Most of the Universal Monsters -- or at least the more well-known ones -- are humanoids, but I don't know if that would really bother most people. A majority of them are antagonists after all. It would be no different than seeing the Mummy locked up in a sarcophagus, like at the end of the Singapore version of ROTM. Then again, if you're made to feel uncomfortable or sympathetic for any of the monsters, that could also be intentional, as it's entirely possibly that this new character who's brought them all together and experimented on them to create a new monster will be presented as an antagonist herself. Especially with Frankenstein's monster, arguably the most sympathetic of the bunch, playing a key role.It's fun to speculate so let's keep this going.
I think imprisoning humanoid "monsters" like the Mummy, Invisible Man, and Dracula crosses a weird, uncomfortable boundary because they are almost more human than monster. Wolfman is heavily rumored to be featured in the new rollercoaster and the Creature from the Black Lagoon is heavily rumored to be received an attraction for a future expansion, so chances are those two will not be featured.
Invisible Man would make for a really cheap animatronic, though.
This is the phase of construction where things look fast. People will be complaining about how much it slowed down in due time.
I think the Jurassic World comparison was more along the lines of bringing you closer than ever but in a potentially dangerous way, rather than literally making a hybrid creature (the “more teeth” saying is used in Velocicoaster, no hybrids there.) At least that would be my preferred ride experience, the classic monsters are so well known that I think nothing is gained by trying to make a new one for a single attraction. In fact it would probably hurt the experience by overcomplicating it.I think it's meant to be inferred by the fact that they needed a plot device to bring the monsters together, as they originated in different parts of the world. It also mentions that they came from Dr. Frankenstein's time, and we know many of the Universal Monsters co-existed at that time thanks to the crossovers. We probably won't see every canon monster represented in this attraction, as they will be represented elsewhere in the land, but I suspect Frankenstein's monster won't be the only one. Based on the Jurassic World comparison, it sounds like some sort of new hybrid creation will also play a major role as well, so we will see both new & old.
I mean it looks good so far but has anyone spotted The Ladder yet, until then is it even real ?
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