Published: February 13, 2014 at 11:31 AMDamn, 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.
Published: February 13, 2014 at 12:27 PMMy 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.
Published: 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?
Published: February 13, 2014 at 1:47 PMFrom A. Mouse
Published: February 13, 2014 at 2:40 PMIt's much, much more than that Anon. Physical sets are a huge part of the attraction
Published: February 13, 2014 at 3:09 PMwhat if you had a cross between spiderman/tranformer and the mummy ride.
Published: February 13, 2014 at 3:14 PMWith 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?
Published: February 13, 2014 at 3:56 PMBTW, 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.
Published: February 13, 2014 at 6:32 PMIf 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.
Published: February 14, 2014 at 2:05 AMMr. 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?
Published: February 14, 2014 at 10:00 AM
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
Published: February 14, 2014 at 10:34 AMGo 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.
Published: February 14, 2014 at 11:29 AMI 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?
Published: February 15, 2014 at 4:18 PMI 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!