This year the most eagerly awaited theme park experience had to be The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Islands of adventure however with the park being increasingly busy when is the best time to get the most from your tickets?
At its height customers were queuing for up to 7 hours for popular rides like Harry Potter And The Forbidden Journey! Since its opening these waiting times have decreased however the attraction-tickets.info top tip for the Wizarding World of Harry Potter is go mid afternoon around 3 pm onwards, if you happen to be going on a day when the park is open past 6pm then wait until then. The cooler climate combined with Theme park fatigue will result in smaller queues…
We all knew that the campaign was going to be called “Let the Memories Begin,” the idea is to show holiday memories being created at Disney daily.
Starting January 2011, Disney PhotoPass photographers will being capturing pictures of guests during the day that will be larger-than-life images during the nighttime show. As many as 500 images will be used every day, Disney said.
Disney will also begin featuring home videos and snapshots of real guests in television ads and other marketing, the company said.
At Walt Disney World Resort, the night time show will be projected on the spires of Cinderella Castle. At Disneyland Resort, the facade of “it’s a small world” will be the canvas for the show.
Visitors to the Ollivanders wand shop at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter will step into one of the most iconic scenes from the bestselling Harry Potter books and blockbuster feature films. With the assistance of a live actor, along with amazing special effects, guests of Ollivanders will get to experience the same type of magical moment Harry had in “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” when a wand “chooses them.”
Wet N Wild is Universals premier waterpark and is credited as being the first ever waterpark in the USA. Wet N Wild is stretched out over 30 acres of land , the park includes 8 thrill rides, 6 Multi person rides and 2 kids rides.
The Storm – You push yourself down into a steep tunnel that sends you flying down extremely fast into a giant bowl that sends you spinning around with mist surrounding in the air as you drop into the pool below. This slide was created by Proslide company, labeled as a ‘ProBowl’ slide
Mach 5 – Grab a mat and walk your way up a long winding tower to the top where you have three slides to choose from. When told by the lifeguard at top, push yourself down the ride of a twisting, turning, head-first flumes that fall 1,700 feet (520 m) over three different courses.
Der Stuka – Push yourself down a six-story speed slide that sends you flying down a 76-foot (23 m), nearly vertical drop that transitions to a 115-foot (35 m) water runway.
Bomb Bay – The ride for all dare devils is right here. Go inside the rocket waiting not knowing when the trap door that sends you down a 76-foot (23 m), nearly vertical slide drops you to the depths below.
Knee Ski – A cable-operated ski lets you kneeboard like a pro around a half-mile long lake.
Wake Boarding – Everyone from beginner to expert can show their stuff on the WakeZone Cableway.
The Wild One – Two people are pulled by a Jet Ski around the lake on big, bouncy tubes that make for a wild ride.
Brain Wash – Lose your grip on reality in Wet N Wild’s newest thrill ride.This mind blowing hypotnic thrill ride sends you down a steep 53-foot drop on a 65-foot (20 m), funnel.
Disco H2O – Start off in a tube traveling through a dark tunnel that sends you down a huge drop, and before you know it you find yourself traveling around a room filled with disco music and lights. This slide was too made from Proslide company as a “BehemothBowl”.
The Surge – A 5-story tube ride that carries a 4-passenger tube down 600 feet (180 m) of banked turns, radical twists and diabolical dips. This ride was made by Proslide as a “Mammoth” slide.
Bubba Tub – Grab the family and climb aboard one of the four-passenger tubes for a six-story, triple dip drop ride.
The Black Hole The Next Generation – 1000 gallons a minute sends a two-person tube rocketing through 500 feet (150 m) of twisting, turning darkness on this space-age thrill ride. The Black Hole currently reopened under the moniker “The Black Hole: The Next Generation” and now features more light effects, fog, and an updated ride boarding area.
The Flyer – Travel around in a 4-person raft that sends you on on an exciting, family-fun ride that covers 450 feet (140 m) of hairpin turns and banked curves.
The Blast – Take a raging ride along a raptured pipeline that will thrill you to the core and soak you to the bone.
Bubble Up – A huge, wet inflatable bubble made just for kids who climb, bounce, and slide into three feet of water. The inflatable “bubble” has had numerous designs over the years.
Kid’s Park – You’ll find miniature versions of a lot of the rides and a gigantic bucket that periodically fills with water and splashes into the pool below.
The Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit roller coaster at Universal Studios Florida will remain closed indefinitely, it was confirmed on Monday.
Universal Officials claim that the unscheduled closure has nothing to do with the safety warning from Maurer Sohne, the German steel company that makes the ride’s vehicles. Who stated that the coupling used to hold the vehicle together may not be fatigue endurable.
Universal Orlando said the safety concerns from Maurer Sohne would have been addressed soon after the memo’s release and the ride’s closure was not related to the safety bulletin. However, Maurer Sohne said the repair solution or new design would not be available for two to three months.
Universal closed the attraction last Wednesday and said it was undergoing unrelated maintenance. It said the closure was temporary.
Universal Orlando spokesman Tom Schroder said on Monday that the ride’s extended closure was due to the park’s decision to do annual maintenance on the attraction.
“The Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit was operating safely when we closed it for maintenance and it will be operating safely when we reopen it,” said Schroder.
“We don’t forecast when an attraction will reopen from annual maintenance due to the fluid nature of the maintenance work,” Schroder said.
Universal Studios Florida is located in Orlando and is one of the parks that make up the Universal Orlando Resort along with Islands of Adventure and CityWalk.
The park is very much themed around movies and encourages users to “ride the movies”
In 2009 Universal Studios Florida attracted 5.4 Million visitors making it the 9th most visited theme park in America.
Universal Studios Florida features six themed areas all situated around a large lagoon. This lagoon is home to Universal 360: A Cinesphere Spectacular, a seasonal fireworks display that showcases scenes from various Universal films, featuring lasers, projectors and fireworks. The six surrounding themed areas, clockwise from the entrance, are Production Central, New York, San Francisco/Amity, World Expo, Woody Woodpecker’s Kidzone and Hollywood. Each area features a combination of rides, shows, attractions, character appearances, dining outlets and merchandise stores.
The Six Lands are
Production Central Blue Man Group Sharp Aquos Theatre • Donkey’s Photo Finish • Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit • Jimmy Neutron’s Nicktoon Blast • Shrek 4-D • The Universal Music Plaza Stage
New York The Blues Brothers Show • Delancey Street Preview Center • Revenge of the Mummy: The Ride • Twister…Ride it Out
San Francisco/Amity Beetlejuice’s Rock and Roll Graveyard Revue • Disaster!: A Major Motion Picture Ride…Starring You!Fear Factor Live • Jaws
World Expo Men in Black: Alien Attack • Roboasis • The Simpsons Ride
Woody Woodpecker’s Kidzone Animal Actors on Location • Curious George Goes to Town • A Day in the Park with Barney • E.T. Adventure • Fievel’s Playland • StarToons: 80’s Rewind • Woody Woodpecker’s Nuthouse Coaster
Hollywood Lucy: A Tribute • Mel’s Drive-In Concert • Terminator 2: 3-D Battle Across Time • Universal’s Horror Make-Up Show Lagoon Universal 360: A Cinesphere Spectacular
Rumours have been rife for ages regarding the new ride being made at Busch Gardens for 2011, luckily for those of us with absolutely no patients we don’t have to wait until the 13th October for the official press launch.
Construction plans for Cheetaka were stupidly left hanging around at Busch Gardens a few months ago and unsurprisingly were scooped up and found its way to the internet…
Rumour has it the ride will be a 3 launch roller coaster, as the name suggests speed; we are thinking its going to be a fast one rather than a high one…