I've heard more from other techs that Twister and now DISASTER are definitely leaving town for good. Only thing is no one seems to know what's replacing either of these attractions.
The barges that you have been reporting about weeks ago had to have been used Saturday night for a convention called "Ride On." I did not go to the convention, but I saw the fireworks [from] CityWalk that night and even have a few photos!Multiple sources (including the well-informed Screamscape) stated many times that a nighttime show will NOT be coming to Islands of Adventure for many multiple reasons. That said, our Reader has something to add to this subject. Take a look, and take everything with a grain of salt.
Two nights ago they were testing the fireworks out for the VIP event last night. I overheard 2 techs talking about it. The one said that "since we are going to have fireworks now at IOA I don't know what's going to happen..." Unfortunately they both walked away and I didn't hear the rest. It sounded like universal might add a show after all. Maybe they killed 2 birds with one stone by putting on a fireworks display for a paying group, but also tested out their options. It's a perfect guise if you ask me.
It didn't open six years ago. It used to be called Earthquake and was basically the same ride.
I truly enjoy both of these attractions, as they are some of the only remaining "behind-the-scenes" attractions at USO. If they had to get rid of one I would say Twister. Disaster is quite fine and the refurb made it better and more memorable.
As Callie said, Disaster is one of the "how we make movies" that remain. Universal is going away from that concept and it's logical it leaves. Twister is a one trick pony. I my eyes both ride are still worth a ride and they first should kill of the horrible Fear Factor show before anything else.