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    Re: Simpsons Ride Employee Preview-Universal Studios Hollywood

    Rough, huh? Orlando's was supposedly very smooth. Then again, they had pretty much zip time to put this all together. USH should've waited until June...

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    Re: Simpsons Ride Employee Preview-Universal Studios Hollywood

    On the Today Show this morning, they had similtaneous reports from BOTH Universal in Orlando and Universal Hollywood. Al Roker was in Orlando, and Kelsey Grahmer was in Hollywood, and they started both rides at the same time. They even showed both Al and Kelsey riding and the first part of the film.

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    Re: Simpsons Ride Employee Preview-Universal Studios Hollywood

    It's interesting. I've ridden The Simpsons Ride 4 times now, and each time it seems that about half the people insist "That was too rough" and the other half seems to say "Wow! That was a lot smoother than Back to the Future" - it very much seems to be a matter of perception.

    If you're a taller person, it still suffers from the "slopes in at the back" ride carriage design, so be careful not to bonk your head.

    The outer queue video loop is almost 45 minutes long, so once both domes are running, you shouldn't see the whole thing TOO many times
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    Re: Simpsons Ride Employee Preview-Universal Studios Hollywood

    i got to go on it today. They did press stuff until 2:30. Then they opened the line, let a few hundred people in, and closed it right off.

    I loved it! i wasn't expecting the scents! I won't ruin any surprises. But Universal did an awesome job on it!

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    Re: Simpsons Ride Employee Preview-Universal Studios Hollywood

    The opened it and closed it off and on today after 2:30. We rode it also. I felt it defintely was not as rough as BTTF. It was a lot of fun. The facade is great, there main part of the queue had tons of flat screens playing the video and misters and fan(not enough today though!) once you got into the end part of the queue it's really great.



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    Re: Simpsons Ride Employee Preview-Universal Studios Hollywood

    Quote Originally Posted by k_peek_2000 View Post
    It's a motion simulator of a rollercoaster. At least during the beginning of the ride.

    The facade looks very nice, I like the whimsical look of it more than the clean cut look for Florida's.
    and you thought they weren't going to be ready before opening. muahahaha!


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    Re: Simpsons Ride Employee Preview-Universal Studios Hollywood

    Quote Originally Posted by KrItTeR View Post
    and you thought they weren't going to be ready before opening. muahahaha!
    I guess they sped it up, they took their sweet time of Florida's.

    Anyway I'll be heading down to Hollywood tomorrow to give this ride a go. I'll post a review about it soon!


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    Re: Simpsons Ride Employee Preview-Universal Studios Hollywood

    Yay Im glad its rough because that would make it even more fun. I can't wait to try it.

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    Re: Simpsons Ride Employee Preview-Universal Studios Hollywood

    Saw it Sunday about 4pm and agree with the dimness issue: it was worse than many movie theatres. I even filled out a complaint form on the way out. Trying to save a buck: you'd think there'd be newer projector bulbs that could do more with less, rather than keeping the projector at its lowest energy setting. I figure this is the only way a middle-management type could manage to sabotage the ride's potential success (not-invented-here syndrome?). Hope enough people complain...

    Yes, the ride & queues are great. (One queue screen was dead, and some weren't at the best angle, so continuous watching took a bit of effort.) Wasn't bothered by the motions, but wasn't bothered by BttF either. Could be demographics at work: less retirees = more motion. Since you don't crash through stuff like BttF, its still probably less jostling than its predecessor.

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