Universal Studios 2003

Tuesday, November 19, 2002 2:40 PM
I just wanted to know if anybody knows what Universal Studios is replacing King Kong with? And if you do know, do you know how along they are with construction?
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Tuesday, November 19, 2002 4:28 PM

Shrek 3-D and a Jimmy Neutron ride are scheduled to open in the Spring. Also, a rumored coaster is supposed to go in 2004.

That's the word

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Tuesday, November 19, 2002 4:39 PM

I hope is Some Kind of Indoor Coaster like Rockn Rollercoaster. But I hope its diffrent and alot longer. Then I will give a good reason for going to USF ,Besides riding Jaws Earthquake, ect. Dont get me wrong there are awesome rides I just think USF need a good coaster.

But then again I could go right next door to IOA which is the best park on the planet too me.

I know that there is gonna be a new Jimmy Neutron Ride and a Shrek Ride or show or something. They took out Wonderful world of Hanna Barbera, and the Alfred Hitchcock thing.I dont know the answer to your question but Maybe we just have to wait till the announce it.

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Tuesday, November 19, 2002 5:40 PM

Jimmy Neutron and Shrek were announced a few months ago. They both are motion sim type attractions. Also announced was a new coaster for '04 in the Kong building.

JN will be in the Hanna Barbara building and I'm guessing that they wont change the themeing or ride vehicles much, only the film.

I do not know much about Shrek except that it will compare with Disney's "A Bugs Life" and "Honey I Shrunk The Audiance", complete with 3-D glasses. If I remember correctly, It is also to have motion sim seats like JN as well. I'm guessing that there is something that they are not telling us about this attraction that will be a supprise.

The real question is about the new coaster being built in the Kong building. When I worked at the park last year, there was talk about Kong being replaced with some kind of unique coaster themed to the Mummy.

It was to be a dueling, launched ride that would have themeing intense enouge to compare with Spiderman. I do not know how much of this still holds up due to plans changeing, but I heard it from my roomate who spoke to a guy who works for Universal Creative. Another words, I believe it was credible. I know there will be something unique about this ride as I keep hearing "Prototype" when people in the know talk about it. We will know sometime next year.

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I regret to inform you that Lakemont Park is my homepark.

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Wednesday, November 20, 2002 8:14 AM
Also, there was a rumor that the really different part of this coaster was that the trains would ride forwards and backwards(within the same track)
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Wednesday, November 20, 2002 8:56 AM
I thought I heard that it would have "slow" areas where the coaster would slow to take advantage of some theming or what not and then speed up again as a more traditional coaster would.
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