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Old 10-27-2009, 04:18 PM   #421
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Well that sounds promising. We'll be down there in early April and mid May so hopefully we'll be able to catch it. Thanks.
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Old 10-29-2009, 12:21 PM   #423
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I am new to this forum (posting) but certainly not new to Orlando and it’s development - although I live abroad in Europe -. Based on all your information – Thank you for that - I was wondering through Orlando last month to check out all of the construction. Turkey Lake - just around the corner from friends – is a fantastic storage location. Unfortunately all the closeup pictures I took are already “old”. I enjoyed the trucks being loaded and driven into IOA, truck after truck

I also went to Nassal - thanks again - and when I was there I was very lucky to see them lift a piece. Also, the gate was wide open, being able to take a full shot of what you can see below. Maybe you feel it’s old and you have seen it over and over again. I was very excited about seeing it right there in my face and thought I would share it with you guys.




And this is how it happened: I noticed a Crane, I noticed a gate being wide open, I ran to the gate and start shooting



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Welcome Fun! and thanks for the pics We may have seen it before, but it's always cool to see pics :D

What is the crane lifting? It looked like a circular thing, or maybe a cone shaped thing on its side (turret top?)


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Than it was just me being excited Sorry!
It was one of the cone's that is already on the castle right now.


I by the way still really love the detail that goes into the HP area.
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Where was this picture taken? Nassal or IOA? If at Nassal, how did you get on that side of the mockup building?

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It was taken at Nassal, about 2/3 weeks ago. I did not trespass or anything. Just walked around the area and used the right photo equipment at the right time
Not the same day as when the gate was open

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If you have any more pics you can post em :thumbs: THAT angle right there is new
Let me go through my pictures this weekend to see what I have.


In the meanwhile, this picture can also be considered "old" as it is the first tower, but I did not remember seeing this angle here before.
I browsed through a fair few pages to refresh my memory.
Transportation from Turkey Lake lot into IOA
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I remember when they did that that guy drove like an idiot
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Old 10-30-2009, 09:06 AM   #427
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FYI...there is an open casting call on November 14-15 for roles at WWHP. Rehearsals are set for January.

They’re looking for male and female actors who can speak with a British accent. More specifically, Universal is holding calls for male actors with strong improv and interaction skills who are able to portray an age range of mid-thiries to mid-forties. In addition, they’re casting male and female actors who are youthful in appearance. Casting is being held on Saturday, Nov. 14 and Sunday, Nov. 15 at 10 a.m. in the Universal Orlando Human Resources Lobby at 1000 Universal Studios Plaza, Orlando, FL 32819.
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Won't be long now!!!
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I am probably waaay looking into things, but does anybody think it's "interesting" that the power pass blockout dates for 2010 are for March 20 (just that Saturday) then not again until March 27 and the following week. Then it goes to the normal expected blockout dates around Easter weekend (April 4th this year).

Also, at the bottom there's an asterick denoting that for the Saturdays of those blockout dates it's specifically IOA that is blocked out for the full day; USO is for certain times. I checked this against 2009 and it doesn't match up.

Sooo....maybe they're anticipating a March 20th opening?

Just an observation! I'm sure more seasoned USO'ers will know much more about why it's like this!
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Old 10-30-2009, 10:13 AM   #429
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I'm hoping we get a more specific opening date soon so I can start planning my trip...
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I'm hoping we get a more specific opening date soon so I can start planning my trip...
By contract, the construction company has to have the project completed, and up and running by June 30,2010. HTH
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I am probably waaay looking into things, but does anybody think it's "interesting" that the power pass blockout dates for 2010 are for March 20 (just that Saturday) then not again until March 27 and the following week. Then it goes to the normal expected blockout dates around Easter weekend (April 4th this year).

Also, at the bottom there's an asterick denoting that for the Saturdays of those blockout dates it's specifically IOA that is blocked out for the full day; USO is for certain times. I checked this against 2009 and it doesn't match up.
The Saturday after 5PM thing is because of the Mardi Gras parade and concert. Doubtful it's much more than that right now anyway.
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update from yesterday:







They are getting rid of the old "LC Bricks".





Looks like they have the turret ready to top off.












This is by Dueling Dragons. Looks like the are converting the caslte a little bit.










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Old 10-31-2009, 05:32 PM   #434
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By contract, the construction company has to have the project completed, and up and running by June 30,2010. HTH
That may be true, but if it's not ready, it's not going to open... Look at Rip Ride Rockit...
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I am probably waaay looking into things, but does anybody think it's "interesting" that the power pass blockout dates for 2010 are for March 20 (just that Saturday) then not again until March 27 and the following week. Then it goes to the normal expected blockout dates around Easter weekend (April 4th this year).

Also, at the bottom there's an asterick denoting that for the Saturdays of those blockout dates it's specifically IOA that is blocked out for the full day; USO is for certain times. I checked this against 2009 and it doesn't match up.

Sooo....maybe they're anticipating a March 20th opening?

Just an observation! I'm sure more seasoned USO'ers will know much more about why it's like this!
The whole month of July is a Blackout for Power AP, so maybe its then
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