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Battling Robots, Motion-Simulated Penguins, and True Love

By December 21, 2012

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Well, there's a headline you don't see everyday. But humungous knock-'em sock-'em robots, adorable penguins that'll have you waddling right alongside them, and the fairy tale version of l'amour are among the highlights on the docket for Florida theme parks in 2013. In order to keep their turnstiles clicking and remain successful, parks have to constantly introduce new attractions and reinvent themselves. The Florida parks have been on a tear lately, and will keep the momentum going next season. Read about new coasters, new rides, new exhibits, and more on the way in the Florida Ride Guide 2013.

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December 22, 2012 at 1:52 pm
(1) Marko50 says:

Wait. A sorta lifelike Johnny Depp? Didn’t he film his parts? Although it isn’t him in person for every show (imagine the cost of THAT!), it IS JD in front of the green screen.

Or are you saying that Mr Depp is only sorta lifelike in real life? Eh, enough analyzation. I’ve got a headache. ;-)

December 22, 2012 at 4:02 pm
(2) Arthur Levine says:

Yes Marko, the real JD filmed his parts. The high frame rate film that they use, similar to Universal’s Potter and Disaster pre-shows, is sorta lifelike. Make more sense?


December 23, 2012 at 9:01 pm
(3) Marko50 says:

Might if I ever make it out to Universal Orlando. Danged economy/fixed income. And anything else I can point my finger at. ;-)

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