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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.
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.
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.
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.
So we got
Back to the Future:
The Amazing Adventures of Spiderman THE RIDE:
.Graffti, New York Style
.3D and Simualtor Ride
.One fish, Two fish, Red fish, Blue Fish
.The Cat in the Hat
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
.Guns are Small Hand guns
Backdraft and Special Effect S:
Fast and the Furious: Furious & the Rage THE RIDE
.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.
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".
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...
I think Fast and The Furious is a great idea.Maybe we could make it tilt coaster?
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.
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 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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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)
Hollywood Surf! (A place to boogy board and surf)
Land before Time water area
Fievel Hat Slide
Curious George little slide
Grich Boat Slide
Shrek Swamp Slide ( A log which you go down)
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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