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    Re: Transformers to Replace Special Effects Stages and BackDraft???

    Quote Originally Posted by k_peek_2000 View Post
    The little mermaid barley started construction a few months ago. With that they had to demolish the building and rebuild an entire new show building and that is opening spring of 2011. With TF they don't need to do that. It should be here mid-late summer 2011.



    Everytime i've gone to UNI, guests tend to stay away from that corner. It's like the park ends at Mummy. I think its the best location for a super transformers ride and will eat more people up than Backdraft or the Effects stages.
    Yeah it will get more people down their and I am sure it will be a cool ride but it is a movie studio and it should at the very least try to replace the special effect show somewhere else in the park.

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    Re: Transformers to Replace Special Effects Stages and BackDraft???

    Quote Originally Posted by JerrodDRagon View Post
    Yeah it will get more people down their and I am sure it will be a cool ride but it is a movie studio and it should at the very least try to replace the special effect show somewhere else in the park.
    That shouldn't be too hard. The whole building they are using for transformers is only slightly larger than DCA's Monsters Inc. ride. It shouldn't be to hard to re-locate the effects stages.


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    Re: Transformers to Replace Special Effects Stages and BackDraft???


    Thanks for the link! I only spouted what I heard from the President of the theme park himself in a statement last year. Even then I thought "2012???" Glad they bumped it up!


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    Re: Transformers to Replace Special Effects Stages and BackDraft???

    Quote Originally Posted by nonob88 View Post
    It'll be great to have a new ride with cutting-edge technology, but i'm also disappointed we will be losing the Special Effects Stages and Backdraft. Ok, Backdraft is very outdated.. but I still like that these attractions provide a behind the scenes look of movie-making. They work well with the Studios aspect of the park.
    I agree. I'm all for more attractions at Universal, especially if it is going to be similar to Spider-man at Island of Adventures, but I would hate to loose the special effects show. To me, that is a big part of Universal .... Having the guest participate, and seeing how some of the effects in movies are done. Also, the shows are always running (unless they're being updated) unlike rides that often go down with technical issues.





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    Re: Transformers to Replace Special Effects Stages and BackDraft???

    Quote Originally Posted by k_peek_2000 View Post
    Everytime i've gone to UNI, guests tend to stay away from that corner. It's like the park ends at Mummy. I think its the best location for a super transformers ride and will eat more people up than Backdraft or the Effects stages.
    I feel the same way. All I basically go see in the Lower Lot is Mummy and Jurassic Park, that's it. I can't wait for Transformers to see something new in the area.


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    Re: Transformers to Replace Special Effects Stages and BackDraft???

    Quote Originally Posted by Coheteboy View Post
    Thanks for the link! I only spouted what I heard from the President of the theme park himself in a statement last year. Even then I thought "2012???" Glad they bumped it up!
    Yeah I know!!!!!

    All sarcasm aside, if it was in fact delayed to 2012, that would be because of A. To compete with Carsland in 2012, and B. Because Michael Bay didn't approve of the ride. I heard early on that MB was never behind the pitched ideas that Uni was considering for the ride so the concept had to be re-done.
    Last edited by k_peek_2000; 02-24-2010 at 05:38 PM.


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    Re: Transformers to Replace Special Effects Stages and BackDraft???

    There is a rumor going around that the Special Effects Show may get moved to the currently unused "Creature" building. Just a rumor.
    Does anyone even bother with signatures anymore?

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    Re: Transformers to Replace Special Effects Stages and BackDraft???

    When you're down on the lower lot, make sure you check out the Universal Experience- it's been getting regular updates, and has a really cool new "Wolfman" and "Phantom of the Opera" exhibit opening March 12.
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    Re: Transformers to Replace Special Effects Stages and BackDraft???

    Quote Originally Posted by k_peek_2000 View Post
    Yeah I know!!!!!

    All sarcasm aside, if it was in fact delayed to 2012, that would be because of A. To compete with Carsland in 2012, and B. Because Michael Bay didn't approve of the ride. I heard early on that MB was never behind the pitched ideas that Uni was considering for the ride so the concept had to be re-done.
    If "B" is the case then why not develop a Michael Bay's Festival of Explosions special effects show? If there's one thing the man knows, it's explosions!

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    Re: Transformers to Replace Special Effects Stages and BackDraft???

    Quote Originally Posted by brand42 View Post
    If "B" is the case then why not develop a Michael Bay's Festival of Explosions special effects show? If there's one thing the man knows, it's explosions!
    That must be why they aren't going to remove all the fire systems of Backdraft


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    Re: Transformers to Replace Special Effects Stages and BackDraft???

    Quote Originally Posted by JesterMn View Post
    There is a rumor going around that the Special Effects Show may get moved to the currently unused "Creature" building. Just a rumor.
    I wouldn't think so since they use that for Halloween Horrors show every year.

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    Re: Transformers to Replace Special Effects Stages and BackDraft???

    Quote Originally Posted by nonob88 View Post
    Looks great. Has this been officially announced for USH?

    It'll be great to have a new ride with cutting-edge technology, but i'm also disappointed we will be losing the Special Effects Stages and Backdraft. Ok, Backdraft is very outdated.. but I still like that these attractions provide a behind the scenes look of movie-making. They work well with the Studios aspect of the park.

    The same thing happened with DHS in Florida. The park shifted from a studios/moviemaking theme to "Ride the movies!" - similar to what USH is doing

    and I know it's been a couple years now but i'm still upset they got rid of ET

    ET sucks, so does the movie.

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    Re: Transformers to Replace Special Effects Stages and BackDraft???

    Quote Originally Posted by Trekkie313 View Post
    ET sucks, so does the movie.

    Terrible post.


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    Re: Transformers to Replace Special Effects Stages and BackDraft???

    Quote Originally Posted by Coheteboy View Post
    Terrible post.
    I'm sorry but its the truth, the movie was an average kiddy film when it came out and overshadowed Universals much better alien-movie The Thing, causing it to fail. Then 20 years later it got even lamer with a terrible new special effects/alterations and tie-in products. The ride was decent but overtly corny.

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    Re: Transformers to Replace Special Effects Stages and BackDraft???

    Quote Originally Posted by Trekkie313 View Post
    I'm sorry but its the truth, the movie was an average kiddy film when it came out and overshadowed Universals much better alien-movie The Thing, causing it to fail. Then 20 years later it got even lamer with a terrible new special effects/alterations and tie-in products. The ride was decent but overtly corny.

    It's an opinion, not the truth. And I don't really consider the special edition of E.T. to be the real film anyway, the same way I don't consider the Star Wars special edition to be the real versions either.

    E.T. is a great film and The Thing failed for whatever reason. Blaming E.T. isn't exactly good reasoning. It's fine if you don't like it but you're definitely in the minority.


    But let's get back on topic here. Transformers ride will be awesome, but it's another nail in the coffin for Universal as a brand. It's becoming "Anyone who isn't Disney" Studios.


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