Discussion in 'Universal Orlando' started by Mike C, May 28, 2015.
Wonder what a "volcano view" is going to do to the price of those rooms?
Taking a quick glance at the Universal website, on June 14th, a Standard Room is $158, a Poolside Room is $170, and a Pool/Volcano Side Room (which should be a room in one of the new towers) is $178. If I'm interpreting this correctly, though, it doesn't look like there is any way to guarantee a Volcano Bay view. Which seems like a rather bizarre way to operate.
Perhaps they haven't gotten around to re-classifying all the rooms since construction was completed.
They really don't put much of a premium on what view you have. In the towers and the courtyard it is $10 to be on the inside. I see similar pricing for the VB towers and most of the time if you ask at check in they will accommodate your request if they can. I think it is the difference of having a professional company like Lowes running the property over an in house crew who put dollars over guest experience.
One costs about 1/4 the price of the other, and erupts
Nice view of the development
Is the 'open' side of the volcano going to be covered over before it opens or is it designed to be able to see the different slides in it? A slightly strange theming choice if it's going to be left like that though the park does look fun
Nope, the slides are lava flows out the blown out side. Remains as is.
Imagine how hot it would get inside there if it was enclosed
Would add realism as it's supposed to be a volcano
So would lava and earthquakes, but guest deaths by incineration and being crushed is usually frowned upon in the amusment park business.
So I will probably be a bit of a Debbie downer here and I'm sure this will look better in real life.
The art work put out by Universal is FAR SUPERIOR than the finished product.
Sorry but this looks a bit underwhelming vs. the marketing videos/art work and the video with the the cars driving by in the back ground don't help. Also, the opening of the volcano on the back seems to me would of been better served to close it.
I'm scheduled to do a Universal trip on the 20th and will be able to give a real assessment then but as of now this looks like a water park with a volcano that was done on the budget and for a park center piece it shouldn't have.
Kind of reminds me of that volcano rollercoaster in Kings Dominion a few years ago. Not bad but nothing great either.
exactly my point!
Looks exactly the same to me, accounting for the angle outside of the park and the little bits of visible construction.
Don't get me wrong it looks like an awesome park and I can't wait to go!
I will say the sight lines of the traffic really does stink and enclosing the volcano would of added to the overall ambiance.
With that being said it looks pretty freaking cool!
It should look better in time as the plants grow just look at typhoon lagoon
I'm sure it will be an exciting and popular park, look forward to trying it out ourselves. However much of the art work I saw originally, kind of hid the fact there's so much coloured tubing on display around the park. Now before artwork is posted showing that to be incorrect, I'm going off the few pieces I saw so apologies if there's loads proudly boasting brightly coloured tubing everywhere.
I also only saw pictures of one side of the volcano, the side that makes it look a complete mountain. Whether that was a deliberate ploy to make it looked more impressive or not, I have no idea? I'm sure these things won't stop me or many others enjoying it, however I can't help thinking Disney would get slaughtered on here by some for doing similar especially as some are saying Disney are playing catch up with Universal now.
As I said previously to me TL will always appear more 'natural' and relaxing than VB will, though VB will probably be more 'exciting' and 'thrilling'. It's almost unfair comparing them as they're heading in slightly different directions.
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