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  1. Tilikum has died: http://news.sky.com/story/tilikum-orca-that-killed-seaworld-orlando-trainer-dies-10719977
  2. By the looks of it, hulks Technical Rehearsals started yesterday and seem to running smoothly!
  3. The Hulk entrance looks just about finished... Images from http://orlandounited.com/ Not gonna lie the statue itself looks a little underwhelming compared.
  4. The Hulk's entrance has started construction:
  5. https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2016/jun/22/teenagers-4am-joyride-blackpool-rollercoaster-blue-flyer?campaign_id=A100&campaign_type=Email hehe
  6. Indeed the walls are down! Here's some pictures and a video from Attractions Magazine: https://www.facebook.com/attractionsmagazine/videos/10154194682864330/
  7. As Stealths wheels heat up, the train moves faster around the circuit. By "opening later" they are essentially delaying the amount of time it takes for the wheels to over heat. Stealth in hot weather will shut down due to an over speed error message at least once an hour on days in excess of 25 degrees Celsius between the times of 12pm and 4pm. Back in the days when I worked on it the average time it took to complete the circuit was around 17/18 seconds, in the extreme summer heat it would go as low as 11/12seconds.
  8. Judging by what the park are saying in the video, they aren't expecting Hulk to open until the end of Summer.
  9. Interesting little video from Universal!
  10. A fair amount of the rides at TP close due to high winds, most rides have variations on wind speed but you'd be surprised.
  11. ^ I am sure the twigs they have conveniently planted will do wonders covering it up, in maybe 10 to 15 years. Almost as amazing as the twigs they planted under Storm Surge... Oh wait... they never grew.
  12. *yawn* I am 100% certain Mike was sat in his office during the winter and said "You know guys, I think we should keep Colossus on 1 train for a while. Especially over the Easter Period, what a fantastic idea!" Good God Get a Grip Girl... Some things are beyond anybody's control, stop whining about something that was probably not preventable.
  13. You find Stealth rough? Boy you must have a swell time on Saw....
  14. Japan are very safety conscious, I am truely gutted I missed out on this ride last year, but thankfully I got to ride the cute HollyWood Dream! Which in itself packed a punch! Universal Japan, was outrageously busy when I went, on an offpeak weekday, there was a 3 hour waiting time just to get into WWOHP and then a further 4 hour wait to get on the Forbidden Journey!
  15. ^ Depends on boat weight and water level. If the water level is too low or not enough weight the splash size is pitiful.
  16. There are two separate rooms within the workshop, it has space to accommodate both trains, just because you can't see it doesn't mean it's not there
  17. AvatarLand coming along nicely... Artwork is being displayed advertising the ToyStory Land area. Didn't realise there was going to be a coaster;
  18. The speaker in Cattlepen is meant to play animal sounds, it's to simulate being in a jungle.....
  19. The track itself hasn't been replaced however a new launch system has been rumoured since the day it was announced that Hulk was to undergo a major refurbishment. This photo was taken yesterday with the cobra roll just one track section away from completion. Here is the progression of the cobra roll over 3 days:
  20. On a different note, Hulk's track is probably just days away from being completed...
  21. I am genuinely shocked nobody has brought up anything to do with Tilikum's deteriorating health! It looks as though we may be saying farewell to the Orca soon http://edition.cnn.com/2016/03/08/us/tilikum-orca-killer-whale-seaworld-illness/ In Mak-O News, Jesus this things has been ruined by the ENORMOUS amounts of netting that will go up...
  22. I am interested to see what the design of the trains will be, whether they will be similar or completely different **hoping it doesn't have vest restraints**
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