Sunday, January 7, 2001 6:23 PM
has anyone heard anything regarding The X-men attraction At IOA.originall i heard it was going to be like a tea cup ride with the character storm but know i heard with the success of the movie that they may be doing a bigger attraction.
Sunday, January 7, 2001 6:56 PM
The attraction has already been open. It's called Storm Force. I don't know where you get your crazy info but I think you should stop posting these outragous rumours.
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Sunday, January 7, 2001 6:58 PM
A new X-men coaster would be cool though.
You build it, I'll ride it...eventually
Sunday, January 7, 2001 8:48 PM
Didn't Storm Force open in July? I rode it then and it's nothing to plan a trip for. The rest of the park is though.
Monday, January 8, 2001 5:36 AM
BCD: Actually, it opened sometime in June. I was there the last week of June and saw it running. I'm not the biggest fan of spinning ride (neither were my friends) so I didnt ride it, but it was open for business.
Monday, January 8, 2001 6:16 AM
I thought it was a pretty crazy spinning ride. You actually control the speed of the spin. Me and two of my friends had that thing moving really fast. it was quite painful. only worth a walk-on.
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Tuesday, January 9, 2001 2:32 AM
The movie, and the rights to X-Men are both owner by The Fox Corporation. IOA is owned by Universal. But it could happen.
Tuesday, January 9, 2001 4:10 AM
A floorless themed to Wolverine would be awesome, I think they should change the name of that park to B&M World or something!
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Tuesday, January 9, 2001 5:36 AM
rct_2000 said: The movie, and the rights to X-Men are both owner by The Fox Corporation. IOA is owned by Universal. But it could happen.
rct_2000 they already have the rights to use X-men from Marvel Comics. Fox had to get the rights from Marvel as well to use the X-men for their movie. They already have one ride themed to an X-men character, why wouldn't/shouldn't they build another?
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Tuesday, January 9, 2001 7:27 AM
Dustijn is right!!!
Universal has a partnership with Marvel comics.
Ie The Amazing Spiderman, Incredible Hulk, and Dr. Dooms fearfall. Not to mention an entire themed land called Marvel Super Hero Island. X-men have been involved in the universal parks since about 95 when i first went to universal studios and they had a Marvel comic week with a stunt show complete with the x-men and spidey. This was probably about the time IOA was majorly into planning. IOA also did have a x-men van parked outside of the spiderman ride and it was part of a stunt show involving the x-men. Now they have storm Force a permanent x-men ride. The only time that i know of anything marvel not at a universal park would be Stan Lee who is doing the 7th portal thing with Paramount. So I can settle the argument and say that no it is not out of the question for another x-men ride to show up at IOA.
Also on the movie thing i believe that fox and universal worked together on that movie.
I have thought of a few Marvel related coasters at IOA though.
They could build a Premier LIM coaster and name it "The Punisher".
They could have CCI build a large woodie that everybody would agree is one of the best wood coasters in the world and they could name it
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Tuesday, January 9, 2001 7:38 AM
Dustijn is dead on. The only thing Fox did was get the right to use the X-Men charachters in their movie.
Remember a Spiderman movie is coming out in 2002, and Sony is making that movie. Movie franchises aren't neccessarily tied in with the movie studios that produce it when it comes to liscensing rightes.
Look at Lucasfilm and Star Wars. Fox doesn't get a penny for the toys that are on the market.
You build it, I'll ride it...eventually