I've heard old rumors that a Spider-man ride could replace USH's Waterworld. I like Waterworld, but know it's over 10 years old now. I thought Spider-man was coming to replace E.T. Adventure. Well, we all know that didn't happen. So I thought what if SM could go where the Gibson theater is. Supposedly, that theater is not Universal's anymore. It's now actually owned by Gibson. So if NBC/Universal can't get that land back, what else?
This popped in my head, but not sure if I read it somewhere else before, so sorry if I unconsciously stole the idea from someone. How about fixing up The Institute of Future Technology as the Daily Beagle for The Amazing Spider-Man? Close up the outdoor queue space so it looks more like administration, office space, and false doors to offices. Then the queue before you go inside the building is themed as (each floor gets a different theme) cubicles, printing machines, and a photography dark room. Then the next room is J. Jonah Jameson's main office. He wants to see you immediately to cover this breaking news, so hurry and line up infront of the monitors for his instructions (this will have to be looping as I'm sure the two separate buildings will be running in different time cycles. Includes JJ, profiles on the villains, talking about spider-man, etc). Then in the last small waiting room, is the mechanics room before you ride your company vehicle. Perhaps the video will show JJ again, the mechanics giving you final safety instructions, information on the company vehicle, when you're seated, and put on your 3d glasses (i forgot what they're supposed to be in the original ride). Now I'd like the vehicles to be different, not reusing the DeLoren. But still keeping the same style with the doors. So instead of speeding to 88 MPH, the vehicles rising up out of the garage will be part of the story. Now your in motion simulator mode, then flight simulator later in the ride. If possible, I'd like to play this ride out with the movie style, not a cartoon. If not, that's okay.
I'm sure water, heat, and cold effects could be done inside the vehicle.
The Marvel Superhero Meet-n-Greet can come out infront of (to the side) of the new Spider-man ride. With a background specifically made for these photo-op meets and for guests to photo-op freely (I think they sorta had this in the lower lot before). Superhero movie props could hang around this plaza area as well.
Change Fear Factor LIVE into a Marvel Stunt show (without it being a musical). It's Marvel Superheroes VS Supervillains! The MARVEL store is right next to the theater anyways. Perhaps the restaurant between the theater and ride could be a Marvel restaurant. But that might be too much MARVEL...
On a final thought, I heard Universal was rumored to install a version of IOA's Spider-man ride rethemed as Van Helsing. I think these links will give you an idea of why they thought it could have worked:
Your thoughts? (Nevermind USH already has 2 3D films)