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Now.. I Want to go to japan! Their HHN Looks Awesome, I wish in the coming years we can get something Greatly Interactive... At least. Who Knows.

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The dinos are kinda cheesy but I love 'em. I'd love to see that here! The closest thing we've had to that here at USH is a plasticy half of a raptor for photo ops that used to be part of the original SES.

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Wow japan has a lot of things in hhn I would like to see in Hollywood. The whole biohazard theme looks pretty cool. The raptor attacking its handler in the first video made me laugh.

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They have a whole walking with dinosaurs show.

 

That's actually pretty amazing. When did they get this?

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Good question Jon not sure my self just caught them while looking at Universal video's. Post are kinda new.

 

What about Fast and the Furious sesame street. LOL.

 

Really cheesy! and Horrible!

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If you havent check out StarLight Parade here you go.

 

 

and yes it is like the Main Street Electrical Light Parade.

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It's a cute and well made parade. Such a rip off of the Main Street Electrical parade though. They also have all the fairy tales in there that are best known through Disney....

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I remember when we had a big splash here at JP Hollywood(heek we even had a slash zone). After many accident with boats crashing into other boats at high speed breaks where installed. Shortly after breaks were put in blast cannons were added.

 

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I wish we didn't have the whole brake system put in. It'd be so much smoother if we just kept going!

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Yeah, the old Splash was SO iconic. Made a gorgeous splash down!

Also, I've never heard about the boats crashing into other boats at high speeds at the drop....I feel like that'd be on the news haha. Not blowing your reasoning off, Ive just never heard that. Besides, the boats won't go through with the drop until the boat in the splashdown is safely away and closer to the unloading area. That's why boats get "stuck" so often right before the drop. Because the sensor won't let them go through.

If it was such a problem, wouldn't the exact same mechanism be changed in Florida and Japan as a precaution? I thought it was just changed to control the water during off seasons.

Either way, I miss the original ending.

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Florida and Japan's versions of the rides have a lot more room for the boats to splash down after the landing, so there probably aren't any worries (even for a precaution) regarding boat crashes. Ours, on the other hand, is squeezed in to curve under that bridge and make its way back to the unloading area.

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We actually do have a manually puppeted raptor, albeit a very small one. He's rarely used in any season but summer now, as part of a little streetmosphere bit with a little Jeep and typically a team of two folks dressed up as jurassic park rangers. I have pictures of it, I'll dig them out later.

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^ is it that hard plastic looking raptor that only has the front of the body? If so, I've seen them use that one before, it's kinda lame cuz it looks like an oversized action figure dinosaur. Used to be used in Special Effects Stage sometimes. I have a picture of me controlling it somewhere.

USH really needs to invest in getting better JP dinosaur puppets like Japan and Singapore.

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Well USS is the newest park, so they're gonna get the bright, new, shiny things.

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The raptor puppet showed up exactly one day last summer... I believe it was Fourth of July.

And then never again.

Sad face. =(

I would take that Jeep and raptor off of USHs hands. I've seen it twice, but that was two years ago.

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Florida and Japan's versions of the rides have a lot more room for the boats to splash down after the landing, so there probably aren't any worries (even for a precaution) regarding boat crashes. Ours, on the other hand, is squeezed in to curve under that bridge and make its way back to the unloading area.

^correct

 

Yeah, the old Splash was SO iconic. Made a gorgeous splash down!

Also, I've never heard about the boats crashing into other boats at high speeds at the drop....I feel like that'd be on the news haha. Not blowing your reasoning off, Ive just never heard that. Besides, the boats won't go through with the drop until the boat in the splashdown is safely away and closer to the unloading area. That's why boats get "stuck" so often right before the drop. Because the sensor won't let them go through.

If it was such a problem, wouldn't the exact same mechanism be changed in Florida and Japan as a precaution? I thought it was just changed to control the water during off seasons.

Either way, I miss the original ending.

Yea our splash down area is a lot smaller then any other of the parks. When i say high speed i dont mean enough to cause boat damage but enough to give a rider whip lash from the impact of being hit by another boat.

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Ahhh gotcha. Well that's pathetic :( I mean it does allow controlled water effects in off season but that could easily be adjusted manually by having less water in the splash down, no?

Another way to restore the old ending is to give the boats more time to make that turn/curve into the station to give the boat behind you more clearance for the drop. That would increase the wait time slightly but I guess they went the cheap way

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The boats are on a timer, and if you go too far over the timer it e stops the ride. For the sake of the timing of the rest of the show elements, they can't add to the time for boats to clear.

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