Notice that the lift was up:
Notice that the water has been drained:
It's time to move on:
The restrooms near the comic shop are closed for refurbishment:
Concrete work was done in this area a few weeks ago:
And we are... moving on:
Something is definitely wrong with this Camp Jurassic slide. Here's how it looked last week:
A new sign was recently installed (photo taken yesterday):
In The Lost Continent, we noticed that the top of the arch located in front of the Court of Miracles is being refurbished. Notice the temporary color prevalent on the top portion of the wall:
A new, tiny Express sign has been installed near Sindbad's theater:
Let's now take a quick look around Seuss Landing:
I am curious why they needed to replace most of the Hulk? The ride is 16 years old. Is that the expected life cycle of a roller coaster? I thought with regular maintenance, rust control and maintenance, a roller coaster could last 20-30 years (unless it is outdated).
What is the purpose of the lift in the water?
It's possible that there's nothing wrong with Hulk and they just want to give guests a different, better ride after 16 years. It is in a prime location afterall. I think that's great.
It's also possible that the water has taken it's toll on it and aged it prematurely.
Maybe it has to do with the metal detectors they had people go through before riding to make sure everyone had all items out of their pockets since there was an issue with that. Maybe this would eliminate the metal detectors after the work is done? I'm not up to date on that story but recall hearing about the metal detectors.
In florida ypu have alot of salt air but yu are correct with proper maintaining that is not a big issue. The well believed theory is that Universal simply wanted to upgrade and bring a new better experience to the guests. The Hulk will receive all new trains as well and my guess is the new track and trains will do alot to adress the noise of the coaster operating. (The woosh) also is believed replacement of tire launch system to LIMs. The que is also being totally redone to bring a more realistic feel to the ride. (This might countinue throughout the land someday) but that is hear say. Universal actually upgrades rides ;)
The section that was near the water was always rusted.