Terri Pierce

Published: April 28, 2011 at 1:11 PM

This Shoaster thing is going to start the "Spork" type debate isn't it?

If it's show and coaster I feel as though it will be a one of a kind simulator ride that takes you on a virtual roller coaster ride.... which sounds like the thing at Disney Quest, but I doubt it's that. Or maybe something like the Forbidden journey/Spiderman ride, but even more immersive with real actors? I'm not sre. I also imagine everyone on a coaster wearing goggles- which let me tell you, makes me laugh! (And no I don't really think that!)

Nathaniel Banks

Published: April 28, 2011 at 1:12 PM

Somebody got paid to come up with the name, "Wondersea Adventure"? Wow, it's horrible.
Manny Barron

Published: April 28, 2011 at 3:22 PM

Thanks a lot for sharing the pictures. The queue area looks great, can't wait 'till Hollywood opens up their version.
70.127.234.234

Published: April 28, 2011 at 3:38 PM

I think Universal is itching to spend money these days.
Robert Niles
Editor

Published: April 28, 2011 at 4:48 PM

I'm wondering if Iceploration could be the name for a new iteration of Wild Arctic. Thoughts?

Also, a BGW fan tells me that the park surveyed ticket holders over the winter about the launch coaster and that Verbolten was one of the options. Looks like either that is the winner, or it's another "Cheetaka"-type plant.

Lori Schueren

Published: April 29, 2011 at 7:03 AM

Any idea when in 2012 Transformers might open in Hollywood? Spring? Summer?
Robert Niles
Editor

Published: April 29, 2011 at 7:15 AM

One of those two? :^)
Russell Meyer
Writer

Published: April 29, 2011 at 3:11 PM

I don't think Cheetaka was a "plant." I think that was the original intended name for the coaster, and BGT felt that their thunder would be stolen if they didn't have some sort of new information to present at the media event, because just about everything about the ride was leaked long before the announcement, and I'm not talking about the deliberate leaks through the social media. Resourceful people had uncovered engineered drawings for the entire layout, concept art for the station, and of course all of the leaks through the trademark office for the name.

I'm not crazy about "Verbolten," but it's sure better than Cheetah Hunt. Let's hope the same fate does not befall BGW's Intamin launcher.

98.21.206.153

Published: April 29, 2011 at 10:01 PM

I'm glad Universal is spending money and keeping their parks fresh. Not only is it awesome for theme park fans, but it is helpful to our economy. Thanks for doing your part Universal! :-)
David Sutter

Published: April 30, 2011 at 5:22 AM

Is it just me or does Tranformers que look like the Hulks?
Joshua Counsil

Published: May 2, 2011 at 6:54 AM

Shoaster and Iceploration have to be the worst portmanteaus to hit the theme park scene since PhilharMagic.
Terry O'Neal

Published: May 2, 2011 at 12:41 PM

Verbolten was the only possible ride name that sounded "right." The other choices were UberBahn, Revenge of the Black Forest, and Black Forest Turbo.