I just went to IOA for the second time and I was wondering what exactly is the deal with the track in the air that goes all around suess landing? Was it a ride at some time or is it going to be a ride? For some reason I sort of remember the first time I went to IOA a few years ago it said it was going to be a Sneeches ride? Anyone know what the deal is? Thanks for the help!
This is my first post in months (busy posting over at boxofficemojo.com) and the reason it did not open was becase there were no fire escapes, and no way to build them w/o destroying the beauty of Seuss Landing.
interesting! So it will prob. never be open? DOes anyone one have pics of the cars or the insides of the ride area? I'm just curious becasue if this problem was somehow fixed it could be a realy enjoyable ride
There are several problems with this ride.Evacuation when stuck.It goes above the food court and they are afraid people on ride will spit or throw thing down in peoples food.They send the cars out with sneeches in them sometimes so they can say they are getting some use out of it.There are probably other problems and considerations we do not know about.Such as they may have a completion bonus due the company that put it up if it is ever used. I think they went bankrupt.There may also be a weight problem six full sized adults may be to much weight for it or it may wave to much in the wind and people would get seasick.Those last two are guesses on my part but i do not think they will ever use this ride.
P.S. these problem are all fixable but i doubt they want to spend the money to fix this ride would be very slow loading. *** Edited 6/19/2004 2:33:44 PM UTC by kevin38***
The only credible thing I've heard has to do with the fire escape problem. That's about the most ridiculous thing I've heard because there are rides like this at many parks (you know, the little helicopters). What annoys me the most is that they have a ride that likely cost a million or more and they can't find a way to make it available for use?
But Jeff, the "little helicopters" at the Paramount Parks are READILY accessible with a crane...due to the buildings and "topography" of Seuss Landing, there's several places where those cars would be REALLY tough to evacuate in case the ride stopped....and considering O-towns propensity for lightning strikes, they could literally stop ANYWHERE...
Props to Maddie for getting the name EXACTLY right, it ain't easy...;)
Finally, I have pics WITH Sneeches and "sans Sneeches", so when I get home later today I'll try and find a couple to post...Orlando, there's SO much more than just the parks...;)
It just seems like such a waste to not have it open and the fact that it could BUMP into other cars sounds really neat! Suess landing has only a hand full of rides n e ways so I think it would be a great addition to spend some money on it and get it operational. Oh and sorry about starting this as a topic since it has been talked about twice already. I also didn't know that the ground of suess landing was Styrophome. Anyone have pics of this ride?
To me, it dosen't look as if someone would have a problem getting off the ride if need be, but with that type of car, it looks like it would be way too easy for little ones to get out and fall...I just rode Chopper Chase for the first time in May, and you can't bump or get out of that thing, they should look into that type of refurb to get it up and running.
PKI and Carowinds have those "little helicopters" and you also have the Sky Cruisers at Legoland with the same setup (pedal and they go faster -- but it will coast along even if you don't -- and they will always slow when there is a car ahead of them, so, no, you can't bump those ahead of you).
The concern of people spitting down is a bit out there because the same can be said of Disney's TTA as it does circle over guest areas -- however, that one can be evacuated as the track is railed on both sides and wide enough.
The part where it circles past Circus McGurkus could be fixed with plexiglass or any other clear partition.