Welcome to Theme Park Insider! Join the community or log in
Theme Park Insider
Facebook Twitter YouTube Email Newsletter

Rumored Digital Projector on Spiderman

Universal Orlando: Scene 5 is rumored to have updated to a digital projector, anyone confirm?

From Terri Pierce
Posted May 11, 2011 at 11:28 AM
Through rummaging around I have read that it has been reported that a digital projector has been installed on scene 5, the scene with the villian Hydro. Has anyone gone in the past couple days to confirm this? It might be someone just jumping the gun excited for the announcement next week but it also might be the first "test" screen before the big announcement.


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

From aj geez
Posted May 11, 2011 at 1:00 PM
How much Recently??

From Terri Pierce
Posted May 11, 2011 at 7:54 PM
I heard about it today- but I have no idea when the reports started.

From Anthony Murphy
Posted May 11, 2011 at 8:10 PM
From what I understand, it needs a bit of TLC.

However, I think this might be a little telling what is going to happen with Marvel Superhero Island. If this is true, perhaps the Island will stay.

From Terri Pierce
Posted May 11, 2011 at 9:28 PM
Anthony- I feel like the island wills stay for quite a while. While the 3-D is out dated and the ride needs TLC it's not to the point of pitching just yet. There will come a point where the normal updating won't do it justice and they will have to get rid of it.

If this rumor is true and the announcement on the 19th is for new projectors I have a feeling the island is to stay for another 10 years. If they are not permitted to make this upgrade due to the contract with Disney and they are not planning to upgrade to new projectors I have a feeling this ride will be gone before the next 10 years. At least 3? maybe 5. I'm just going off my gut though I don't really know how Universal things or what their plans are.

From Jorge Arnoldson
Posted May 15, 2011 at 9:14 AM
I was there on Mother's Day (very surprised there were almost no lines that day), and when I got to the attraction near 6:00 PM, it was broken down, so I have no idea about the digital transition. BTW, I was there on St. Patty's Day and rode this ride (which broke down on me near the end :P). I did notice that film was still being used in ALL of the scenes.

From Terri Pierce
Posted May 15, 2011 at 9:31 AM
I wonder if it being "broken down" on Mother's day has any correspondence to the digital projection. Maybe not but it gives me hope. This ride seems to break down a lot anymore. When we were there in September it was broken down until after lunch.

From Jeff Elliott
Posted May 16, 2011 at 9:54 AM
Confirmed.

Scene 5 with Hydro and Scene 3 with Electro.

Probably more on the way...

From Terri Pierce
Posted May 17, 2011 at 11:06 AM
Thank you Jeff!!

Another set of questions:

How apparent was it? Was it like a slap in the face?

Did it improve the ride experience during those scenes? Meaning will it help bring the ride back up to speed like we think it will?

And of course fill us in on any other details you can think of! =) I'm so excited!

From Jake Johnson
Posted June 6, 2011 at 5:27 AM
that make me wonder if they (ioa) are updating the projectors and 3-d is at some point going to change the glasses used or not..

also on Jeff comments..

was the difference real noticeable or just a bit better..

will be heading down in late Sept to see for my self.

any deal for admission anyone knows about??

I have a receipt from oct 2006 with adults at $99.95 each and child under 9 free with adult ticket.. themwerethadays...

This discussion has been archived, and is not accepting additional responses.

What's it like to work at Disney World?

Working at Disney World

Insider's Pick: Ever wondered what it would be like to work at the Walt Disney World Resort? Stories from a Theme Park Insider offers more than 100 pages of fun, insightful, and even sometimes touching stories from people who've worked at Disney World's Magic Kingdom. It's a great way to get in the mood for your next trip to Orlando, or just to keep the memories of a Disney World visit alive.

Get it! In paperback | For Kindle | For iBooks