Kidsongs: Ride The Roller Coaster

Monday, March 7, 2005 4:10 PM
Ok, I stuck this on my netflix list just because I stumbled across it and thought the kids might like it.

It plays more like a promo of Magic Mountain circa 1990 than a kids entertainment DVD.

There's tons of ride footage from the park from back then - onride and off.

Assuming you can sit through a bunch of 9 year olds singing middle of the road non-offensive oldies that remotely relate to the ride they're on, it's a good chance to catch the park footage. (disclaimer: if you become suicidal while watching, I can't be held responsible)

It's so blatant in it's promotion that in the opening it shows the kids coming through the gate and telling the ticket taker things like "I wanna ride Ninja" or "I want to have demolition derby on the bumper cars" - then the first song (Let's Twist Again) takes place as the kids ride the Metro. It actually breaks down in the middle (the song, not the ride) and the kids point out rides saying things like "Look there's Ninja. It sure goes fast!" or "Hey Z-Force! I wanna ride that!"

That's about as far as we made it, my kids were not amused and I'm pretty sure just 6 minutes of the DVD made me diabetic.

Hilariously bad children's entertainment, blatant Magic Mountain promotion and a chance to see what the park looked like 15 years ago. (the answer there is: surprisingly nice)

Might be something to keep an eye for if any of those three interest you. :)

Monday, March 7, 2005 4:24 PM
That's what the mute button is for Gonchar. ;)
Monday, March 7, 2005 7:25 PM
Hah, already owned that VHS when it was first released many, many years ago. I watched it a few times for the rides back when I was a kid, now I wish I had it just for the reasons you stated above.
Monday, March 7, 2005 7:51 PM
The only good Magic Mountain movie is National Lampoon's Vacation when he takes over the park and forces the security guard to take him on all the rides. That's a great movie, and the even though it's at the end, the rest is good too.

It's hilarious when aunt edna (that was her name right) and she's put on the roof of the car.

I hate kids shows, I'm not looking forward to that when i get older lol.

Monday, March 7, 2005 11:41 PM
When I was in 6th grade I would wake up early in the morning to watch Bill Nye the Science Guy and then fall back to sleep... I'd always wake up during Kidsongs. Aweful, aweful show.
Tuesday, March 8, 2005 3:37 PM
I think we had 8 or nine of those KidSongs VHS tapes (not to mention all the Raffi stuff). I don't recall the roller coaster one, though.

After having to endure them for a couple of years when Ian was a toddler, there is no way I can force myself to purchase the roller coaster one on DVD.

Tuesday, March 8, 2005 3:42 PM
I'm normally ok with kids stuff in general and have even been to known to watch kids shows when no kids are around, but this thing was just unbearable.

The Magic Mountain scenes couldn't even save it for me. :)


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