Posted Monday, December 18, 2006 7:29 PM | Contributed by Jeff
Jeff, Catherine, Greg and Pat review this week's news in the amusement industry.
Link: CoasterBuzz Podcast
We started to get excited about bus lines with NO wheelchair people. It's sad we have to do that.
*** This post was edited by gomez 12/18/2006 11:45:56 PM ***
Universal has added Mummy, and Shrek 3D. I don't consider Twister to be that great of a show at all. I thought that movie stunk. They just need to update. I know they don't have the Murder She Wrote show, and the Alfred Hitchcock. That's okay, but they never replaced it either. Also, how many motion simulator things do they have? They have Shrek, Terminator 3D, Back to the Future, and Jimmy Neutron Boy. Those rides are just with different people. I forgot about Terminator altogether. They are all watching a screen.
The real rides where you are not in a motion simulator for Universal Studios (not Islands) is Men in Black (which is good), Jaws, Earthquake, ET, and the Mummy. There might be another one, but that's a lot where it's not a motion simulator. I don't know if I consider Twister a ride, but rather a show.
However, you have to remember that Universal is still a top attended park as it was somewhere around 6 million last year. So, they probably feel that they don't have to change anything drastically. Islands is so big that there are people walking around the park that count for all the people in the park. I think that shows what other parks should do. Make there park huge just so people have to walk around to get to attractions, or basically eat food. They should make there park really big because there are less people on the rides than.
Of course, Islands of Adventure has really added anything new, and they have less to do. They aren't making it bigger to gain more popularity. They should have added something new by now since they opened. Sure, it's a good park, but they might need one or two more attractions in there. They don't even have to be roller coasters. How many people are saying, let's do both of these parks in one day? I think too many like me.
For Disney, I completely agree with the buses. I'm not talking about a resort though. I just talking about the Animal Kingdom, EPCOT, Transportation, and the MGM buses. Those buses take too long to pick up people wherever you are. Sure, they are a convenience but they should just have more where you don't have to wait 2 times to go the Magic Kingdom which is almost like an hour or something.
I know they try to cram those buses up with people, but you are paying a lot of money, and you expect the buses to do a better job. That's why I like Disneyland better. Disneyland has both parks right next to each other, and you can just literally walk less than a block to get to the other park. Also, I don't have to go to 4 parks to get all my rides when I can get to 2 all so close.
We may be opinionated, but on this subject we're HARDLY ignorant.
It was a really nice perk to be able to buy, say an on-ride photo and a sweatshirt, and not have to carry it all day or find a locker.
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