BGW: What replaced Questor?

Monday, July 15, 2002 11:06 PM
Not really a coaster question :)
But I haven't been to BGW since Ireland opened, and I'm curious what replaced Questor (the old sim). Is this where Corkscrew Hill went?
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Tuesday, July 16, 2002 12:41 AM
There was a Questor at BGT, as well. Haven't been there in a few years, but what replaced that? It was a good ride, IMHO.

~me

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Tuesday, July 16, 2002 1:32 AM
Yes, Corkscrew Hill replaced Questor when Hastings became Killarney, Ireland.

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Tuesday, July 16, 2002 8:56 AM
Thanks X Factor. That's what I figured since I can't imagine anywhere else in that space where they could've put a new sim. But unfortunately the park map on the BG website... well, sucks lol.
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Tuesday, July 16, 2002 9:51 AM
nelson324, BGT's Questor (a truly nauseating Sim if ever there was one) has been replaced by Akbar's Adventure Tours, taking you through Egypt...where else? A kind buzzer DID let me know that Akbar is in fact portrayed by the one and only Jiminy...er, Martin Short.....
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Tuesday, July 16, 2002 10:19 AM
Well both Corkscrew Hill and Akbar made me want to sit in an unmoving seat for a while. I dont know if I'm getting old or what, but those two rides SUCKED! Most sims I can handle fairly well, but I notice it was a similar motion (riding a camel in Akbar, riding an equine in Corkscrew hill) that made me queasy.

I had to eat to settle myself (too much juice sloshing around)
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Tuesday, July 16, 2002 10:22 AM
Wasn't Questor first replaced by King Arthur's Challenge or some such thing? Then that was replaced by Corkscrew Hill?

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Tuesday, July 16, 2002 10:19 PM

All I know was Questor was absolutely incredible, and to this date, I have yet to ride any sim that blows me away with the "truest" sense of falling. It was mind-blowing.:)
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Wednesday, July 17, 2002 3:04 AM

"I have yet to ride any sim that blows me away with the "truest" sense of falling. "

I don't see Islands of Adventure on your track list, so if you ever do get a chance to check it out I think Spider-Man's "400 foot" drop will leave an impression on you.

To be fair, I never went on Questor at either park. Disneyland's "Star Tours" has a fairly cool falling sequence, but nothing like Spider-Man.

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Wednesday, July 17, 2002 6:01 AM

the reason "Queasy Questor" got its nickname is because, as is often the case with Sims, the timing of the movie vs. the motion of the seats was just *a bit* off......doesn't take much, and I think everyone is different in terms of how far *off* the timing would need to be to suffer the ....effects.....

Spidey just takes other dark rides, and gets them ready for the 22nd century....soooo advanced, well-timed, perfect effects......simply "AMAZING"...;)

*** This post was edited by rollergator on 7/17/2002. ***

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Wednesday, July 17, 2002 7:06 AM

Questor was one of my all-time favorite flight sims. I believe the ride opened in 1990 and if my memory serves me, the ride cabins were larger than those found on rides like Star Tours. The storyline was pretty thin, but the whole concept of going through "Earth, water, and fire" was very well-done. I never found it to be queasy by any means... just a bit violent.

If there was one thing I didn't like about Questor, it was the extremely confining entrance path. It was themed like a cave and featured "blueprint-like drawings" on the walls and cool sound effects such as water dripping. However, it was not exactly good for us claustrophobic types. On my last visit to BGW in 1998, the building housing Questor was closed. I believe King Arthur had run its course at that time and the ride sat vacant until the 2001 season.

While this may be slightly off-topic, my vote for "queasiest simulator" goes to Epcot's "Body Wars". That was the closest I have ever come to losing my lunch on a ride in recent years.

Ray P. (who did get to ride Drachen Fire twice on his last BGW visit...not knowing the ride would close for good just 5 days later)

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Wednesday, July 17, 2002 8:04 AM

Too bad, the entrance to Corkscrew hill is also very confining, and I have a friend who also has problems with it. It is long, small, and confining. The ride is good though, much better than Action F/X up the road.

I just rode Meteor Attack, and it was the worst film I had ever seen. The preshow was not on, so I had no idea what was going on. After random, hard to follow flying we somehow saved the planet, informed by an action figure (apparently, we are not human!). Corkscrew Hill is much better, though the sensory drop on it does not even compare to Spiderman's (the 3D is done by the same company).

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Wednesday, July 17, 2002 1:29 PM
My family enjoyed Corkscrew Hill very much. We found it to be a great family simulator with a story that appeals to both kids and adults. Neither my "aging" parents nor my siblings or myself found it to be queasy at all. Anyone who hasn't been there should check it out.
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Wednesday, July 17, 2002 1:41 PM

No, I haven't ridden Spider-man or any other sim in years, with the exception of Back to the Future at Universal. I guess I need to get "back out there." eh?
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