Back to the Future part of the past

Monday, July 24, 2006 11:17 PM
Robocoaster's avatar I'm curious if you have noticed it getting rougher, or feel it's always beaten you up.

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Monday, July 24, 2006 11:20 PM
Gasp, no! I, no, we as a family love that ride. That was one of the few rides that we could all ride together. Good times were shared on that ride, including the part with the dino at the end.

Sad to see it go. I guess that means our set of shot glasses of that ride are worth something now?

-nesdude


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Monday, July 24, 2006 11:29 PM
Mamoosh's avatar Robo - last time I rode it [a few years ago] is was quite rough and I vowed not to ride it again. My partents took my two nephews [6 & 8] there last week and they said it was horrible.
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Tuesday, July 25, 2006 12:50 AM
Hmmm. Wonder if this is an east coast/west coast thing? I rode the one at USH about 2 years ago. Although the thing was really dated, I don't remember it being particularly rough. I thought Race For Atlantis at Ceasar's was much worse.

I do think it's time to retire the thing, but I'll still be sad to see it go. I thought Star Tours was amazing when it first opened and BTTF completely blew that out of the water.

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Tuesday, July 25, 2006 1:01 AM
Mamoosh's avatar DevilDucky - we live in LA so its the west coast version I'm referring to.
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Tuesday, July 25, 2006 1:56 AM
rollergator's avatar

Peabody said:Honestly, I'm thrilled. While I loved the movie, cars, etc in BTTF, I didn't know you could get beat up while riding a simulator until I rode that thing...OUCH!

As a Simpsons fan, I'm even more thrilled


Agree, totally, on both counts....next up: let's put the *bite* on Jaws... ;)

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Tuesday, July 25, 2006 12:50 PM
Jaws isn't physically painful, though.
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Tuesday, July 25, 2006 12:54 PM
my son (14) is a huge bttf fan (he is obsessed with the movies and collects all memorabilia). we went in march and rode it about 20 times. i didnt think it was that rough, and although dated, it is a classic. we always ride it when we are there. apparently the crowds thought it was worth it too because it still had one of the longest lines of all the rides (thank god we stayed on property and had express passes). Do you think they will sell/auction props from the ride? i would love to get some of it for him. (a delorean car would be sweet!)

Its a shame to see the oldies go, but i guess thats progress. i am sure jaws is next.


...location and theming...thats the ticket....not always height or speed...
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Tuesday, July 25, 2006 1:14 PM
Mamoosh, I live in LA as well and I've never found the ride all that rough. Dated yes, rough? Not really. I did find the the Florida version to be rougher. YMMV.

I've always found the Star Trek and Atlantis rides to be much rougher experiences as well.

Either way, why is the Hollywood version staying and the Florida version leaving? Perhaps it's a 'one at a time' thing?

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Tuesday, July 25, 2006 5:06 PM
rollergator's avatar ^ Just thinking here, DWeaver...

USF took out Kong to put in Mummy and kept ET, while USH took out ET to put in their (different) Mummy attraction. My guess is that they're trying to keep the parks *similar in FEEL*, while allowing a great deal of diversity in attractions.

BTW, best ride at USF *is* Mummy....at USH, no doubt, it's the studio backlot tour. (And I don't ever care for movies)... ;)

P.S. I can't say I found either to be *rough* per se, but poorly-synched in terms of movies vs. ride motions....makes for queasy guests...not QUITE as bad as Body Wars, but right up there...ugh!


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Tuesday, July 25, 2006 5:17 PM
ApolloAndy's avatar What're the differences between the mummies?

Hobbes: "What's the point of attaching a number to everything you do?"
Calvin: "If your numbers go up, it means you're having more fun."

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Tuesday, July 25, 2006 9:21 PM
Mamoosh's avatar Wow...there are lots. Where were you when the rides debuted and the differences were being discussed? ;)

IIRC....

Florida's version is longer, has more pre-launch, has an inclined launch section, and has a totally different ending with fire effects.

California? Shorter track length, only 2 rooms pre-launch, horizontal launch, short backwards section, totally lame ending.

Someone want to help me out here??

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Tuesday, July 25, 2006 10:05 PM
Florida version = Rocks!

Cali version = Sucks!

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Tuesday, July 25, 2006 10:06 PM
It was a pretty fun ride but it was like 10 years or more since ive been there.
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Tuesday, July 25, 2006 10:12 PM
rollergator's avatar LOL, all the SoCal'ers agree, DWeaver....I thought while *ours* is CLEARLY the better ride, the USH ride isn't as horrible as the reviews. The backwards COASTING is something ours doesn't really do, and yours has a LONG backwards ride. Just doesn't really have any airtime...and the effects aren't nearly so good. Meh, yours DOES kinda stink....carry on... ;)

LOL, they're both good at bringing you INTO the movie, and USH's is an OK ride. Just OK.

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Tuesday, July 25, 2006 10:31 PM
I'm very sad to see BTTF: The Ride close. When I was at Universal back in 1992, I fell in love with the ride...course I liked the movies as well. While most of the other rides they had there were sweet, i.e. King Kong, I wanted to go and ride BTTF again and again. Oh well, guess you have to move with the times.
"What we do in life, echos in eternity." Top 3 Wooden Coasters: Voyage, Thunderhead, The Raven. Top 3 Steel Coasters: Griffon, Magnum XL-200, Apollo's Chariot. 100th coaster: Voyage
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Wednesday, July 26, 2006 3:22 PM
ApolloAndy's avatar

Mamoosh said:
Wow...there are lots. Where were you when the rides debuted and the differences were being discussed?

Probably at some park having a good time. :P ;)


Hobbes: "What's the point of attaching a number to everything you do?"
Calvin: "If your numbers go up, it means you're having more fun."

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Wednesday, July 26, 2006 3:31 PM
HUGE Simpsons fan here I can not wait to check out the simpsons ride or as it is being called.

The Simpsons: Sprint Through Springfield

Just so you guys know back when IOA was still in concept stages they wanted to theme an island around the simpsons universe.

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Wednesday, July 26, 2006 10:31 PM
I always thought fast and the furious would be a much better ride concept then the simpsons...but....I love the simpsons! That is the best tv show ever!

Speaking of outdated though, aren't the simpsons just as old of a show as BTTF is?


Kyle Says: Diamondback was a lot of fun! Made his first time at Kings Island worth it all!

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Wednesday, July 26, 2006 10:40 PM
Mamoosh's avatar 1985 - First "BTTF" movie released.

1987 - The Simpson's first airing on the Tracey Ulmann Show, as a commercial bumper.

1989 - First episode of The Simpson's TV show.

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