How's Tomb Raider?

Sunday, September 8, 2002 3:55 PM
I know that Tomb Raider recently came out and I've never heard any reviews of it. What is it? and is it worth riding it or not?
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Sunday, September 8, 2002 3:57 PM
Its a themed top spin and it is probabaly worth waiting once just to see for yourself but sonce i have rode it quite a lot i wouldn't wait longer than 45 minutes now.

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Sunday, September 8, 2002 3:59 PM

I for one didn't like it. I waited an hour and I find other top spins much better unless your a themeing buff. As I've stated before... "Let's see how many veins we can make pop out of your head while we hold you upside down for 30 seconds on........ Tomb Raider: The Ride!!"

Besides that it was ok.

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Sunday, September 8, 2002 3:59 PM
Oh, I'll have to check it out possibly next time I'm in Ohio.
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Sunday, September 8, 2002 4:45 PM
I agree, the ride was nothing spectacular. It was well themed, but I wouldn't wait long (1 hr) for it again. Plus, while I was there, it was plagued by downtime.
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Sunday, September 8, 2002 4:55 PM
I loved the ride, except the upside-down hold, for it craushed my balls to be smashed. It also was short. Now that I think about it, TR could have been a much beter ride.

*** This post was edited by Mark B. on 9/8/2002. ***

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Sunday, September 8, 2002 5:46 PM
Yeah, Find a railing in your house. Make sure there is a post at the bottom. Turn out the lights, then slide down in, and rack yourself on the post. That is Tomb Raider!

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Sunday, September 8, 2002 6:44 PM
In June I only had to wait 15 minutes. The themeing was pretty darn good thought the ride was shorter than I would have liked.
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Sunday, September 8, 2002 7:17 PM

It was very multi-sensory and I enjoyed it a lot. The problem with asking a question like this on a board like this is that you will get answers like you just got from people will never be satisfied.

Go ride it yourself and then form your own opinion, don't let other's opinions sway yours.

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Sunday, September 8, 2002 7:47 PM

DLDude, that was the loudest, whole hearted laugh I have had all day, thanks to stupidity in the Browns game. Thank you for the visual.

I rode it in June, here's my take: We were first in line, outstanding theming, the Buddha room is a sight for the eyes. But, the ride itself.....blahhhhhh. Hum drum. I walked out, saying, "thanks, but no thanks!" Anyone who waits 45 minutes and comes out with the feeling of FoF or the Beast has just been put under PKI's spell of the Tomb.

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Sunday, September 8, 2002 7:54 PM

I enjoy it quite a bit. I have rode it 10 times this year and notice different stuff everytime.

It is a good ride for PKI as after all it is a THEME park.

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Sunday, September 8, 2002 8:55 PM
It sounds like TR is a good ride, and I've heard many people comment on the good theming. I've never been to PKI so I can't debate as to whether or not it was a good addition to the park or not.

But I remember last winter when the ride was under construction, there was a huge buzz on CB about it - probably bigger than any other ride that came out this year. I remember the huge arguments people would have about whether or not it was just a "Top Spin in a box." And I also remember that those who believed that it wasn't defended themselves by referencing PKI's press releases that claimed the ride was a "completely unique experience" that had never before been experienced.

So, what I'm wondering is how they got away with claiming this when they knew all along it was just an indoor Top Spin. I for one felt as though they were lying, and although I have never been there I was under the impression that Paramount was much more tactful than that. It sounded like something Six Flags would pull. Again, I'm sure it's a good ride, as all Top Spins are, and I'm sure the theming is fun, but did anyone else feel let down when the ride opened that it was a ride experience that they had had before?

~me

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Sunday, September 8, 2002 9:46 PM

I, for one, was very disappointed with Tomb Raider because of how it was advertised. Yes, techically it is a one-of-a-kind ride because it is the only indoor Top spin, but to claim that it is a "completely unique experience" is wrong. I still feel like Paramount lied to me. I do think Paramount usually has more class that that but I was still a little miffed by it all.

As for the ride itself, I probably would have liked it a lot more if I hadn't heard all the hype. It does need to be a bit longer but it is a cool experience.


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Monday, September 9, 2002 3:43 AM

Okay. #1 Tomb Raider is one of the longest rides in the park. It seems short because time flys when you're having fun! Which most of you won't admit too! Sad isn't it?

#2 the hanging upside down part was a little much but I enjoyed the blood rush and thought that it was a very kool effect. You're only upside down for 15 seconds and not 30 like some people have said!

#3 Althought many people haven't said this the ride has all of it's theming working at this moment. Many people have said that a lot of it's broken and the ride isn't the same anymore......not true.

#4 I personally LOVED this ride. It's a great improvement to PKI and is a welcome addition to Rivertown.

The only thing I didn't like about this ride......... The building could be painted a masonry color with vines down the side.....to give it more a a tomb look. Not a building.

But really go ride it for yourself! That's the only way you can find out if ya really like it or not.

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Monday, September 9, 2002 4:27 AM
Top Spin in a box
themeing doesn't change the ride
go do something else
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Monday, September 9, 2002 4:35 AM

Quickdog said:

Yes, techically it is a one-of-a-kind ride because it is the only indoor Top spin, but to claim that it is a "completely unique experience" is wrong.


How is it wrong if it's the only Giant Top Spin anywhere, indoors or not?

See, some people have this limited vision of the ride, and they just think "Top Spin," when I consider that only a part of the overall experience. I take it for what it is... a totally immersive dark ride experience. If it isn't unique, show me where there's another one, becuase I've yet to find it.

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Monday, September 9, 2002 6:13 AM
I was unimpressed with Tomb Raider, and I'm usually very easy to please when it comes to flat rides. Didn't like the 'hanging upside down' part, and I generally thought that the Top Spin would move at a faster clip. To those who've been on other Top Spins, are they all this slow?
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Monday, September 9, 2002 7:50 AM
No others aren't this slow. But if you were flying around in that building you wouldn't get to see all of the theming. Hence it'd be pointless.

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Monday, September 9, 2002 8:46 AM

I had never ridden a Top Spin, which is the only reason I didn't walk away from it feeling it was a complete turd. I've seen videos of regular Top Spins before, and it seems that the size of this one does more to it's detriment than it's aid.

Totally immersive dark ride experience? Nahh, that's Amazing Adventures of Spiderman at IOA.

Bottom line is, this is gonna start another For-Against discussion when that's been done a zillion times. Did you use the search feature? There's lots of threads that already have all this in it, and more.

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Monday, September 9, 2002 9:12 AM

Brian, please realize that us Floridians have set a standard for theming that is *virtually* unattainable....compare TR:TR to other themed rides in the midwest, and it comes out way ahead for me....the water effects, the lights, etc. Front-row ride was a LOT better, too....;)

Tomb Raider was a great dark ride/flat ride for what it was intended to do....Spidey is just an unfair comparison for ANY other flat ride...had a 45-minute wait yesterday when Hulk was a walk-on....I mean, that doesn't happen with ANY other flat I know of....but talk to anyone that HASN'T been on Spidey, and I think you'll hear how great the theming/storyline were...a *touch* more water, esp. in the back rows....and more *believable* lava, and the ride would be "the schitt" of Midwestern flatrides....

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