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Universal Joint - Universal Studios Dubailand: What happened

by The Jim Hill Media Podcast Network

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Dustin Fuhs & Jim Hill start off this week’s show by discussing the operational issues that the Universal Orlando Resort is continuing to have with “Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure.” Jim then looks at Universal Parks & Resorts’ $2.2 billion misadventure in the Middle East


Over the course of this episode, listeners will learn about:

How Central Florida’s summer weather pattern may have influenced Universal Orlando’s decision to change when “Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure” opens to Guests at Islands of Adventure

What Abraham Lincoln, the Wicked Witch of the West and the animatronic Ultrasaur that used to be on display in “Jurassic Park – The Ride” at Universal Studios Hollywood all had in common

How “Rip Ride Rockit” was going to be reimagined as a King Kong-themed coaster when this thrill ride was replicated at Universal Studios Dubailand

Which other stateside theme parks were supposed to be replicated as part of the Attractions & Experiences section of this Middle Eastern mega-project

Which arena show (which is based on a 1995 Kevin Costner film that failed to recoup its production costs) is a huge favorite of foreign visitors to the Universal Parks


released July 17, 2019
Hosts: Dustin Fuhs and Jim Hill
Editor: Aaron Z. Adams


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Jim Hill is a writer, blogger, and theme park historian, and he'll be the first to tell you all of the back-room deals and corporate gossip that happens inside the Walt Disney Company.

Len Testa co-authors the Unofficial Guide series of travel books, focusing on theme parks.
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