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  • DisneyWed
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    Ok Janet - yes, I would rather meet some lady dressed as Cinderella than go to Universal in General. I can visit my local Six Flags and get about as much out of it as Universal gives me. If I want to wait an hour to buy a Harry Potter wand, I'll be heading out there lickety split.
    Glad that in your view all theme parks should compete for the thrill ride - that's what life is about - lots of Magic there - sure - right.
    The nothingness I was referring to is the lack of themeing - last time I checked the Hulk coaster sticks out like a sore thumb and has no theming besides the "green" of the track.
    I don't waste my time over at Universal, so I'm not going to recite all the things that DON'T impress me about Universal or IOA, even if I haven't been to Harry Potter.
    You should try to stay positive on this forum - most courteous users do..

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  • JanetDisneyland
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    Just because Disney can't use the Kuka arm, it doesn't mean it can't use the more advanced systems out there. A new system, called the "Pandora's box" has been developed, and is being used in the Eifling, a European Park that inspired Disneyland. The reasoning for the lack of hightech rides is cheapness, rather than the technology not being available.

    And DisneyWed, Forbidden Journey is by no means an intense ride. I wouldn't use people's upset stomach as a way to proof your point. Star Tours, Indiana Jones, Rock'n'Roller Coaster, and many other rides make people vomit. And a thrown together Fantasy Forest with you can meet people dressed as princesses is more immersive than the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. "You just walk through buildings and nothingness." is a very weak statement. Where is the "nothingness" in Islands of Adventure? You just walk through buildings? The same can be said about every Disney Park! Seems like you just have a thing against Universal if you would rather meet some lady dressed as Cinderella rather than a roller coaster (by that do you mean the Forbidden Journey... a multi million dollar dark ride?)

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  • DisneyWed
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    I don't think that Disney should be looking to make rides that make people vomit. that's not what Disney is about. If IOA wants to have vomit rides so be it. Walt still wants his "Land" or "World" to be about rides families can enjoy together. Unless you say - a family that vomits together stays together?? I don't think so.
    WDW expansion of Fantasy Land is the right choice - make more immersion - unlike Universal that it's not themed and just just walk through buildings and nothingness. I'll take a Princess meet and greet over a roller coaster anyday.

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  • KingEric
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    Originally posted by BC_DisneyGeek View Post
    Disney has plenty of money and creative talent. They can produce a world class attraction that blows Potter out of the water just as soon as they want to. They just can't use identical technology, as mentioned earlier the Kuka arm is exclusive to Universal for now.

    As for when or if Disney will bring their A-game and take on Potter? No one know, but don't hold your breath.
    You are 100% correct. There are a good number of either unused, or under utilized ride systems, that coupled with a wonderful story, would be amazing additions.

    Disney does have the talent (or can rehire), along with the money... but there has to be a will.

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  • BC_DisneyGeek
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    Originally posted by Ryan Imagineer View Post
    My question to you guys is when can Disney produce something like this and what can they use for it meaning what sort of theme would it be.
    Disney has plenty of money and creative talent. They can produce a world class attraction that blows Potter out of the water just as soon as they want to. They just can't use identical technology, as mentioned earlier the Kuka arm is exclusive to Universal for now.

    As for when or if Disney will bring their A-game and take on Potter? No one know, but don't hold your breath.

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  • KingEric
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    Originally posted by ryan imagineer View Post
    most of the break down on potter is because of fat people not fitting and having enough time to get off the ride. Thats why in a year or less they are switching out the seats. The second big problem is people throwing up.
    rofl rofl rofl

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  • Ryan Imagineer
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    most of the break down on Potter is because of Fat people not fitting and having enough time to get off the ride. Thats why in a year or less they are switching out the seats. the second big problem is people throwing up.

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  • PhantomBoy
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    Originally posted by lazyboy97O View Post
    How long did it take Disney to work out all of the bugs in the attraction featured in your avatar? New technology is going to have bugs. Just because Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey is having some kinks now, does not necessarily mean it will be plagued with them for the rest of its operating life.
    But at soft opening it did the same now its proper opening it has become alot more breaking down!
    And some of the breaks down are because of censors of stuff not popping up which i find stupid!
    I also feel that disney needs to build a new ride like indy.
    I would like to see them using a technology when you can look down but its a kid ride

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  • lazyboy97O
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    Originally posted by Ryan Imagineer View Post
    I agree with you completely I was at IOA fir 2 days and it was e vaced at least 2 times and I got stuck on it for 10 minutes but no e vac
    How long did it take Disney to work out all of the bugs in the attraction featured in your avatar? New technology is going to have bugs. Just because Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey is having some kinks now, does not necessarily mean it will be plagued with them for the rest of its operating life.

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  • Disney Romantic
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    Everything I've read states that Universal has a 10 year exclusive deal on the Potter style kuka arm technology, though I have yet to track down any kind of official release on the matter. Disney really stumbled in this case, as they didn't even have to develop new, innovative technology; it was up for grabs to the highest bidder and whoever took the initiative to try it.

    As for when Disney can build a real answer to Potter, it won't be for at least a couple years, since they have to get through the Fantasyland expansion first. If all the recent rumors and rumblings are even partially true, however, it may not be that they build one super-advanced ride in response, but rather expand and plus many things at several of the parks. I would really like to see the quality of the resort improved as a whole rather than one mega attraction.

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  • Ryan Imagineer
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    Originally posted by PhantomBoy View Post
    Just to say Forbidden journey Has had alot alot of technical difficulties and have been put into a evacuation mode when they go normal and goes around the whole ride if something is blocking something or sombody vomited etc...
    But i would hopefully think disney will I say disney get of your but and back to your formal glory
    I agree with you completely I was at IOA fir 2 days and it was e vaced at least 2 times and I got stuck on it for 10 minutes but no e vac

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  • PhantomBoy
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    Just to say Forbidden journey Has had alot alot of technical difficulties and have been put into a evacuation mode when they go normal and goes around the whole ride if something is blocking something or sombody vomited etc...
    But i would hopefully think disney will I say disney get of your but and back to your formal glory

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  • MarkTwain
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    The issue here isn't just whether or not Disney has the will to do anything about Potterland (which I don't think they do at the moment), I don't think they even have the technology. From what I've heard, Universal has a deal that allows them exclusive use of the moving KUKA arm ride system.

    So it might be a while before we see anything quite like Potter at WDW. That is not to say, though, that Disney should not innovate and try to find their own innovative attraction technologies.

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  • wumbology
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    Unfortunately, even Potter hasn't seemed to have had the effect on WDW execs to make a better effort. I think they're still under the impression that people are going to come to the parks anyway, so they don't need to try and make all these better and new rides.

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  • KingEric
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    Originally posted by Ryan Imagineer View Post
    Hello All,
    Just came back from my vacation from WDW and Universal...Hopefully i will post a tr soon with pictures. Anyway, while at Universal I rode Potter 4 times and it is clearly the best dark ride in the area. My question to you guys is when can Disney produce something like this and what can they use for it meaning what sort of theme would it be.
    I just did potter today, and all I can say is that Disney has a LONG way to go. They still haven't matched Spiderman.

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  • Ryan Imagineer
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    Potter style ride at disney

    Hello All,
    Just came back from my vacation from WDW and Universal...Hopefully i will post a tr soon with pictures. Anyway, while at Universal I rode Potter 4 times and it is clearly the best dark ride in the area. My question to you guys is when can Disney produce something like this and what can they use for it meaning what sort of theme would it be.

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