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Universal Studios Hollywood: Is Jason right about Universal Studios Hollywood?

From Danny Bernard
Posted August 17, 2005 at 8:26 PM
Well after reading Jason's review of USH I decided I would go there and see for myself what is needed. After finding parking (a real dreadful affair if you get there after opening.) we decided to hit T2-3D.

Nice 3D show and I actually thought the pre-show was O.K. but they seriously need to get a new show in here soon.

After that we headed to the Studio Tour. It was more fun than usual as we got a tour guide who seemed to be a litlle more "real" than most of the CM's running the tram. Lots of Quiet Areas, they were filming CSI, and a few other nameless crime shows. But we did get to see Jenifer Love Hewiet for a quick second.

Next I thought we'd go see what all that fuss about the Mummy Ride was about. First the bad: The coaster is WAY too short. Just when you think its getting started it's over like that. The launch doesn't always deliver as expected. When I rode, it didn't seem to hit top speed. Now I know this ride is very tech heavy so I can't fault it too much but it would be nice to have it all working. The good: The dark ride sections are very nice. I think this part rivals the coaster part, maybey even better. And the launch is decent but like I said doesnt always work perfectly. Also I loved the ride backwards, it is a nice use for the lack of space in the small confined areas. But all in all it just doesnt scream classic.

Next we headed back to the Upper Lot for Back to the Future. I love the way this ride is so small and close quarters. I also liked the little touches of Back to the Future paraphenillia scatered on the walls. But it does need either an update or a replacement with Spiderman. Now that would be cool.

To round out the day we watched WaterWorld. This is the best stunt show in So Cal and it never fails to get me completly soaked. The cast is always lively and energetic, plus the action is nonstop.

After a fun day at USH I think it's safe to say Jason's right. Universal needs more rides! Though that's not to say you can't have a good time there.


Comments in chronological order. Most recent at the bottom. Scroll down to respond.

From Josh Revani
Posted August 17, 2005 at 8:47 PM
Well, when we went through, I think a Back to the Future Ride to The Amazing Adventures of Spiderman Ride. This is what I thought.

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After Suess's Studios is built.

2007- The Least Favorite Attraction---Van Helsing: Fortress Dracula- To a Doom ride in a Graffti and New york stlye type of Entrance-> the ride has many fire effects, and many other special effects. Constructing Suess's Studios.

2007- Constructing Doom: The Ride, The Cat in the Hat Ride opens in the area where Shrek 4D is.

Mid Summer 2007- Doom opens. Constructs Back to the Future into The Amazing Adventures of Spiderman The Ride (Jason, I'm Changing BattleStar Gallitca because I wonder that the ride would'nt make sense and its better to make a 3D ride in it...The Amazing Adventures of Spiderman.

Mid March 2008- The Amazing Adventures of Spiderman opens into a Daily Bugle Building Style Type.

Somewhere in Summer 2008- Animal Planet goes to another show, Adriel's Advice "Revenge of the Apprentice" is actually not a good idea, We have to get a another wannabee "Donald Trump." So how about keeping Animal Planet for the little kids. Somehow we need to make a show in the Wild Wild West arena. Keep WaterWorld, change Special Effect Stages and Backdraft immeditaly. It could be one ride or two ride sepratly. If it's one ride then make it to a rollercoaster, If it is a seprate buildings, then Special Effect Stages to a Land Of the Dead Maze and Backdraft to a little Kid Area...like a Shrek Simulator Ride.

From Jason Lester
Posted August 17, 2005 at 9:21 PM
Wow, a thread proving my opinion right. That's pretty cool.

Anyhow, Josh and Danny, you guys are both right. I think we can all safely say one thing and that's that USH needs some more rides quick. Josh has a good game plan for the park.

From Josh Revani
Posted August 17, 2005 at 9:30 PM
Thanks, but this won't ever happen, if you want to meet Larry Kurzweil, president and COO of Universal Studios Hollywood and CityWalk, then you have to go to Universal Studios Hollywood and ask one of the Employess, Oh ya, their also friendly, unlike the people from Six Flags...

As I continue...

After Summer 2008, with their rollercoaster or the seperate buildings. If it is a rollercoaster they should start building a Special Effect Rollercoaster, like a Fast and the Furious Ride, Somewhere a Rock N Roll Rollercoaster Type, but with Sweet "Kick-Ass" Cars.

From Danny Bernard
Posted August 17, 2005 at 9:34 PM
Heh Jason I'm having a hard time dechiphering your post as sarcasm or sincerity...anyway Josh your plan sounds very good, if Universal were to listen to you they would be right on track. I'm sure they will "steal" at least some of your ideas.

From Josh Revani
Posted August 17, 2005 at 9:36 PM
Oh ya, I forgot this, the line will have a theme style of graffti, New York Street's Style. With a New York Subway Map somwhere in the line to go with the Ride. The ride is a rollerocoaster, at leat put a high drop, somwhere 3 loops, 2 turns and bigger and higher drops, with the speed of 50 miles per hour. The story could be that the police is trying to to capture you and you have to escape and win a money-betting race.

From Josh Revani
Posted August 17, 2005 at 9:40 PM
Sorry, when you go, its the race, in the end you win the race, but when you stop...you have to come back and run away from the cops, with smoke bombs (smoke effects) they throw at you (electricy effects) which they try to stop your wheels, (fire effects) Blow ups, explosions. (Wind effects) is how fast your going, and in the top, there is a alike helicopter trying to shoot you.

From Josh Revani
Posted August 17, 2005 at 9:44 PM
Well....Danny...They won't, the "owner" dosen't like it. However, if I show this...then the owner will probably do this.

From Danny Bernard
Posted August 17, 2005 at 9:44 PM
Yea it should also include a lot of positive G's making you feel like your experiencing a high stakes street race. I think if they used the Backdraft and Special F-X stages then they would probably have enough room for the loops and a few tight almost sideways turns.

From Josh Revani
Posted August 17, 2005 at 10:13 PM
So what do you guys like a one building ride or a seprate building ride? I think its better to put a one buliding to make a Fast and the Furious The RIDE. And how about my schedule plan for USH what do you think about that?

From Danny Bernard
Posted August 17, 2005 at 10:34 PM
Your plan sounds very logical and thought out. I like the idea of a one building ride better. Since this way they could have more elements in it. Maybey have one building more focused on the launch and race then the next building could be the escape backwards through from the cops. See it sounds like the Mummy but better :) Maybey that ride could become a classic.

From Josh Revani
Posted August 17, 2005 at 11:01 PM
Great idea, with the lunch Danny. This could be a Fast and the Furious ride. There will be a girl who is saying "Drivers get your engines ready" and when you go their are effects (like what I said) And the screens in the side could be cars racing. Then in the end you win...there is cheers and screaming, then... a siren starts and its the police, then you go backwards. I think this ride would get a 9 or a 10/10.

From Danny Bernard
Posted August 17, 2005 at 11:40 PM
It really is an awesome idea for a ride. I wonder what the others think of this idea? Also I wonder how fast the launch could be?

From Josh Revani
Posted August 18, 2005 at 12:01 AM
The Launch could be somwhere 60-65 miles per hour. And the average speed could be 55 miles per hour.

So we got

Back to the Future:

The Amazing Adventures of Spiderman THE RIDE:
.Graffti, New York Style
.3D and Simualtor Ride

Suess Studios
.One fish, Two fish, Red fish, Blue Fish
.The Cat in the Hat
.Suess's Soak!
.HooVille

The Cat in the Hat
.Theme of the line-StoryBook style of theme

Van Helsing: Fotress Dracula:
Doom: The Ride
.Laser Tag shooting Ride
.Alien's out there pop out
.Gas effects
.Fire effects
.Dark areas
.Guns are Small Hand guns
&

Backdraft and Special Effect S:
Fast and the Furious: Furious & the Rage THE RIDE
.Steel Rollercoaster
.Launch Speed 60-65 miles per hour
.Fire Effects, Gas Effects, Electricty effects, every special effect in the ride
.Average Speed 55 miles per hour
.Loops, Twisted Turns, Drops
.Line New York Gangsta streets, Graffti style.
.Foward & Backwards

Now how about contuning with the Terminator because Danny what I heard that you don't like it...so how about putting another 3D, but a simualtor ride, like Spiderman, but you dont have to keep riding on. It is like Back to the Future, but a 3D, with water effects, wind effects, and many effects. How about a little Kid Ride like a Shrek 3D simualtor ride or a Woody Wood Pecker Ride touring around the Universal Stages where Unversal Cartoons are (somehow Jimmy Neutron: Nicktoon Blast, but in 3D and without Nickeldeon characters...Universal Characters like Betty Boop, Curious George, Shrek, and other Universal Characters.

From Adriel Tjokrosaputro
Posted August 18, 2005 at 6:18 AM
How could Fast & The Furious goes backward.It includes bout 3 inversions,right?I think this time the only coaster that uses this system is Revenge Of The Mummy.And Revenge of The Mummy has a 4-row trains.If it is a looping coaster,the train will be very long.And the part for the backward will be too much long.I think you shouldn't use that backward idea.

Also,why we don't build "Torque The Ride"?If you have Roller Coaster Tycoon 3: Soaked,you will see the design for this coaster.I call this kind of coaster "Turbo Bikes".

From Danny Bernard
Posted August 18, 2005 at 9:44 AM
It doesnt have to be a high tech stop and reverse like the Mummy. It could gradually stop you then put on the brakes. From there you could be thrown backward and continue down a medium sized hill, giving you just enough speed for the first backward loop then continue through the track just picking up more speed. Also since it would be about a street race, they could just let you feel the launch for awhile traveling on a straight track then dipping down a small hill into a loop

From Jeffrey Torres
Posted August 18, 2005 at 4:07 PM
i do agree that universal does need more rides but the rides everyone of you are saying a to crazy and unrealistic. they cant build that. and besides those ideas are not that good. the only idea i think is good is that they should take off back to the future and put fast and the furious. and i know universal has lots of shows but half of them are good so it doesnt matter but i still think they should put more rides.

From Jason Lester
Posted August 18, 2005 at 5:25 PM
The Fast and Furious ride sounds a bit like a crazy pumped up Italian Job. Danny, I was being sincere in my post. No sarcasm. I really do agree with you guys.

From Jeffrey Torres
Posted August 18, 2005 at 7:02 PM
the ideas sound good but i know universal would never do that. if they were built they would be good.

From Jason Lester
Posted August 19, 2005 at 10:25 AM
I'd like to see a Fast and Furious ride, but if placed anywhere I'd say BTTF is the place for it. Otherwise, room issues come into the spotlight. I love the idea of a F&F ride though.

Universal would never put in half this stuff, but it's still pretty fun to discuss and come up with new ideas, then send them to Universal. You never know...

From Jeffrey Torres
Posted August 19, 2005 at 4:02 PM
i know a good idea. they could put a curious george attraction because the new movie is coming out so i think they should put it somewhere

From Jason Lester
Posted August 20, 2005 at 10:52 AM
I'm not sure what kind of ride Curious George could be turned into. Maybe a dark ride or movie.

From Adriel Tjokrosaputro
Posted August 20, 2005 at 7:04 PM
Revenge of The Mummy is a sucessful(well,at least)coaster in the park.So if they build another coaster maybe it could make the park much better.

I think Fast and The Furious is a great idea.Maybe we could make it tilt coaster?

From Jason Lester
Posted August 21, 2005 at 9:49 AM
How many times do I need to stress that USH isn't that large a park? There's not a lot of room there. What land they have is taken up by the Backlot and rides already placed. Even if you were to take a ride out, no building there would provide the room required for a roller coaster.

From Adriel Tjokrosaputro
Posted August 22, 2005 at 12:36 AM
Maybe they have to buy another space they don't own now and build something special there.That could be,right?

From Jason Lester
Posted August 22, 2005 at 1:04 AM
No. USH is pretty packed in with other buildings and such of the area. There's not really room to buy land around there without some serious construction/demolishing.

From Ryan Milanio
Posted August 22, 2005 at 1:00 AM
Where are they going to buy space? The freeway is just down the hill, the train station is essential. All I can say is if you want more space for rides, then they will more likely to place it at the lower level. Put it where the studios are, but most likely NBC Universal will not do that. Gibson Theater is the best place to put more rides, but Universal made a bad decision in selling it. Here is an idea....How about a roller coaster from the upper lot that goes to the lower lot? That would be good, but most likely dangerous. Probably too steep and foundation will fall. Well, ideas are what keeps us going.

From Danny Bernard
Posted August 22, 2005 at 2:54 AM
Well short of a complete overhaul of the park, there are few things that can help the park restore its former glory.

First I really wish Universal hadn't sold the Ampithetre. It wouldve been great to see Suess Landing go in there.

Doing a bit of research it seems Universal has a lot of hot properties on their hands that could be used in some exciting rides.

Halo 2007 Based on the video game of the same name, this could be a better fit for a shoot-em-up dark ride given it's current popularity among us kids.Flash Gordon 2006 An update of the orginal movie about a foot-ball playing teen who saves the universe.

Then of course theres the obvious choices like King Kong or Fast and the Furious 3 etc. But my point is they are great properties to build off of.

Now space. If they rip out the Van Hellsing area and the Blues Brothers stage, there just might be enough space for a Halo dark ride. One little problem. What on earth is that Hollywood Globe Theatre on the backside of Van Hellsing used for?

Next rip out those dang carnival games. They just look so garish and impede traffic on the walkways.

On Animal Planet Live. They could probably make it a stunt show featuring the X-Men. Given a proper script it wouldnt have to be complete trash.

I know Back to the Future is a classic but wouldn't you rather see a new ride? King Kong would fit perfectly, if they just added some jungle themeing and made the cars "boats" instead.

Lower Lot wise I think the Special
Effects Stage and Backdraft could house a Flash Gordon or Battlestar Gallactica Space Mountain like mini coaster.

So it should look something like this.
2006-After tearing down Van Hellsing, the Blues Brothers and maybey Hollywood Globe construction begins on Halo: The Ride. Backdraft and Special Effects Stages are merged and built into the future Battlestar Gallactica ride. Also Flinstone's Carnival Games are trashed.
2007-Animal Planet Live goes under an overhaul to become The X-Men vs Magneto. Terminator 3-D gets a make over, becoming a War of the Worlds 3-D show.
2008-Halo: The Ride and the X-Men show open. Construction begins on Back to the Future.
2009-War of the Worlds 3-D and Battlestar Gallactica open.
2010-King Kong: The Adventure opens.

I think I took space variables into account except for Halo, which I'm not sure about, as I still dont know what the Globe Theatre is used for.

From Jason Lester
Posted August 22, 2005 at 10:18 AM
I like your plans. To answer your question, the Globe is rented out for parties and events.

From Danny Bernard
Posted August 22, 2005 at 1:35 PM
Well then possibly they could remove it for spaces sake, and build a Halo themed shoot-em-up. It might be finished by the time I get of college lol

From Marty Koves
Posted August 22, 2005 at 2:16 PM
I just think that instead of drastic changes that can take forever Universal should take slower changes from a Showpark to a ridepark. I think that War of the Worlds and Kong would be already kinda dated at this point. Universal needs to do something innovative neverbeendone before and fresh to really bring back the crowds.

From Danny Bernard
Posted August 22, 2005 at 2:38 PM
Well if you can think of anything I'd like to hear it...

From Jason Lester
Posted August 22, 2005 at 4:44 PM
The tranistion should be slow, but not take so long that were left waiting for years due to delays and such. Maybe a major ride and a smaller one every two or three years. Preferably two if that's possible due to space and money.

From Danny Bernard
Posted August 22, 2005 at 7:15 PM
Well the park shouldn't be left without a ride for more than 2 years.

From Josh Rezvani
Posted August 23, 2005 at 2:41 PM
Well Danny, its a bad idea to put King Kong in Back to the Future. It's better to put a King Kong 3D simulator ride in Terminator 2:3D.

Halo is not a Universal interactive game, Crash and Spyro is. If you want to put a Crash and Spyro game in their, then thats fine. Jason and I thought it would be better to put a Doom laser shooting ride in the Van Helsing area.

And I think it's better to put a cool show like WildBoyZ stunt show. Where their are 8 contestants where they do dumb, crazy stunts like in the TV show WildBoyz on MTV. The stunts have to be created differently every week. In either the Animal Planet stage or the Wild West Stage. The Audience could be in it where the kids have waterguns and wet the contestants. The older, mature audience where they have to stunts like hanging on poles, go under electricty wires and up to the ladder where they get their prizes...free VIP PASSES, free "cut in the line" passes, and free Packages for Universal Orlando resorts. For that stunt it has to be in teams...3 people each on 2 groups "teams". The other last stunt for the audience has to do something with cars where they go inside and out above hundreds of feet under sea level. They have to get flags and put it on poles around them. But the cars will be raining, and the car spins around and get the same prize. This show is onlt for teens and kids like 12 and older. the Little Kids wouldn't like to see this, but its up to their parents.

Putting Spiderman 3D ride for Back to the Future.

Fear Factor is a new show but it gets old so how about making every stunts different. And the stunts could be family-fun unlike WildBoyz. The Kids could enter and do crazy stunts, and adults could be in it too. The Kids has to eat a bug milkshake and have to finish it, take the flag and give it to their parents where they have to go and survive a electricty area where they get shocked. Whoever wins, win a free trip to Universal Orlando Resort and a Package.

Speical Effect Stages and Backdraft could go for Fast and the Furious the ride.

And Nick Blast Zone could go for Suess Studios.

USH's special events... Grinchmas in Suess Studios and USH's CityWalk. Slides (x4), Snow ball fights, and soap bubbles that look like snow.

Halloween Horror Nights

Mazes...Van Helsing, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, The Mummy, Land of the Dead, Macy's Birthday(Macy's Party is Haunted as you crawl into a indoor backyeard where all her ghostly friends came here to haunt you), Use mazes lie Buffy and the Vampire Slayer, and the show "Angel". Plus, Rob Zombie: House of 1000 Corpses.

From Josh Rezvani
Posted August 23, 2005 at 3:10 PM
Also, add these, "Blues Brother's Stage" is transformed into a rockin' graveyard revue there's no stopping this groovin' group of musically inclined after-lifers who prove that in life after death the beat goes on and on. The indescribable, unforgettable memories of childhood nightmares wrought in cold sweat comes alive in flesh and blood when "Scaractors" stalk the night in "Childhood Nightmares," blurring the lines between fantasy and reality to remind guests that it was never really just a dream, Classic Creature Features" maze will transport horror fans through a vault of classic scary movies, where they'll find themselves prey to the terrors of Universal's most merciless celluloid slashers and fiends—Frankenstein, Dracula, the Wolf Man, the Mummy and Phantom of the Opera—all chillingly revived in black and white on the studio lot where they were originally brought to life, "Cleaver's Meat Locker"—an attraction not intended for vegans—guests hungry for adventure will find themselves navigating the arteries of a meat processing plant led by a salivating pack of inbred cannibals with an unusual appetite for mankind, and Best-selling author and creator of the "Hellraiser" and "Candyman" films, Clive Barker returns to Universal Studios Halloween experience to premiere his burning vision of purgatory. Designed, produced and directed by the master of horror, this terrifying maze will douse guests in the heat of Hades, engulfing them in the fiery flames of "Clive Barker's Hell." These could be cool mazes in Universal Studios Hollywood.

From Danny Bernard
Posted August 23, 2005 at 3:54 PM
I know Halo isn't a Vivendi Universal Games property but Bungie and Microsoft have sold the movie rights to Universal so if they base it off the movie everythings cool. And MTV is owned by Viacom so Paramount Parks get first dibs on their shows. But I do like your other plans.

From Bungie.net makers of Halo
"A few months back word got out that Alex Garland had written a Halo movie script, and that Universal and 20th Century Fox were interested in double-teaming it into a film. We didn't say anything at the time because the deal still needed massaging. But today I'm happy to announce that Microsoft and the studios have worked-out all the kinks, and we're ready to get cracking on the fun, creative part of the process."

From Jason Lester
Posted August 23, 2005 at 4:21 PM
Awesome mazes Josh. However, the reason USH discontinued Hollywood Horror Nights is because it wasn't making very much money and Universal only payed it's actors minimum wage. As you can imagine this lead to a pissed of Universal and some unhappy employees who were working their asses off scaring people every night. Universal has already stated that HHN will not be returning. The event is now held only in USF/IOA where there's much more room for scare zones and houses.

And the problem with the WildBoyz thing is that it sounds a bit to much like Fear Factor. It seems like the kind of show that would replace FF, not enter into Universal at the same time.

From Josh Rezvani
Posted August 23, 2005 at 6:46 PM
Well, WildBoyZ, yah it can go for Fear Factor LIVE, but its up to you guys.

Plus, Universal are billionares, they sold themeselves to NBC, sold thier Universal Ampitheater. And they sold the Mummy ride for 40,000,000 dollars so they still billions of dollars, so they will hold on their mazes and their stuff.

I want you guys to see if this is acceptable to Universal

Fear Factor LIVE or WildBoyZ

King Kong: The Adventure or Terminator 2:3D

The Amazing Adventures of Spiderman to Back to the Future

Fast and the Furious the ride or Backdraft and Special Effect Stages.

From Josh Rezvani
Posted August 23, 2005 at 6:56 PM
And Halo is okay, but give me details Danny. Like what should the line style be like? The style of the cars? The story? Give me details Danny.

Oh yeah, how about Halo: The Experience or Doom The Ride

Animal Planet or a Woody Wood Pecker show (With Characters like Curious George, Fievel, Shrek, Madagascar characters, etc "Universal Characters" and "Universal Villians" or a stunt show, Marvel Heros vs Marvel Villians LIVE, a show about Marvel Villians destroying New York. This show contains, fire effects, water effects (A.K.A. the rain and storm) other effects that will make this show amazing.

From Jason Lester
Posted August 23, 2005 at 7:32 PM
I'd rather see Doom then Halo but that's just personal preference.

From Danny Bernard
Posted August 23, 2005 at 9:43 PM
Yah, if the ride sucks though they would have the popularity of Halo to fall back on. Which is to say the Doom movie will most likely suck, but the word on Halo is still up for debate. But I guess even if the movie is bad the attraction can be good like WaterWorld.

From Josh Rezvani
Posted August 23, 2005 at 10:43 PM
Okay, Halo is in it, but DANNY tell me what kind of theme this should be? New York Stlye? London Style?

And you haven't answered my question...

what do you like about this?

King Kong 3D Adventure for Terminator 2:3D

Spiderman 3D ride for Back to the Future

Marvel Heroes Vs Marvel Villians for Animal Planet

WildboyZ for either Fear Factor or the Wild West arena

Fast and the Furious ride for Backdraft and Special Effect Stages

Let me give you a recap...

Fast and the Furious, a effect thriller with 3 loops and 2 sudden drops, it goes foward and backward. The line would be a themed New York, graffti style

King Kong Adventure: boat, water effects, gun shots effects, wind effects, sound effects. Three Screens, Live Actors. The line would be in a jungle with exotic trees, plants, and other objects that would be found in a Jungle.

Spiderman 3D ride is the same thing as IOA's ride. The line is the Duge Buggy, aplace for photographers with signs of "Wanted: Spiderman", cameras, chairs with computers in Spiderman in the screen...etc.

HHN will have the scare zones, and the mazes I wrote, Macy's Birthday, Mummy, Land of the Dead, The Canibal's Meat House...etc. With LIVE shows like Blues Brothers Graveyard Revue, Bettlejuice and the Munsters Rock and Roll show.

HHN will be located at CityWalk only.

Grinchmas has 4 slides (Near WaterWorld and Hollywood Grill), 3 more at Suess's Studios. There is a snowball fight at the Suess's Studios, near HooVille. LIVE shows will be Grinch Rocks and Rolls, the bubbles that look like snow, will be at Suess Studios too.

This will only be located at Universal Studios Hollywood and CityWalk where CityWalk has a big tree, a maze where the movie "How did the Grich stole Christmas" props are. There is also 3 slides where kids and adults could go. And a show where sing alongs with Christmas songs. There is also a ice skating rink which is 6.50 for Kids and 8.00 for Adults.

From Jason Lester
Posted August 24, 2005 at 12:51 AM
Your ride ideas are very good, but as I said, Universal has stated many times that they are not bringing back HHN. They're keeping it at the Florida parks and have no plans whatsoever to bring it back to Hollywood.

From Josh Rezvani
Posted August 24, 2005 at 1:03 AM
Well, just to say...Universal Studios Hollywood is the dumbest, wierdest themepark ever! If they just get some millions and billions of dollars. Then they would become a great themepark.

We got everything, King Kong, Fast and the Furious, Halo, great ideas.

Now we have to concentrate on Universal Studios Hollywood turning itself to a gay themepark to a more scary and thrilling theme park. And thats up to HHN.

Oh ya, create a WaterPark Universal! We are gonna talk about this. And yes Jason there is room, its right next to the parking area, there is a huge area of grassland and it could be created to an area called Woody Wood Pecker's Crazy Harbor.

This is what I thought of putting...

FOR TEENAGERS
A King Kong themed slide

A Spiderman themed slide

A toilet dropping slide which is a Jaw's themed ride, with Jaw's Mouth as the spin.

A fun slide which is a indoor, slide where the T-Rex Pops out on you. (This will contain a big increase of land)

Attractions
-----------

Woody's Typhoon

Hollywood Surf! (A place to boogy board and surf)

Land before Time water area

FOR KIDS

Fievel Hat Slide

Curious George little slide

Grich Boat Slide

Shrek Swamp Slide ( A log which you go down)

TICKETS

One day admission- 15.00

Buy a day, get a year free- 50.00

VIP Passes- A place where you can swim, jacuzzi, spa, relax, massage, etc. Cut lines from rides 99.00

Cut the lines pass- 79.00


From Danny Bernard
Posted August 24, 2005 at 2:09 AM
Well I personally haven't seen this area of land but then I haven't really looked around Universal too much.

But anyway I think the fast and the furious ride should nix the single loops and just put a single cobra roll.
This would condense space and make for a quick turn around into the second vertical spike in which the car starts it's reverse.

And on the matter of Halo just theme it to the war torn city of New Mombassa from the game. The cars could be mini versions of the Warthog jeeps. And the guns could be normal handguns.

As for your other ideas:
Marvel Heroes vs Villians is great, would be a spectacular show that rivals Waterworld.
King Kong sounds easy enough. Might take awhile to put together the video and collabarate with Jack Black and co. as well as find actors for the live bits.
Not sure about Wild Boyz, but if Universal could snag the rights it would be a funny mix of stunts and animals.
Spiderman is an already proven atraction so it would prove just as great in USH if put in a different theme
Oh and if the were to build a water park Universal would most certainly jack up prices to around $30 for kids and $50 for adults.

From Jason Lester
Posted August 24, 2005 at 9:32 AM
I like the ideas, but I don't like the name. Let's change that and then work from there. Right now I can't think of anything for the waterpark name, but it should be short and simple, something memorable. Anyhow, good slide ideas, but maybe they shouldn't mirror the theme park's rides so close. The T-Rex one especially considering JPRA is a water ride to begin with. Two dinsoaur themed water rides seems like enough. My favorite is the Jaws one, I'm a big fan of those toilet bowl slides. What about some kind of vertical drop slide. Those are fun, don't require much space, and please the thrillseekers. And since they can be seen from far outside the park, they get people in and raise admission.

Good ideas guys, but let's work some more on them.

Also, as much as I love HHN and wish it would return to USH, it's not coming back. I know you want it and so do I, but it's not possible. I go to Knott's Halloween Haunt for my Halloween scares now, maybe you should give it a try this year. It's actually tons better then HHN ever was.

From Danny Bernard
Posted August 24, 2005 at 10:15 AM
Hmm. I've actually never been to Knotts for Halloween Haunt. I might go this year but anyway about the water park name. your right it needs to be short and sweet like Waterland, well thats kinda cheesy but you catch my drift. As for the attractions I guess they really dont have much material to work with for ideas on water slides.

From Josh Rezvani
Posted August 24, 2005 at 10:07 AM
Jason, I Promise I would bring back HHN, I will talk to Larry, the Prisedent of USH and CityWalk to make these changes.

Halo sounds like a good idea, like the aliens are taking over. And you will be seated to a 2 sided, 4 seats jeep, which a amatronic Halo is in the Back talking to you.

The Fast and the Furious ride sounds O.K., probably a 9/10 if it was built in Universal.

The idea of the Jurassic Park one in the WaterPark, Its a indoor. Because their a slide where you go down, and its dark and you know how when the final drop the T-Rex Pops Out? The T-Rex pops out when you slide down.

Danny, you know where Rocky and Bullinkle Parking is and Curious George...Yeah there is a huge massived land right there OWNED by Universal. "Kicking and Screaming" did a shoot there, but I dosent matter anymore, cause Universal thought that the parking area, the cars will stop and distract the actors/actress, so they filmed it in the studios.

Woody's Harbor

Sounds good, Woody is a major cartoon character for Universal, so It might be good.

The Tickets, What Danny said, might be $30 for Kids and $50 for adults. Their could be Packages, like a 4 day stay in either Sharenton or Hilton or other USH hotels, free tickets to Woody's Harbor and USH, and a free dinner to CityWalk either Gladstones, Wasabi in CityWalk, Tony Rama's Ribs, or Hard Rock Cafe and a night at the Gibson Ampitheater.

From Josh Rezvani
Posted August 24, 2005 at 10:44 AM
Well, Woody's Harbor is not good,

But Jason, if we have 50, make another USH discusion board. You too Danny, when I make one, my computer just shuts down.

And please dont think of the waterpark of waterland, please dont.

Choose which one that goes with UNIVERSAL.

The name of the attraction will be too hard to think of, but it will take time when we make an another discussion about USH, and we will make HHN come back. AND the WaterPark.

From Jeffrey Torres
Posted August 24, 2005 at 9:44 PM
hey i have the best idea in the whole world it is better than any of your ideas.

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