You must have ridden today and hurried up with this post. The ride was down last Sunday. I think I'll ride it tomorrow.
If such changes were in store for this new and improved Crypt, you would think that information would have landed somewhere in the pre-season publicity, -or did it?
So there's nothing that happens in the box now other than lots of flipping and music?
So many questions...
How is removing theming and making the ride totally dark an improvement?
Anyway, you will find that the new program is much more intense and in many ways does the same stunts that most other top spins do
If it doesn't I wonder if they might think about using the crypt as a haunt for HH this fall?
So, let me be the judge of this. I feel prompted to head down there tomorrow and give it a try. If I do, I'll post. IMO a Black Box with a really great Top Spin in it would be better than what we had.
And thank God it's only techno music instead of that dreadful Rave Techno, because otherwise I don't think I could take it.
...And that may be super-awesome-fun to some people (matt.). It all comes down to what we have been talking about in many other threads, Theme vs. Thrill.
Wouldn't it be crazy-cool if the ride was removed from the box? The box serves no purpose now, imo. A Giant Topspin would be quite exciting to watch!
It all comes down to what we have been talking about in many other threads, Theme vs. Thrill.
It's not that simple. It would be one thing if the park were sacrificing cool theming to make a more physically thrilling ride, but it sounds like that's not happening here. Tomb Raider as a concept was pretty cool and I applaud the designers for trying to come up with something coherent with a beginning, middle, and ending on a ride that isn't linear in nature, but for many it just didn't work as a full experience.
It's more like "iffy theming + iffy ride" vs. "gutted theming vs. better ride." Usually I'm gonna take the later but it depends on how good the new cycle really is.
However, with the theming gone and the ride being in near darkness now, it just seems like the visuals, which are a lot of what make regular top spins fun, are going to be non-existent. Guess I'll have to make my decision once I ride it next month.
Summer/Fall 2004: Escape From Pompeii @ BGE
Summer 2006, 2007 and 2008: Wicked Twister, Millennium Force, Skyride, maXair, Disaster Transport and Magnum XL-200 @ CP
Fall/Winter 2007: Rock 'n' Rollercoaster @ DHS
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