Last Back To The Future ride will finally close at Universal Studios Japan

Posted Friday, April 1, 2016 9:35 AM | Contributed by Jeff

The beloved motion simulator thrill ride first opened in Florida in 1991 and California in 1993 and, well over a decade later, it was starting to show its age in a big way. Not even a time travel ride can remain young forever. One version lived on, though. Back to the Future: The Ride opened at Universal Studios Japan in 2001 and it became the last place on the planet that fans could experience this attraction. But alas, all good things must come to an end: Universal has announced that the final incarnation will shut down soon.

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Friday, April 1, 2016 4:39 PM
rollergator's avatar

So, after the USJ ride closes, the only way to get a ride on BTTF will be to go...


(Happy Friday, and you're all welcome for the earworm)....

You still have Zoidberg.... You ALL have Zoidberg! (V) (;,,;) (V)

Friday, April 1, 2016 11:16 PM
LostKause's avatar

I'd say that "Beloved" is a stretch. Good riddance. The BTTF movies suck. The headache-inducing ride sucked.

I know, I know. I'm weird.

Saturday, April 2, 2016 1:03 AM
Thabto's avatar

This is heavy!


Saturday, April 2, 2016 3:27 AM

Why are things so heavy in the future? Is there a problem with the Earth's gravitational pull?

Saturday, April 2, 2016 9:53 AM
Bakeman31092's avatar

LostKause said:
The BTTF movies suck.

Wow Travis, I didn't know people like you existed.

But, since you're new here, I'm going to cut you a break. Today. So one that you make like a tree and get out of here.

Saturday, April 2, 2016 1:45 PM
Tekwardo's avatar

Great Scott!!

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Saturday, April 2, 2016 3:56 PM
ApolloAndy's avatar

1.21 Jiggawatts! (sic)

Hobbes: "What's the point of attaching a number to everything you do?"
Calvin: "If your numbers go up, it means you're having more fun."

Saturday, April 2, 2016 6:16 PM
Tekwardo's avatar

Jiggawatt, jigga who?

Wait, never mind...

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Sunday, April 3, 2016 12:52 PM

The Blu Ray editions of BTTF are encoded with DBOX motion codes. So if someone out there had more money than brains, they could keep the ride alive in their home theater. It's only about $10,000 for a chair and decoder.

BTW, to phrase one of the movie tag lines for the closure of the last ride,

"It's About Time!"


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