For years there have been rumors that Terminator 2 3D at Universal Studios Orlando will be removed, sometime in the future. This rumor began for many reasons, including the low ridership, lack of popularity, its age, and the fact that it is based on a movie that is 22 years old and a franchise that is declining. Rumors increased when T2 3D at Universal Studios Hollywood closed in late 2012.
But, will Universal Studios Orlando remove T2 3D? The answer is probably yes, and eventually they will. The question now is 'when will this happen' and not 'will this happen.' I believe Universal Studios Orlando will remove T2 3D eventually, but not soon. When the park makes the decision to close down T2 3D, they will most likely replace it with another attraction. Universal Studios Orlando is among the most visited parks in America and will want to have as many attractions as possible. When Universal Studios Hollywood removed their version of T2 3D it was replaced with Despicable Me: Minion Mayhem, which is being built now. Basically saying, Universal Studios Orlando would not remove T2 3D and have an empty space in their park. The park has a history of only removing attractions if they will be replaced with another one immediately. When T2 3D is planed to be removed, expect a new attraction to replace it.
But when will this exactly happen? It is hard to tell, but I would guess in a few years, at least in 2014. In the past few years and currently, Universal Studios Orlando has been adding a lot of new attractions. In 2012 they opened Despicable Me: Minion Mayhem and Universal's Cinematic Spectacular Show. In 2013 they will open Transformers: The Ride and the new themed The Simpsons Springfield area. Finally, in 2014 they will open the much anticipated second phase of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, called Diagon Alley/London. Universal Studios Orlando easily spent at least $300 million dollars in attractions between 2012 and 2014, and that's a lot of money. They would most likely save up money for a few years before adding a new attraction, which would replace T2 3D. With this reason, I would think T2 3D will be safe from being removed in the next few years.
Personally, I would be very sad to see T2 3D. It is hands down one of my favorite attractions ever at an amusment park. I am a big fan of the Terminator series. I dont know why, but for some reason I just
(On a side note, there is a problem that Universal Studios Orlando is facing, and T2 3D is a great example of it. A large number of their attractions is based on popular movie and TV franchises that are very popular today (ex: The Simpsons Ride, Men in Black: Alien Attack, Shrek 4-D, Despicable Me: Minion Mayhem, Transformers: The Ride, and many more.) What will happen in the future, when these franchises are ended and are not popular with people anymore? Eventually, all of these attractions will not be popular by the general public anymore, and the park will have to be forced to remove it, and replace it with another attraction. Universal Studios Orlando will be stuck on a cycle of replacing old, not popular ride themes with new ones.)
So, I think that T2 3D at Universal Studios Orlando will be removed after 2014, only to be replaced by a new attraction. What do you think? Write your thoughts down below.
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