USH Off the Deep End!

Saturday, November 30, 2002 3:01 PM

I suppouse this "trend" of sorts started with Disney and the "Its a Small World Holiday." Then came "Haunted Mansion Holiday."

It seems that this year, Knotts has also entered the holiday competition with a re-themed version of the Timber Mtn. Log Ride.

But Universal has taken this just a step too far. Enter Santa Kong. Is it just me, or is this one of the strangest things you have ever seen?http://themeparks.universalstudios.com/hollywood/website/holiday2002.html

King Kong dressed up in a Santa Claus outfit with snow scenery? Its nice to have promotions to get the guests in for the holidays, but I can't imagine how this got past the drawing boards!

Has anyone actually seen this in person?

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Saturday, November 30, 2002 4:26 PM

That's the funniest damn thing I've seen all day.

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Jeff - Webmaster/Admin - CoasterBuzz.com - Sillynonsense.com
"Climbing as we fall, we dare to hold on to our fate, and steal away our destiny to catch ourselves with quiet grace" - The Stairs, INXS

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Saturday, November 30, 2002 4:28 PM
Now that's freaking funny.

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Saturday, November 30, 2002 4:35 PM
Haha. That seriously made my day. It's too bad they got rid of Kong at USF. Santa Jaws maybe?
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Saturday, November 30, 2002 4:43 PM

I was on it when it wasn't all holiday-ish. It was really spooky to have that huge gorilla pop up and blow fog at you and growl.. but now.. from the deep and darkest alley.. comes... SANTA KONG. It sounds like a new Pokemon.

I can just see people on the tour getting incredibly frightened at first, and then burst out laughing hysterically.

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Saturday, November 30, 2002 5:31 PM
LMAO, that's priceless!

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-Patrick

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Saturday, November 30, 2002 6:14 PM
I just saw that today. It is 'interesting'.
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Saturday, November 30, 2002 8:35 PM

I wonder if Kong really holds the candy cane on the tour ride.

And if we learn one thing about Christmas from Universal, it just isn't a holdiay parade unless Spiderman or Spongebob is there :)

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Scott W. Short
scott@midwestcoastercentral.com
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Saturday, November 30, 2002 8:50 PM
That is really cool..lol, not to mention hilarious!!!

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*** This post was edited by stoogemanmoe on 12/1/2002. ***

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Saturday, November 30, 2002 9:23 PM
I feel bad for USH. They really can't do much in adding new attractions/rides to the park. And so they had to resort into turning King Kong into Santa Kong to try and lure guests to the park since SFMM, KBF, & the DLR have added major attractions lately.
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Sunday, December 1, 2002 2:03 AM
LMAO!!! That's just silly!
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Sunday, December 1, 2002 5:26 AM

man, that is a big hat

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Sunday, December 1, 2002 7:14 AM

The real question is, does he breath Christmas cookie breath now?

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Jeff - Webmaster/Admin - CoasterBuzz.com - Sillynonsense.com
"Climbing as we fall, we dare to hold on to our fate, and steal away our destiny to catch ourselves with quiet grace" - The Stairs, INXS

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Sunday, December 1, 2002 8:36 AM
I think that he got into the eggnog.
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Sunday, December 1, 2002 3:58 PM

Holy sweet Jesus....

Thank GOD Kong was removed from USF, because I don't think I could have stood to watch the park kill itself like that. USH already killed itself by getting rid of HHN.

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-Kyle Brylczyk
KoRn - Untouchables

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