Superhero theme a little babyish?

Thursday, April 4, 2002 2:23 PM
Does anyone agree with me that the superhero theme at Six Flags parks is a little babyish. Superman and Batman are for little kids. Does anyone agree with me.
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Thursday, April 4, 2002 2:25 PM
YES! I can't even remember the last time I read an actual Batman or Superman comic.

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Thursday, April 4, 2002 2:26 PM
nope

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Thursday, April 4, 2002 2:29 PM
Let's say that it's true. So?

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Thursday, April 4, 2002 2:30 PM
Here's my idea of why they are superhero themed, superhero's are strong, and powerful. (kinda the same meaning). But alot of adults like superman and batman too. It is not childish at all. Yes, maybe the cartoon's are but the idea behind the superhero theming is cool.

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Thursday, April 4, 2002 2:31 PM
I would have to partly disagree with you. I like the superhero themes for rides because they give the public a connection to things that people know and are attracted to. Also names like Batman and Superman are associated with power and strength which are good attributes to tie in with a ride.

However I do have to say that I think the names have been over used and I am starting to get a bit tired of them and wish SF would use the superhero names less because soon every SF park with have a Batman and Superman and the names no longer have the desired effect because everybody just says "not another superman ride."

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Thursday, April 4, 2002 2:33 PM
The name of ride doesn't determine if it is a good ride or not. The ride does. I could care less of the name. The super hero names is getting old, but most would rather have a good ride called superman: bla bla bla than a crappy ride with a good name.

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Thursday, April 4, 2002 2:36 PM

I like superhero themeing. It's kinda cool being on a ride called Superman that will but you in the Superman position.

I like all themeing, if a ride is themed, then right off the bat it took some effort to theme, and therefore, should not be overlooked.

But since you don't like superhero themeing, what kind do you like? :)

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Thursday, April 4, 2002 2:53 PM
I never said I don't like it I am just saying that it might be a little old or babyish. I still think it kinda cool.
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Thursday, April 4, 2002 3:04 PM
What do you suggest the call them? Vanity Fair: The Ride? Sam Donaldson: Ultimate Flight? Geez...

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Thursday, April 4, 2002 3:42 PM
Since when did comic books and superhero movies and such only appeal to little kids? Batman's and especially Superman's appeal are universal. Superman is a national icon, not just a comic book character. Same thing with Batman. They aren't just childish characters, they are part of our culture.

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Thursday, April 4, 2002 4:08 PM
I love the idea of being a super hero flying or in the clutches of a evil villain... but only if it's themed right. BKF is just plain dull, where as B:TR at Six Flags Magic Mountain, St. Louis are really well done, and I truly feel like I've stepped right into a movie. Babyish, no. Childish, sure, because as kids we like to pretend we can fly or fight evil monsters and stuff like that.

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Thursday, April 4, 2002 4:29 PM

Well, ever since I saw Donnie Darko, I know there's more to superheroes than meets the eye... And that they're not just something for little kids. Actually, I think Donnie Darko is a little too intelligent to be made into a thrill ride, lol. And probably a little too unknown as well.

About super hero rides in general, I don't think the name decreases the perceived quality of the ride for me at all. Overall, I really don't mind, but don't encourage it.

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Thursday, April 4, 2002 5:14 PM
While we're on the topic...isn't obsessing and arguing about roller coasters on the internet a little inherently childish in and of itself? Not that there's anything wrong with it. :)

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Thursday, April 4, 2002 5:46 PM
I'm tired of reading about superman and batman named rollercoasters being bashed. "They're not creative" or "They're in every SF park" or "They're childish". God dang no one else cares and personally I'm sick and tired of hearing about it.
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Thursday, April 4, 2002 8:20 PM

LTLWcbYbe said:
God dang no one else cares and personally I'm sick and tired of hearing about it.


I don't believe that you are "sick and tired of hearing about it" because you replied and therefore contributed to the topics discussion. You humans are really strange. A superhero may someday save your life and you would just complain about it with no thanks at all. While Batman is stopping the joker from launching a laughing gas bomb and Superman is fighting Bizzaro to keep him from destroying Metropolis, you non-superheros get to ride thier coasters.

Okay I am just kidding around. Seriously and on the topic, I have liked super heros ever since I can remember. When I was a kid, I liked thier powers and how they fought "EVIL". But now I am a big 28 year old man and I like heros for other reasons. I like what they stand for and what they are aginst. I like that the movies and cartoons are portraying them as real people with unreal abilities.

One of my favorite movies is the first "Superman". I am loosing sleep thinking about the new "Spiderman" movie coming next month. I love the "Justice League" show on Cartoon Network. I know that many adults feel the same way because we grew up with these heros and they will always be a part of our lives.

Super heros are becoming much more important especially after the WTC attacks. Super heros parallel the real heros like firemen, Police Officers, and armed forces that america re-discovered after this blow to our country. They are even pretty good role models for our children.

I personally wish for new intellectual properties to be allowed for use in the amusements and attraction industry. They deserve to have rides themed after them.

Dexter, Who is counting down the days until "Spiderman" swings into theaters.

*** This post was edited by dexter on 4/5/2002. ***

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Thursday, April 4, 2002 10:44 PM
I know this is way off topic but I am right there with you dexter I have been waiting four years and am counting the days too. It's gonna rule.But back on topic I think a superhero theme when well done really adds to the atmosphere of the ride see the hulk for a good example
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Friday, April 5, 2002 1:20 AM
I love the super hero names. They may be for written for little kids, but the rides certainly aren't. I don't know about you, but I feel the 'story' behind a coaster is just as good as the coaster itself. If I'm riding a coaster and I feel like Superman flying over Metropolis or Batman, fighting crime, I have a lot more fun on the coaster versus just riding it. It's kiddish, but it can get fun when you use the themes in your imagination, don't you think? I believe that is why Six Flags uses the names.
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Friday, April 5, 2002 4:25 AM
No, but it seems the list is endless. Time for something original.

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Friday, April 5, 2002 4:44 AM

ravenguy98 said:
While we're on the topic...isn't obsessing and arguing about roller coasters on the internet a little inherently childish in and of itself? Not that there's anything wrong with it.

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Word tru dat, home skillet! Damn, I must be at least 14 yrs old again if that statement holds true! :) On topic, people really relate to things that are in entertainment. Look at Disney. If Cinderella's Castle was named "big castle in the middle of the park," I don't think too many people would be so enthusiatic about it. Anyways, it's an easy marketing tool. Six flags has spent too much money on capital improvements, they can't afford a creative marketing team. :)

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