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Damn. Anyone wanna carry out and take a few cars?
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Looks like 101 new acres of land has been purchased by Universal for expansion.

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Current progress for Dragon Challenge's replacement as of Februrary 2018:

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Hopefully, we will find soon what exactly is taking Dragon Challenge's place.

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Footers being poured for new coaster:

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Also, are those coaster supports i see?:

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The ride has gone vertical and there are lots of supports on site

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Vekoma F.L.Y. but then for Universal?
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Here are some more images of the supports that have recently gone in:

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EDIT: We now have a fantastic image of the supports from inside the park:

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I think this confirms that this will be an Intamin roller coaster. Could be something like Taron, but with motorbike style trains.

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They have quite a big place to build something. It would be cool if it became something like Taron. :)


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Ooooooh... okay, okay. I am still enjoying this for now.
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Lol talk about deep footers. I wonder if this one is going to get some pretty landscaping.
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This looks quite interesting! Especially with those larger supports coming in.
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Lol talk about deep footers. I wonder if this one is going to get some pretty landscaping.


Yeah, possibly a man made water feature? They all look to be of top level which might suggest water or perhaps a themeing piece I guess.
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New update from the former site of Dragon Challenge:

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Also worth noting that track has started to go in for the new coaster:

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I really like how they used the dual station to connect the single track. Those little creative details, man.
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Interesting video regarding track layout and details:


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Alot more track starting to go in now:

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Here's a look also at the ride parts still in the backstage area of the park. I can also see what looks like to be some tree's which will go in around the ride area:

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I am still looking forward to this final product. That video's speculations and what we can physically see onsite have me very curious.
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There are also rumours surrounding the Jurassic Park area, including a re-theme to Jurassic World and a new coaster. This excellent video explains it all:

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Maybe like instead of destroying rides and building two new rides every single freaking year, they could pump the brakes and decrease ticket prices a bit lol. I understand the need to maintain relevance, but they are flirting with obnoxiousness...
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^ Revenge of the Mummy versus... that one! Looks entertaining to me already! :)
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