New Paramount Parks Ride Survey

Wednesday, September 8, 2004 9:40 AM
For those of you who do the survey's for Paramount Parks, they have a new one out, at least for PKD...some of the rides of highlight include:

Tombraider: Firefall-essentially PKI's TR:TR

MTV Soundwave-essentially Disney's Rock 'n' rollercoaster

Mission: Impossible Live-a stunt show

Tomb Raider: Chamber of Fire-a walk through fire/water special effects spectactular

SpongeBob Squarepants: Crash Course Boating School- a highly themed wild mouse like coaster

There are 11 total all with ride concept pictures. Very cool survey. Voice your opinion!

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Wednesday, September 8, 2004 10:10 AM
Sounds great! A link would be helpful.
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Wednesday, September 8, 2004 10:27 AM
Funny thing about these surveys is they really aren't asking your opinion as much as warning you it's coming. Generally it's been the worst named ride in the survey or the ride that least goes with it's name/theme that winds up being built.

ex: Borg Assimilator, Tomb raider(as a flying coaster), The Italian Job Stunt Track(The Italian Job?)

So following that tradition the name above most likely to make it is MTV Soundwave

Personally I like the Sponge Bob idea and theTomb Raider:Chamber of Fire name

Note I'm not against the the new ride I just think that Paramount has been desperate to use their movie properties lately without putting much into them. Borg Assimilator uses the Star Trek theme but only a little. Had Disney,Six Flags, or Universal built the ride then the station and que line would've been themed as well as having the sphere

Italian Job Stunt Track will probably be a great ride but the name just doesn't work for me. *** Edited 9/8/2004 3:00:56 PM UTC by john13601***

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Wednesday, September 8, 2004 10:50 AM
Awaiting a link...
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Wednesday, September 8, 2004 10:59 AM
Here's the link as posted on a PKI fan site...

http://www.parkfeedback.com/CONC2004

Does anyone else think that the "TV Land" themed restaurant idea would make a good stand-alone concept?

Joel

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Wednesday, September 8, 2004 11:32 AM
I just did the survey, I did it for Carowinds, though.

The Sound Wave one looks pretty cool. So do the Tomb Raider and Nick rides. The Titanic Simulator could be interesting, but I wouldn't care if they didn't do it. TV Land Lounge could be good as a resturaunt, and the Shows (MI, and I dont rember teh other one) would rock the casba.

As for teh rest of the stuff, Meh.

I would doubt that 4 out of 5 of the parks would get the Sponge Bob mouse type ride(unless they themed the mouse they have), but PKI could really use another family coaster...

PKI won't get the Tomb Raider Fire Fall, but the walk thru would be neat if it was right near TR:TR. PCW could get the Top Spin, but would probably not theme it to Tomb Raider. PKD, PGA and Carowinds could use both Tomb Raider rides.

I think all parks could get the Mission Impossible show. I doubt PCar would get the Nick car wash since they have something slightly similar in Super Saturator, but it could happen. The other parks, though, could defintly use it.

PCar, PGA, and PCW could all definitly use the Sound Wave coaster, I doubt PKI or PKD would get it since they have FoF(but ya never know...;)). *** Edited 9/8/2004 3:34:25 PM UTC by TeknoScorpion***

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Wednesday, September 8, 2004 12:02 PM
Just took the survey, Titanic? great, experience the ride based on an incident where lots of people died

Snow Day? Bring your coats in July. It'll only cost you $3 bucks to put it in a locker the rest of the day

And the rest of those movies the had listed for future attraction possibilities: How to lose a guy in 10 days,Alfie ect. oh boy

Maybe Paramount not all movies lend themselves to movies.

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Wednesday, September 8, 2004 12:03 PM
Just a reminder...


For the vast majority of our respondents, this really won't an issue and we're sorry to even have to bring it up. But for those of you who might be thinking that it might be cool to post the artwork or story ideas on your favorite web site, please consider that your actions will have an impact on whether or not we do this again in the future. Not to mention that all artwork and text is copyright 2004 Paramount Parks and we do not authorize you to reproduce this material on any other web site. You MAY share the initial link we sent you.
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Wednesday, September 8, 2004 12:16 PM
i thought the spongebob mouse coaster sounded neat, and even the though the theming sounded UNBEARABLE, i gave good marks to the mtv soundwave just because it's the only real coaster in the bunch. i know details are hazy, but do you think that would just be another Premier Rides spaghetti bowl like FoF but with different theming? i love that ride, whether it's themed as joker's jinx or FoF or whatever. it's the only steel PKD coaster that doesn't disappoint.

there were some horrendous ideas in there. why are they still building tomb raider stuff? does anyone care about tomb raider? is anyone actually a tomb raider fan? the first video game was good ... but nothing since then has even been above average, and i think even among gamers (me) they've exhausted that franchise.

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Wednesday, September 8, 2004 12:29 PM
You do know you weren't supposed to post those btw lol...either way...PCW would not get a top spin, we already have one...they COULD put a box around it and maybe that's about it...but not a second one...

I would want MTV Sound Wave more then anything else on that survey. Sure, Rock N Rollercoaster is probably a basis for this ride but it just seems so great for Paramount to be doing ride's like that. I think they need to concentrate on more thrilling rides (at least for PCW) then family rides because family rides will not bring NEW people into the park just keep the current one's happy, whereas a new thrill ride has more of a chance of bringing in the new fans.

Again just my opinion

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Wednesday, September 8, 2004 12:58 PM
Sounds like Paramount has spent some time down in Orlando. Since PKI doesn't have a sitdown restaurant, I think the TV Land Lounge would be huge fun and a real "attraction" for someplace to eat like Bubba Gump's. I think it would work well in either Coney Mall, Nick Central, or International Street. I love water rides and made the comparison of what this new SpongeBob ride should be like as a mix of Journey to Atlantis and Splash Mountain, so if they could work that out, that was my favorite idea on the list for them. If the park does away with the Antique Cars for good, I think something like Nick Car Wash would be significant to their line-up.

I also rated the Mission Impossible Live very highly since the Paramount Parks don't have a stunt show and they need some high quality stuff to get their entertainment line-up back in with the big boys. I made sure that I would be looking for a stunt show in line with Waterworld or Indiana Jones and not Batman Stunt Spectacular. ;)

Shockwave would be really good at PGA since they don't have any major indoor attractions (that I can recall) and this would fill the void of launcher and add another looper since they just removed two last year. I'd much rather see PGA get some sort of rocket coaster the size of Xcelerator or Storm Runner though.

**I noted that you can still make a satisfying highly-themed outdoor coaster that gives you the wind-in-your-face rush and talked about Hulk and Dueling Dragons at IOA along with Montu at BGT and Apollo at BGW (had to talk about my fave B&M hyper ;)).

The Titanic concepts didn't really do anything for me and I told them I would prefer it as a combination of the two ideas to make a dark ride with special effects like wind and water being used as well.

I really hope I never see the TRTR concept used at PKI in another park ever again, but the second one was fairly cool if they could match the quality to Posiedon's (sp?) Fury at IOA.

+Danny

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Wednesday, September 8, 2004 1:03 PM
Tomb Raider: Chamber of Fire-a walk through fire/water special effects spectactular

SpongeBob Squarepants: Crash Course Boating School- a highly themed wild mouse like coaster

I kinda liked both these Ideas as well as the MI Stunt spectacular, As long as it was done BIG.

I visited SFGAM a few years ago when they did the batman show on water, It was well done with boat jumps and everything. And then again I seen on at SF Ohio that was basically one guy doing doughnuts on stage on a motorcycle.

I think walkthroughs are a long time comming and have been proven now that they can be built to withstand the daily grind.

Chuck, who considers IB's Frankenstiens Castle a must do

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Wednesday, September 8, 2004 1:04 PM
Really, Danny? I loved TR:TR,and wish every park would get one...but thats just me.

And, btw, the only thing the survey said was that they don't want you posting the artwork nor the descriptions they had. No one here has posted their descriptions (in detail, which they said), but have simply stated what its likely to be like.

And its Soundwave, Danny, not Shockwave;)

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Wednesday, September 8, 2004 1:09 PM
For some reason the aquatic household cleaner attraction didnt seem like a mouse to me...

**Edit for the sake of not giving away any info of the names of the proposed attractions** *** Edited 9/9/2004 4:51:38 AM UTC by coasterbruh***

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Wednesday, September 8, 2004 1:22 PM
The SpongeBob attraction is supposed to be a high-themed water coaster experience, possibly from Premier, from what I would tell.

If another park got Tomb Raider: Giant Top Spin Experience, I'd hope they would get a different program and they would have all the kinks worked out. I also prefer *original* attractions at parks, but I can stand duplicates if I absolutely love them. And TR:TR is just alright in its current state. I think the walkthrough would be much more interesting for other parks.

Soundwave. Soundwave. Soundwave. I think I got it now. ;)

+Danny

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Wednesday, September 8, 2004 1:45 PM
I dont wanna sound like a well a know it all, but the aquatic household cleaner attraction looks, well sounds more like an italian job coaster in my opinon but a little more tamer. Or perhaps a gerstlauer bob sled coaster...

The Indoor fast paced coupled car machine would probably be generic, although I would be curious what else can be done with a LIM bowl coaster.

The People mover that just so happens to get you wet would **looks** fun but but it seems it would only be enjoyable during the mid season (cold weather)

I really really hope folks in cali would get into the swing of things and take that survey! If any park was to get one of those attractions I would hope it would be PGA! (although im a PC kinda guy :) )

**Edit for the sake of not giving away any info of the names of the proposed attractions**

*** Edited 9/9/2004 4:53:13 AM UTC by coasterbruh***

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Wednesday, September 8, 2004 1:46 PM
I like the TVland/restaurant idea. My fav though was the MTV Soundwave. Sounded like Rock-n-Roller Coaster to me too. I think that TR:TR at PKI is boring. Seems to me it could do a whole lot more. Oh well, another PKI attraction that couldn't live up to the hype. My only problem with the new Italian Job Stunt Track is that I have read that the launches will go no faster than 40mph. It will definitely look neat, but will there be much of a thrill factor? I'm skeptical.
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Wednesday, September 8, 2004 2:13 PM
I'm all for a new dark ride/walkthrough. So the new Tomb Raider attraction would be my first choice.

I think the Titanic ideas are in very poor taste. Even thought they made a (bad) movie about it, it was still an actual event, and exploiting it into an attraction just seems wrong.

MTV soundwave does sound cool, but it's been done already.

The Nickelodeon Car-Wash would be a huge hit with my kids.

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Wednesday, September 8, 2004 9:04 PM
Now we know how the antique cars are going to be returning.
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Wednesday, September 8, 2004 9:15 PM

coasterbruh said:
Just a reminder...


Please don't reproduce the descriptions or drawings on other web sites.


For the vast majority of our respondents, this really won't an issue and we're sorry to even have to bring it up. But for those of you who might be thinking that it might be cool to post the artwork or story ideas on your favorite web site, please consider that your actions will have an impact on whether or not we do this again in the future. Not to mention that all artwork and text is copyright 2004 Paramount Parks and we do not authorize you to reproduce this material on any other web site. You MAY share the initial link we sent you.



So, please keep this mind and do not overstep the boundry they requested that we not cross. After all, they don't have to continue doing these surveys.

*** Edited 9/9/2004 1:20:58 AM UTC by Dukeis#1***

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