Reminder: Get nominations in for best dead ride
Just a reminder that you have until Friday to submit the names of your favorite departed theme park attractions for the King of the Theme Park Graveyard
Also, if anyone with graphics skills wants to try a logo for the tournament, I think that's be a fun addition.
Here, in alphabetical order, are several top candidate for the tournament. If you want to see these, or other attractions, in the tournament, please submit your picks ASAP.
Adventures through Inner Space (Disneyland)
Back to the Future (Universal Studios Florida and Hollywood)
Body Wars (Epcot)
Cranium Command (Epcot)
Drachen Fire (Busch Gardens Europe)
The ExtraTERRORestrial Alien Encounter (Magic Kingdom)
Journey into Imagination (Epcot)
Kongfrontation (Universal Studios Florida)
Skyway (Magic Kingdom and Disneyland)
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (Magic Kingdom)
Who Wants to be a Millionaire - Play It! (Disney-MGM Studios and California Adventure)
World of Motion (Epcot)
I will need some write-ups and photos of the nominated attractions, too. Thanks!
Kansas City Fans Unite!
What? No PeopleMover or Rocket Rods?
James I submitted that one as well. Unfortunately I doubt we'll have enough votes to get it seeded. I would have voted for Zinger as well, but since its still operating in Columbia it doesn't really fit with the rules.
What do you think, Bradley...time to pack up the wife/girlfriend and take a road trip to South America to ride the Zinger? Man, that was a great "date" coaster!!
Are Body Wars and Cranium Command officially done? I thought they were just waiting behind closed doors (and a flower show!!) and could one day re-emerge when the Epcot Life Pavilion found a new sponsor?
I totally forgot about the Orient Express. It has my nomination as well. I'll also nominate the Texas Cyclone from Six Flags Astroworld.
We should nominate Superstar Limo at DCA!!! [Yes, I'm completely joking!!]
Drachen Fire may be the most popular defunct coaster of all time.
The Texas Cyclone was a sweet coaster. A bit painful, too, but in a good way. For the longest time, it was my favorite wooden coaster. I hated when they closed that park down, just because it meant no more Cyclone. Incidentally, I read somewhere that the Cyclone was not built to "standards", and if it were rebuilt today it would have to be quite a bit different! How is that for playing with fire!!!
Oh man, this is gonna be great... I think it'll go to Kongfrontation or Alien Encounter.
My suggestions for the graveyard:
Yeah, I like SD a lot too. It is about the only family coaster in the park. Heck about the only family ride at all.
Honestly there is still plenty of room over there for another coaster in the future, and they could probably still use the old Orient building for the loading station. I took pictures from the open field next to Patriot a month or so back and there is easily enough room for another large coaster. Of course most folks know that the next location for a coaster is probably going to be
Yeah, where's the Peoplemover???
Here are few not mentioned:
Living in Memphis, we lost our theme park that was Elvis Presley's favorite, Liberty Land. Along with that we lost his favorite coaster, the Zippin Pippin. It was a great wooden coaster that had fun dips. And being three hours away from Nashville, we also lost Opryland. My family and friends used to go there often and of course we lost one of my favorite coasters, the Hangman. It is so sad to lose not only rides that you love but whole theme parks as well.
Carnium Command gone???? Please say it isn't so! Body Wars and Star Tours are similar enough that we don't need the duplication (whatever happened to the simulator at Sea World - is that still active?) but CC was one of a kind.
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