Published: December 24, 2007 at 4:39 AMWOOT!
"The x's ride of doom" based on the Nick tv show.
now that would be funny
Published: December 24, 2007 at 6:03 AMNow granted, I have not even set foot on the revamp, but from the account given, it is pretty much what I thought it would be and that's a fresh coat of paint on an old barn! If you are a first time tourist the ride is pretty cool. Even maybe the second time you ride it. After that I pretty much don't want to waste 30 minutes or so of my day to sit through the three minutes of FX (if it is that much).
I am a local with passes and have seen Disney add attraction after attraction the past few years to keep fresh and offer a bigger bang for the buck. USF is basically the same park it was 5 years ago with the exception of Mummy's Revenge (a great addition) and Fear Factor (meh). I bought Premier Passes for the second year in a row only because they dropped the price for renewals to $200 and with a free HHN ticket and valet parking as perks I thought we would go ahead mostly out of the "we've always had them" attitude and not value. We will see what happens when "Potterland" opens. That will be the real turning point.
We need some fresh REALLY NEW attractions to both USF and IOA! When was the last time IOA added anything of value? It is getting to be a bore! I hope I don't sound like a spoiled local! Vacationers for the first time will find the parks are a LOT of fun! I wish I could get that feeling back for USF!
Published: December 24, 2007 at 8:49 AMOh please, not the Terminator! Can we not close Twister down first?!
Merry Christmas y'all.
Published: December 24, 2007 at 8:59 AMI hope Terminator is only closing for an extensive rehab and clean up of the film - it's a great attraction and the very definition of "putting you in the movies".
Published: December 24, 2007 at 10:17 AMI'm thinking that with the new Terminator TV show coming out, maybe they are looking to revamp it, although without Arnie I can't see too many people going to it. I aslo can't see the show lasting too long.
As it is a big theatre they can easily put another show in, like maybe a Deal or No Deal Interactive Game show, similar to Millionaire at Disney. That would be pretty good and definately something I'd go to!!
Hmm, what do you think about that?
Published: December 24, 2007 at 11:27 AMMy friend actually worked on the ride. It's pretty neat. He designed the video highlights they show from the train now. He said though that the way universal wanted it, each shot is only about 2 seconds long and not enough for people to see themselves unless you are a very good observer.
Published: December 24, 2007 at 11:51 AMFrom the laughter on the way back, 2 secinds is long enough.
Published: December 24, 2007 at 12:55 PMSounds interesting, but somewhat expected. I'll be looking forward to going on Disaster! next time I go to Universal.
Published: December 24, 2007 at 4:42 PMAwesome! I love Christopher Walken! He's one of the great actors of our time! And he's friggin' hilarious...
I can't wait to check it out!
Nice work Gareth.
Can't wait to see Ahhhnooollddd go! Buh bye Guvna' !!!
BTW, I have a fever and the only prescription is...MORE COWBELL!!!
Published: December 24, 2007 at 5:09 PMWill the closing of Terminator be for USF AND USH????
Please say yes. I'm so done with Terminator...
Oh crap, but a TV series of it just came out. Does that mean it will be updated?
Published: December 26, 2007 at 11:27 AMNow it would be a real disaster if Terminator was closed!!!!
With the filming coming up with Chistian Bale playing John Connor there is no reason to close down the best 3 d movie ever made. Add some scene's/rearrange something but no reason at all to close a true classic attraction!!