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Armageddon closing 1st April 2019

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Armageddon closing 1st April 2019
« on: December 10, 2018, 05:25:30 PM »
No it's not a joke despite the date.  ;D

Armageddon will be closing to be replaced by a Spider-Man attraction. Rumour has it the building will be expanded to fit something larger than the current footprint allows.

They've also released some nice new promo art of the area.



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Re: Armageddon closing 1st April 2019
« Reply #1 on: December 10, 2018, 05:37:27 PM »
Excellent news. And that concept art makes the whole area look really nice. Here's hoping it ends up looking like that.

As for expanding the show building, that's an interesting one. The can expand it to where the Armadillo is now - but that would only really work as a queue area. (Plus it encroaches on the Tower area).

The only other way is where Café des Cascadeurs is - and I remember rumours it was going anyway - however even that area is not huge.


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Re: Armageddon closing 1st April 2019
« Reply #2 on: December 10, 2018, 05:50:18 PM »
Looks like Restaurant des Stars is now going to be run by Pym Technology. In other words, lots of over sized props - I'm guessing they'll be getting some of the props from 'a bug's land' that's closed at DCA (to make way for Marvel Land).

EDIT: Should we have a dedicated thread just for all the Backlot / Marvel Land works?
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Re: Armageddon closing 1st April 2019
« Reply #3 on: December 10, 2018, 06:56:29 PM »
Great to see some more concept art! Rumour is the Spidey attraction going in to DCA will be similar to Toy Story Mania, if WDS is getting the same then maybe this is why the plan to bring TSM to Toy Story Playland was shelved?

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Re: Armageddon closing 1st April 2019
« Reply #4 on: December 10, 2018, 07:13:39 PM »
^There's a good chance that's one of the reasons.

I suppose Midway Mania is not completely off the table for WDS - (after all DCA will have both), however as its not already in the park 'Spiderman Mania' will offer a unique experince. Which is always a good thing.


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Re: Armageddon closing 1st April 2019
« Reply #5 on: December 12, 2018, 05:13:04 PM »
The extension of the Armageddon building will more than likely be to the right of it covering the area of cafe des cascadeurs.

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Re: Armageddon closing 1st April 2019
« Reply #6 on: December 12, 2018, 07:42:42 PM »
I wonder if it'll increase in height any? Studio 7 is not a particulary tall building from what I remember.


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Re: Armageddon closing 1st April 2019
« Reply #7 on: December 13, 2018, 09:33:51 AM »
The extension of the Armageddon building will more than likely be to the right of it covering the area of cafe des cascadeurs.


It is a large area if they use the space taken up by cascadeurs and possibly some of the stunt show building area. But the plans show a large path going down the side of Armageddon to the lake, keeping it quite tight. And I don't think they would want any Marvel to encroach on TOT, unless that's changing too  ;D ;D


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Re: Armageddon closing 1st April 2019
« Reply #8 on: December 16, 2018, 04:45:06 PM »
Looking at it, there's more space than I oringally thought. There is a sizable building behind the Cafe - it's got the same theming as the Tower - assuming this is nothing to do with that attraction, they can expand into that area easily.

As for Studios Blvd., if it does take a straight path from where the Tram Tour station is, there's still plenty of room to expand Studio 7. I'd guess it could go as far as where the prop cars in the Tram Tour are now. That'd also be a logical place to have a second entrance into Marvel Backlot.


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Re: Armageddon closing 1st April 2019
« Reply #9 on: January 11, 2019, 01:09:17 PM »
The promo art looks great. Armageddon was a bit outdated and wasn't something you'd go to multiple times like the other attractions.

 

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