Just Published: Theme Park Insider: 2016 Year in Review
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.
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.
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.
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.
I say bring back Kong and let the workers bring their issues up at the next staff meeting.( lol )
The tram needs something when I saw the thing with the dancing cars on the tram tour I thought you must be kidding
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