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The Islands of Adventure That Never Was Part 4: Superman

When Islands of Adventure opened in the Summer of 1999, by far the stand-out attraction was The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man. Not only was the technology impressive, but the story was ingenious. For attractions, it’s particularly difficult to tell a truly linear story. Most dark rides rely on immersive scenery to place the rider in a

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The Islands of Adventure That Never Was Part 1: The Bat Wing

After Universal Studios Florida opened in 1990 and became a worthy contender to compete in the theme park capital of the world, a small task force was put together to expand the property. The plan was to build a second gate along with hotels and a central shopping and dining complex. As early as 1991,

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