The Simpsons at Universal: Don't get too excited just yet!
News I received from an attendee at the "Behind Closed Doors" at the Orlando Tourist Board Meeting, held at the Orange County Convention Center, on Tuesday, April 24th.:
Aparrently, Universal Studios have admitted that the New Simpsons Ride will be a very cheap re-fit of the Back to the Future Ride, incorporating existing fittings, especially the cars.
The overhaul and relaunch of the ride is to be as cheap as possible due to NBC's Minimal Spend approach.
This would be similar to the Jimmy Neutron Ride, which replaced Hanna Barbera a few years back!
See, thats why this doesn't make any sense!
OMG.....I am not at all surprised. Oh they are going to get some serious crap for this. I feel it coming. There is a storm brewing and Universal is in for a hurtin'. It just amazes me that they wont even put in brand new more simpson looking vehicles. Cheap, Cheap, Cheap. I will never think of Universal Studios the same. To take out something so classic and they dont even have the dignity to put something worthy there. Sad....just sad.
It would seem that the concept from BTTF is being re-used, obviously the building will stay the same, it will just be redecorated and Simpson themed.
Sad. Not only are they changing it into something lack luster, they're not even plunking down the proper cash to develop the ride to its potential. What, are they just going to repaint the building?
How disappointing. When i read this, ". They’ll experience a side of Springfield previously unexplored as they enjoy the new ride’s interpretation of thrill rides, dark rides and “live” shows that make up a new fantasy amusement park dreamed up by the show’s cantankerous Krusty the Clown." I was thinking Spiderman meets T2... it appears we won't be so lucky.
That is sad and disappointing. My family loved the BTTF ride as well as the movies. We can't stand the Simpsons and what they represent. The worse part of the ride before was that it was so bumpy in the back row. I am afraid that they won't fix the problem. I will be sure to stay clear of that one and just go to the MIB ride. Come on Universal!
Obviously the best thing to do right now is to jump to conclusions and hate the ride before they even start working on it.
I've been hearing different from people that work there. Yeah, its going to use the IMAX technology, but the ride vehicles are going to be a bit different, and they were even talking 3D...glasses and all.
Well when you take out an attraction that was a BIG part of your park, people are going to be upset!
Question...last time you went to Universal Anthony? BTTF, when both sides were open, only had on average about 15 minutes. It wasnt as popular as people would have you believe. There was a public outcry when it announced that it would close, but there was an equal amount of joy. The ride was tired, unkept and old. It was very unenjoyable. Jaws, while it did suffer the same was still very enjoyable....hence the HUGE public outcry when there were only rumors that it would go down permanently. As long as the new ride has a bit of new stuff that doesnt make you sick...it will get pretty good reviews, and will have a decent sized line. Even though Shrek and Jimmy are not great attractions compared to what was there...they still have substantial waiting times all the time.
Ummmm when I was there last year, it was a packed ride. No kidding, that day we did both parks and this, besides Spiderman, had the longest line. This is not a joke, I am totally serious.
We have no idea how it's going to turn out so please.. no comparisons to Stitch's Great Escape just yet.
anthony j could not have said it better!
Ditto to Franki, Anthony J and Phillip. I, am wondering why people are so in love with BTTF. Not that it's a bad ride but I rode it twice at both parks and it made me extremely nauseous. Personally I see nothing wrong with change and if this new Simpsons ride is smoother, then I'm all for it.
Theme parks are cash cows. But you get out of them what you put in. If NBC keeps doing things on the cheap, they'll keep getting cheap revenues back.
I spoke to another insider today. Confirmed the Flume I'd already posted right here!
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