Universal Studios Hollywood

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  1. BigAl

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    Noticed a bit of news on Screamscape this morning but also noticed that we don't have a topic for the Hollywood Universal, so here it is!

    And here's that little bit of news...

    I absolutely adore the one in Orlando and this sounds great too. Pity they're after another Flight of the Hippogriff coaster. As much as it was a great kiddie coaster, the throughput wasn't anywhere near what it needed to be which meant that it often had the largest queue of all the rides in Islands of Adventure. The IP is popular and the restrictions are minimal, so lots of people swarm the ride and the queue becomes a ridiculous 90 minutes+ for a well-themed Vekoma Junior coaster. Not good when there's no cover or fans around the ride either!

    :p
     
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    The immense and incredible theming makes up for no fans. In any case, the fans that are in queues are pretty much useless anyway - they just blow mist out which looks good but doesn't feel of anything or cool you down at all.
     
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    The one's at Busch Gardens are certainly naff, but Universal fans are great. Especially the giant ones in the queue for Forbidden Journey. Although we're kind of creeping off into Orlando territory now. :p
     
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    The ones in the Hulk queue are also useless, too high up to have any effect.

    But on topic, it would be great to see a clone of WWoHP in Hollywood - it's a fantastic IP to have, and if they do it even half as well as they have in Orlando, it should be a great addition to a popular holiday destination that IMO needs more theme parks.
     
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    At least they haven't got to ruin a brilliant coaster (or two) this time.
     
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    From Screamscape today:
     
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    Woops! Double post! :-[

    Inside Universal has gone into a bit of detail regarding Universal Hollywood's interest in purchasing the nearby golf course and using it for expansion:

     
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    From Screamscape:

    [​IMG]




    Edit: (10/01/2013)...

    West Coaster has some images of the deconstruction of Terminator for everyone here. The bar at the bottom will bring up more photos once you've finished having a look on the first page.

    :)
     
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    Universal Studios Hollywood expansion, anyone? :D

    Source.



    See the full sized map here.
     
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    Screamscape has news of a possible small scale Springfield expansion happening soon at Universal Hollywood:

     
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    Two bits of news from Screamscape on this park...

    Image in question...

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    Just found an old documentary on the making of the Jurassic Park ride at Universal Studios in Hollywood that has recently been uploaded to Youtube. Thought I'd share it on here as it's quite interesting. :)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lD3O3OSMRYA#
     
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    News has broken that a man has fatally shot himself in the park.

    I can only hope that there was a very small amount of people to witness such a harrowing incident.
     
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    As horrific as that story is and as sad it is that someone decided to do this in such a public setting, it could have been much worse. The real question here is how on earth did he manage to get a gun into the park? I haven't been to the US since 1999 but from what I remember, security at US parks was extremely strict even before 9/11. They certainly had routine metal detector checks for all guests at Paramount's Great America and Six Flags Marine World (as they were then).
     
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    cant remember metal detectors when i visited 18 months ago. They had them at Magic Mountain but just bag check at Universal, Disney and Knotts.
     
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    Yep, no metal detectors at any of the parks except SFMM. The proliferation of guns in the US would lead to too many problems is my guess. It is usually policy to not allow weapons in the park, but I imagine a lot of people carry them in on them anyway.
     
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    Frankly, any country that worships firearms deserves everything it gets.
     
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    You don't really ever think that fellow theme park guests could well be carrying guns around with them. And when you do it is quite a scary thought.

    :)
     
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    Just saw this regarding the current "constant construction" state of Universal Hollywood on Theme Park Insider:

    What a great idea! ;)

    [​IMG]
     
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    When does WWHP open? I'm hoping to visit California in 2016!
     

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