Friday, June 27, 2003 9:07 PM
These are two rides I was dying to get on and through three days there I didnt get on them. On the first day the wait for each was only 20 minutes but I was with a friends family and my friend didnt want to wait. On the next 2 days the wait was 75 minutes and we didnt get to ride. I was very dissapointed.
My question is how much did I miss? How are the rides?
By the way, Dueling Dragons is now one of my favorite rides because the dueling is awesome and I love inverts and you cant help loving a station wait.
Friday, June 27, 2003 9:25 PM
Spiderman is just an awesome twist on a simulator. Very cool special effects. Dudley is a good water ride with good themeing. You didnt miss too much w/that one but its my favorite water ride.
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Friday, June 27, 2003 9:35 PM
Well I haven't been on Spiderman, but I rode Dudley ripsaw falls back in 2000. It is still my favorite water ride besides the J.P.R.A.The airtime at the end of the ride is something I didn't except from a water ride. If your into cartoons like I am, you'll like the themeing of the whole ride.
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Friday, June 27, 2003 9:45 PM
Spiderman is the park's saving grace. Dudley Do-Right's Ripsaw Falls is *the* wettest flume ride I've ever been on. Beyond that, it was interesting, but not terribly memorable.
I can't remember any of DDRRSW besides the drop, whereas everything in Splash Mountain remains very vivid.
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Friday, June 27, 2003 9:52 PM
Spidey, unfortunately, has been suffering lately....the last few trips to IoA I've noticed an effect missing here or there....sometimes it's the Spidey signal, sometimes one of the heat effects is missing, sometimes one of the *misted* areas is down...considering the *enormous* investment in the ride, I really wish IoA would do more to keep the programming and the physical effects working, and to keep the timing of the ride in sync...
All that being said, it's still FAR and away the best non-coaster ride....ever! Do wait, and make SURE to get one ride the next time you're in Orlando...
Dudley, for all it's theming and the great cartoon action (see sig), still ranks as one of the best flume RIDES around for the drops, and the ending, well....:) I don't know of any other flumes that I can be entertained *just watching*....
IoA is still the 21st Century theme park IMO, and I sure hope that whatever ends up happening with Vivendi in terms of ownership, that there is a *strong commitment* to investment in the theme parks. Latest reaction to the USF expansion seems purely positive, (I can vouch for Jimmy Neutron)....and the centerpiece attraction isn't even in yet....USF/IoA is an absolute must for Orlando-area visitors!
It seems today, that all you see, are violins in movies, and sax on TV....lucky there's a Family Guy!
Friday, June 27, 2003 10:09 PM
Sadly, you missed a lot in Spiderman. As others have said, it's one of (if not the) best non-coaster rides in existence. It's phenomenal and one-of-a-kind. My advice is to get back there immediately and ride it. :-)
There is some good news, however, as you missed nothing with Dudley. The outside looks fantastic, but there is little to no theming throughout the ride and the drop did nothing more than any flume, at least IMO. If it was themed throughout the ride like Splash Mountain is it would be excellent, but it's not. It's honesly like they spent all the money making the building that houses most of the ride look great and then ran out before they could do anything with the actual ride. It sucks.
But Spiderman really is that darn good!
Saturday, June 28, 2003 1:32 AM
IMO, you missed two out of the three best rides in Florida. My favorites are Spidey, Dudley, and ToT. Dudley Do Right is much better than Splash Mountain if all the effects are working (I should add that the best part of the ride, when your in the dark area and Dudley says "I think I've lost my train of though," and a train is coming right at you and you drop under it, hasn't worked in months)
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Saturday, June 28, 2003 8:39 AM
Stitch, now that you mention it, I do recall that (the train) part not working last time down at IoA...IIRC, there was at least one or two other items on DDR (;)) not working up to specs. Considering what an awesome park IoA is, I sure hope they get around to maintaining the *quality* of the attractions....perhaps they've gotten caught up with Jiminy Neutron and Shrek and Mummy, which is somewhat understandable I guess, but concentrating solely on new attractions while letting the existing rides slide into disrepair, that just is NOT going to cut it in the long run...guests DO notice these things....
When I take new people to the park, I want them to see the park the way it was when I first walked in...it's a drag to say "well, there USED to be a cool effect here, and here"...
bill, always a little bummed when the fog effects on Dr Doom and Hulk aren't working
It seems today, that all you see, are violins in movies, and sax on TV....
Saturday, June 28, 2003 8:51 AM
Dudley Do Right is much better than Splash Mountain if all the effects are working (I should add that the best part of the ride, when your in the dark area and Dudley says "I think I've lost my train of though," and a train is coming right at you and you drop under it, hasn't worked in months)
I guess I'm just a sucker for amazing sets, singing, dancing, a story line, and the only flume ride that makes me forget I'm *on* a flume ride. :)
I remember three things about Dudley Do-Right's. . . the queue was air conditioned and quite cold. The ride had an E-stop while I waited for it. I got soaked on the final drop. Oh, four -- the show building is one of those most horrendously ugly things I have ever seen.
What do I Listen-To?
Saturday, June 28, 2003 8:54 AM
You missed out with Spiderman. I honestly think it's the best ride (coaster or not) around. It's worth at least an hour wait. All the effects were working when I rode it three weeks ago.
Saturday, June 28, 2003 1:35 PM
coasterdude318 said:There is some good news, however, as you missed nothing with Dudley. The outside looks fantastic, but there is little to no theming throughout the ride and the drop did nothing more than any flume, at least IMO. If it was themed throughout the ride like Splash Mountain is it would be excellent, but it's not. It's honesly like they spent all the money making the building that houses most of the ride look great and then ran out before they could do anything with the actual ride. It sucks.
Excuse me, who said that it isn't better than any other flume. I do agree that the theming is not as extravagant as Splash Mountain, but the theming is constantly in your face, Dudley is a totally different ride. The last drop has a parabolic hill making so that it is CONSTANT air time on the drop, and it has the little bump through the water jets which gives you major airtime (with no restraints whatsoever) and has the wettest splash on flume ride I have ever experienced. I personally think the drop is scarrier than most roller coasters (I have been on TTD, Superman at SFMM, MF, WT, Ultra Twister, just to name a few vertical drop coasters), I mean of course on Steel Venom where all of your weight is on your harness, that is pretty awesome, but Dudley has plenty of bragging rights. I think your comment was really unintellectual, sordid, and not thought out.
Saturday, June 28, 2003 8:09 PM
Well, Dudley Do Right is a dud in my view. The theming inside is quite sparse and not too advanced. The 2 drops inside are good, but the last drop... does not deliver. I feel like I am getting punched in the face everytime I ride it, due to the jets of water on that hill. Airtime? Never had any. Oh well... I still got the 4 stars of the park to rely on (Dueling Dragons Fire, Dr. Doom Fearfall, Popeye & Bluto Bilge rats barge and... Poseidon's Fury).
Saturday, June 28, 2003 8:37 PM
Four visits to IoA this year and nine Spiderman rides. My favorite ride in the park, coasters included.
Saturday, June 28, 2003 8:42 PM
Poseidon's Fury is most definately the best "show" I've ever seen. I was actually drawn in to the storyline and it kept my attention the WHOLE time, something that rarely happens on attractions like that! Have a nice night everybody. :)
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Saturday, June 28, 2003 9:34 PM
You need to hurt your friend, you are the only person I've talked to who has been to IOA and not ridden Spidey. Spiderman is probabaly the best non coaster thrill ride on Earth. A 20 minute wait is nothing, in fact it in a way it is actually good, because you get to go through the really cool queue which sets the stage for the ride; something people really miss if they only go through the Express entrance. As for the ride, it's absolutely amazing. A perfect blend of 3D action and motion simulation. There isn't anything like it. That is the signature ride of the park, and always the ride first brought up when in a conversation with a person just back from the park.
As far as Dudley goes, it's a fun ride, but I wouldn't fret if you missed it. The story is fairly decent, but the theming is really lacking in some sections. Actually the first time I went on it, I really had no clue what was going on. The final drop is hands down the best on any type of flume like that, tons of airtime, as well as tons of water, but like I said it's not something to worry about if you missed.
The real water ride gem of the park is Popeye and Bluto's Bilge Rat Barges. It has the best theming of any raft ride I've been on, Grizzly River is the only other thing close to it. You get just as wet on Popeye as you do if you go swimming due to the combination of the biggest rapids and most waterfalls/jets/squirters in a single ride. If you missed Popeye that is something to be dissapointed about.
All in all, not going on Spidey, is like going to CP and not riding MF (a horrible feeling I was able to expereince my last trip to CP as it was closed for 2 consecutive days), going to PKI and not riding the Beast and SOB, or going to SFMM and not riding X and Goliath. Dudley is nothing to worry about, it's like going to CP and not riding Disaster Transport.
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Saturday, June 28, 2003 9:50 PM
I still haven't quite figured out how they created that freefall effect on Spiderman. You know, where you go off the side of the building? That has to be one of the coolest effects I've ever experienced.
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Saturday, June 28, 2003 10:51 PM
So, because I thought Dudley was a crappy ride that means my comments were "unintellectual, sordid, and not thought out"? Excuse *me*, but I'm entitled to my own opinion, and I thought Dudley was the biggest disappointment in the entire park.
Maybe you shouldn't participate in discussion forums if you can't respect other people's opinions.
-Nate (who continues to say Dudley is no better than your average log flume, and experienced *no* airtime whatsoever)
Sunday, June 29, 2003 7:50 AM
If this was my trip I would have been on these two rides as the first two, I thought Hulk was a good ride but not one of the best I've been on. Dueling Dragons has become one of my favorite roller coasters. I love the dueling effect and I like the Fire better.
Sunday, June 29, 2003 9:37 AM
Spiderman is one of the best non rollercoaster rides anywhere. The freefall effect is an amazing experience. A 20 minute wait is usually the shortest it will ever get. Dudley lacks a bit in theming but the drop makes up for it. You don't expect it at all and there is quite a bit of air time.
Tuesday, July 1, 2003 8:11 AM
Sorry, Coasterdude, you are right. I was just feeling like that because I had just been on it. You are right, I should have respected your opinion. Sorry