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Special Effects officially moving to the upper lot

Universal Studios Hollywood: Special Effects now moving to the upper lot to make way for transformers.

From Manny Barron
Posted April 14, 2010 at 9:03 AM
Well Backdraft and the Special Effects Stages have officially closed. Well kind of for the FX Stages. On the official Universal Studios Hollywood web site, the attraction page for the stages mentions it being closed until June when it reopens with some new features. Check the page out for yourself.

As for Backdraft I enjoyed the attraction. It had its charm("Hi, I'm Ron Howard"), and the final scene was great but it was time to move on. The new Transformers ride is on its way and I'm really excited for it. The only thing that worries me is the limited space these soundstages provide for a ride of this magnitude. The Spider-man building at IOA is larger so we'll see how this goes.

So what do you think of the new FX show on the upper lot. Any thoughts on Backdraft or the old FX show on the lower lot. What are your expectations for Transformers?

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From Rob P
Posted April 19, 2010 at 7:33 AM
I posted my thoughts on a related topic on Robert's News Archive for April............sorry Manny I hadn't seen this thread leader from you.
Still........rather than repeat my ramblings you could always look there.

From Manny Barron
Posted April 19, 2010 at 3:24 PM
Thats cool Rob, don't worry about it. Your response to that thread was one of the most interesting ones, well we'll what Universal does for sure this Summer.

From Joseph Staconis
Posted April 19, 2010 at 11:31 PM
Yes I understand everybody loved Th Effects sound stages but most things are CGI now and to me Universal is running out of ideas

first they had Creature in there which most of the time didn't work now there taking something that's been around since I don't know when putting it in a smaller area

it's going to be something to see what they can do in there is it going to have the interaction like the lower lot did let's hope so because to me that's why people liked it

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