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Haha no I'm not giving Patrick the finger
Lets complain about there being a Six Flags Great Adventure and Six Flags Great American now... Ahhh!!! They have thr33 wrds taht aer teh saamme1!1!!11l;)
If they really consider to brand a ride to "Footlose" (why, oh why?!) or theme restaurants to tv-sitcoms (WHO would like to dine in a replica of ROSEANNEs living room?), why don´t they dig glorious releases like "AIRPLANE!" out of their archives?
This would be a far better "disaster exploitation" than Titanic.
I like the idea of the Titanic Experience, just so they make sure to honor those who died. No other amusement park attraction I have ever seen has been able to make me feel compashion and saddness. This would be a very unique attraction because of it's historical nature and it's emotional ties.
I LOVE SPONGEBOB! I would love for the Spongebob coaster to tell a story and seem like a lost episode of the show. Spongebob has to be one of the most popular license of our time and would be great for a Paramount Park to use. All ages watch Spongebob. You can't go a whole day without seeing his image plasterd on something; T-shirts, cereal boxes, stationary, auto accesseries, movie posters, toys, ect.
Mission Impossible stunt show would be great! It's hard to believe that we haven't seen something like this already at a Paramount Park. Stunt shows wow the crowds.
I agree. I thought it was a great concept too, just as long as they get the facts right and don't make some sort of tribute to the movie rather than the actual disaster.
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If you can't stand the heights, get out of the line.
Paramount has a HUGE library to choose from when theming rides. So why do they ask about Mean Girls? I don't understand that at all. What kind of attraction would that be. Never mind, I don't want to know.
What about War of the Worlds or When Worlds Collide?
Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow looks incredible. Lets see something based on that.
And of course, who could pass up a Cheech and Chong Up in Smoke ride?
Sure, it was a REAL event where REAL people died...but it was also a major blockbuster of a movie that changed the way movies were done to some degree. To be able to make a true story like that so powerful and wonderful to look at is a feat of movie magic, which if people aren't aware, is the new direction Paramount parks are taking.
Many people are amazed with the events of that day and wonder what it would've been like to ride on that ship, and in a sense, these attractions would be a good way. The walk through to me feels like more of a celebration of its glamour then of its death...the simulator seems to be one of those rides you'd find in a science centre or something educational and the "ghost" aspect of it was thrown in to just add excitement.
Great example, look at earthquake the ride...i mean it cashed in on a natural disastre that would've killed a LOT of people had it been real (but there have been several REAL disatres like that as well)
Final point, it's a ride, if they build it and you like it, ride it...if they dont, then dont worry about it...its simply entertainment based on one of their biggest movies of all time.
Anyway does anybody remember a mid 90's movie named Congo. As pooly as this movie did, I still think that it would've made a nice water ride theme with elements such as a hippo attack, avolcanic eruption,ancient ruins and of course the killer apes.
Just my opinion but then again I don't get paid the big bucks like the geniouses that may be developing a How To Lose A Guy in 10 Days ride.
This is just a general question, when did a movie have to receive 5+ stars inorder to become an awsome attraction? I mean look at what disney did, they had some awsome attractions first but the movies that followed them weren't all that spectactular. I admit some of those movies weren't all that good BUT the concept of the plot would make an awsome attraction; case-in-point Italian job.
The movie might have sucked but guess what, the people reconize the name and they know what the movie was about in general so they would want to see what the ride would be like. And this is the chance for them to rethink the movie is the ride is awsome. They might go back home and watch the movie with their friends and be like, "I've been on a ride that is just like the movie and its awsome!". You know what im trying to say dont cha .
To sum it up, the theme of a ride is barely half the battle according to the general public and just because the movie didnt do all that well doesnt mean the ride will follow it's footsteps. People may like the actual concept of a movie but not like the movie itself in my opinion.
There are no bad coasters, only better coasters!!
Critics and the GP seem to think Italian Job *was* a good movie...
Unless you have a totally different definition of suck (mine contains examples such as Glitter, Baby Geniuses, From Justin to Kelly, Kazaam, and Battlefield Earth), Italian Job didn't do the deed.
john13601 said:Anyway does anybody remember a mid 90's movie named Congo. As pooly as this movie did, I still think that it would've made a nice water ride theme with elements such as a hippo attack, avolcanic eruption,ancient ruins and of course the killer apes.
The idea was tossed around when they were looking to fill the mountain at PKD that has now become Volcano. But as you said, when the movie flopped, the concept was dropped
If you can't stand the heights, get out of the line.
I am willing to bet that if the "Big One" did hit LA, the Universal attraction would be shut down. That attraction is more about the movie making process than anything. The ride is a very short part of the experience.
The way I saw the Titanic themed walkthrough was an experience that allowed the guest to experience the ship during the final moments.
The simulator ride looks like something on PBS or Discovery.
Twister, another disaster based walthrough clearly is emulating the movie and not a specific disaster.
But as I said before, I did not like Titanic. I thought it was very over hyped and I was able to figure out the ending about halfway through the movie. J/K
If they build it, I won't have a problem with it, I just think they can do better. *** Edited 9/11/2004 7:06:59 PM UTC by Coaster Cynic***
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