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Volcano Bay Construction & Preview Discussion

Discussion in 'Volcano Bay Water Park' started by Brian G., May 28, 2015.

  1. Teebin

    Teebin Legendary Member

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    I purchased quite a few of them and the prices vary depending on growth rate. Date palms are deathly slow growers so cost the big bucks... $300-$500 per trunk foot. Queen and Washingtons are quite cheap; $375 for a 10-12 foot trunk tree, planting included. Cocos are fast growers, so I would imagine those are similar to the Queens.

    Important Note: Universal has power in buying such quantities and so the price for everything is probably a fraction of what you and I could expect.
     
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    I guess what I do not get (if those are coconut trees) is that I thought FL had laws about non native plants, but maybe I am mistaken and that is just something because I live so close to the Everglades?
     
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    First thing to note, these have been around a little while but I wonder if those vertical hanging supports will be permanent for the stairs at the top centre of the volcano...? I would hope not and hope they are just temporary however looking at the structure of the stair if they were removed I can't see how they would structurally support themselves....



    I like the colours of this tower



    The theming and smaller details are looking incredible too

     
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    volcano bay vector lunch 3.jpg

    A few colour tweaks and adding the Volcano Bay logo. Just the text to tidy up and finish tomorrow.
     
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    Surprised I didn't see him. I was filming VB at the same time yesterday. Kind of bummed I didn't notice those cool looking alligators. I got lots of cool other shots though. (Won't be up till tomorrow, I'm a little behind.)

    I started to put my hand on a handrail at the nearby CB parking garage but had to immediately abort. The amount of caked on layers of industrial dust is staggering. My guess is they will wait until the very last minute to remove all the covers, because this whole place is gonna need to be pressure washed a thousand times the week before opening.

    I remember the team members in The Tonight Shop were constantly dusting the displays the weeks leading up to the actual ride's opening. This reminds me of that.
     
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    It looks quite odd. I was hoping it was going to be structural to stick some volcano parts too.

    My faith in that happening is also dropping for the fact it looks like some of the water coaster isn't as protected as it was before.
     
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    Brian G. Staff Member Administrator

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    when is VB opening?

    How will tapu tapu work when I'm on a raft?

    How much is a burger?





    Sorry, kinda missed those posts. :lol:
     
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    You forgot to put each question in its own individual post!
     
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    No, you are correct. Florida has very strict laws, especially regarding fruit trees and plants. Other laws are about invasive species of plants crowding out Florida's indigenous (albeit sometimes boring) species.

    BTW: For any of you wanting a little plant tour... Forest Hills in Kissimmee is where I purchased most of my trees. The following pic is of the entrance drive and on the far right hand side you can see all of the field grown trees awaiting purchase.

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    That tree is really quite striking. I think I've spent more time just looking at that photo than I should have.
     
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    Thats an interesting question. All this time I assumed they would do it before they filled the wave pool so that large man lift could get to it. I'm not sure if that can reach it from the sides of the pool.
     
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    Spiderman - Spiderman, he can do it - I know he can!
     
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    I actually posted that on the VB Cabana's thread. xD

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    Whoops! I guess one could argue it's valid for both
     
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    My first thought was DISboards.
     
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