Universal Orlando's makeover will capitalize on popular characters

Posted Monday, July 15, 2002 4:59 AM | Contributed by thrillman

In an interview with the St. Petersburg Times, Bob Gault, the new president and chief operating officer of Universal Studios Florida, talked of coming attractions and other topics, ranging from tightened security since Sept. 11 to boss Barry Diller's sure shot on the Men in Black ride.

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Monday, July 15, 2002 8:03 AM
Sounds like an X-Men ride is going to be made.
Monday, July 15, 2002 9:38 AM
Eitther X-Men or another ride themed to Jurassic Park, since there's been talk of a fourth JP movie being in the works. I really can't wait to see what SKG Dreamworks has thought up for their Shrek attraction, sounds pretty awesome. T2 on steroids with the humor of Shrek sounds like a winner in my book!


Monday, July 15, 2002 9:45 AM
The new Shrek ride plus the new attraction in 2004, is gonna greatly improve the attractibility of Universal now. Get it pretty current, and even hip maybe?

Bolt Yourself In

Monday, July 15, 2002 10:11 AM

The thought of a fourth JP movie disturbs me...greatly.

Lord knows the thrid one was horrible enough on its own.

James Draeger
-Proud co-founder of the Coasterbuzz street team

Monday, July 15, 2002 10:34 AM

I wonder If they still want to change the theme of Back to the future ride as they tlaked about in april.


Also I love the part about "we spent a year and a half researching Japanes tastes for food". When I read a story of them serving out of date food to the parks guest.


Army Rangers lead the way

Monday, July 15, 2002 12:33 PM
I highly doubt they will do a Jurassic Park 4. The idea of adding an attraction to the JP section isn't influenced by any movie ideas- i think they just NEED an attraction there.

Does this thing go faaaaaast!

Monday, July 15, 2002 12:36 PM
Hmm..X-men does seem to have a connection with the "sequel" he talked about. I wonder what else they could have mind...

Does this thing go faaaaaast!

Monday, July 15, 2002 12:59 PM
Bob Gault sounds like an awesome guy. He really cares about his theme parks and i know he will do great things in the years to come. HuLK they are going to make a JP4. They already have a script ready and spielberg is in talks to do it before they make Indiana Jones 4.
Monday, July 15, 2002 1:02 PM

It may be a Lord of the Rings Film. I believe that movie has a sequel due out around then. I'm sure it will be a great ride no matter what it is based on.

Monday, July 15, 2002 1:09 PM

Guys, it wont based on ANY of those things. He said it'll be based on a movie you've seen before. Here's the deal...if they get the green light, as they said, Kongfrontation will be replaced by a ride themed to the Mummy. One of my buddies works for the company that's been working on this project. Perhaps I shouldn't mention the name of the company now, but let me just say that they have been involved with some pretty "chilling" rides : )


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Monday, July 15, 2002 6:33 PM
Let me guess premire rides perhaps?
Monday, July 15, 2002 6:52 PM
So then if its going to be a mummy ride then there gonna come out with another sequel to it. What more special effects can they do in those movies.
Monday, July 15, 2002 8:07 PM
It's a coaster going in the Kong show building, trust me, It is defently going to be laucnhed, probibly a Premier, as stated earlier.

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Tuesday, July 16, 2002 4:55 AM

And we should believe you why?

Jeff - Webmaster/Admin - CoasterBuzz.com, Sillynonsense.com
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Tuesday, July 16, 2002 10:51 AM

The Matrix... or wait... The Fast and The Furious ;)

Todd, if they built a launched coaster which they're not doing it would be their own inhouse version that was originally designed for Apollo 13.

"This time I think ... I think it's ... it's going to work!" - Dr.Bruce Banner

Tuesday, July 16, 2002 3:38 PM

What does it matter, we probably wont be alive by the time they build whatever attractions he's talking about.
I see an X-men ride coming soon.

Tuesday, July 16, 2002 4:58 PM
FYI: From Cinescape.

*Harry Potter II comes out Nov 2002 and III comes out in Nov 2004
*Lord of the Rings II comes out Dec 2002 and III comes out in Dec 2003
*JP IV comes out in 2004
*HULK comes out in 2003
*Dare Devil comes out in 2003
*Indiana Jones 4, Stars Wars Episode III both come out in May 2005
*ID4 II (Independence Day II) comes out July 3 2004
*MIIIB (Men in Black III) is rumored to come out July 3 2004 or 2005.
*Matrix II comes out Dec 2002 and III Dec 2003
*X2(X squared) or X-Men II is supposed to be out summer 2003

There are your possibilites.

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