Which Rides Are Closing At Universal Studios Hollywood
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Rumors At Universal Studios Hollywood.
There been alot of rumors flouting around on the web of about closing certain rides at universal studios hollywood (U.S.H.) such as Waterworld, Terminator. So tell if you know any more rumors or truths.
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From Rob P
Posted January 13, 2009 at 3:59 AM
Neither of the two you mentioned warrant being on the short list for the chop.
Waterworld is right up there with the very best shows.......if not THE best of it's type. They'd be mad to consider it's removal. The packed theatre is surely a testament to it's popularity.
There are possibly one or two ageing attractions that need attention but not WW or Terminator surely.
This isn't a rumor, but Fear Factor Live is turning into the Creature of the Black Lagoon.
But I did here a rumor on Screamscape about the new Transformers ride going into part of Backdraft, as in the description of the ride, it would need a fire capable room to be put into. My guess is they will add a building onto Backdraft for Transformers The Ride, and then will take Backdraft out.
From Raul Araoz
Posted January 13, 2009 at 2:28 PM
Here are the current rumors that I am aware of.
Waterworld is not going anywhere but will have a scheduled rehab. I agree with Rob that it is the best stunt show out there.
Terminator was a rumored place for the Transformers ride until they decided on the Backdraft spot. There may be small updates to the attraction to coincide with the release of the new film.
Transformers will indeed takeover the Backdraft building as well as the soundstages next to it where the sound effects shows use to be.
Lastly, the burned down King Kong building on the backlot will be rebuilt to house a new King Kong ride-through based on the recent Peter Jackson version. The tram will represent Naomi Watt's character as a King Kong robot and a T-Rex robot fight on either side.
From Rob P
Posted January 14, 2009 at 2:53 AM
I hope that Raul is right about getting a new King Kong ride-through. I always thought that Orlando took a wrong turn by removing it. ( That's not to say that I don't like it's replacement...Mummy is great ! ).
Backdraft is looking a bit tired and would be my pick to go to create space for something new. Although I have to admit to being nostalgic by nature and I would keep everything if I could. But you can't if you want progress.
There will be no King-Kong replacement. The previous King-Kong attraction was constantly being "temporarily closed" due to productions filming in that area of the backlot. Having worked on the backlot and dealing with the issue that "trams have the right-of-way" I'm glad that Kong is not being rebuilt because it would turn my 13 hr work day into 15.
From Rob P
Posted January 15, 2009 at 3:59 AM
With respect M Ryan........isn't the Park supposed to be all about the customers' enjoyment and not the employees' terms and conditions ?
I say bring back Kong and let the workers bring their issues up at the next staff meeting.( lol )
For the sake of the tram ride at USH I hope they do replace King Kong not with a other King Kong though
The tram needs something when I saw the thing with the dancing cars on the tram tour I thought you must be kidding
From Raul Araoz
Posted February 5, 2009 at 9:56 AM
According to Screamscape, the return of the King Kong ride-through is still a possibility for 2011.
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