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Jimmy Fallon Ride

Discussion in 'Universal Orlando' started by Disneyhead'71, Oct 27, 2015.

  1. MrNonacho

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  2. Tom Morrow

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    You picked the ONE thing that every jaded fanboy gets their underwear in a bunch over. PLEASE, show me something else at Epcot or really anywhere in WDW that is as blatantly crappy as this facade. Hell, the fact that the show building is exposed isn't even the big offense since all the adjacent attractions' show buildings are also fully exposed, it's that it's supposed to be a real building in New York, but not covering all of it makes it an obvious half-assed facade.

    I actually give the visible Forbidden Journey show building a pass because I know they had limited space and can't really theme it as anything else or it would detract from Hogwarts Castle. Transformers doesn't bother me at all because the entire building is well themed. But there's no question that this would have looked much better as a complete facade.
     
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  3. Disneyhead'71

    Disneyhead'71 Well-Known Member Original Poster

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    @Tom Morrow How is what Universal Creative did on Fallon different than this...

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    And then there are these beauties...

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    And my favorite....

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    Oh, Oh, Oh I got this one! It is supposed to be a studio??? Do I win?
     
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  5. Disneyhead'71

    Disneyhead'71 Well-Known Member Original Poster

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    Haha. Fallon's facade is NBC Studios in a "Studios" park, with one side in "Production Central".
     
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    Crappy design being used to justify crappy design. For all the talk of how Universal isn't copying Disney, Disney sure gets brought up a lot.
     
  7. TubaGeek

    TubaGeek God bless the "Ignore" button.

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    You just described a vast majority of DHS. Why is anyone ****ing and moaning about the studio parks? They have their excuse built in.
     
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    But I don't think it's crappy design. I like PIXAR Place. And I like the Fallon facade. I like how they blend the studios aesthetic and the content inspired facades. I like how the Production Central side of the building is left with more of soundstage look, while the NYC side of the building doesn't.
     
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    The studio aesthetic itself is crappy, an excuse not to do anything that has largely been abandoned even by Universal. The soundstage look doesn't face Production Central, it looms over New York.
     
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    Wait, I know this sounds like a cheap excuse lol, but I meant to mention that Toy Story Midway Mania/Pixar Place was the only instance I could think of at WDW where the attraction is supposed to be a real building and not a facade at a studio but they didn't cover and theme the whole thing. The rest of your examples are on par with USF's main entrance and Production Central, the theme park/studio aesthetic that I feel is a relic of the 90's and should go away.

    I guess I understand it now though, the Fallon facade is supposed to blend the aesthetics of Production Central as well as New York.
     
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    So back on topic, any chance this thing soft opens next month?
     
  12. Disneyhead'71

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    We are close. It's a possibility. But March is almost assured.
     
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    Sweet I should be at Universal in April so I have a few new or redo attractions to see.
     
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    Are you all really having this contest? Can't we just enjoy it all and stop the ridiculous "my park is better than YOUR park"?

    And the more I hear about Fallon, while probably fun, doesn't sound that great to me. I'm really shocked Universal greenlit this and went with it. The exterior building fits in the section better but to me I don't care about Fallon (and yes, that's just me, many love him and will rush to ride this). They could have picked so many different properties. I can't believe this was in development for 8 years.
     
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    It's a filler with synergy until Nintendo opens. It will suck crowds while Kidzone is closed.
     
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    Good point ...
     
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    I love universals hodge podge of a theme It's not supposed to be immersive
     
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    I love that Jimmy basically calls it soarin.

    I don't get how the soarin tech works with a race involving cars.
     

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