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Old 06-29-2013, 11:27 AM   #16
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I just read (although it might only be speculation) that ET is closing, and being replaced with a new Smurf ride. I am sad to see Disaster going, though. However, we were just in US and the San Fran area makes no sense now that Jaws is gone. I must admit, I am getting tired of Beetlejuice after so many years.
one of the surveys i did was about the smurfs.

i like the little blue people.
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Old 06-29-2013, 12:14 PM   #17
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Exciting but I hope Disaster is there still when we go in August so I can ride it one last time and I hope Beetlejuice is there so we can see it again ( it is our favorite show)..Would love to see them one more time..And I really really hope that they don't shut JP river adventure down before then either..LOL..It was closed the last time we went and the time before that when DH went..It would be a HUGE bummer
JP River Adventure isn't shutting down (other than for normal maintenance of course). There is an additional e-ticket ride being built supposedly where the Triceratops Encounter was.
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Old 06-29-2013, 12:33 PM   #18
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JP River Adventure isn't shutting down (other than for normal maintenance of course). There is an additional e-ticket ride being built supposedly where the Triceratops Encounter was.
Good to know and since they JUST did maintenance , hopefully it won't be down again..LOL
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Old 06-29-2013, 01:07 PM   #19
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one of the surveys i did was about the smurfs.

i like the little blue people.
ARE YOU SERIOUS???? LOVE IT! My oldest is terrified of Smurfs!
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Old 06-29-2013, 02:22 PM   #20
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I can't stand the Smurfs.
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Old 06-29-2013, 02:33 PM   #21
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I can't stand the Smurfs.
Wouldn't be top on my list either. A minion land or a Bikini Bottom Spongebob land would be better, in my opinion.
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Old 06-29-2013, 03:06 PM   #22
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I'm most excited by the news KK is coming back to the Studios! I loved Kongfrontation and I hope this new attraction...if the rumor is true...will blow the doors off the old one.

Strange about The Smurfs...not sure about their thinking on this one. I never cared for them but I was too old to enjoy the cartoons back then. Seems to be a cheap theme park rights acquisition. I think they can do a lot better. Hmmm...
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I did see the preview for the new Smurfs movie coming out and it looked cute but I still think there are better options.
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Old 06-29-2013, 04:37 PM   #24
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I'm most excited by the news KK is coming back to the Studios! I loved Kongfrontation and I hope this new attraction...if the rumor is true...will blow the doors off the old one.

Strange about The Smurfs...not sure about their thinking on this one. I never cared for them but I was too old to enjoy the cartoons back then. Seems to be a cheap theme park rights acquisition. I think they can do a lot better. Hmmm...
I never got to experience Kong it was before I visited Orlando. Do you think it will be like the one in Hollywood? Seems it gets a lot of good reviews.
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I never got to experience Kong it was before I visited Orlando. Do you think it will be like the one in Hollywood? Seems it gets a lot of good reviews.
The rumor is...it's a whole new ride but I'm not sure how it will differ from the one in Hollywood.
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I never got to experience Kong it was before I visited Orlando. Do you think it will be like the one in Hollywood? Seems it gets a lot of good reviews.
The Kong in Hollywood is just all a projection. The new ride is supposed to be on a track with animatronics. I'm sure we won't know details for quite a while.

This is what hatetofly posted on Orlando United:

King Kong will be replacing Disaster in an effort to completely rebrand the entire park. This custom creation for Orlando will bring the banana breath himself back to the studios in an entirely new way. With a new queue, new preshows, a new RV, a new station, new track, and custom show scenes complete with Kong in the flesh. This attraction is certain to bring some of that classic nostalgia into the park so many say have been lost. This new mega attraction is set to break loose Summer 2015. During that same summer, Islands of Adventure will unleash its updated Jurassic Park area with a brand new E ticket attraction as well.
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I'm not entirely convinced on the Smurfs either...seems like much better things could be used, although Fievel and Curious George are defintely past their prime.
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Wouldn't be top on my list either. A minion land or a Bikini Bottom Spongebob land would be better, in my opinion.
I have to admit I like the ET ride but I would not be upset if they changed it to a Spongebob ride, I think they could make a wonderful ride in that space. I loved the Smurfs as a kid but did not care for the live action movie. Spongebob has been around forever and is pertinent to this generation, not so sure about the Smurfs.

Thanks for posting the link. I am really excited to hear about the King Kong ride and the Jurassic Park update, it is really needed! The theme park local to me has an attraction called Dinosaurs Alive and when we were going through it we said this is what Jurassic Park needs! But a new ride is even better, well hopefully.

What was the triceratops attraction mentioned? I don't recall that at all.
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I have to admit I like the ET ride but I would not be upset if they changed it to a Spongebob ride, I think they could make a wonderful ride in that space. I loved the Smurfs as a kid but did not care for the live action movie. Spongebob has been around forever and is pertinent to this generation, not so sure about the Smurfs.

Thanks for posting the link. I am really excited to hear about the King Kong ride and the Jurassic Park update, it is really needed! The theme park local to me has an attraction called Dinosaurs Alive and when we were going through it we said this is what Jurassic Park needs! But a new ride is even better, well hopefully.

What was the triceratops attraction mentioned? I don't recall that at all.
Canada's Wonderland has the Dinosaurs Alive but I haven't been through it yet. Triceratops Encounter was really cool. It was a walk though.

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I think replacing ET with a Smurfs attraction is LAME..I also think they could come up with a better idea than re-theming the kidzone to Smurfs..I grew up with them and honestly didn't care for them then and I sure as heck don't now..My 9 yr old also has no interest..Now Spongebob I love and could easily see potential with that
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