What is your most memorable moment from a movie or television show?
Mines from a movie is National Lampoon's Vacation when they went to Wally World (which I think that most of know by now that that thats SFMM). When I see them ride Colossus and Revolution it brings back good old memorys of how those rides use to be.
My other memorable moment from a tv show is a epsisode of 90210 when they went to SFMM and it think it was around the time Viper first opened. When I saw them on the ride I was terrifed of the thought of me riding that ride. After I saw them on that ride I was like I'm never gonna ride that ride!
I would have to also say Vacation. The best part is after running all the way to the entrance, the look on Clark's face when he saw they were closed. That was hilarious. It was also funny when he punched the Moose in the face. One thing that was strange is that they were the only car in the lot. You would think that they would wonder why no other cars, such as employees, were there. It also didn't seem to be too early in the day.
As far as a TV show, I guess the Brady Bunch at KI.
Definately National Lampoon's Vacation, and when I was looking like a fool on the discovery channel in back of magnumdan riding Magnum. ----------------- Corey "Have you ever tried backing out of a drive-through bank?" - George Carlin
I also wondered about Vacation and why they weren't a little suspicious to be the only car in the lot. Then I realized that, like usual, Clark Griswold is the master of denial. ----------------- You can't spell "dishonorable" without "honorable."
The Hulk in House on Haunted Hill, when they wanted a "screamer" instead of an "arm loser". On TV when the Bradys went to Kinds Island. ----------------- Beer, My Baby, and Coasters. Is this a great country or what? ;) http://www.geocities.com/stoogemanmoe/index
Agreed that Wally World was a big hit...but I hate seeing all those folks get to ride an Anton the way it's supposed to be, when I get the d*&) OTSR's...
But really, let's not forget the two movies that really got us (coaster lovers, that is) into the picture. RollerCoaster, with Timothy Bottoms, and the original POV, This is Cinerama...ask your parents/grandparents if you haven't seen any footage from that...
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Yeah sure, Vacation and Brady were good and all, but I'm going to go the esoteric route and say:
Movie: Summer School KBFs corkscrew was the first coaster I'd ridden that was in a movie I'd seen
Television: The Steve Harvey Show They went on a nice little trip to IOA and it was the first footage I saw of the Incredible hulk Coaster. That ride looked so fantastic...too bad the reality was much different stay hostyl! jeremy
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I always hated that opening on "Step by Step" because it was just too fake. I mean, they aren't even really riding the coaster. It's like a blue screen where they put it in later. I think that's just sad!
Within' movies... I sure wish they did some movies filmed in amusement parks besides ones located in California. God knows what percentage of films using amusement park footage (or actual location in the park) are California parks!!
Even so... I'll still take National Lampoon's Vacation.
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Encino Man, Viper was/is awesome! It was my fave coaster at the time due to the movie. Brandan Fraser & Pauly Shore are a riot, love the Roaring Rapids parts. The look on their faces as the train crests is priceless. Funny how Link says they went to "Mega Mountain."
i like the footage in little big leauge i dont know what park it is but i think it is a paramount if im not mistatking, but its the minnesota twins so i dunno! ------------- Formaly Inverted of Danimation
I like the footage (totally symbolic) of Thunderbolt at Coney Island in Requiem for a Dream. It was an amazingly beautiful, and stark film and the dreamy, surreal cinematography contrasted with the decay of the coaster well. If you haven't seen it, do yourself a favor (over 18 only) and view it. Not for the faint, but a must see. ----------------------- Check out my updated website!