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 morrisObviously 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:
Posted October 3, 2012 at 4:43 PM
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
Fear Factor becomes a Fast and the Furious stunt show
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From Andrew DoughertyThere isn't enough room for fast and the furious stunt show, and twister just can't become kong 360 because of certain elements.
Posted October 3, 2012 at 8:50 PM
From Teddy BlassI never noticed how large the space behind Thunder Falls was. Please take advantage of that space, guys, and boost quality of the JP area.
Posted October 4, 2012 at 12:10 AM
Also, Scooby-Doo haunted house is a great idea!
From Andrew DoughertySix Flags has already done a scooby doo haunted house type thing. It isn't happening and NEVER will.
Posted October 4, 2012 at 2:17 PM
From chris conaAdd 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 !!!
Posted October 4, 2012 at 3:24 PM
From Jay R.Yeah, I think Jurassic needs another attraction. The water ride is cool, but there's that be done with that franchise.
Posted October 4, 2012 at 4:12 PM
From Michael Treplace beatlejuice with a ted comedy show, and terminator gets upgrade
Posted October 4, 2012 at 4:23 PM
From Daniel EtcheberryBring back Back to the Future with an upgrade.
Posted October 4, 2012 at 4:37 PM
Bring King Kong 360 (extended version)
Get rid of that ugly coaster (RRR)
From robert morrisNot looking for a re-imagined LMA for the stunt show at Fear Factor...but a Fast and Furious themed stunt show.
Posted October 5, 2012 at 7:22 AM
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 DoughertyHaha, a Ted comedy show. That would be awesome.
Posted October 5, 2012 at 5:12 PM
From Carl FoxYES YES Yes to the Scooby Doo House ..........
Posted October 6, 2012 at 12:36 PM
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 DWhy the hell does everyone forget about Seven Dwarfs?
Posted October 6, 2012 at 1:58 PM
From Michael Talso 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)
Posted October 6, 2012 at 7:38 PM
From Kevin CDom,
Posted October 8, 2012 at 5:47 AM
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.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!)
Posted October 8, 2012 at 10:46 AM
From Sean Huckel2013: Transformers, Simpsons "land", FFL replacement. Last one is a rumor as of now...but it's a good bet.
Posted October 10, 2012 at 9:00 AM
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 DAnyone think Barney will get replaced by this?
Posted October 10, 2012 at 4:37 PM
From Jay R.LOL, prob not Dom.
Posted October 10, 2012 at 4:43 PM
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 DI was joking Jay, I know it was the biggest box office bomb ever. But hey, Universal likes the latest and greatest!
Posted October 10, 2012 at 5:01 PM
From Mike GallagherBring back the TeleTubbies!
Posted October 10, 2012 at 5:58 PM
From Dominick DYou knkw what, Tubby Custard could be a big merchandise opportunity for them!
Posted October 10, 2012 at 6:01 PM
From Andrew Doughertyhttp://bloody-disgusting.com/news/3196749/wtf-these-unused-jurassic-park-iv-sketeches-will-send-you-into-a-state-of-shock/
Posted October 11, 2012 at 6:39 PM
And this is why a Jurassic park 4 movie could RUIN the ride.
From Duncan Hennyi 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
Posted October 12, 2012 at 12:20 AM
From Sean HuckelMarvel isn't changing.
Posted October 12, 2012 at 5:31 AM
From Tim OdomIf 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.
Posted October 12, 2012 at 6:45 AM
From robert morrisreason 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
Posted October 12, 2012 at 7:10 AM
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 BlassDigital isn't that expensive. Just about every theater and every screen in Orlando is digital now - cept for the IMAX on I-Drive.
Posted October 13, 2012 at 11:22 PM
And in the long run, digital is easier and cheaper to maintain than film.
Just puttin' that out there.
From Sean HuckelSo 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.
Posted October 16, 2012 at 8:19 AM
From Shannon NelsonI 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.
Posted October 22, 2012 at 1:10 AM
From Mike GallagherI'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...
Posted October 22, 2012 at 3:12 AM
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