Published: April 7, 2008 at 10:16 AM
Marc - like the analogy, but which is The Beatles and which is The Stones? Guess it comes down to which lasts longer, but we won't find that out for a while.
Also, I'm hearing Tower get busted up for not being unique. Well, define 'unique'. How many theme rides, or for that matter, thrill rides, do you know that are randomized? How about rides that feature wire-guided technology (for the horizontal section)? And although I've seen a million rides about superheros, how many have you seen featuring sci-fi or horror icons from the '60s?
Look, neither attraction is unique if you really break them down. Spiderman is just an amped up combination simulator/track ride/3-D movie, all of which have been done. Fire and water? Nothing new. Likewise, Tower of Terror is just a combination drop ride/dark ride.
What is unique about each is how they leave you feeling afterwards. I find Spiderman leaves me pumped and excited to continue adventuring through Islands, whereas Tower leaves me in awe, and a little weirded out.