The State of Universal: Are they going in the right direction?

On July 24, 2017, I made myself a promise that I've held to this day. The promise was that I would not step foot into another Universal park unless they installed an attraction that was a respectable replacement for Dueling Dragons/Dragon Challenge. Call me bitter, but the fact that they chose to remove a world class attraction unlike any other for reasons that are still unexplained is a thorn in the side of any theme park fan.

The issue with my ultimatum is that from Universal's point of view, that's a hard task to accomplish. Three of their newest attractions at either park at the Orlando resort have been screen-based simulator rides. When done the right way, a motion simulator is fine. Disney's Animal Kingdom's Flight of Passage simulator is one of the best attractions that I have ever ridden. But Universal's recent simulator rides have been widely rated as very mediocre or poor attractions.

I remember how greatly anticipated the Skull Island: Reign of Kong …

Introduction and About Me

For almost three years now, I have been going back and forth with creating my own website. On each attempt, it would reach a point where I would become overwhelmed with outside work, and not have the time anymore to continuously update my site. It's hard to gain an active following when your website becomes stagnant and stale, even if you attempt to reboot it months later.

Every time that I would step away from this project, I would begin to regret it as soon I would want to get back into writing again. I have tried many different things, YouTube, podcasts, even different features on the website itself, all to become as what we call SBNO in this industry, standing but not operating.

So how is this different? In my mind, a blog is the best platform for me. Unlike a website, it will require minimal maintenance and updates, while still allowing me to post my daily thoughts and tips. Over time, I can expand on this, reboot my YouTube channel, and much more. A blog can be compared to a…