I’m having a frozen butterbeer and it is amazing.
I’m blow drying shoes.
Reflection in that photo makes it look like something is on fire. It’s not.
View from the hotel. http://t.co/YhSFR6UfHY
That Spider-Man ride is still really great, though. It was way ahead of its time in a way that, say, Cat in the Hat wasn’t.
Excited to visit Studios to see what they’ve spent their $ on (aside from Potter) over the past 25 years. Haven’t been there since early 90s
We’ve already lost most of the generation that was hanging on to Betty Boop, I don’t know where Toon Lagoon goes from here.
I love a bunch of the cast represented there but hoo boy is that joint Out of Touch.
Toon Lagoon is even more hilarious. A good bit would be to grab random people under 30 and see if they can name any 3 nearby characters.
But yeah, the idea that Marvel island now has to contractually stay frozen is wild and weird.
Because there is some janky ass mid-90s CG animation/film clips still in use on Cat in the Hat and Poseidon’s Fury.
Overall though, it’s clear Islands of Adventure saved their pennies for years for something big, and that something was Harry Potter.
When this park went up, the biggest Marvel stuff going was those syndicated/FOX cartoon series, and that influence still lives on today.
Not that I expect them to reanimate that ride over a 15+ year period. It’s just funny to step back into that era.
The Spider-Man ride features these key characters: Hydro-Man, Scream, Hobgoblin, classic green Electro, and a Doc Ock who is a hunk.