Discussion in 'The Howard Stern Show' started by ICU, Jun 9, 2016.
Going thru soft openings now...
the pre show i read about looks better then the actual ride
The Harry Potter ride at Universal was one of the most amazing things I've ever seen. I felt like it as real.
Call me a fag but check it out on Wikipedia or on YouTube with the lights on. Your car is mounted on a pivoting crane arm that rides a track in different huge rooms, facing movie screens shaped like a lampshade.
Technology is fucking amazing. Just wait until the monster roller coasters get equipped with virtual reality headsets to wear.
Does Jack Black die in this one?
For anyone older than 12 the rides at universal kick the shit out of disney
History of Universal Studios King Kong Attraction with Bob Gurr
One of the best nights of my life I had the opportunity to attend a private party where they shut down Harry Potter World at Universal Studios Orlando for the group I was with. Free food, free alcohol, and all the rides were open for 3 hours, pretty fucking awesome. The Hogwarts ride was off the chain!
Can not WAIT to ride this.
Uni is beating the shit out of Disney. And trust me, I know of what I speak.
FYI, Uni outbid Disney for the rights to the ride tech. Dis wanted to use it for an incredibles themed coaster.
Disney lost. Uni has exclusive rights.
The only kuka arm that Disney can use in the parks is the one they already had... Th angler fish effect In the finding memo ride at Epcot.
I've seen this dude in videos about Walt Disney. Did he get hired away?
I think they already had this at Universal Hollywood. Its pretty cool. But the fast and furious ride portion of the tour was better and more realistic.
As for the Harry potter ride it was the most intense thing I'd ever been on. My 6 year old loved it but you're so cocooned in the ride all I could do was lay there like a sack a meat and put my hand on his knee to see if he was okay. He came out pumped the wife and I ... ghostly pale.
That actually looks fucking lame
He's Bob Gurr. A long time Disney Imagineer. He worked on many classics and is a Disney Legend (meaning he's got a window on Main Street).
Uni hired him for the Kong ride at Uni in Hollywood. That happens. Ride designers are hired quite often on a project by project basis. For example, a LOT of the imagineers that designed animal kingdom were laid off and then hired by Uni to design islands of adventure. Many ideas that were for animal kingdom but weren't built found their way to islands of adventure. Or at least a version of them.
I know a designer that designed a 2 story rail system for Disneyland Paris that wasn't used... Then they let him go and his design was used for Disney Sea in Tokyo. He had no idea.
Gurr has one of the steam engines for the train named after him at Disney.
But don't kid yourself. it's friendly competition between Uni and Disney in Orlando. Iger and all the lead imagineers were given a full tour and ride thru of everything Harry Potter at Uni before it even opened. I'm quite sure the reverse will happen before Pandora opens at Disney.
Hollywood was v1. This one is much more advanced and better tech.
Bob Gurr is the man. Justin Scarred had two great vlogs (I believe early in the year) with Bob. Those Extinct Attraction videos that he did for that con David Oneal were quite good.
Maybe I am a grumpy old man but all the whooos! at the beginning were ridiculous and the applause at the end was stupid. Applause for a fucking ride? Are people that easily entertained and impressed? What kind of fucking shut ins were these dopes?
Totally agree. A lost breed.
These days there's way too much reliance on video effects and screens. Infuriates me.
But it's not the imagineers fault most times. Red tape and budgets are crippling.
Although... What Uni does with 100 million is staggering. 100 mil at Disney these days would almost literally not get them off the drawing board. The corporate bloat in imagineering is maddening.
This was one of the first public riders of the ride and they knew it. The design team was present. There was a reason they made a fuss. It wasn't just a normal Thursday in the park.