Vote of the week: What new theme park ride or show do you want to see?
It's the start of the theme park "silly season," where our attention begins to turn from the summer theme and amusement park high season to the new rides and shows that the parks will build over the winter to debut next year. (We've got our ongoing list of new attractions under construction
So, what do you wish your favorite park would build for next year? That's our vote of the week. (We'll assume elaborate theming and a story element for all the suggested ride systems and shows below.)
Tell us more about your dream new attraction, in the comments. And have a great weekend!
(*Note: I reset the initial poll voting to add another option. If you were among the first 25 who voted, please vote again.)
I'd say a B&M roller coaster, but Kings Island just got Diamondback. Son of Beast seems to be causing more problems than entertainment lately, so I think a GCI wooden coaster would be a welcome addition.
I would like to see another Spiderman like attraction.
I think it would be awesome for B & M and Intamin to create a new type of ride, or B & M to create a 4D coaster! Intamin needs to do a stand-up. B & M needs to build more flying instead of Vekoma! And Carowinds is getting a new B & M--supposed to be great!!!
For rides, I would like wooden coasters, but I have to vote for the Live Musical. There is nothing that can replace the value for young and old as the the excellent, quality, educational and meaningful entertainment provided by our dedicated live entertainers. This includes Live performers, Lighting and sound techs, stage managers, support staff, etc. These people devote their lifes talents for our pleasure and seem to work for peanuts. They deserve so much more. If they are willing to devote their lives to our entertainment, i pledge my support for them !
When will that darn 1000 ft drop coaster move from the drawing board to the real world?
Having lived an hour near WDW for a decade, I'd like to see something different besides a new coaster, shoot the chutes ride (providing that a log flume and a rapids ride has been already implemented since several years), so I chose a new high-budget, Broadway-style, musical show as my expectation for any of the four parks, especially the Magic Kingdom. I have several Facebook friends (and one or two Plaxo connections) who write for the musical theater under my belt and I find the current Castle Forecourt Stage show, "Dream Along With Mickey," in that particular park lacking a few teeth here and there since it is accompanied by canned music. (I like the choreography, effects, and articulated faces, though.) So I hope that a live, Broadway-style show, preferably with a live band (Think "Disney Mania," a stage show from the 1990's, or "Mickey's 'Twas the Night Before Christmas," before the Galaxy Palace Theater was sadly razed!), would be in place at WDW.
I'd like to see a log-flume attraction or rapids at Disneyland Resort Paris. Having just come back off a trip it's still very clear that the park is lacking a water-based attraction and something along the lines of Splash Mountain would do the world of good.
I wouldn't say it's my favourite, but Alton Towers Resort in the UK is my most local and the easiest and cheapest theme park for me to get to. I think it is supposed to be the best in the UK, but it recently introduced a very poor indoor Charlie and the Chocolate factory ride and has an even worse indoor supposedly scary swing ride. It does however have some very good coasters such as Nemesis, Air and Oblivion if a little small scale to the ones you have in the US. What it could definitely do with is a really world class indoor ride so I have voted 3D simulator. I am positive that this would never happen, but it would be nice.
I want the Tarzan show back at Animal Kingdom! I loved that show..loved those very talented roller blading monkeys. Why did they close that show????
Back to the Future: The Ride 2! That would be awesome. Or they should bring back the original. hahaha. =)
Rather than pick a favorite theme park, I went with my local park, Worlds of Fun. And while it could definitely use a few more roller coasters (
I was thinking about my home park, Cedar Point, during this poll. I went with a GCI woodie because CP is in dire need of a good wooden coaster. Granted, I love Blue Streak [it falls in my Top 5 for the park] and I think it provides nice thrills and airtime for such a small, old woodie, but we need something bigger. Mean Streak is an absolute nightmare and doesn't do woodies justice.
I already voted for the live Broadway Style show, because thats the kind of thing I like a lot.. However, I also think that CP could benefit from any kind of dark ride/simulator, if done well. That's something they have absolutely NONE of, unless you count Disaster Transport. And it would not take up a whole lot of room in the park. I think many of those are more family oriented, as well, so it would be an interesting addition, although it sure seems like nothing CP or Cedar Fairs would do!
...I held of to today to offer my 2cents...I also went for the big musical style shows as well...These at one time were a park staple..and then the roller coaster wars got in the way..And the budget pretty much went to them...And many of the parks theaters or arenas sit empty...And the band stands silent...Even Disney pulled the switch on a few shows in favor of other things..One is there parades...I tend to avoid them myself...except for Spectromagic...ANd to be fair CF did the same, and so did Six Flags..they all claim entertainment..But after a recent visit to a SF park I didnt see it..Oh well...thats my 2 cents
Mr. Niles asks: "So, what do you wish your favorite park would build for next year?"
Like many others before me, I went with my home park rather than my favorite park.
TH, I have now rethought my position on the refurb of the Jungle Cruise and will instead join you in your crusade to rid the world of the terrible Tomorrowland Speedway. While I would rather see a
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