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From 209.156.160.90 on February 13, 2014 at 11:31 AM
Damn, the nerd in me couldn't stay away from this article. I really wanted to be fully surprised, but I just can't bring myself to do it.
From Anon Mouse on February 13, 2014 at 12:27 PM
My feeling is the ride is closer to The Simpson's Ride/BTTF combined with The Mummy coaster. There may not necessarily be anything groundbreaking. The movie doesn't portray the experience is equivalent to flying. The car is merely transportation to reach an endpoint. You should temper your expectation or you'll end up disappointed.
From 209.44.133.160 on February 13, 2014 at 12:46 PM
@ Robert Niles

Have you heard about the Comcast / Time Warner merger?

Comcast owns Universal Studios.

Time Warner owns DC comics (Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, The Flash, etc.)

How soon before we start seeing DC comic themed attractions at the Universal parks?

From 72.204.131.120 on February 13, 2014 at 1:47 PM
From A. Mouse
"You should temper your expectation or you'll end up disappointed."
This ain't Disney.
No ride in the last decade at WDW has lived up to expectations. Universal Orlando, the last few years, has exceed expectations time and time again. Anticipation is high for Diagon Alley and I have no doubt Universal will deliver.
From 69.249.119.243 on February 13, 2014 at 2:40 PM
It's much, much more than that Anon. Physical sets are a huge part of the attraction
From 71.49.18.101 on February 13, 2014 at 3:09 PM
what if you had a cross between spiderman/tranformer and the mummy ride.
From James Rao on February 13, 2014 at 3:14 PM
With its 40" height requirement and the statement from Universal Creative that the ride is designed to be family friendly, Gringotts will be more dark ride than thrill ride, and more Big Thunder Mountain Railroad than Mummy. Both good things in the long run, IMHO. Universal could use more whole friendly entertainment in this version of Potterland. How many kids went home from IOA pi$$ed cause they couldn't ride 2 out of the 3 attractions in Hogsmeade?
From Robert Niles on February 13, 2014 at 3:56 PM
BTW, in reference to the Comcast story: Comcast is *not* buying Time Warner. It's buying Time Warner Cable, a completely separate company that uses the "Time Warner" name under license. Time Warner Cable owns cable TV franchises. It doesn't own any of Warner Bros.' IP.
From 64.12.116.206 on February 13, 2014 at 6:32 PM
If this is a cutting edge 4D ride like Transformers or Spiderman in HD, that will be great, but I would have liked some physical effects as well. I don't expect this to be as good as Forbidden Journey, but that's fine, too. Hard to top that one.
From Bob Liebe on February 14, 2014 at 2:05 AM
Mr. Niles,

In a previous thread you said the initial drop is 70-80 feet. Do you know if this is going to be a strait drop like Jurassic Park River Adventure or a less steep more gradual drop with some turns?

From Brian Emery on February 14, 2014 at 10:00 AM

Anon Mouse is a Disney lover who thinks Universal does not compare. He\She is always negative and can simply be ignored.

This new ride will be fantastic. Nothing like Simpson’s or Sipdy… Brand new just like FJ.

I am sure it will be just as good as Space Mountain. Hahahhaha

From Anon Mouse on February 14, 2014 at 10:34 AM
Go ahead. Ignore me. I will not be ignored!!!

As for your thesis, I did not say what you claim, but I will acknowledge that you made a factual claim that I will not deny....

Universal does not compare with Disney. That much is true.

I am not negative to acknowledge a truth. Sometimes, Disney is better, other times Universal is better.

From Brian Emery on February 14, 2014 at 11:29 AM
I could never ignore Anon mouseketeer…. One of my favorite posters here at TPI….

“I am not negative to acknowledge a truth. Sometimes, Disney is better, other times Universal is better.” I reply – Not negative? Soooooo Positive?

FJ is fantastic and the new Gringotts ride should be even better… I can’t compare anything in Disney to FJ… I guess maybe Toy Story or TT?

From Anon Mouse on February 14, 2014 at 12:22 PM
Whatever.
From Anthony Murphy on February 15, 2014 at 4:18 PM
I am not sure why Universal feels once again to build a 3D simulator ride. Do they think everybody is that dense that they can't see that this is the same as Transformers or Spiderman?

I mean, we will see, but if your assumptions are correct, its the same thing!