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Universal Orlando

SROS Master
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February 11th, 2017, 1:44 am #1

An epic new water park is currently under construction for Universal Orlando. Here is a video update.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xaazKTJbg48
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February 11th, 2017, 10:06 pm #2

I was reading a report that guests will get arm bands for a virtual queue for big slides. and that they will also set off water features and Lighting effects on some attractions.

cool idea.

I'll have to push and make sure a 2017 news thread is created in the Industry additions area.
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SROS Master
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February 12th, 2017, 12:58 am #3

Yeah that virtual queue system sounds truly ground breaking. At some point, I will make an epic trip to Orlando Florida.
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February 12th, 2017, 7:04 am #4

Despite having been to Disney 4 times I have not been to any other park in FL. about 115 years ago I was hopping to go. Universal had a pas good for unlimited park access to IOA and Universal for an entire week. but the trip fell through.
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February 19th, 2017, 1:55 am #5

Dang, you must be old! Unless you meant 15 years ago.

I have been to Universal before, but just Islands of Adventure and not Universal Studios. Even so, it was an amazing experience. I only been to Disney once, and it was fun visiting for one time. Universal is much more thrilling, and the themeing is still high quality.
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February 19th, 2017, 4:05 pm #6

Yes I mean 15. and even that's off, last trip was 18 years ago. IOA was under construction I did see them top off Hulk as we drove by. All my trips were in the 90's. I agree they are very different parks. even their current adds play of the theme park grown up idea.
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February 22nd, 2017, 10:48 pm #7

Heres a link to a nice update on Volcano Bay. http://www.wildgravitytravels.com/volca ... do-resort/
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February 24th, 2017, 5:37 am #8

Things are coming together great. I noticed in the years addition coverage for Disney they are adding a family raft ride to Typhoon lagoon to compete a it.
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February 27th, 2017, 9:00 pm #9

Oh no!! Universal got rid of the Hulk coaster?!?!??!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JA0UmdVAEjI


just kidding
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February 27th, 2017, 11:26 pm #10

The coaster was mostly removed to make room for an upgraded Hulk. Havt heard any changes to that plan
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March 2nd, 2017, 9:12 pm #11

I know. I was only joking.

Though now I think the joke kinda sucks.
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March 3rd, 2017, 4:58 am #12

No I was just thinking I missed something. Being on the run so much the last month makes it difficult to keep track of everything.
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March 3rd, 2017, 10:49 pm #13

Yeah, but I also posted it on SFNE Online in hopes I will get a least a few laughs. But alas, they all think it sucked. I even tried making it up by posting a video of Volcano Bays waterslide test runs. But unfortunately, they showed no signs of gratitude, and one critized at me by saying that the video is dated.

Speaking of Volcano bay, here is the latest update video.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oUa3BVI1dok
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March 4th, 2017, 7:51 am #14

Nice update but I wish he would have used a few photos in place of video. The 15 minutes update could have been covered in half the time if not less.
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March 5th, 2017, 7:33 pm #15

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