Thursday, December 18, 2008

Islands of Adventure Artwork and Video Tribute



When Universal's Islands of Adventure theme park opened, everybody was stunned: So, Universal was able to build a theme park with a theming as good and detailed as Disney?
Yes, and there were good reasons for that : some of the creators of the park were former Disney Imagineers, and they did a real good job on IOA.

Anyway, the park is indeed beautiful, and here is a "portfolio" of some of the art-work done for each land of the park. In another part to be on line soon , you'll see photos of the huge model of the park , as well as more art-work that were display in the same room where i was invited years ago for a Universal press event. As always, click on each picture to see them in bigger size.





















And, to do things perfectly, you'll find below you tube videos of the Cat in the hat attraction, as well as those of "Poseidon's fury " attraction - that probably will be removed for their future Harry Potter's land - , Jurassic park river adventure, and the not-to-be-missed Spiderman ride.

Art-work: copyright Universal Studios











3 comments:

Anonymous said...

nice pictures !
I DO want to go~
RIGHT NOW ;P

Anonymous said...

IOA is a fantastic park, great to see all this wonderful artwork for it.
The Hulk is the best coaster ever!

Robert said...

This is indeed one of the best parks ever and so wonderfully themed.A very grown up park with some of the best attractons ever (Hulk/Spiderman)and with Mythos one of the best restaurants in a theme park.
Question for you Alain or anyone who can help me.
I was there for the opening and was filmed many times with movie cameras(one was I suppose fr a commercial),any idea where I can find these films???