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wannacorona
05-14-2002, 01:03 PM
Well I wanted to let everyone know that Universal Florida and Hollywood will have a new attraction in 2003. The new attraction that both parks will be adding is Shrek 4D. The new attraction will be open in the summer of 2003. USH is will also be adding another new attraction by 2005, which is getting final approval.

rocketman23
05-14-2002, 02:07 PM
Where are you getting this information?

Spaceman Spiff
05-14-2002, 02:43 PM
wannacorona, prepare for a interogation. we wanna know, who, what, where, when, how and why ;)


seriously though, where is this info coming from?

Afroman
05-14-2002, 03:10 PM
:confused:

wannacorona
05-14-2002, 06:19 PM
Well all I can tell you is that I'm a employee for USH to keep my confidentially. The new attraction at USH will be where the Rugrats show is at right now. For USF, it's still unknow. The attraction is about the same concept like "It's tough to be a bug", which will link to the release of Shrek 2. We will be getting the contruction signs this week to put up around the building stating to come back in summer 2003 for the new attraction. As for the new attraction USH will be getting in 2005, all I can say it's a very cool attraction based on a future film release.

Earl
05-14-2002, 08:36 PM
You should clearly understand that is is not appropriate for any employee to disclose any information that has not been publicly released. This comprimises the company's business operations. I suggest that you reflect on your behavior.

rocketman23
05-14-2002, 09:02 PM
So, I guess it is true... that really was a mistake. At least you didn't reveal the other USH attraction, eh?

O, and Earl, you could of just denied it... you know we would've believed you over this character.;)

wannacorona
05-14-2002, 09:19 PM
Originally posted by Earl
You should clearly understand that is is not appropriate for any employee to disclose any information that has not been publicly released. This comprimises the company's business operations. I suggest that you reflect on your behavior.

Earl, I feel that I'm not comprimising my company's business in any way. Now the PR will be released by the end of the month or by the middle of next month and the wall with the signs will be going up in the next couple of weeks which eventually will let people know the name of the attraction. Also there will be a large employee meeting in two weeks where the attraction will be announced to the employees. I have hold out on disclosing the information on the other attraction as that could comprimise my company's business. I just wanted to give an small insight and I feel that I have not done anything wrong.

joe
05-14-2002, 09:34 PM
It's true that info shouldn't have gotten out before the attraction was announced. However, I'm sure if it is this close to being announced Disney and all the other nearby competitors probably already know what it is.

Earl
05-14-2002, 10:07 PM
The appropriate time is when the PR is released. You don't know what the PR is going to say. And what they say is for them to say, not anyone else. You spoke for Holllywood and Florida. Rest assured that what will or will not happen in Florida is not being discussed openly in Hollywood.

I would suggest that if you feel there is not any issue with what you posted, discuss it with your supervisor or manager. Talk as if it were someone else.

rangebob
05-14-2002, 10:10 PM
Anybody in theme park business knows that they shouldn't say anything before it is released by the PR department. I really don't know if this is even true. I really think this is another rumor that will be floating around the boards now. We will believe it when it is published by USH or USF on an official press release or our official insider tells us.

sharbear
05-15-2002, 08:04 AM
I hope that this is true. I love Shrek and an attraction such as this is bound is to be great.

Sharbear

damo
05-15-2002, 04:12 PM
Isn't this old news? I've heard this rumour before and really, I will believe it when I hear it directly from Universal, not from someone on a message board who could be anybody. Actually, if it was Earl then maybe I'd believe it but I know we'd hear it in a PR before that.

ParkHopperUO
05-15-2002, 11:03 PM
themeparkinsider.com has a new section where you can rate the rumors that are floating around about the parks. Shrek rumors are among them, as well as many I've heard and a few I hadn't. Pretty interesting reading. :)

Notatourist
05-17-2002, 11:23 AM
WannaCorona-

I Find it interesting that you want to share this info.Have you not seen rumours change in any company? And since you are at USH, which has need for many new attractions, has it not occured to you that we do not have the same attractions here?

Earl is correct. Please do not mention something is fact when it is not. To me, it is fact when the paint is going on. Or construction walls.

If you want to talk about it, why not say it's rumoured.

Thank You.

ContempoSMT
05-18-2002, 02:04 PM
this guy is just passing along information that he knows... we dont need to interrogate him about it , if it happens it happens and sure looks like it will - also why are we being so offensive towards this guy ( Earl )

wannacorona
05-18-2002, 11:08 PM
Well I wanted to respond to some of the responses that I have been getting on this message board. First, I posted this message thinking people would be interested in what Universal has planned for the next year. I feel that it's up to the individual to decide if they want to belive what I say or not. Also, I feel people can take it as a rumor or as however they want.

I know that things can always change and nothing is always permanant in the theme park world. I know USH has been lacking in getting new attractions and feel that USH will now start to improve in that department. I could tell everyone how the attraction will look from the outside and inside, but I feel that can ruined the experience for people who don't want to know that much about the attraction. Also I could tell you other aspect of the attraction but that is more sensitive information.

As for USF, I don't know that much of their operations, but if I know something I really don't care that much about it, but I thougt it was neat that USF was getting the same attraction as USH and that's why I mentioned USF. If I made a mistake in mentioning USF, then I apologize, but I have felt as being under attack in this message board community. I just wanted to pass the information along as ContempoSMT stated.

Notatourist
05-19-2002, 07:24 AM
No mean to attack Wanna, just know, I have heard that things have changed again where that is concerned.

When you mention these things here, they do tend to be believed as Gospel, and when people find out, they get upset. That's why I said something.

It's more fun to hint.

As for where you are-What will it take to get some of the same great places at USH's citywalk here in USF? USJ has some great places...

sigh.

fboy9287
05-19-2002, 08:41 AM
yup she was right!

Afroman
05-19-2002, 01:59 PM
Well Wannacorona, I guess you are right, the shrek attraction was mentioned in today's Orlando Sentinel.

Earl
05-19-2002, 04:17 PM
There were two issues about being right, she got one correct.

larworth
05-20-2002, 09:17 AM
My kids were real excited when they heard about the rumored Shrek attraction. I'm all for 4D effects butVisitors will hear, see and smell characters from the Oscar-winning feature filmI'm not sure there is anything from the film I really want to SMELL (LOL). Let's hope the sequel builds on the franshise and doesn't drop off like so many do.

When Gault talked about how some attractions can be updated to be more relevant and used BTTF as an example we now know it was a diversion for the HB overhaul. I love new experiences, and have no problem with change per say, but will miss Yogi and the gang. Too bad one of the new attractions couldn't have been an adder instead of a replacement.

Screamscape is talking about a possible redo of the Earthquake pre-show. Please let this be true, this is desperately needed.

Also, nice to hear Diller is a themepark devotee."I like roller coasters," he said. "I've been going to Magic Mountain [in California] since they built it when I was a kid. I went to the Universal park in Orlando before it opened just because I wanted to see the rides. I rode Spider-Man so many times it's embarrassing." Can't hurt having another in the fold.

ksdave
05-20-2002, 12:14 PM
Does anyone know if the Sentinel article is available on the web? I would really like to read it.

WebmasterBarry
05-20-2002, 12:19 PM
Here's the article:

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/business/orl-asecuniversal19051902may19.story?coll=orl%2Dhome%2 Dheadlines

UKDEB
05-20-2002, 12:21 PM
Here it is (http://www.orlandosentinel.com/business/orl-asecuniversal19051902may19.story?coll=orl%2Dhome%2 Dheadlines)

UKDEB
05-20-2002, 12:22 PM
D'oh!

Notatourist
05-20-2002, 06:07 PM
Quake's Preshow is changing as we speak.

WebmasterBarry
05-20-2002, 09:27 PM
Oh, no, will they lay off the Projectionist? :)

It's good that they are. The ride is cool. The pre-show gets tiring after multiple viewings.

Bob O
05-20-2002, 11:58 PM
I agree. its great to have a coaster lover!!!!
But im very disappointed over the loss of the Hitchcock attraction. I never missed it when at the park. I liked it because it was a good adult attraction and something you wouldnt see at wdw. It was bad when they took out the bathroom part but i always loved the 3d film. Its sad that they couldnt put the shrek thing somewhere else and keep the Hitchcock attraction!!

WebmasterBarry
05-21-2002, 12:22 PM
I think Hitchcock is closing because not too many people go to it anymore. When was the last time you've seen the entire queue filled or seen an hour wait for it? I haven't. It's too bad the show is closing, but I hope something stays at least, like a walk-through attraction similar to the interactive area.

wannacorona
05-21-2002, 08:09 PM
Well the estimated time of Shrek 4D opening is the middle of May.

It's kind of sad that USH is taking away the Rugrats show to put Shrek there, as USH doesn't have that much for small children to enjoy, and many children enjoy the Rugrats show. Shrek from what I have seen in the concept plans, will be a very good attraction that many people will enjoy. The creative department has put a lot of effort so that everyone can enjoy the new attraction.

oelpa
05-24-2002, 03:25 PM
why are you spoiling the fun earl who cares if somebody talk s about something before the PR is out it s so stupid of you to think it something like a state secrete well earl i can tell you it s not you take yourself a little bit to important and i really miss the times at this port where you were absent for a while god knows you shouldn t have come back you are just the kind of person who likes to draw attention to himself by making everybody believe that you know all the hidden secrets which everybody is longing to unveal put it s in your power to do so or not well earl are you not getting enough attention in your life so you have to make yourself happy with this little power games i guess so... i think you don't know much less than you pretend to know...

oelpa
05-24-2002, 03:27 PM
why are you spoiling the fun earl who cares if somebody talk s about something before the PR is out it s so stupid of you to think it s something like a state secrete well earl i can tell you it s not you take yourself a little bit to important and i really miss the times at this board when you were absent for a while god knows you shouldn t have come back you are just the kind of person who likes to draw attention to himself by making everybody believe that you know all the hidden secrets which everybody is longing to unveal put it s in your power to do so or not well earl are you not getting enough attention in your life so you have to make yourself happy with this little power games i guess so... i think you know much less than you pretend to know...:mad:

pathubia
05-24-2002, 03:30 PM
Earl, please dont listen to oelpa, i look forward to your posts!!!!!!!

patty

Peterd
05-24-2002, 03:43 PM
Earl, we appreciate all the info, and in this day, it's refreshing to see someone that honors the contracts they sign. My kids love IOA and USF, and look forward to your posts.

Spaceman Spiff
05-24-2002, 04:00 PM
oelpa, how about you do us all a favor and forget all about the DIS, and especially the USF/IOA boards. :)

Afroman
05-24-2002, 05:51 PM
Not to be mean, but Oelpa, you need to chill out and it wouldn't hurt to proofread your posts before you actually post them. That was the most incomprehensible post I have ever seen in my life. I don't care if it is not grammaticaly correct, but when it has reached the point of just being a one sentence/jammbled paragraph, don't even post. Simple as that, because you are not getting your point across, you are just presenting yourself in a way that is not taken seriously whatsoever. And I don't believe I am the only one who thinks this either.:D

Earl
05-24-2002, 09:51 PM
Oelpa,

I suppose there are a lot of things that I could say, but I can only hope that if you are indeed in Austria that something is getting lost in the translation. I noticed in your profile that you are a student. I don't know a what level you are in your education, but I can only assume that you will continue to learn more about the business world as you progress. My comments are not meant to spoil anyone's fun, but to remind an employee of the company that they have certain responsibilities as an employee. There's a lot of ways that an employee can have some fun and give hints about things, without giving out priviledged information or violating their employment agreement.

This business is unique. It's not like you work for a retail store or restaurant and you let out that you going to build a new store down the street. The theme park business is very much like the film and music business. Much of this deals with creative content. What if you were a recording artist and the day before you released new single, someone else released one with the same name. Even at Universal, there are two venues that the name changed on before they opened.

Perhaps someday you will be in a position that you better understand this type of situation. I certainly would like to tell everyone that asks everything I know, but that can never happen. Even if I left Universal tomorrow, I would never devulge the information.

I wish you well in your education. Keep an open mind to be more understanding of the different situations that you will come upon.

:)

Spaceman Spiff
05-24-2002, 10:22 PM
could you elaborate on the attractions that had name changes earl? what were they before?

ksdave
05-25-2002, 02:21 PM
Very well written, Earl. I, too, am involved in a business that can be greatly affected by proprietary information being released to competitors too early. This actually happened several years ago to my present company and it took years of litigation to punish the other parties for obtaining this information illegally. However, it is almost impossible to pursue any type of retribution if one of your own employees gives this information away, whether they do it innocently or not.
Keep up the good work, Earl. The veteran contributors of the DIS boards appreciate it.

fboy9287
05-25-2002, 02:53 PM
for example the Jarassic park river adventure had a name change before it opened. Though I forget what that name was.:(

rcraine
05-27-2002, 10:49 PM
I was just at UNIVERSAL HOLLYWOOD this past weekend, and in the Marvel Mania Store I saw something that got my interest up.... There among all the racks of T-Shirts was a Green t-shirt with the Hulk on it and it read...

THE INCREDIBLE HULK COASTER... UNIVERSAL STUDIOS HOLLYWOOD

It look just like the Hulk Coaster t-shirts I have seen at Islands of Adventure, but it read Universal Hollywood?!

However unlikely, is this some sort of un-official announcement that Hollywood is getting a Huylk Coaster?!

WebmasterBarry
05-27-2002, 10:57 PM
I've heard rumors that the Hulk or Spiderman are coming to USH. These are just unconfirmed rumors, though.

rcraine
05-27-2002, 11:25 PM
Now I have a glimmer of hope!!!

But where the heck would they put the Hulk?! I think all the screaming would be hard to filter out of the films that are shot there?!

rcraine
05-27-2002, 11:26 PM
Now I have a glimmer of hope!!!

But where the heck would they put the Hulk?! I think all the screaming would be hard to filter out of the films that are shot there?!

rcraine
05-27-2002, 11:26 PM
Now I have a glimmer of hope!!!

But where the heck would they put the Hulk?! I think all the screaming would be hard to filter out of the films that are shot there?!