March 30'th is dooms day for "Back to the future"

Tuesday, March 13, 2007 10:29 AM
The park made it official that march 30'th will be your last chance to hop into a time machine.

It seems that they are going to replace the ride with a simpsons themed ride. Do you think the simpsons still hold enough weight to have there own attraction?

It just seems like there are many other movies/ themes that they could have based an attraction on.

Tuesday, March 13, 2007 10:57 AM
I won't miss it. I've been on the ride once, and I never wanted to ride it again.
Tuesday, March 13, 2007 10:58 AM
I was so happy that BTTF was still open for my visit a few weeks ago. I've always been a fan of that ride, but it's lost a lot of its original "Wow factor." I'm at peace with it now. ;)

How about South Park: The Ride?

Tuesday, March 13, 2007 10:59 AM
Good riddance. The thing was terrible back in 1993 and was still terrible a decade later when I decided to give it another chance.

As for The Simpsons, I'm psyched. That's long been one of my favorite TV shows and with the new movie coming out this June, I have a feeling the franchise is going to see a major increase in popularity.

The Simpsons is going to go down as one of the greatest shows in the history of TV, yet it took almost two decades to work them into a theme park? For shame.

Tuesday, March 13, 2007 11:09 AM
Yea, its been a few years since I have been on the ride, but it was in ruff shape.

The film was grainy, half the effects did not work like they used to, and the pre show movie did not even play.

Tuesday, March 13, 2007 12:06 PM
Yeah, I rode the one in Florida the year it came out. It was definitely "WOW!" at that time. I finally got to ride the one in Cali 2 years ago. It was still pretty neat but I was more like "Hmm, well, it's still a little cool. But this is SO 90's!" We rode twice in a row and didn't even have to leave the station!

I don't think there was any significant line that whole day.

Ah, well. I am at peace with it as well. ;)


Tuesday, March 13, 2007 12:18 PM
At least they are giving a "heads up" for people to get a last ride in on it. I can name several parks that just close down a attraction without warning.
Tuesday, March 13, 2007 3:27 PM
Simpsons ride based on Bart's skateboarding intro to the show....sign me up!

Of course, I'd rather have Futurama, Boondocks, or Robot Chicken...LOL!

I'll probably give BTTF a final go-round, like I did for Kong (for which we also got plenty of notice). With any luck, the difference in quality/intensity between the old attraction and the new one will rival what became of Kong... ;)

Tuesday, March 13, 2007 3:29 PM
never had a chance to ride the thing. eiher way, all good things...(yadda, yadda, yadda).
Tuesday, March 13, 2007 4:24 PM
I'll be in Orlando on the last week of operation. Should I avoid Universal on the 30th and do Islands of Adventure or a Disney Park that day? I was thinking either I.O.A or the Studios on the 30th but this could cause change of plans.
Tuesday, March 13, 2007 5:17 PM
While I never like to see a ride disappear, I was unimpressed with BTTF when I was at Universal Florida 18 months ago. I usually tolerate motion simulator rides OK, but between the grainy film and jerky motion, I ended up with a bit of a headache from it.
Tuesday, March 13, 2007 5:42 PM
Jarred the hell out of me the last time I rode in June 2006. Good riddance.
Tuesday, March 13, 2007 5:50 PM
I liked it when it opened - nothing like it then. But, it's time to for it to go.

It's still better then a lot of motion simulators, though.

Tuesday, March 13, 2007 6:21 PM
Can I be at Peace not having ridden it?

Uhm, Yeah.


Tuesday, March 13, 2007 8:02 PM
It's still popular. I waited about 90 minutes for it a few weeks ago. I wasn't going to pass up a chance to ride it one last time. The people I rode with commented it was the best ride at the park. As much as I love the ride, I'd say Mummy is far better, but it showed me that the ride is still well liked even in its current condition. I so wish they'd just update the ride. Noting like flying through time at 88mph in a DeLorean. ;)
Tuesday, March 13, 2007 9:03 PM
I didn't think Back to the Future it was too bad of a ride in the front of the car. Although it was painful in the back of the car.

Simpson eh? A Simpsons ride could be good. I do, however, think that Simpsons is past its prime.

Edit: I do have to say that Back to the Future had one of my favorite theaming elements in either of the Universal Parks: The Far Side comic in the pre-show room. *** Edited 3/14/2007 1:41:17 AM UTC by 0g***

Tuesday, March 13, 2007 9:36 PM
For the best visual experience, it's better to sit in the back row. Then you can't see all the other DeLoreans flying along side ya. :)
Tuesday, March 13, 2007 9:59 PM
The only problem with sitting in the backrow is claustrophobia tends to sit in about halfway through the movie. Especially if you don't get to sit in the middle.
Tuesday, March 13, 2007 10:42 PM
See, I'd say that's even worse on Spidy. Besides it's just like sitting in a car. ;)
Tuesday, March 13, 2007 11:11 PM
You know, with all the hooplah on this website, I thought this ride was closed last fall.

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