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What next after the next three things for Universal Orlando...?

Universal Orlando: After Transformers, Harry Potter's London and Springfield what should Universal Orlando add/subtract? But try and keep them practical

From robert morris
Posted October 3, 2012 at 4:43 PM
Obviously Comcast is willing to spend virtually any amount of money to create a World Class resort. My thoughts on the "open checkbook" are as follows:

Remove Amphitheater between Toon Lagoon and Marvel Super Hero Island and replace with an interactive Scooby Doo Haunted House.

Rumored Jurrasic Park Mine Train Coaster behind Thunder Falls, expand Camp Jurassic including two more tracks for the Flyers and a Junior River Adventure into Triceratops Trail.

Grinch Family Drop Coaster using Posedions Fury as the base, Lorax dark ride, & Horton dark rides

Small theater on water front of Port of entry with Jugglers, Sword Swallowers, and Music

Universal Studios:
Update Shrek, Twister becomes Kongfrontation 360, Terminator 2D becomes stage for Wicked.

Fear Factor becomes a Fast and the Furious stunt show


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

From Andrew Dougherty
Posted October 3, 2012 at 8:50 PM
There isn't enough room for fast and the furious stunt show, and twister just can't become kong 360 because of certain elements.

From Teddy Blass
Posted October 4, 2012 at 12:10 AM
I never noticed how large the space behind Thunder Falls was. Please take advantage of that space, guys, and boost quality of the JP area.

Also, Scooby-Doo haunted house is a great idea!

From Andrew Dougherty
Posted October 4, 2012 at 2:17 PM
Six Flags has already done a scooby doo haunted house type thing. It isn't happening and NEVER will.

From chris cona
Posted October 4, 2012 at 3:24 PM
Add something to Jurassic Park they said for years they were gonna put a like jeep ride in the movie there that would be awesome and a scooby doo ride would be cool to !!!

From Jay R.
Posted October 4, 2012 at 4:12 PM
Yeah, I think Jurassic needs another attraction. The water ride is cool, but there's that be done with that franchise.

From Michael T
Posted October 4, 2012 at 4:23 PM
replace beatlejuice with a ted comedy show, and terminator gets upgrade

From Daniel Etcheberry
Posted October 4, 2012 at 4:37 PM
Bring back Back to the Future with an upgrade.
Bring King Kong 360 (extended version)

Get rid of that ugly coaster (RRR)
Get rid of Twister

From robert morris
Posted October 5, 2012 at 7:22 AM
Not looking for a re-imagined LMA for the stunt show at Fear Factor...but a Fast and Furious themed stunt show.

Heck have the Simpsons do one episode with a cameo from Fast and Furious and count it as part of Springfield.

If not Twister for Kong than any of the other under utilized soundstages in that area. With a longer themed line

From Andrew Dougherty
Posted October 5, 2012 at 5:12 PM
Haha, a Ted comedy show. That would be awesome.

From Carl Fox
Posted October 6, 2012 at 12:36 PM
YES YES Yes to the Scooby Doo House ..........

My Kids would then want to live at USO Potter, Marvel (Little mans discovered Super Hero Squad), Dinosaurs, Minions, and Suess

USO is on the ball at the moment and Disney needs to buck its ideas up at the moment theres nothing for the little man and only the Beauty & Beast stuff for my little princess (weve done DLP and yes i know DWF is superior but not to 3 & 6 YR olds)

I'd love to see something Scooby Doo and a lorax ride, how big is Ben 10 over there ??

Good call on the ted show saw the film and theres great potential there and i'm sure theres been a sequel ordered

From Dominick D
Posted October 6, 2012 at 1:58 PM
Why the hell does everyone forget about Seven Dwarfs?

From Michael T
Posted October 6, 2012 at 7:38 PM
also in IoA,ive always thought of expanding super hero island to cover that empty space,and have like a FF4 or deadpool show,or something along the lines (BTW im a huge deadpool fan,and im pissed that they cant have deadpool for photos,and if you wear a deadpool tshirt,the characters actually talk to you about how wierd he is xD)

From Kevin C
Posted October 8, 2012 at 5:47 AM
Dom,

The mine train is going to have to work overtime to appeal to boys the way most of the new FLE appeals to girls.

Cars is a brand strongly associated with boys. Snow White, not so much.

At the rate Universal is going, they'll be putting up four new rides for every new one at WDW. I really wish that WDW would adopt some of the same philosophy. They have so much more room to grow in the first place.

From David L.
Posted October 8, 2012 at 10:46 AM
Assuming New Simpsons area and Transformers open in 2013(summer), Harry Potter 2.0 opens in 2014(Fall), and the Hotel opens 2014 (summer?), Islands of Adventure should get the 2015 attention. My guess? Some new Dr. Suess ride. My hopes? Update the ENTIRE Dr. Suess land with an updated Trolley ride and Cat in the Hat in addition to a new Mt. Crumpit coaster in the back expansion pad. By then, I think a 5th hotel should be in the works along with a couple small things for both parks in 2016. Other possibilities include revising the Jurassic Park land after the new movie comes out, breathing life into the kiddie area at the studios, and a new parade/night time show at the Islands. Regardless, Universal better keep bringing in new stuff every year! (AKA, don't let Disney catch up!)

From Sean Huckel
Posted October 10, 2012 at 9:00 AM
2013: Transformers, Simpsons "land", FFL replacement. Last one is a rumor as of now...but it's a good bet.

2014: Cabana Bay Beach Resort. Everything else is unknown at this point. Potter shouldn't open until 2015, but there could be a new Seuss ride open for 2014.

2015: WWoHP 2.0 and USF 25 year celebration

2016/17: KidZone redo, Jurassic Park expansion

From Dominick D
Posted October 10, 2012 at 4:37 PM
Anyone think Barney will get replaced by this?

From Jay R.
Posted October 10, 2012 at 4:43 PM
LOL, prob not Dom.

Remember this headline??

Box office disaster: 'Oogieloves' has the worst opening weekend of all time.

I don't think the brand is big enough to justify anything. There are tons of people (children included) who have no idea what these oogieloves are.

From Dominick D
Posted October 10, 2012 at 5:01 PM
I was joking Jay, I know it was the biggest box office bomb ever. But hey, Universal likes the latest and greatest!

From Mike Gallagher
Posted October 10, 2012 at 5:58 PM
Bring back the TeleTubbies!

From Dominick D
Posted October 10, 2012 at 6:01 PM
You knkw what, Tubby Custard could be a big merchandise opportunity for them!

From Andrew Dougherty
Posted October 11, 2012 at 6:39 PM
http://bloody-disgusting.com/news/3196749/wtf-these-unused-jurassic-park-iv-sketeches-will-send-you-into-a-state-of-shock/

And this is why a Jurassic park 4 movie could RUIN the ride.

From Duncan Henny
Posted October 12, 2012 at 12:20 AM
i think not long after transformers opens they will announce that marvel island is getting re-themed to something else (as speculation goes disney may have purchased the rites for marvel back why else open an almost identical spidey ride) but i think they need to do something with twister,t23d and e.t

From Sean Huckel
Posted October 12, 2012 at 5:31 AM
Marvel isn't changing.

From Tim Odom
Posted October 12, 2012 at 6:45 AM
If I had a nickel for everyone who has said 'Marvel Island is changing', I would probably have about $30. Which is a lot of nickels, think about it.

From robert morris
Posted October 12, 2012 at 7:10 AM
reason people ignore seven dwarfs is that for the hundreds of millions of disney spent they added one ride...and seven dwarves was added at "last minute" so it doesnt evoke alot of confidence

reason they are adding transformers isnt due to marvel going away its that transformers is a proven commodity that was readdy to go and open in 2013 and bridge the gap of momentum for universal until HP 2.0 is ready to go

since even if marvel went away, spiderman would just be rethemed not destroyed

From Teddy Blass
Posted October 13, 2012 at 11:22 PM
Digital isn't that expensive. Just about every theater and every screen in Orlando is digital now - cept for the IMAX on I-Drive.

And in the long run, digital is easier and cheaper to maintain than film.

Just puttin' that out there.

From Sean Huckel
Posted October 16, 2012 at 8:19 AM
So current rumors swirling on Orlando United say that what we're now seeing at Universal Orlando is the beginning of a 1.5 billion expansion plan for the entire resort. The projects currently happening should account for around 600 million of that money, leaving 900 million for future projects.

From Shannon Nelson
Posted October 22, 2012 at 1:10 AM
I think a Public Ememies dark ride in the new york area would be cool. How can you have a ew York area and not have something gangster related, the godfather, sopranos boardwalk empire, etc.

From Mike Gallagher
Posted October 22, 2012 at 3:12 AM
I'm sure you know that Sopranos and Boardwalk Empire take place in New Jersey, not New York. But you're right with the Godfather. So, batting .333 ain't bad. If the NEW YORK YANKEES had done that, they'd still be playing...

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