), or at least paint schemes that accommodate fading.

I don't know, it's just a thought that I keep having when I see things like Seuss Landing and Toontown fading over the years.

From Joshua Counsil on February 28, 2011 at 4:42 PM
Strong refurbishments need to be made to Ripsaw Falls and Jurassic Park. They are very dilapidated.
From 71.162.149.21 on February 28, 2011 at 5:34 PM
I'm anxious to see what they'll do with Spider-man. Rumors have been swirling about updating the 3D or turning it into Transformers. If they change anything, I hope it's not the latter since it's going to be at USH. It's better to have different rides b/c it gives people a reason to visit the parks.
From Eric G on February 28, 2011 at 7:03 PM
Transformers in Marvel Super Hero Island? Please, bogus rumor. I expect they'll eventually update Spiderman to use digital projection. If Transformers comes to Florida it will go to Universal Studios.
From Sylvain Comeau on February 28, 2011 at 7:55 PM
Has the Hulk been refurbished in the past couple years? It needs a lot more than a new coat of paint. That ride is too rough, it rattles my skull and gives me a headache.
From Anthony Murphy on March 1, 2011 at 4:38 PM
My prediction is Marvel Island is going away.

We will see.......

From Anthony Murphy on March 1, 2011 at 4:38 PM
My prediction is Marvel Island is going away.

We will see.......

From James Rao on March 1, 2011 at 6:26 PM
At least Anthony and Anthony are in agreement!
From 66.153.214.53 on March 1, 2011 at 8:08 PM
Couldn't more of the problem be that Universal is not doing regular refurbishment on these attractions? While a brighter color will fade faster in the Florida sun, if it is painted regularly instead of letting it go for years it would always look fresh. I don't think the Hulk has been painted fully since Islands of Adventure opened correct? I always see Disney doing something to their buildings, but rarely Universal.