James Rao

Published: December 3, 2011 at 9:57 AM

Very cool stuff. Thierry and John definitely seem to have a great grasp of the theme park and attraction business. Other than the overwhelmingly negative feedback the JAWS move is getting, these guys have been hitting home run after home run.

One thing I would still like to know, is what are their plans for a new nighttime show to replace Universal 360? Also, with the flurry of activity at the parks in the last couple of years, I am curious as to why there was so little activity from 2004 - 2008? Seemed like Mummy was added, then very little was done until the Simpsons in 2008. Just curious, for next time you meet those two gentlemen!

Brandon Mendoza

Published: December 3, 2011 at 9:55 AM

Awesome interview!

Sounds like the only things I won't like about Transformers are three things... Devastator is a terrible character. Plus I'm kinda tired of "monster eats us, but we survive!" scenes. And finally, the whole All Spark thing is just... let's just say that nothing Michael Bay does has any real logic to it.

It sounds like (other than the Mummy Ride) that Universal isn't making budget versions of their rides in other parks. That makes me very excited for the future of the parks! Hopefully they also learned from the Winnie the Pooh ride being mediocre everywhere except in Japan.

Manny Barron

Published: December 3, 2011 at 9:21 PM

Skipped over most of the interview because of spoilers but my eyes did catch some interesting bits to the ride. This sounds just like how I imagined this ride to be like. Crazy, fast, and fun. How were they able to fit so much awesomness into one building?
Muhammad Akmal Bin Salim

Published: December 5, 2011 at 9:04 AM

Amazing detailed interview but with spoilers Robert! We can always count on Universal Creative to make the best rides out of movie franchises. Can't wait what Thierry Coup (the man's a GENIUS) and his team at Universal Creative will cook up next. By the way do you guys know that Transformers 3 is the Highest Grossing Film in Singapore?
We Singaporeans LOVE Transformers =]
Tim Hillman

Published: December 6, 2011 at 2:27 AM

I found it interesting that Thierry Coup said that they look at the mixture of rides in a park when they decide what to add to it. I hope that means that IOA gets a few more mid-level dark rides to complement the existing thrill rides. That would make it easier for my family to visit since only my son and I are the thrill ride junkies.