"Scream!" theme

Saturday, November 16, 2002 9:34 AM
Any one know what the "theme' for this ride will be, or will it just be a really boring line, and a boring station? And the "Scream!" at SFFT,. whats the theme to that? Maybe it'll be the same as that?
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Saturday, November 16, 2002 9:46 AM

just an observation...its a B&M floorless, modeled after the Medusa's....does it matter what the theme/queue looks like?? ;)

cause the coaster is gonna kick booty!!!! :)

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Saturday, November 16, 2002 9:50 AM

You have a point, but it would add to the ride experience. What is the theme at SFFT? Anyone?

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Saturday, November 16, 2002 9:57 AM

My favorite type of B/M is the floorless, with Kraken at Sea World being my fav B/M of all times, so I think Scream! will kick major butt.

However, I think this is also depending on the capacity issue. When I went to the Mt in June, the capacity issue was terrible. Riddler's Revenge was forever stacking, X had a five-hour wait, Batman was a joke, etc. Capacity is a major problem out there in Valencia and that needs to be addressed, hopefully with Scream!

Regardless of how good the ride is, I don't think people will put up with another bad-capacity ride at the MT, no matter how good it is!

-mikey

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Saturday, November 16, 2002 9:58 AM
The theme at SFFT is a multi-colored tower. I also remember seeing some movie posters also.
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Saturday, November 16, 2002 10:10 AM
Scream! at SFFT is themed as a drive in movie theater. I am guessing that is what SFMM's Scream! is going to be themed as as well.

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Saturday, November 16, 2002 10:53 AM
Think of it as Nitro's theming. None. But does it matter? A good ride is a good ride. Yes, theming enhances a ride, but for a thrill park, it usually isn't necessary to do so.
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Saturday, November 16, 2002 11:10 AM

Cedar Point has basically no themeing to speak of and look at their rides. How Bout Holiday World, Knoebel's, Hershey.....

When a ride speaks for itself there is no need for themeing. I am sure it will be no different with Scream.

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Saturday, November 16, 2002 11:22 AM

kRaXLeRidAh said:
Think of it as Nitro's theming. None. But does it matter? A good ride is a good ride. Yes, theming enhances a ride, but for a thrill park, it usually isn't necessary to do so.

I agree, theming is nice but secondary to an awesome roller coaster, especially one as kickass as Nitro or Millennium Force, among others.

I tend to pay more attention to theming on "dark" rides or simulated rides. Flat rides such as Tomb Raider has excellent theming and a pretty good "pre-show".

On the other hand good theming can really add to an attraction (Tower of Terror).

Disney and Universal, and even Busch Gardens have a lot of theming for thier rides, but it's done right and looks great. A park like Cedar Point can get away with little or no theming on any of their rides.

However there is nothing more dissapointing than a lot hype and cool theming covering up a ride that sucks (a few come to mind).

Tina

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Saturday, November 16, 2002 11:26 AM
I think Scream! will be the name and the name only. No theming, just landscaping.

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Saturday, November 16, 2002 11:48 AM

Stock "Scream!" themeing is vaguely like a drive-in horror movie. Basically it consists of some movie posters, cheap enough, nothing elaborate.

"Cedar Point has basically no themeing to speak of and look at their rides. How Bout Holiday World, Knoebel's, Hershey....."

Holiday World has GREAT themeing, whatchoo talkin' about?

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Saturday, November 16, 2002 12:15 PM

...can't wait to try out the *I Scream* shop across from the ride...:) Waffle cone please...yummy! Of course, it's not really "theming", but if you think I could resist an opportunity to bring up waffle cones in SUCH an obvious manner (well, obbious to ME, lol), "you're a nOOb"...lol, thanks for that one Den...;)

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Saturday, November 16, 2002 2:36 PM
Where is Scream going to be located within the park? If it is in the Movie Backlot, I can picture the drive-in theme.

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Saturday, November 16, 2002 3:24 PM
From the location of the footer markings, it seems it'll be back there with Collosus, so no theming needed.

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Saturday, November 16, 2002 3:38 PM
batman wouldn't be half as fun without all that spooky theming.

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Saturday, November 16, 2002 5:01 PM

The Themeing at HW really isn't that great. If you say the Legend is themed to a school house well whatever but then Millie is themed to a discotech.

How can you not have a theme when your park was originally Santa Claus Land?

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Saturday, November 16, 2002 5:22 PM

RollerJunkie said:
batman wouldn't be half as fun without all that spooky theming.

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Wow you must be scared really easily! LOL

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Saturday, November 16, 2002 5:23 PM

Bubba said:
Where is Scream going to be located within the park? If it is in the Movie Backlot, I can picture the drive-in theme.

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Haha. You just combined the names of two of the park's areas. Which one were you referring to? The Movie District, or Gotham City Backlot?

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Saturday, November 16, 2002 9:22 PM
The ride will be located in the employee parking lot. It will be most likely part of Colossus County Fair or something fairly stupid like "Scream! Alley"

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Saturday, November 16, 2002 10:05 PM
Normally, themeing is there to befriend the park visitors with an alien-looking machine, to allow them to make a connection between something they might know or be stimulated by, and the actual ride experience that is unrelated to what they see in everyday life.
To manipulate visitors into a mental state in which they can enjoy the ride, and the time it takes to wait for the ride.
Don't think about wheels, cables and metal or concrete buildings --- you should think that you are experiencing some kind of strange "adventure".
Sometimes, it's just the name of the ride that makes you think about the ride in a certain way.
Sometimes, 'theming' gets out of hand. some parks try to never let their guests go from thinking they are in some kind of dream world.
(and especially in California, the themeing goes far beyond the amusement parks deep into the everyday reality ;) )

Why is the truth (technology) thought to spoil the fun?

I actually think the new breed of roller-coasters from Intamin and B&M and maybe some more are so beautiful looking in themselves, that additional themeing is not really needed, and my suggestions is to theme them as what they are: futuristic exciting speedy looping B&M and Intamin coasters.

*** This post was edited by superman on 11/17/2002. ***

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