Hello readers! The winner of the stawpoll this week was an armchair imagineering park overview of Islands of Adventure at Universal Orlando Resort. Lets get started!
Port of Entry
Port of Entry is a wonderful entrance street and does a great job at setting the tone for a park as diverse and exotic as Islands of Adventure. There honestly isn’t anything that I’d like to change here.
MARVEL Superhero Island
In this land, I’d replace Storm Force Accelatron and Doctor Doom’s Fearfall with an interactive Iron Man dark ride, which would have a ride system utilising recent Universal patents for an Iron Man suit ride vehicle (more details on that here). I’d also expand the land to include the former Toon Lagoon Amphitheatre in its footprint. I’d then replace the Toon Lagoon Amphitheatre with a ride based on S.H.I.E.L.D. that would have a suspended Kuka robocoaster ride system. The entire land would also get an aesthetic change, to make it look a bit more realistic.
In this land, I’d replace the Comic Strip Cafe with a dark ride themed to the comic charaters Rocky and Bullwinkle (they’re a personal favorite of mine 🙂 ).
In this land, I’d replace Skull Island: Reign of Kong and Camp Jurassic with a ride based on the Gyrosphere scene from Jurassic World.
The Wizarding World of Harry Potter: Hogsmeade
In this land, I’d replace Dragon’s Challenge with a rollercoaster/dark ride hybrid based on the Forbidden Forrest.
The Lost Continent
In this land, I’d replace Poseidon’s Fury with an aquacoaster based on Greek Mythology, and I’d replace The Eighth Voyage of Sinbad with a boat ride based on 1001 Arabian Nights.
In this land, I’d replace the Cat in the Hat ride with a dark ride showcasing many of Dr. Seuss’ most famous works, with a story similar to that of Seussical the Musical. The ride’s showbuilding would be expanded onto the empty land North of the current ride’s showbuilding.
Map of Changes (apologies for poor quality and giant letters)
Red – Iron Man ride
Dark Blue – S.H.I.E.L.D. ride
Brown – Rocky and Bullwinkle ride
Dark Green – Jurassic World Gyrosphere ride
Purple – Forbidden Forrest ride
Orange – 1001 Arabian Nights ride
Light Blue – Greek Mythology ride
Light Green – Dr. Seuss’ best works ride
So that’s it! What do you think? If you have any ideas of your own, feel free to leave them in the comments. Until next time!