New Paramount Parks survey...

Saturday, January 8, 2005 2:07 AM
Hope you like Nicktoons...

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Saturday, January 8, 2005 2:20 AM
the season passes (or the GC's) aren't bad, either. :)
"Life's What You Make It, So Let's Make It Rock!"
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Saturday, January 8, 2005 4:19 AM
Lord Gonchar's avatar Aww. Did that one a few days ago. Let my kids answer. They dug it.
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Saturday, January 8, 2005 4:31 AM
I did too. I love nick toons, and I wouldn't mind seeing a Jimmy Neutron, Sponge Bob, or Rug Rats ride at all. Even Dora The Explorer if it is done right, or more Wild Thornberrys.
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Saturday, January 8, 2005 5:14 AM
coasterqueenTRN's avatar I took the survey not really knowing what I was doing (since Spongebob is the only character I am slightly familiar with).

I can't really get *into* Nicktoons but I guess I am too old (yeah right...lol).

-Tina

<---who can't get out of the ole' Looney Tunes and Tom & Jerry phase. :-P

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Saturday, January 8, 2005 3:17 PM
rollergator's avatar Wild Thornberries Flume Ride Tina?
The Jimmy Neutron Ride is very cool!
The Spongebob rides are VERY well done, and I've been watching RugRats since the beginning....

Can't say anything will ever replace Bugs and Daffy, and Roadrunner, and Flintstones, and Tom and Jerry....but the new stuff, on Adult Swim (SeaLab, AquaTeens, Harvey Birdman, etc.) is GREAT....:)

bill, thinking a Family Guy ride, or better yet, Futurama ride, would be the shizznit!1! LOL, guess I still need that "over-18 only" park built


You still have Zoidberg.... You ALL have Zoidberg! (V) (;,,;) (V)

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Saturday, January 8, 2005 4:13 PM
Mamoosh's avatar I have no problem with theming rides after these characters but are they really going to still be popular 10-20 years from now? With the exception of the classic WB characters most others come and go as the generations mature. I just don't think the current crop of Nicktoons characters are going to become classics.

Remember how insanely popular Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles were? Can you imagine how outdated a ride themed to those charatcers would seem today? Same for Mighty Morphin Power Rangers.

Seems to me that in 10 years Paramount is going to have a lot of expensive retheming on their hands when kids are asking "Dora-who?" "Sponge-what?"

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Saturday, January 8, 2005 7:19 PM
I would be inclined to agree with you Moosh however you are a little off. Everything old comes back, remember?

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is back. As is Transformers, GI Joe, He-Man, Justice League, Voltron, Scooby Doo (who never really left), Carebears, Strawberry Shortcake, and many others that I can't think of at the moment.

I personally believe that some of the Nicktoons, even if I'm not crazy about some of them, will have longevity. Look at how long Rugrats has been going on. And Jimmy Neutron is recieving a lot of critical success for it's use of computer animation on a regular basis.

Some of the stuff they're talking about doing may not last but I wouldn't be so sure that they'll have a major retheme project in 10 years.


Flying over metal is a beautiful thing! TNcoasterman
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Saturday, January 8, 2005 8:23 PM
I like the old original Nicktoons...Ren and Stimpy, Rocko's Modern Life, and Doug. I think the newer ones are kind of annoying compared to those...nowhere near as funny either.

But then again, I'm not exactly in the Nickelodeon target audience anymore. ;)

I think it's nice that Paramount has decided to start theming rides again. I'm sure they have some nice concepts involving Spongebob.

*** Edited 1/9/2005 1:44:19 AM UTC by Dukeis#1***

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Saturday, January 8, 2005 8:37 PM
Doug was interesting since all the sound effects were essentially just spoken. I loved the "bi-boo" of the doorbell :)
"Life's What You Make It, So Let's Make It Rock!"
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Sunday, January 9, 2005 12:18 AM
Lord Gonchar's avatar Good point on some of those, Moosh. However, I must point out that the original Rugrats has been on something like 14 years now.


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Sunday, January 9, 2005 12:40 AM
Rugrats has been around for quite some time, and has had like 2 or 3 motion pix, so that, I think, will stay. All Grown Up is Rugrats the Next Gen, so that may have staying power as well. I think Sponge Bob will be around for a while, everything else, nya.

I do miss Rocko, could take or leave Ren and Stimpy, hated Doug with a passion.

Oh, and Trutles are back.

I would like to see a ride based on Rugrats, Jimmy, or Sponge Bob. But if you theme an area to just them, you'll have Wayne's World part 3;).

I think they should just stick with the middle ground of Nick Central.

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Sunday, January 9, 2005 2:33 AM
The new episodes of Rugrats are HORRIBLE! The first five seasons were good, but it the show really went down the drain after the first movie...

I haven't really watched the spin-off where they are teenagers. But it seems like an interesting direction to take the show.

I think Spongbob kind of reflects back to the older Nicktoons with it's humor. I think it will be popular for some time.

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Sunday, January 9, 2005 6:43 AM
coasterqueenTRN's avatar Bill, I am familiar with most of the names, just not their "characters". :-)

I LOVED the Spongebob attraction at PKI. :-D

-Tina

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Sunday, January 9, 2005 8:35 PM
While I believe that most of the Niktoons are annoying, but Spongebob will live on! Geez! I thought watching 30 min. was bad, but when I took my little girl to see the movie! I didn't know if I would survive it, but Patrick kept it enjoyable.

But, compared to what a lot of us grew up with, (Tom & Jerry, Droopy, Roadrunner & Wiley, G.I. Joe, Transformers,ect.), todays cartoons are just plain WEAK!! One of my friends says todays cartoons are created for kids with ADD.

As far as rides are concerned, I'd go for a Jimmy Neutron themed indoor coaster, kinda like an alien attack theme, slightly dark, maybe using blacklighted characters, and effects. Maybe even employ "some" of the technology like used in the "Mummy" coasters. I know, I'm dreaming, but isn't that side-effect of watching cartoons?


I, for one, can't wait for the Italian Job to open...looks awesome to me!

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Sunday, January 9, 2005 8:54 PM
Spongebob is nothing more than a cheap knock-off of Rocko's Modern Life. I can't really watch Spongebob because it annoys me that it's nothing more than a kiddied-up, much weaker version of Rocko and it makes me miss that show a lot! Anyone know if that ever came out on DVD or has any future release planned?

The best Nicktoon ever was AAUGH Real Monsters though ;) Probably the shortest running, but easily, hands down, #1 my favorite modern kiddie cartoon (you'll never beat Bullwinkle or Looney Tunes, and Futurama and Family Guy don't count). I guess I liked the Nicktoons with a little older "edge" to them, but that's probably what killed them off so early. Guess I was only a couple of years ahead of the target audience when they were just getting off the ground.


Brett, Resident Launch Whore Anti-Enthusiast (the undiplomatic one)
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Monday, January 10, 2005 12:06 AM
Lord Gonchar's avatar You Rocko fans can catch it on the Nicktoons channel. (assuming you have it)

I believe it's on weekdays at 8:30 am, 3 & 3:30 pm and 10:30 pm - not positive of the times. No idea on the weekend schedule.

In fact, most of those older and cancelled Nick shows (Real Monsters, Rocko, Kablam!, Pelswick, CatDog, Angry Beavers, Doug, Rocket Power, Invader ZIM and even Tiny Toons & Animaniacs) are played on Nicktoons.

I find myself watching the old Nickelodeon game shows that were on when I was a teen now playing on Nick's Games and Sports channel - the original Double Dare, Guts!, Legend Of The Hidden Temple, Nick Arcade, Get The Picture, Finders Keepers, etc - good stuff.

Of course, I like most of the other adults here think nothing touches the old Warner Bros stuff. (I don't seem to hate Spongebob as much as the consensus - I actually dig it) Unfortunately, our kids will never know the genius of Bugs, Daffy, Wile E Coyote and the bunch. Once the cartoon network got hold of them they edited out most of the violence and anything even remotely "offensive" and they sucked. Now you can't even find them on TV. They killed Tom & Jerry too.

Luckily, you can score Warner Bros. cartoons on DVD - two 4 disc series so far.

If my kids (3 & 7) are any indication, then Nickelodeon is the center of the cartoon universe for kids these days. My daughter used to watch Cartoon Network a lot when the Powerpuff Girls were hot (also into Courage The Cowardly Dog, Jahnny Bravo, etc) - but even those seem to be long gone these days.


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Monday, January 10, 2005 12:15 AM
Nothing will ever compare to WB.

I had forgotten about Real Monsters! That was a great show. I hated Doug, but loved Rugrats, Rocko, and Real Monsters.

Legends of the hidden temple. That brings back memories. Best. Game show. EVAH!

I can remember when the first Nick section was added to PKI. That year was my first trip there, and they had an attraction with a Legends of the hidden temple name. I was so excited...till I got there and saw it was just a corny game stall:(.

Now that temple would have made an excellent attraction at a Paramount Park. They should bring back that show.

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Monday, January 10, 2005 2:24 AM
I like the really old Nick shows. You Can't Do That on TV, Roundhouse, Hey Dude, Salute Your Shorts, Welcome Freshmen, Pete and Pete ect. Some of those shows were really pushing it for a kids network, as did Ren and Stimpy and Rocko.

Now all Nick's shows are so toned down and dumbed up.

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Monday, January 10, 2005 2:55 AM
I remember there was a show called Salute Your Shorts, but don't remember what it was. Roundhouse was awesome, Hey Dude was good. I miss Wild and Crazy Kids. Welcom Freshmen was funny as well. Never did like Pete and Pete.

Are you Afraid of the dark was great as well. I wish they'd push all those shows over to Noggin (kinda like teen Nick, owned by same company), since it already has one of the best shows ever- My So Called Life.

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