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Fast & Furious- Supercharged details officially released

raven

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Thank you, lebeau and raven, for pointing out Disney has also done this in the past. How does that
explain why or how it is happening to this ride now. I really appreciate you took the time to provide
input, but saying somebody else did it also, doesn't answer anything.
Highly technical attractions take a lorn of testing. Best not to give a false opening date to the public then not be able to reach it or open with many issues (as they learned with Volcano Bay).
 

JoeCamel

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The point is that this is how the industry works. These are complicated projects. There are variables. They can estimate how long they think it will take, but in theme parks as in life there are going to be unexpected delays, expenses etc. The strategy theme parks tend to take is to provide a season as opposed to a specific date. This allows for testing, etc. If it opens earlier than expected, people are happy. If it runs behind, they aren't so disappointed.

The only reason to tie yourself down to a specific date is marketing and that's rarely worth the risk. Look at what Universal did with Volcano Bay. They ended up opening a park that clearly wasn't ready.

I realize it can be frustrating when you're trying to firm up your plans, but it just comes with the territory.
You might add that often these are one of a kind never been done before types of projects that just might take longer than expected. As you say there is absoutly no reason to tie yourself to a specifc date. There is no upside to doing that.
Anyone that plans a theme park trip around the opening of a new attraction is on a fool's errand, give it some time to open and get the bugs worked out then a little longer to let the bloggers clear out. You will get better bang for your time and bucks.
 

matt9112

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What are the rumors on what this ride will be like? Really just a carbon copy of Kong?
well the same ride system yes. since its copied from the tram ride in California. virtual que has also been confirmed like Fallon so that's not like kong and (j usy a guess) we probably get a scene or two of real sett pieces like kong but unlike the California version of fast and furious. I don't have any insider knowledge but I expect it to be well enough and more importantly have high capacity. my biggest complaint with Disney is they seem to only want to build massive E ticket rides that have 4 hour lines....this fast and furious attraction will flesh the area out well.
 

Edward Jackson

Well-Known Member
Plenty of issues to iron out. TM previews are no where on the radar right now and any sort of public opening is more than a month away.
Hi, I am trying to push too much, but again, why do you say that? Do you have specific information,
or are you just making a guess, based on past attractions. How do you know "Plenty of issues to iron out"?
I mean, when Disneyhead'71, noted executives had ridden the ride and enjoyed it, supporting information
was provided.
 

Corey P

Well-Known Member
Highly technical attractions take a lorn of testing. Best not to give a false opening date to the public then not be able to reach it or open with many issues (as they learned with Volcano Bay).
I think Volcano Bay was opening with or without issues going on. They had to get the summer crowd to make some money and figure it out on the fly. Should be smoothed out this summer (busy season).
 

Mouse Trap

Well-Known Member
Hi, I am trying to push too much, but again, why do you say that? Do you have specific information,
or are you just making a guess, based on past attractions. How do you know "Plenty of issues to iron out"?
I mean, when Disneyhead'71, noted executives had ridden the ride and enjoyed it, supporting information
was provided.
It's been over a week since posting "TM previews should occur any day now" so that is out the window. It'll be a couple more weeks at least. Basically the ride isn't working as intended and certainly no executive has physically been on board yet.
 

Edward Jackson

Well-Known Member
Does the park announce when executives do test ride or TM previews take place? I thought in an earlier post someone mentioned
that the executives had ridden and that is why TM previews were expected to follow. Is there a way to actually know when these
test runs have or will take place?
 

JoeCamel

Well-Known Member
Does the park announce when executives do test ride or TM previews take place? I thought in an earlier post someone mentioned
that the executives had ridden and that is why TM previews were expected to follow. Is there a way to actually know when these
test runs have or will take place?
If you know people you find out things but an announcement? - No
 

Edward Jackson

Well-Known Member
Well, I am going to Universal in May and it would be great to go on a new ride. The reason for my question, was
not one of urgency, but more having idea if the information found here can be believed or are they just offering
options, based on speculation, based on air?
 

JoeCamel

Well-Known Member
Well, I am going to Universal in May and it would be great to go on a new ride. The reason for my question, was
not one of urgency, but more having idea if the information found here can be believed or are they just offering
options, based on speculation, based on air?
I would think you could get a ride by May but everyone else would want one too. Been there, done that a few times. Doubt I will ever do it again.
 
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