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    OMG, they actually clothed the woman on the right who is bare breasted in the original? Are there that many Americans with large splintery oak sticks up their ***? This suggests a ton of people won't take their children to museums. Pathetic.

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    ^ Need a little Valium?

    You are right though.

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    Unfortunately, I could see a ****-ton of parents going "Oh good lord, I thought this was a FAMILY place" in a huff and causing issues. Sadly, Americans do tend to be uptight over the silliest things, so I can definitely see the thinking UOR had when changing the design... Which, is sad because the theatre actually has a rather lovely design

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    Quote Originally Posted by hatetofly View Post
    Ok so lets talk South Station and mind you I this is all "guessing"

    .......Once you reach the loading platform or level 2 you will quickly notice an iron and wood overhand, with tons of iron work, complemented with outstanding stone work. Oh and not to mention your still outside... Yes inside this platform "box" will be a live very dense outdoor pine forest to act as a visual barrier for the dragons and drown out any additional sound. The concrete wall you see between the station and Ice will act as the primary sound barrier. I'd say those walls are about 2' thick, just guessing

    You will notice below in this picture the green box which I "think" will be the pine forrest.

    I just want to point out again that everything I mention here is complete and random guesses Now prepare yourself for a terrible paint job on Bobs amazing photo!

    Sorry. I don't believe that there's going to be a lush tree forest on the opposite side of that platform. That rear wall is being framed with window arches. The back is densglass. Why would you frame out faux window arches and then cover them up with greenery. The site line also prohibits covering up the red or blue track from the view of the station. The only way to do that would be to roof the whole platform. How would you explain a random wall with windows in the middle of the forest.? Maybe I'm just not understanding what you're trying to explain. Also how do you explain the ending wall or the tunnel on the opposite side. I believe the whole platform will have a roof blocking the view of the outside!

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    Well yikes, that's a bit embarrassing as an American. I mean considering the absolute crap we air on television. I mean you think we could handle a bit of fine art displaying the natural beauty of the human form. Shame on Universal for that one. On a side note, didn't Disney cover up the bare breast of the sculpture on spaceship earth (please educate me to the sculptor and sculpture if you know, they escape me).

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    Quote Originally Posted by darkridelover View Post
    Sorry. I don't believe that there's going to be a lush tree forest on the opposite side of that platform. That rear wall is being framed with window arches. The back is densglass. Why would you frame out faux window arches and then cover them up with greenery. The site line also prohibits covering up the red or blue track from the view of the station. The only way to do that would be to roof the whole platform. How would you explain a random wall with windows in the middle of the forest.? Maybe I'm just not understanding what you're trying to explain. Also how do you explain the ending wall or the tunnel on the opposite side. I believe the whole platform will have a roof blocking the view of the outside!
    Trust me. It's happening. It is looney tunes, but it is absolutely UC's intention. Sooooooooooo.... people will be boarding HE with loud screams of an inverted roller coaster 50' away. Pine trees and crap southern evergreens won't silence a thing.

    Let me point out that Universal was forced to build a steel wall 75' tall to keep the noise from this coaster from affecting people 500' away.

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    Quote Originally Posted by darkridelover View Post
    Sorry. I don't believe that there's going to be a lush tree forest on the opposite side of that platform. That rear wall is being framed with window arches. The back is densglass. Why would you frame out faux window arches and then cover them up with greenery. The site line also prohibits covering up the red or blue track from the view of the station. The only way to do that would be to roof the whole platform. How would you explain a random wall with windows in the middle of the forest.? Maybe I'm just not understanding what you're trying to explain. Also how do you explain the ending wall or the tunnel on the opposite side. I believe the whole platform will have a roof blocking the view of the outside!
    You don't have to believe anything, no harm no foul...

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    At Kings Cross there are 4 sets of double doors. The three double doors to the left are the entrance with the one set separated by a divider wall. Once you enter Kings Cross the service upgrade center along with a small queue set up for it will be immediately on your right. You will notice throughout Kings Cross the sheer amount of distressed brickwork and iron that will be used is vast. The iron and glass canopy is also sure to please the visual minded. Once you pass the service counter is the stroller swap… Ahhh for those paying notice I’ve said stroller swap this time around… Finally once you pass that stroller swap area on your right you encounter the turnstiles and long themed corridor of Kings Cross on your way to the platform.
    I do want to mention that starting at the turnstiles and the way to the platform there are 3 lanes with the exit return being on your right, express up the middle and stand bye on the left. One of the main reasons for this design is because of the ability to utilize an extended queue. Much like what they did to Transformers with the extra extended queue there will be a setup of switchbacks in-between San Francisco and the area between the platform and the long walkway.

    So we have all seen Bob’s, Disneyhead’s, and friend outstanding photos so I don’t need to remind everyone of how massive it is. Well that building is jam packed with not a single space wasted. From fully themed snack carts to other replica trains the building has it all. Now back to the queue shall we, after you complete your trek down the long corridor you will find yourself at within Kings Cross Level 1. Once you enter the actual ground floor of the platform I can hear it now, HOLY SWITCHBACK!! So while Express heads for the stairs in the dead center of the level one the stand bye crowd will meander they way through numerous switchbacks all across level one. Said switchbacks will even pass bye a set of train cars themed to be for another KC platform. At the center of level one is a set of stairs where express and stand bye merge and go upstairs to begin the real journey.

    Once upstairs you must pass through a very unique looking brick wall to gain entry into 93/4. While not permitted to say exactly how its done, I can say it involves a ton of glass. Once you pass through the detail is alive with overhead windows, iron catwalks, wooden windows and doors, and loads of iron accents with tons of distressed brick work. After this is another set of switch backs right in front of the Hogwarts Express with full steam and audio effects rolling. Now remember how I said the South Station was your only place to see the Loco* ?? Well thing about it is, from here your not guaranteed to see the loco since if the line is still moving and the loco is out on the track you may miss it. Granted the way its set up you will see it more often then not but the only guaranteed spot to see the locomotive is at the south station once you exit the ride and walk right past it. THE LOCO WILL FACE IOA AND ONLY IOA.
    Finally as we pass this final set of switchbacks we come up to the loading platform of the attraction. The platform itself is quite large over 200’ long, and all riders will be assigned a row, with a maximum of 8 riders per that row. Those rows represent cabins just like you see in the films with a total of 7 cabins per train car and of course 3 train cars per train. And for those who have been living under a rock two trains total for this attraction. Yes there are some people who still think 3 entire trains will grace the tracks. That’s of course incorrect and will consist of 2 count them 2 full length trains.

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    I'm ridiculously excited about the idea of the non-Hogwarts replica trains.

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    This info is just BAM!!! IN YOUR FACE!! Love it!!!

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    Sorry to be obtuse but where do Express Pass users joins the queue?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JBProdu View Post
    Sorry to be obtuse but where do Express Pass users joins the queue?
    Did you read the post?

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    Quote Originally Posted by hatetofly View Post
    Did you read the post?
    I lol'd

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    Quote Originally Posted by hatetofly View Post
    Did you read the post?
    Sorry, I must have muddled right over that part.

    Will the express pass line be themed?

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