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Jimmy Fallon Ride

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

  1. Cmdr_Crimson

    Cmdr_Crimson Well-Known Member

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    It looks neat....But, how is this going to be relevant in say oh....8-10 years depending on if Fallon can stay funny.....
     
  2. imperius

    imperius Well-Known Member

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    New video is easy to do
     
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  3. JoeCamel

    JoeCamel Well-Known Member

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    How long did Johnny run the show?
     
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  4. TJ Vazquez

    TJ Vazquez Well-Known Member

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    Well Johnny was on there for 30 years, Jay Leno for 22 years so its safe to say that Jimmy will be around until at least 2030. So there really shouldn't be any worry about that ride aging to quick.
     
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  5. Evan-500

    Evan-500 Well-Known Member

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    Maybe one day we'll get an updated video with Jimmy when he's like 65? That'll be fun to watch on an imax screen.
     
  6. JoeCamel

    JoeCamel Well-Known Member

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    By then the VR will be so good you will see every wrinkle and nose hair ;)

    Oh, wait, I'm almost 65!:banghead:
     
  7. matt9112

    matt9112 Well-Known Member

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    i dont mean to be dumb here but what is the ride per say? theater style or?
     
  8. imperius

    imperius Well-Known Member

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    Flying theater with a screen like Soarin, but seats will be theater style.
     
  9. matt9112

    matt9112 Well-Known Member

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    ok thanks!
     
  10. Magic Feather

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    Tonight Shop Opened today. Note: They are selling Hastag the Oanda Costumes... And they are having a hashtag meet next door...
     
  11. Disneyhead'71

    Disneyhead'71 Well-Known Member Original Poster

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    I think softs will start during the first 2 weeks of Feb.
     
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  12. TJ Vazquez

    TJ Vazquez Well-Known Member

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    That would be awesome if true. We will be in town in Early-Mid February and would love to see this one.
     
  13. TubaGeek

    TubaGeek God bless the "Ignore" button.

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    That struck me as odd too. It definitely blurs the line of character integrity to a new level for something that's allegedly going to be daily operations.
     
  14. JoeCamel

    JoeCamel Well-Known Member

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    Maybe it is a new guest experience.

    "Be the Panda - Meet the guests" :hilarious:
     
  15. powderehss

    powderehss New Member

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    OHHH SO THE JIMMY FALLON RIDE IS GOING WHERE TWISTER WAS...
    I thought it was going where Shrek was! Phew.
     
  16. disneyflush

    disneyflush Well-Known Member

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    I also don't believe the expected life-span is as long as it historically has been at somewhere like WDW where nostalgia is such a big selling point. At a point a park can be severely hamstrung against innovation unless they are willing to reinvent rides every generation or so.
     
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  17. Corey P

    Corey P Well-Known Member

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    Or you just put another over lay on the attraction. Fallon today, some other place and guy 10 years from now.
     
  18. sjhym333

    sjhym333 Well-Known Member

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    As of today operations still does not have ownership of the building and the folks who will be working the attraction are training (mostly in classrooms) but have not ridden the attraction themselves yet. My understanding is that one of the theaters is behind. The original plan was to be in soft opening by now but I wouldn't expect it until towards the end of the month. Once operations has the building everyone will need to be trained on the actual ride system and the show will need to be put through its paces before guests can ride. I expect you will see team member previews happen first and they haven't been announced yet.

    On an unrelated note: I have it from a great authority that Universal has been testing a prototype of a virtual reality headset for the Mummy. They have been testing after park closing with a handful of team members. I am hearing the tests are going great and Universal may decide to go ahead and make the Mummy a VR Coaster.
     
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  19. TubaGeek

    TubaGeek God bless the "Ignore" button.

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    VR or augmented reality? I would HATE to see a great physical coaster like Mummy to be COMPLETELY overrun with VR, but I would be more than happy if it were more along the lines of the Google Glass type tech I think they were messing with a couple of years ago.
    Not to mention, I think AR is the only way to do a Mario Kart attraction justice.
     
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  20. TJ Vazquez

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    Bummer, I was hoping to catch this on my trip this coming weekend. Oh well..
     

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