It's now official: 'Back to the Future' will be part of the past
Published: September 7, 2006 at 9:52 AM
If you did, you're a winner, as Universal Orlando confirmed yesterday the badly-kept "secret" that Marty McFly & Co. will be flying into oblivion when Universal Studios Florida closes its Back to the Future ride to make room for a new attraction.
BTTF opened shortly after the park did in 1990, but, like the film it is based upon, the ride has lost the public's interest over the years. Fans have clamored for a replacement, either based on the Fast & the Furious movies (why? won't those be as dated as BTTF by, oh, say, next summer?), Battlestar Galactica (yes!) or some other theme that would fit an indoor coaster, interactive shoot-'em-up or some other ride system more exciting than '80s-era flight simulators.
Personally, I think people are forgetting the obvious synergy from Universal's parents at NBC. Hey, couldn't USF cram a pretty big "Deal or No Deal" stage into that building? (Okay, I'm kidding. ...I think.)