Monday, June 28, 2004 10:38 PM
I went to Six Flags Over Texas earlier today for a few hours to catch up on my coaster riding. I hit the two new attractions immediately: Casa Magnetica and Spongebob Squarepants 4D. The former was a very unique and odd ride that messes with your mind while you are constantly off-balance. I was really surprised with SS4D. I expected a cheap and off-the-shelf piece of crap, like the show. But I got a well animated and exciting motion ride with some good laughs and great visuals, particularly near the end. I enjoyed it, and it is worth the thirty minute wait (the only wait all day). Has anybody else ridden it? How do you like it?
Monday, June 28, 2004 10:51 PM
I am not sure. If it is the same as the one in the Mall of America, I have. It was one of those motion theaters and I liked it.
Monday, June 28, 2004 10:55 PM
There's a Spongebob Squarepants 3D at Six Flags Great Adventure. . . I didn't go on it but my dad did(he was a chaperone so the kids made him) and he actually said he liked it. . .

Funny thing was that the other chaperone that went on got sick and he rode all the other roller coasters without a problem. . . I guess Spongebob has that ability of making even the toughest people sick.

Monday, June 28, 2004 11:00 PM
Tried it once at La Ronde, it is the french dubbed version. Verdict: Lots of fun! Love it! Much better than the old Dino Island 3-D one.

La Ronde added bubbles in the room to the finale as well.

Monday, June 28, 2004 11:57 PM
We did SS3D at PKI back in April and loved it. Did it at PKD a few weeks ago and still loved it.

It was one of three rides we did at BeastBuzz aside from the ERT.

Did I mention I like it?

Monday, June 28, 2004 11:59 PM
Did SFGAdv.'s. It's much better than Mach 1 and Dino Island, but it is quite a bit of fun in it's own right. I'm just not really a fan of motion sims in any situation.
Tuesday, June 29, 2004 1:29 AM
Great ride at SFNO. I didn't expect much,but to my surprise I really enjoyed it. Its worth the wait.
Tuesday, June 29, 2004 2:19 AM
I have ridden it at PKI. I don't like Spongeboob that much but did enjoy the 3D effects.
Tuesday, June 29, 2004 3:35 AM

coastergoose said:
I expected a cheap and off-the-shelf piece of crap, like the show.

How dare you talk like this about one of my favourite TV shows! (At least during its first season).

:) :)
To me, the Spongebob animated series was jawdroppingly fun and creative in it's first sequels - somehow the spirit leveled off and the latest servings have admittetly been rather dumb and flat - unfortunately. Either the folks creating it ran out of wit, the eye of the beholder has aged, or- as I presume - the show was forced to become more "family friendly" and the biting childish nihilistic cynism that lies under every scene and character was removed in favour of child-adequate flat&cheap jokes - all edges removed, probably to remove the frowns off parents faces to sell more of those Spongebob pillows to kids.
The first sequels were not really for small children, despite their colorfulness - they are a resonating symphony of incredibly brainy references to the absurdities of everyday life and are constantly mocking our biggest hopes and worst fears. Viewers can't understand that unless they have experienced some of that themselves.
It's a big achievement to create a relationship between Spongebobs completely absurd world to our own. Something that seems to be replaced more and more with Mickey-Mouse clichees (may I call it "Disneyisation"?)
I was hoping that the Spongebob ride would be fun - and I hope so even more sincerely for the movie opening this fall. I know that there must be incredibly creative people behind this series who I hope will be able to show more of their true talent in the future.

But I can completely understand that not everyone may like this non-sensical hyperactive way of animation - and, I admit, the last things I've seen of Spongebob looked rather like cheesy off the shelf product marketing than a reference to the aggressive wit there was at first.

*** Edited 6/29/2004 7:51:54 AM UTC by superman***

Tuesday, June 29, 2004 5:44 AM
The one at PKI is hilarious! Until last year I had "heard" of Spongebob but had no idea what he was or what he was all about.

I really didn't care about seeing the attraction (I was missing 7th Portal) but I laughed the entire time and was glad I did it.

I am still wondering what kind of drugs the creators were on when they wrote this................;-)


Tuesday, June 29, 2004 8:42 AM
I rode Sponge Bob 3D @ La Rodne (in french), but I don't really like it. It's not only that the character, jokes and overall mood of the cartoon are changed czuse of language, but I didnt feel very 3D nor did I feel caught up in what was happening (in the film). I was kinda disappointed for the 20 min wait:S.
Tuesday, June 29, 2004 9:57 AM
Talk about pain. The '4D' effects were a nice touch (real bubbles, water squirt), but the motion part was a little...uneeded. The way the story went it would have been alot more enjoyable in a static seat. It wasn't like the last one that felt smooth like riding a coaster. This was pointlessly jerky- So much so that my wife lost her 3-D glasses and we had to share about 2 minutes into it.

Also- Maybe it was because we were in the closest row, but the 3-D sucked, flat out. After doing something like the muppet theatre at WDW/MGM studios which felt like things were in the audience, from our perspective it only provided the illusion of depth on screen, not extending into the audience. Again, this may have to do with how close we were to the screen though..

I did the one at SFOT btw.

Tuesday, June 29, 2004 10:06 AM
I didn't pay any attention to it last year either trip I made to PKI, but was wondering, is it in the same theatre as the Days of Thunder and James Bond were in? I'll be sure to check it out this year when I go, i'm sure my 2 year old will love it as she likes cartoons like any other kid. :) Or does anyone feel it would be too rough for a small kid? Thanks.
Tuesday, June 29, 2004 10:15 AM
I believe that most of these theaters have non-motion seats if you think it will be too rough for your kid.
Tuesday, June 29, 2004 10:59 AM
I stood in line for the one at SFNO, but it was so stuffy and stinky in the queue that I almost threw up (after riding B:TR five times in 20 minutes).

It was funny because the queue house had not been rethemed from what was obviously a pirate ride before, and all these kids were waiting in a room with real guns, knives and swords hanging on the walls.

I generally hate these types of rides though.

Tuesday, June 29, 2004 11:12 AM

RavenTTD said:
I believe that most of these theaters have non-motion seats if you think it will be too rough for your kid.

Thank you for answering my question within this topic question. :)

Tuesday, June 29, 2004 11:20 AM
Who lives in a pineapple under the sea? :)

I got my ride on SBSP 4-D at PKD last summer....and I'll go again when the opportunity arises...SFoT just had too many fantastic COASTERS to ride, LOL...

Tuesday, June 29, 2004 11:49 AM
[answering Gator]: SPONGE BOB SQUAREPANTS!


Tuesday, June 29, 2004 12:42 PM
I put SS3D in the "giggily fun" category.
Tuesday, June 29, 2004 1:22 PM
I'm wondering if the shows at Six Flags parks are the same movies that they show at Paramount Parks. If so, then yes I enjoyed it greatly. I was also dying outside the theater (at PKD) at the movie they should before the actual simulator.

The movie at Paramount parks is about a pickle. Same for Six Flags shows?


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