Universal Studios Florida Recreation

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Universal Studios Florida Recreation
« on: December 11, 2018, 12:52 PM »
Welcome to a place where you can go beyond the screen and right into the middle of your favorite movies. Here you don't just watch the movies, you ride the movies. In this recreation you will see the iconic Universal Studios arches come to life and be a part of the action that is Universal Studios Florida.


Welcome to Universal Studios Florida!



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« Reply #1 on: December 11, 2018, 01:20 PM »
I love this! Big UO fan here, especially Halloween Horror Nights. Former Universal TM. Wife is current Universal TM. Cant wait to see more!

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« Reply #2 on: December 11, 2018, 06:47 PM »
I love this! Big UO fan here, especially Halloween Horror Nights. Former Universal TM. Wife is current Universal TM. Cant wait to see more!

Thanks! I am a big fan of Universal as well and I am very excited to be recreating this awesome park in RCT3!

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« Reply #3 on: December 11, 2018, 09:14 PM »
Looks like there's gonna be a little excitement in the ol' RCT3 forum for a while. Thanks to both of you for helping to keep it alive. :up:

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« Reply #4 on: December 12, 2018, 12:19 PM »
EXCITMENT
Will you do Dragon Challenge please?
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« Reply #5 on: December 13, 2018, 08:09 AM »
This looks amazing already. I am super excited to see the progress. I will say with the resources we have, recreations are not as hard as they were back in the day. The hard part is really staying true to the real park and using a mix of materials. By the looks of it, you are already a member who will impress us all.

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« Reply #6 on: December 13, 2018, 08:23 AM »
This looks amazing already. I am super excited to see the progress. I will say with the resources we have, recreations are not as hard as they were back in the day. The hard part is really staying true to the real park and using a mix of materials. By the looks of it, you are already a member who will impress us all.
Are you going to make a CTR or what?

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« Reply #7 on: December 13, 2018, 07:25 PM »
EXCITMENT
Will you do Dragon Challenge please?

I might consider doing that as a side project if there is enough interest in it, but for now I am focusing on Universal Studios Florida.

This looks amazing already. I am super excited to see the progress. I will say with the resources we have, recreations are not as hard as they were back in the day. The hard part is really staying true to the real park and using a mix of materials. By the looks of it, you are already a member who will impress us all.

Thanks for the kind words!  :)

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Re: Universal Studios Florida Recreation
« Reply #8 on: December 19, 2018, 05:49 PM »
Another former UO TM checking in! I like what you have done so far. I have some custom scenery that I was making for a similar project of mine that I've long abandoned. If you're interested in them, I'll gladly send them your way. I hate to see them go to waste. It's just the arch, some entrance buildings, and an unfinished globe. PM if you want them.

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« Reply #9 on: December 22, 2018, 09:43 AM »
Another former UO TM checking in! I like what you have done so far. I have some custom scenery that I was making for a similar project of mine that I've long abandoned. If you're interested in them, I'll gladly send them your way. I hate to see them go to waste. It's just the arch, some entrance buildings, and an unfinished globe. PM if you want them.

Thanks for the feedback so far! I sent you a PM regarding the CS sets.

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« Reply #10 on: December 26, 2018, 08:39 PM »
Welcome to Update #1 of my Universal Studios Florida Recreation! In this update we will look at the entrance of Universal Studios including: the entrance buildings, ticket windows, turnstiles, and a preview of Production Central. 


Update #1: The Park Entrance









Aerial Views of the Entrance Buildings:






Studio Sweets and On Location!




Aerial of the Entire Entrance Area:




Preview of Production Central:



That is all for this update. Let me know what you guys think of the park so far and any suggestions you have. In the next update we will enter into the Production Central area of the park.

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« Reply #11 on: December 26, 2018, 10:42 PM »
Looking good so far. The entrance looks just like the real one in Florida, with all the surrounding palm trees. I've been there once a few years back, so I look forward to watching this park grow.
« Last Edit: December 26, 2018, 11:42 PM by shyguy »
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« Reply #12 on: December 26, 2018, 11:04 PM »
I like that you're using both in-game and custom scenery, Darknight. Your computer will thank you for that as the park gets bigger. The tall palms lining the path just inside the entrance look stately. :)  Not sure about the fencing around those trees though, they sort of overpower the poor flowers underneath. Maybe add a few low-growing shrubs or plants with the flowers to add variety to the height? Not important, really. Just something that caught my eye.

Looking forward to seeing what Production Central has in store for us. :up:

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« Reply #13 on: December 27, 2018, 10:21 AM »
Looking good! I cannot wait to see you grow and develop, and it all starts with one project. Starting out, you are already setting the bar high which is always amazing. I am excited for this project and I wish you good luck!  :D

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« Reply #14 on: December 27, 2018, 02:10 PM »
Looking good man! Nice work!

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« Reply #15 on: December 27, 2018, 04:16 PM »
Looking good so far. The entrance looks just like the real one in Florida, with all the surrounding palm trees. I've been there once a few years back, so I look forward to watching this park grow.

Thanks Shyguy!

I like that you're using both in-game and custom scenery, Darknight. Your computer will thank you for that as the park gets bigger. The tall palms lining the path just inside the entrance look stately. :)  Not sure about the fencing around those trees though, they sort of overpower the poor flowers underneath. Maybe add a few low-growing shrubs or plants with the flowers to add variety to the height? Not important, really. Just something that caught my eye.

Looking forward to seeing what Production Central has in store for us. :up:

Now that you mention it I see what you mean regarding the fences. A couple of taller shrubs/flowers would definitely help that like you said. 

Looking good! I cannot wait to see you grow and develop, and it all starts with one project. Starting out, you are already setting the bar high which is always amazing. I am excited for this project and I wish you good luck!  :D

Thank you.  :)

Looking good man! Nice work!


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Re: Universal Studios Florida Recreation
« Reply #16 on: January 31, 2019, 09:13 AM »
Update #2 will be coming very soon!


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« Reply #17 on: January 31, 2019, 12:30 PM »
Looking good so far!

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« Reply #18 on: February 05, 2019, 09:31 PM »
Update #2 is finally here! In this update we will enter into the Production Central area of the park and see the completion of: The Boulangerie, Universal Studios Store, Despicable Me Minion Mayhem, Shrek 4-D, and a preview of the Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit rollercoaster.

Update #2: Production Central Part 1



Studio Sweets and The Universal Studios Store



On Location and The Boulangerie



The Boulangerie Seating Area



Universal Studios Store



Despicable Me Minion Mayhem







Shrek 4-D





Production Central Street View



Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit Preview





That is all for this update. Let me know what you guys think of the park so far and any suggestions you have. In the next update we will continue to explore the Production Central area of the park.

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« Reply #19 on: February 06, 2019, 12:59 PM »
Looking even better! Cant wait to see more!

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« Reply #20 on: February 06, 2019, 01:26 PM »
Progress is coming along very nicely. And great use of billboards.
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« Reply #21 on: February 06, 2019, 07:28 PM »
Looking good! I like the Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit you made, I am lazy and use the CT. I agree with Shyguy because you really hid the Nickelodeon walls well with the billboards. Keep up the good work!

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« Reply #22 on: February 08, 2019, 06:53 AM »
Agreed with Cody and ShyGuy. Great use of the billboards. When possible, maybe add some custom supports to HRRR.

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« Reply #23 on: February 08, 2019, 03:56 PM »
Progress is coming along very nicely. And great use of billboards.

Thanks!

Looking good! I like the Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit you made, I am lazy and use the CT. I agree with Shyguy because you really hid the Nickelodeon walls well with the billboards. Keep up the good work!

Yeah I really wanted to use the same building for Despicable Me Minion Mayhem in order to keep the realism of the park. That is how I came up with the idea of using the billboards and like you and Shyguy said, I think it came out pretty good.

Agreed with Cody and ShyGuy. Great use of the billboards. When possible, maybe add some custom supports to HRRR.

Thanks for the feedback. I am actually still working on Rip Ride Rockit so I may add those in if I have time. One of the key parts I want to focus on is the queue line/entrance courtyard as it is not very accurate in its current form.

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« Reply #24 on: February 24, 2019, 04:56 PM »
Update #3 has arrived! In this update we will take a look at the rest of Production Central. This includes: The Music Plaza Stage, Monster's Café, Transformers the Ride 3D, The Transformer's Meet and Greet, Donkey's Photo Finish, and another look at the Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit. With that said, lets go ride the movies!

Update #3: Production Central Part 2



The Monster's Cafe





Heading down 8th Avenue



Donkey's Photo Finish



Transformers Meet and Greet



You guys think he is an Autobot or Decepticon?



Transformers the Ride 3D (Still Under Construction)







Transformers the Ride 3D Extended Queue



Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit view from Citywalk



That is all for this update. Let me know what you guys think of the park so far and any suggestions you have. In the next update we will enter the New York area of the park.


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« Reply #25 on: February 25, 2019, 01:20 PM »
This is awesome! I love how you incorporated the billboards into the wall at Donkey's. Transformers is looking very nicely done. I love the mix of in-game and custom scenery! Nice work!

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« Reply #26 on: February 25, 2019, 04:18 PM »
Looking good! I agree with hhnman234 the transformers building looks great! I used to love making that building in my own style in the middle of studio parks. Keep up with the good work!

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« Reply #27 on: February 26, 2019, 05:12 PM »
This is awesome! I love how you incorporated the billboards into the wall at Donkey's. Transformers is looking very nicely done. I love the mix of in-game and custom scenery! Nice work!

Thanks for the feedback. Glad you like everything so far!

Looking good! I agree with hhnman234 the transformers building looks great! I used to love making that building in my own style in the middle of studio parks. Keep up with the good work!

Thanks! The only thing I wish I could have for the Transformer's building is the Optimus Prime statue. I could just use a billboard but it would not have the same impact. Unfortunately there are really no custom scenery sets out there for Transformers to use for that.

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« Reply #28 on: April 03, 2019, 08:08 AM »
Update #4 will be coming very soon!


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« Reply #29 on: April 04, 2019, 05:57 PM »
Update #4 has arrived! In this update we are actually going to head back to the entrance of Universal Studios as I have made some much needed updates. These updates include: all new landscaping/foliage, added planters, new entrance fountain, new billboard advertisements, a new Universal Studios entrance building(Special thanks to CaptainEO!), new ticket sale queues, and a preview of the New York area of the park.

Update #4: The Upgraded Park Entrance



New Universal Studios Administration Building(Set from CaptainEO)



New Fountain and Trees



New Billboards and added Foliage



Added Trees and Planters



New Ticket Queues



Overview of the New Entrance Area



New York Buildings Preview





That is all for this update. I would like to thank CaptainEO again for his awesome entrance building CS set! What do you guys think of the changes? Let me know in the comments below and next time we will definitely check out the New York area of the park in full detail.