Hey Thrill Seekers,
I don’t think many would argue that Universal is on a hot streak at the moment, the Wizarding World of Harry Potter has been a smash hit, Transformers has proved very popular and the introduction of the Minions has helped Universal be seen as more than just a teenage and above park.
You’d forgive them if they wanted a bit of time off from building and creating but no, Universal are sprinting full speed ahead with new projects. Firstly I’ll run through some of the confirmed projects;
Skull Island: Reign of Kong
Set to officially open in 2016, Skull Island: Reign of Kong will be found at Islands of Adventure near the Jurassic Land.
From the art we’ve seen and some sneaky pictures of the build area, Skull Island looks like its going to be one of the more iconic attractions at Islands pf Adventure, with new ride vehicles, amazing theming and an interactive queue Kong is definitely set to be King.
One of Universal’s more ambitious projects Volcano Bay will become Florida’s newest and most high tech Water Parks. Set to open in 2017 little is known about the theming although this artistic impression seems to suggest an Easter Islands kind of vibe.
Return of the Hulk
The panic that spread around our facebook page when we mentioned that The Incredible Hulk ride would be shutting down for refurbishment was quick and staggering. Easily the most iconic ride Universal have, guests were fearing the worst.
However they shouldn’t worry The Hulk Coaster will be back in 2016, with new queue theming, new technology and new ride vehicles.
Fast & Furious: Supercharged
Set to join Universal’s vast array of movie based attractions, the hugely popular Fast & Furious franchise will make its Florida debut in 2017.
The ride is set to replace Disaster and Beatle Juice, so we’re expecting a large attraction full of thrills and spills.
Now on to the rumours… remember these are rumours they have not been confirmed by Universal and we have no inside knowledge, its just rumours.
Jimmy Fallon Experience
Rumours about this have been around for awhile, the attraction is said to be in the same mould as Disney’s Soarin’ and see’s guests taken on a trip with Fallon being the witty guide…
Fallon does have a solid link to Universal and our sources believe this will definitely happen.
The deal Universal inked with Nintendo is public knowledge and its pretty much known that Universal will be using Nintendo’s huge IP to build something, what that will be is anyone’s guess. We’re thinking a Mario Kart track among other things – What Will Universal Do With Nintendo
Something Harry Potter Related
With Hogsmeade and Diagon Alley proving to be such a huge success I think its only a matter of time until we see something else Potter related added.
When we wrote about it back in January we were keen to see Ministry of Magic, Malfoy Manor, Triwizard Tournament or a Potter themed hotel. I think the Ministry of Magic is probably the most viable, it could become an attachment on to Diagon Alley/London quite easily and the majority of the area has already been themed via the movies.
As before the last 3 are just rumours but would you like to see any of these? or perhaps something else?