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    Re: Simpson Ride Soft Opens at Universal Orlando!

    Quote Originally Posted by goldenstate5 View Post
    ^Good question. Pics at Screamscape from I think last Friday suggest that the facade's barely just finished the giant Krusty head. If that's the case, then how are they going to possibly make the (grand opening) date of May 17th?!...
    All May 17th opening day references have been removed from both http://www.universalstudioshollywood.com/ and http://simpsonsride.com
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    Re: Simpson Ride Soft Opens at Universal Orlando!

    I think I may want to go to Universal Orlando this summer for my birthday instead of WDW. Haven't been there since I think 2004 (just before Mummy opened) so I'm anxious to check everything out again. Would you believe I still haven't ridden Spider-Man? And I'm really anxious to see this Simpsons ride. A friend of mine works on the show, so I have a feeling she was probably involved with the ride somehow. And no one rips at Disney like the Simpsons does.. and I love them for it.

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    Re: Simpson Ride Soft Opens at Universal Orlando!

    I see an opening date a week or two later is now in order then.

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    Re: Simpson Ride Soft Opens at Universal Orlando!

    Quote Originally Posted by k_peek_2000 View Post
    Okay, so then what is so wrong about it? It was a very good business move. You seem to have a problem with that fact. I don't see Universal shoving Jurassic Park in our faces like Disney is with Pixar.
    What are you talking about? I was making a general statement, not arguing with you about whether or not it was a good decision.

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    He knows just as much about it as you do, probably.
    Except I was repeating a statement directly from Universal. You think they lied?
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    Re: Simpson Ride Soft Opens at Universal Orlando!

    Ok so I am seriously looking into going to Universal in August (I know I know... but it's for my birthday!). Looks like they got some good FL resident ticket deals and I've found some reasonably priced hotels less than a mile away. Gee I'm getting as excited at the possibility of this as I am for my trip to WDW coming up in a few weeks!

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    Re: Simpson Ride Soft Opens at Universal Orlando!

    well i went today and the only new progress theyve made are the little red ribbon looking things painted on the building. They still need the midway games facades, the simpsons coaster, the simpsons ride logo sign, the big KRUSTYLAND sign and the flat screens for the queue video.
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    Re: Simpson Ride Soft Opens at Universal Orlando!

    Quote Originally Posted by stitchon View Post
    I see an opening date a week or two later is now in order then.

    A week?! According to how long Florida's was, I'd say a good month if they work extremely hard...

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    Re: Simpson Ride Soft Opens at Universal Orlando!

    But you're assuming they'll put up the same stuff for Hollywood. That may not be the case.

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    Re: Simpson Ride Soft Opens at Universal Orlando!

    Quote Originally Posted by JtnOrl View Post
    But you're assuming they'll put up the same stuff for Hollywood. That may not be the case.
    I think they will. According to a few sources, Hollywood's budget for the ride is larger than Orlando's. And already the ride facade has more (the cutout rides in front of the coaster setup)...I just guess we'll see with time.

    In related, I heard that they are having problems getting the projection right in Orlando. I really hope they get that fixed by USH's opening...

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    Re: Simpson Ride Soft Opens at Universal Orlando!

    May 17 is the grand A-List celeb party for Hollywood's Simpsons ride.


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    Re: Simpson Ride Soft Opens at Universal Orlando!

    Quote Originally Posted by Coheteboy View Post
    May 17 is the grand A-List celeb party for Hollywood's Simpsons ride.
    Really? (said just like Kyle in that South Park episode about the 9/11 conspiracies) Anyone have any (very) current photos from USH's version? I just can't see how this is possible without letting people in while the exterior is being finished...

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    Re: Simpson Ride Soft Opens at Universal Orlando!

    Quote Originally Posted by goldenstate5 View Post
    I think they will. According to a few sources, Hollywood's budget for the ride is larger than Orlando's.
    Hollywood's building has more structural problems than Orlando's. This is probably where the extra money went.

    In related, I heard that they are having problems getting the projection right in Orlando. I really hope they get that fixed by USH's opening...
    Seems fine to me. Where'd you hear this?

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    Re: Simpson Ride Soft Opens at Universal Orlando!

    Quote Originally Posted by JtnOrl View Post
    Hollywood's building has more structural problems than Orlando's. This is probably where the extra money went.
    Wasn't that Orlando that had the structural problems? Isn't that why they closed way early compared to Hollywood?

    Seems fine to me. Where'd you hear this?
    Several Universal fansites. Word today, although, is that they finally fixed it...

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    Re: Simpson Ride Soft Opens at Universal Orlando!

    Quote Originally Posted by goldenstate5 View Post
    Really? (said just like Kyle in that South Park episode about the 9/11 conspiracies) Anyone have any (very) current photos from USH's version? I just can't see how this is possible without letting people in while the exterior is being finished...
    I'll be at the park Saturday, will get pics.


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    Re: Simpson Ride Soft Opens at Universal Orlando!

    Quote Originally Posted by goldenstate5 View Post
    Wasn't that Orlando that had the structural problems? Isn't that why they closed way early compared to Hollywood?
    The ride system has been known to put stress on both buildings, but the way Hollywood's was haphazardly built, it's definitely worse for the wear. As for Orlando's BTTF closing earlier, they probably did this so they could use it as the guinea pig for this project because USH couldn't afford to have theirs closed for so long, since the park has so few attractions.

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