Posted Tuesday, May 21, 2002 4:52 AM | Contributed by redman822
Universal Studios plans to build new attractions at both US parks based on the popular Shrek and Jimmy Neutron properties. Following a 69% jump in cash flow for the first quarter, in part due to expectation busting attendance at the Hollywood and Japanese parks, Vivendi (Universal's parent company) is looking for new markets to build new parks overseas.
Read more from the LA Times.
The Tampa Tribune reported that the Shrek attraction would go in the old Hitchcock building, and that the Jimmy Neutron attraction would go in the old cartoon motion simulator building. If this is true, and if the Studios are opening just 2 attractions, that must mean that the coaster rumored to go in the Kong building is 'out.'
I'm surprised they ditched the Hitchcock thing. I remember seeing it the month the park opened, and I remember people really enjoyed it and talked about it for years after.
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I was actually drafted to be in the shower sequence shoot.. it was pretty fun. Me in a dress.. that will never happen again :)
There is still a building going up between MIB and BTTF. I would look for the 2004 attraction to go there.
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Hitchcock cannot die! That thing is great! 3-D BIRDS!!!!
It's a classic, you can't kill it. Get rid of Kong....it's boring.
I loved the Hitchcock thing! I love Kong to, and all the rides there! I hope none of them go.
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jdancisin - I believe that Statue of Liberty scene is from "Provocateur" and not "Vertigo" [which took place in San Francisco and surrounding areas].
Coasterbuf - I agree about USH. They already have T2, why another 3D movie w/ Shrek? I haven't been in years either but its gonna take more than MIB to bring me back.
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