MGM and Six Flags launching Stargate-themed interactive rides

Posted Tuesday, March 30, 2004 6:34 PM | Contributed by supermandl

MGM's syndicated Stargate SG-1 television show will be the basis for a simulator film showing at three Six Flags parks this year, including Marine World, Kentucky Kingdom and Great America. Stargate SG 3000 features a four-minute simulation film that lets audiences experience what happens when they soar through the Stargate into different dimensions. The 20-minute overall guest experience includes a themed queuing area, the mission briefing/pre-show and the motion simulator theater.

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Tuesday, March 30, 2004 7:45 PM
Well there goes Dinosphere..Oh I will miss thee!
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Tuesday, March 30, 2004 9:29 PM
Hurray a new ride for Great America. We are really getting lucky this year. A new coaster and what 5,6 new rides. What a great year. One question however will the ride replace the spaceship ride. I really think anything would be better then that. Well wherever it goes I'm happy.
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Tuesday, March 30, 2004 10:01 PM
Hmm... sounding a bit Mission Bermuda Triangle - esque from SFWoA the last few years. It is the only motion simulator I knew Six Flags to own. I'm guess because of its location in the park GL will be getting rid of it.
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Tuesday, March 30, 2004 10:19 PM
Antuan, Dinosphere wasn't played at all last year... it's been playing 7th Portal. The Dino theme and name really confused some guest!
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Tuesday, March 30, 2004 10:52 PM
SFWoA was going to have this film as well, making it four parks. I wonder if the film will be included in the sale.
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Tuesday, March 30, 2004 11:41 PM
.. dont' hold your breath for anything to really survive on that side of the lake at GL ..
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Wednesday, March 31, 2004 12:21 AM
Do these parks already have motion simulator rides that are being rethemed?
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Wednesday, March 31, 2004 12:26 AM
Yes, we have an iWerks theater with a pretty huge screen at Marine World, it's at least 50 feet from top to bottom with the moving seats. I heard from a pretty reliable source the theme on the Marine World one won't be so great, and that the film itself it pretty sub-par. Oh well, I hope they're wrong!
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Wednesday, March 31, 2004 8:03 AM
SFKK also has an existing motion sim theater. The last time I bothered to check, it was playing the "Dino" themed film as well.

Jerry

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Wednesday, March 31, 2004 11:13 AM
Great America has a fairly large simulator, which has a fairly uncompromising theme sticking out of the building: A full-size mock-up of a Space Shuttle (minus one wing). The thing was called "Space Shuttle America" when it opened, and played that movie for the past few years as well. Somehow they managed to justify the space shuttle theme with a Dinosaur program for a couple of years in the middle. I've only seen "Space Shuttle America," but between that movie and the few things I heard about the dinosaur one, I never had any desire to see the dinosaur program. Frankly, while I don't want to disparage an added bonus, I can't say I'm particularly glad we're getting this addition. Simulators, especialy large-scale ones, just don't seem to be able to cut it. Though, I suppose, if nothing else, this will draw some people out of the line for the other stuff we're getting!
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Wednesday, March 31, 2004 2:14 PM
I was sent these links about the original in Germany that may intrest some of you.

Movie scenes:

http://www.freizeitparkfun.de/space_center_bremen_2.htm

http://www.johnwallin.net/stargate.htm

Movie description:

http://www.filmimaging.com/2003/11_nov/news/blur1106.htm

Pic of Satra:

http://tools.search.yahoo.com/language/translation/translatedPage.php?tt=url&text=http%3a//www.space-park-bremen.de/stargate_3000.html&lp=de_en

Que theming:

http://www.freizeitpark-welt.de/freizeitparks/space_center/scb_park_star t.php?id=43

*** This post was edited by GoliathKills 3/31/2004 2:20:43 PM ***

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