Lord of the Rings: The ride. About time surely?

Saturday, December 21, 2002 8:42 AM

Having witnessed the amazing first and second films in the trilogy in the last two years I am waiting to hear who gets the Theme park rights to The Lord of the Rings. There is an endless line of posibilities for attractions following one of hundreds of different themes from middle-earth.

Has anyone here got any interesting ideas for a real LOTR ride or attraction or even a whole park!

I would personally love to see a spiderman type ride through the mines of moria or a huge themed ride around the dueling of saruman and Gandalf. An idea from the two towers is a B&M flyer themed on the idea of the Nazgul (black riders) new transport (won't spoil it for those that haven't seen it) flying over a ruined Gondor.

Anyone here got any ideas on companys gaining the rights (I would be annoyed if six flags got it!) or any ideas on rides??

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Saturday, December 21, 2002 8:48 AM

I bet if there is a Lord of the Rings type of ride, it will be a motion simulator. I doubt like Spiderman, but more like Star Wars, just better.

Edit: You can delete your other post about this, too.

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*** This post was edited by CobraRoller on 12/21/2002. ***

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Saturday, December 21, 2002 10:21 AM

I was thinking about this, and I think it would do best as a dark ride of some sort. Although I can see good reasons to have a 3-D EMV ride like Spiderman, I think a ride like Indiana Jones or Dinosaur would be the best.

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Saturday, December 21, 2002 10:22 AM

As much as I would like to see that, I doubt it will happen. Besides, nothing will be as exciting as the Two Towers.

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AkA somewhatchewy
"Evil will always triumph over good, because good is dumb." --Dark Helmet, Space Balls

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Saturday, December 21, 2002 10:41 AM

Some good ideas for a LOTR ride/park can be found at:

http://www.coasterbuzz.com/forums/thread.asp?ForumID=12&TopicID=27426

--Ryan

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Saturday, December 21, 2002 12:27 PM
While it would be tons of fun, a Lord of The Rings ride will most likely never happen. The estate of JRR Tolkien is notorious for keeping strict control of the property. Everything - props, sets, costumes, etc were destroyed afterwords so nobody could go to ebay and buy, say, Sting. If I remember correctly, the biggest hurdle to getting the films made was trying to come to a compromise as to what kind of marketing and merchandising would be allowed. Still, the thread from the RCT2 board is pretty fun.

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