Go Figment, look at those numbers!
I am very surprised at Horizons...not my first choice, but want to see how this does down the line against other graveyarded rides.
Marty McFly and Doc Brown are kicking some serious sea-bass right now; why did they get rid of that ride? So much for the "power of love"
Because Universal wanted to theme it with a show that jumped the shark years ago, but can bring in more money because of cross marketing. Almost makes you wonder if they had a hand in getting the Simpson's movie to come out after years of talks that one would happen so that they could still be the park where you "ride the movies." Sorry for the rant, but I think they could have chose something else instead of adding a third ride based on a cartoon, Jason Bourne maybe?
No way I could take Horizons since it was replaced by one of my favorite attractions, Mission:Space. I mean Horizons was interesting, but seriously.... I would much rather have Mission: Space. Anyway, Cranium Command was/is a great hidden gem....I do hope someday Disney comes to their senses and gets the Life Pavilion back up and running...
20k Leagues has sort of been replaced, so I don't miss it much, however Drachen Fire is just gone...nothing replaced it. That spot in the park is just a place for concerts now. So sad to see a coaster just die like that...
Journey Into Imagination was and is a lame attraction, Figment or no Figment.
A history tidbit...the story goes that it was originally supposed to be designed and built by B&M, but the company had too many projects at the time to build a coaster for both Busch Parks. Kumba was built for BG Tampa, and the Williamsburg contract was given to Arrow. The elements in Drachen Fire were very similar to what would be in numerous future B&M designs, leading many to believe that Arrow used the design that was initially created by B&M, and applied Arrow technology to it, causing design incompatibilty from the start. Arrow's center of gravity was always the center of the train, while B&M's center is the heart of the rider. Arrow's rigid trains accounted for much of the roughness. Had it been wholly designed and built by either Arrow or B&M, it may have withstood the test of time.
Here's a youtube of Drachen Fire. Company promotional video POV
I'm sure that BTTF will win the match with Soap Box Derby. I voted for Soap Box Derby from a historical perspective. There's no questioning the significance of Back To The Future though. In fact, I would probably say that BTTF would win the whole thing, except everyone around here has mouse on the brain.
I never rode either one of the other two rides, so I didn't vote for them. I probably won't be voting in a lot of these contests. For one, I never rode a lot of them, and I'm not sure I can get interested in another Disney lovefest.
Soap Box Racers was awesome! I rode that a multitude of times. BTTF was a great ride, but really got quite jerky with time.
And Adventure Through Inner Space is already losing?? I thought for sure that would be a top contender! "You're smaller than an atom!!"