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Discussion in 'Universal Orlando' started by Disneyhead'71, Oct 27, 2015.
It would be 100% better and hear some rumors it could happen.
Not really. Cat in the Hat with Simpsons characters sounds boring.
Nope. The jokes don't get any better!
Definitely. At this point the park will improve without them. Especially Shrek. Shrek should have been taken out before Twister.
Unless my kids want to ride this, I'll skip it. Looks lame, and as I've said before, I can't stand extra long pre-shows.
Although I like HRRR, think of how out of place it is at that park. I love Universal, but I agree, the park needs some more actual rides, though I do think Simpsons is the best simulator I've been on. In fact, Springfield has become my favorite area of the park, and I'm not even a huge Simpsons fan.
I've had the opportunity to experience Race through New York Starring Jimmy Fallon and I enjoyed it. For me, it is fun and entertaining from beginning to end. This attraction is not a blockbuster E-ticket, but not every attraction can be, nor even necessarily needs to be. I think this attraction must be viewed as a whole. If you view from the current paradigm of queue, pre-show and attraction, the ride/attraction portion of the triangle, which in that paradigm is the anchor, may feel a little soft and derivative of other ride systems. I view this as an integrated experience where the whole is greater than the sum of the parts, including the ride portion. With that being the case, it becomes extremely important for Universal's attractions operators to ensure that each portion of this experience happens flawlessly each cycle, or if not, they risk exponentially lessening the overall experience.
I agree- Kong is perfectly suited and plenty fine for IoA. It only gets the "screenz" bad rap because of USF's over dependence of them. IoA has a phenomenal ride balance.
In fact- I would argue that IoA needed an indoor screen based ride based on the fact they only had 2 (and one dark ride in Cat in the hat).
12 physical attractions and only 3 with screens- spider man and FJ being arguably the 2 best ever created.
As for Fallon- I'm fine with it if the end goal is a very quick removal of shrek and minions with different attractions. Granted, minions would be hard with its tiny space- but Shrek is a great location with plenty of room for a nice boat, omnimover, or "disc" ride similar to Antarctica (but not terrible). If that's the plan- in addition to SNW- then Fallon actually is a good add.
Then you only have 5 rides in gringotts, transformers F&F, simpsons and Fallon with screens (potentially minions if it stays- which it should until it's broken)- while it would offer 7 rides without screens.
But as it stands now with the current lineup it's an extremely disproportionate 6 screen rides (after F&F) to 4 physical (before SNW).
And although we've heard SNW will have lots of physical sets- I don't see them not having screens there. So it's only going to get worse. The bottom line is- Shrek going for a physical ride and even something like T2 being replaced with a walk through like walking dead (even though I'm not a fan of this) would go a long way for the perception of the park.
Minions is brand new. It isn't being removed because they add Fallon. It will be around for decades.
I don't know about decades. It is actually 5 years old. The previous iteration, Jimmy Neutron's Nicktoon Blast, lasted just 8 years.
The only way they get rid of Minion Mayhem within the next 10 years is if they build a bigger Despicable Me attraction elsewhere. The franchise is too big to not be represented. Probably the same reason they haven't done anything with Shrek.
Jimmy Neutron wasn't nearly as popular as Despicable Me. I don't see it going anywhere soon. Decades, no way.
Rode Race Through New York yesterday. I can't stand Jimmy Fallon. He's so delighted with himself that it annoys me no end. But on to the ride. I am in love with the line-less waiting. Didn't love the singers, but just appreciated the novelty of the way the wait is set up. We could sit down and relax and still be waiting without feeling like we were "theme park waiting". The actual ride was better than I expected. It's a familiar experience but it's very smooth and well executed.
I could see them removing it for a better ride in the third park. Hopefully they do the same thing with Shrek. That would then give them the opportunity to make a much better entrance for USF.
Anybody know if this will be soft opening still the last week of March like the 29-30? Also how is this in terms of motion sickness would its comp be soarin or a little more intense than that?
Not sure about soft opening dates. It's more intense than Soarin', but less intense than Minion Mayhem.
SUPER SILLY FUNLAND!
Jimmy Neutron's Nicktoon Blast encompassed MANY of the popular nick toons at the time, it was great!
Even though the space is "small" where Minions and Shrek currently reside, they can always build up! And with the large US Store in CW and IOA, they could use that space too
A friend who works there says at this point that are pretty well open and scheduled to run in previews until the grand opening.
I think the problem there was not that many people knew the characters. I did because my kids watched all that stuff at the time. I actually liked Jimmy Neutron. I could even tell you what is on Nick any more, my kids are past that. I do know I don't miss Zack or Cody. Think that was a Disney show?
My kid loved Jimmy, Spongebob, Rugrats, Fairly Odd Parents. It was "his" ride. We also got a double dose of it staying at the former Nickhotel.
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