IOA-Suess Landing Q

Friday, June 18, 2004 11:03 PM
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!
Friday, June 18, 2004 11:04 PM
It is Sylvester Monkey McBean's Very Unusual Driving Machines. It has never opened.
Saturday, June 19, 2004 12:14 AM
I wasn't aware it was supposed to ever be a ride.

But it does have a character that moves along it. The track also goes through the circus-tent-shaped restaurant in Suess Landing.

Saturday, June 19, 2004 12:16 AM
This is my first post in months (busy posting over at 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.
Saturday, June 19, 2004 7:42 AM
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
Saturday, June 19, 2004 10:23 AM
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***

Saturday, June 19, 2004 10:32 AM
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?
Saturday, June 19, 2004 1:33 PM
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...;)

Saturday, June 19, 2004 4:33 PM
You know, I thought about the accessibility thing and I didn't see any particular point that I thought would be difficult to get at. I'm not doubting what you say, I just didn't see it.
Saturday, June 19, 2004 5:18 PM
Weren't the cars also able to be bumped? Like you could bump into the car in front of you.

Why do I have that in my head?

Saturday, June 19, 2004 6:25 PM
Hey! I actually retained info from 2 years ago!

A few brain cells left functional :)

I always wonder if the excuses (answers?) everyone gets about this ride are true. It all seems like things that would be thought of or thought out before actually building a ride.

Sunday, June 20, 2004 12:16 AM
At the very least, you'd think they'd do what they need to do to allow it to operate.
Sunday, June 20, 2004 3:34 PM
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?
Monday, June 21, 2004 1:14 PM
If anybody is still wondering what this ride is, here are a couple of pictures I found (w/ the Sneetches driving around the place) from the last time I visited IOA this past March.

Monday, June 21, 2004 1:50 PM
I agree with what you said, Lord Gonchar. You would think everything would have been worked out before they built it.
Monday, June 21, 2004 2:00 PM
Well, it just makes sense to me. Who builds a ride then says "Oh wait, there's no way to get people off if there's a problem"

BTW, there's tons of info available on this ride courtesy of a simple google search.

Specifically, there is some info and good pics at IOA Central - they used to have photos from a 'behind the scenes tour' available but the pics seem to be gone.

*** Edited 6/21/2004 6:01:02 PM UTC by Lord Gonchar***

Monday, June 21, 2004 9:54 PM
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.
Monday, June 21, 2004 11:59 PM
great pics and info! thanks everyone...i hope this ride opens some day!
Wednesday, June 23, 2004 11:23 PM
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.


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