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    Thumbs up King Kong to rejoin Universal tours in 3-D

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    I can't wait to see if the 3D is better than Avatar and how real it will feel. This will also let us get an Idea of what the Transformers ride will look like.

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    Re: King Kong to rejoin Universal tours in 3-D

    Quote Originally Posted by JerrodDRagon View Post
    This will also let us get an Idea of what the Transformers ride will look like.
    How? Other than being in 3D, there's not a whole bunch in common.
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    Re: King Kong to rejoin Universal tours in 3-D

    ^well the whole Transformers ride will be in 3D, so I'm guessing both King Kong and Transformers will be using the same technology so well see if the 3D is much more advance that Spiderman or just about the same.

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    Re: King Kong to rejoin Universal tours in 3-D

    I am not sure why we haven't been keeping up with the progress on Kong, the show building they are creating is massive.


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    I miss the animatronic King Kong!

    I'll hold judgement until I see this in person but I fear the day when all theme park rides are just digital projections.

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    Re: King Kong to rejoin Universal tours in 3-D

    Quote Originally Posted by brand42 View Post
    I miss the animatronic King Kong!

    I'll hold judgement until I see this in person but I fear the day when all theme park rides are just digital projections.
    I agree. the one thing I love about the studio tour is that all of the events and effects are real. Real flames, real movement, and real (fake) animatronics. So unless the 3D is amazing I am most likely not going to be satisfied with it.

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    Re: King Kong to rejoin Universal tours in 3-D

    If it's a 3D/4D attraction like Spider-Man, with a motion simulator vehicle, it could be awesome. And if it's more advanced than Spider-Man...

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    Re: King Kong to rejoin Universal tours in 3-D

    Quote Originally Posted by disneyfann121 View Post
    If it's a 3D/4D attraction like Spider-Man, with a motion simulator vehicle, it could be awesome. And if it's more advanced than Spider-Man...
    It's a show building for the tram tour. You'll still be sitting in the tram, like with the old AA King Kong show. The tram will be jerked around by special devices on the floor of the show building, to simulate the shock waves of large beasts doing battle, but that's about it.

    The only advancement over Spider-Man at IoA will be in the film technology. The trams are not as advanced as the motion simulators in Spider-Man.
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    Re: King Kong to rejoin Universal tours in 3-D

    It sounds impressive, but I'm not convinced that a 3D projection will be as exciting as seeing the "real thing", despite all the bells and whistles.

    3D movies are commonplace nowadays, a giant animatronic Kong on the other hand, is something you can't see at your local multiplex.
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    Re: King Kong to rejoin Universal tours in 3-D

    Hearing that this will be 3D and some sort of 3D projections, I'm missing the old, animatronic, pre-fire Kong already.

    Which version will this new revamped Kong be based on? Peter Jackson's?

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    Re: King Kong to rejoin Universal tours in 3-D

    Peter Jackson's version.

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    Re: King Kong to rejoin Universal tours in 3-D

    one of the aspects of the tram tour is the 'movie making' aspect of the stops. Them showing you how the effects are used in a movie to create the effect you just witnessed. I'm curious what they could talk about with just 3-D maybe the 4-D effects... hope they don't drop that angle of the classic Uni Tram tours.
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    Re: King Kong to rejoin Universal tours in 3-D

    I'm not too sure about this. First, how will they distribute the glasses and make sure that the guests don't lose them during the tour? And how will they collect them after the tour? Seriously asking guests to hold on to them for the duration if the tour is asking a lot for some people.

    Also I notice that the screens will be wrapping around the tram. 3D is great if you are looking straight at the screen but if the screen is all around you I would think that the scenes on the periphery of your vision would be blurry and the effect they are trying to acheive would be diminished.

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    Re: King Kong to rejoin Universal tours in 3-D

    Quote Originally Posted by DisneyIPresume View Post
    Also I notice that the screens will be wrapping around the tram. 3D is great if you are looking straight at the screen but if the screen is all around you I would think that the scenes on the periphery of your vision would be blurry and the effect they are trying to acheive would be diminished.
    Just design for that.. A screen showing nothing, or no 3D effect isn't going to distract you as its either not visible or just a regular picture.

    I was envisioning something like a tunnel wall surface screen shape, not a ring of screens per say. But if you are looking out to the side of the tram... what is in your peripheral is the tram anyways...

    I'd imagine they'll just add some sort of bins on the trams for the glasses. The bigger problem is going to be keeping guests from dropping them OUT of the trams IMO.
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    Re: King Kong to rejoin Universal tours in 3-D

    Quote Originally Posted by brand42 View Post
    I miss the animatronic King Kong!

    I'll hold judgement until I see this in person but I fear the day when all theme park rides are just digital projections.
    If this was in DCA, and Disney went from an AA figure to 3D, could you imagine the outrage? lol
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