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.
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.
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... ;)
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.
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.
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. ;)
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***