Universal needs these smaller experiences to round out both of their parks.
Again, I praise Universal for recognizing the park needs to be prettied up, but I find this announcement to be a poster child for "meh".
Therefore making a smoother transtion for MIB being less alone in World Expo
The Springfield expansion complements what is a very enjoyable, and funny, ride well, and I think it's a great way to improve the area.
Don't get me wrong, I'm not HOLY AMAZBALLS! about it, but I think it is a very very positive step. also the new transformers building is amazing, but it kinda ruins the new york slums area (next to mummy, blue's brothers show, irish pub, etc)
Before, that area was just a single gaudily (is that a word?) painted building with a re-skinned ride that most people just walked right through. Now it will be a real mini version of Sprigfield. They will finally have a kids ride that isn't tucked into some dead end area of the park right near the lagoon.
I can't wait to see the next plans for expansion at IOA and what they are going to do with Fear Factor live at USF. Because you know it is coming...
Universal has managed to take the resort to a whole new level with the three latest projects and the new on-site hotel.
It seems they are doing everything right these days. When you look back at the original 1990 version and what UOR is today, it is simply amazing at what they have done.
I just booked our trip for July 24th through August 1st and I am looking forward to seeing the scale of the new London side of HP in person. It looks massive from the recent arial photos that TH posted.
1. Duff Beer will be alcoholic
2. It will probably be low quality park made beer
3. There will not be any real fire if they make Flaming Moes since Florida prohibits serving drinks with fire.
Also Universal serves most of it's alcoholic beverages in plastic so that guests in sandles can't cut themselves on broken glass. Plastic and fire do not go well together.
They are both already in the Simpsons area... The main stars of the Simpsons ride? And I would not call them new characters... They have been around for ages?
Sorry if I'm missing something but if anyone could explain that would be great!
I wonder if this could tie in the Treehouse of Horror stories on Halloween Horror Nights...
3. There will not be any real fire if they make Flaming Moes since Florida prohibits serving drinks with fire."
I cannot wait to get a Duff beer...even if it turns out to taste like Bud Light. that will suck, but I still look forward to the experience here. And to be honest, wouldn't you expect Duff to taste crappy?
Shame about the FM. Maybe you get a candle with it? Or maybe you will get a glow cube, like the drinks at WDW. LOL!
Now, From the inside is another matter. How will these stores look like on the inside? that is the thing that worries me the most. How will they be decorated and how will they use the characters? The Kwik-e-mart looks awful on the inside. It looks like just another store. That's what I hate about doing stuff like this. They will make the outside of the store look great, but the inside would look bad. It would be really cool if the new restaurants look like you stepped inside the cartoon. But I don't know how they could do that.
I know that Florida law prohibits serving any drinks that are lit on fire...but "fire" is what makes a Flaming Moe good in the cartoon world of the Simpsons family. Here is what a "Flaming Moe" should be...a frozen grape slushie type drink that is served in a collectible plastic cup that has FLAMES painted on the sides near the top. So you'd have this souvenir cup that looks like it is on fire at the top because of the printing of "flames" around the top.
That achieves a "Flaming Moe" in my mind. You can walk around with this cup with the cartoony fire at the top. It can be very inexpensive too...or it can be fancy, like with something that makes it glow around the top or orange and red sparkly glitter to make the flames. But I think a purple cup with painted on flames around the top would be just fine.
No one expects real fire. But the art on the cup could give you that feeling of a firey cup. I don't know if they are allowed to serve real liquor at Universal but if they are then I hope they are making a "Virgin Moe" because I distinctly remember little Lisa Simpson requesting one at the dinner table in the Flaming Moe episode. Homer became angry when she did that because she did not know that he was the inventor of the Flaming Moe, not Moe from Moe's Tavern.
I Respond: That's funny.
I Respond: As your posts demonstrate on a regular basis.