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Whacked Out Ride Ideas

Come up with the most whacked out, truly OUT THERE ride concept you can.

From Joseph Catlett
Posted April 16, 2011 at 5:03 PM
While I'm waiting on the final submission for The Next Walt Disney Tournament (of which I am one of the two finalists), I thought it would be fun to go a little crazy and start a new thread.

The idea is to post the most whacked out and truly out there ride idea you can come up with. This goes for any theme park out there. Be creative, be nutty and know this could NEVER possibly be built...but wouldn't it be funny if it was?

Let your inner Mad Hatter loose and go truly crazy.

I'll be posting mine very soon. Love to see what ideas are out there.


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From Joseph Catlett
Posted April 16, 2011 at 6:00 PM
BEAVIS AND BUTTHEAD: ESCAPE FROM HIGHLAND HIGH

Located at Universal Studios Hollywood on the site of the former Shrek 4D theater, America's favorite slacker duo ( no, NOT Bill and Ted) Beavis and Butthead are back. Coinciding with the relaunch of their new television series, the lovable morons now have a home at Universal Hollywood.

The facade is Highland High School, and as we enter the front doors of the building we're smack dab in the middle of the school hallways and hear behind the classroom doors class going on. We pass Coach Buzzcut's class as we hear him yelling like a drill sergeant and Mr Van Driesen's class as he sings "Men Have Feelings Too (May I Share Mine With You?).

We then hear over the loud speakers, as we wait to board our vehicle, an announcement from Principal McVickers that Beavis and Butthead are to report to detention immediately until 5 tonight. Then appearing on overhead video monitors Beavis and Butthead (who have apparently seized the cameras in the AV Room and are now broadcasting from it) announce McVicker will have to catch them first because they're heading for a GWAR concert and they RULE!

We then enter our ride vehicles, which are shaped like two seater side by side electric wheelchairs and take off down the halls of the school. You zip around like Mr Toads Wild Ride from room to room and down hallways. Watch out for Coach Buzzcut, he'll try to grab you. Oh no! Its Van Driesen, stupid hippies. Watch out for Stewart he's totally lame, he'll want to go the concert with us.
We crash through doors, cut through a class on Women's Studies, smash through the lunch room as mystery meat goes flying eveywhere. We finally make it to the exit when Principal McVickers jumps in front of us, blocking the way out of the school. Well we just keep barreling on through, pop a wheelie and send him flying out of our way as we break through the school exit doors and head on to the GWAR concert.
Our vehicle heads through town, we crash through the front door of Mr Anderson's house and smash his TV, we head down to the Maxi Mart for nachos and get chased by the police.
We elude the cops and show up just in time for the concert....which the sign out front of the Highland Arena announces was last night. Tonight is WINGER! This sucks!
You then exit the vehicle and into the Burger World themed restaurant and gift shop where you can buy your very own ACDC and Metallica t shirts. YES!

From Adam Nodjomian
Posted April 19, 2011 at 3:08 PM
Not a fully thought idea but I came up with a coaster a few years ago containing a feature element that launches you up the tail and back of a giant dinosaur before you shoot through the back of its head into a 90° dive out the mouth of the giant T. Rex.

Thoughts?

Yes, I know it's stupid, but isn't that the point of this thread??????

From Robert Niles
Posted April 19, 2011 at 3:16 PM
This was my son's idea, but... "Halo Kitty"; a video-game inspired shoot-'em-up dark ride in which you fight a Covenant of cute Hello Kitty dolls in a distopian space station.

From TH Creative
Posted April 19, 2011 at 4:07 PM
There was a time when I was working at Universal Creative building Mummy when a bunch of us guys went to a bar and concepted Hooters the water park.

From Caroline Davis
Posted April 19, 2011 at 4:56 PM
I've read about someone designing a Euthenasia roller coaster. Obviously it's just theoretical, but it sounds like something out of the best Dr Who episode ever.

If I was designing a roller coaster it would be a launched flying coaster themed around the story of Peter Pan that would go over the ACTUAL London skyline. Tower of London, House of Parliment etc. Through the whole city. That's perfection.

From David L.
Posted April 19, 2011 at 5:21 PM
How about an Alice in Wonderland ride in Magic Kingdom?
Location:
-the center hub in front of the Cinderella castle.

Building:
-a 400 foot tall Queeen of Hearts castle
-many other smaller buildings in each land with hearts around them

Ride:
-The roller coaster starts out in the castle where the Queen of Hearts wants to show you her new kingdom. There is a dark ride section in the castle where you are shown around. Then you launch over to Adventureland into a building behind the jungle cruise(so you hear some jokes along the way) where everyone in Adventureland is trying to start a rebellion against the queen. Everyone goes to war in a dark ride section but the cards defeat the pirates and animals. You then launch over to Frontier land followed by Liberty Square followed by Fantasyland and Tomorowland all with similar dark ride scenes. Finally you ride back to the castle where the Mad Hatter and Alice save the day and banish the Queen to a jail in Mickey's Sorcerer hat in DHS.

This would be about 43 minutes long. Other rides that would be affected(taken down for space or in view of the ride) will include:
-jungle cruise
-Tom Sawer's Island
-Hall of the Presidents
-Cinderella's Castle
-Space Mountain

From TH Creative
Posted April 19, 2011 at 6:04 PM
Here's what you guys are looking for:

http://www.fauxtopia.com/

Ray Kampf's FANTASTIC piece on Fauxtopia!

From Terry O'Neal
Posted April 20, 2011 at 8:54 AM
Roller Coaster with a loop half way down the drop hill.

From Terri Pierce
Posted April 20, 2011 at 12:58 PM
I once designed a roller coaster that had a launched 300ft vertical lift that then did a u turn and went all the way underground (as far as it would go) vertically. it then went straight into several loops and cockscrews before losing momentum and launching again through some more. I think one person road it... and it crashed. Roller Coaster Tycoon creation.

I also made a waterslide that had a drop like that and then did u turns back and forth. After a couple "months" of running the tubes started flying off the hill and people died.

I was an evil child

From Albino Pygmy
Posted April 20, 2011 at 4:58 PM
I had this one concept put together that seems morbid, but pretty cool for us theme park junkies. I call it "The Ride of Your Life" and it's basically a customizable dark ride/ family coaster combo that portrays your life as if it were a thrilling theme park ride. You start off by boarding your ride vehicles, go through a hallway of old childhood pictures/videos through high school, and then into a small coaster section where the main customizable thing for this part of the ride is the audio and a couple of pose-able figures with your clothes. Finally, you slow down and see some more recent pictures/videos of the senior moments and maybe a final customized farewell from the departed. You unload to another gallery of more pictures etc, and then right into a chapel/theatre for a more traditional service to wrap things up. I thought this would be a cool way to celebrate someone's life who has pretty much lived in the theme parks.

From Andy Milio
Posted April 21, 2011 at 5:18 PM
Nice one Robert. I love spoofs :P
You could also have President Evil, a haunted house full of George W. Bush zombies (based on Resident Evil)

From steve lee
Posted April 22, 2011 at 8:27 PM
Um, yeah...
Anyone want to give this one a go?

From Randall Peek
Posted April 23, 2011 at 1:38 AM
Mickey D's - A highly immersive experience where guests pay big bucks to try their hands at the wonderful world of fast food! The experience lasts for eight hours (with breaks) and replicates a shift at a McDonald's restaurant. Guests are outfitted with authentic fast-food garb and taught the fundamentals of working the grill and the register, as well as spending time cleaning tables and restrooms. Customers and management are actors who have been trained to portray the wide spectrum of highly defective people who frequent the typical Mickey D's. At the end of the 'shift' they will be paid minimum wage, and scored on achievements such as "Fewest Burgers Dropped On The Floor" and "Best Snotty Comment Made Behind Customer's Back." The post-show allows the guests to sit in beat-up cars in the 'employee parking area" and gossip with one another while smoking weed.

Okay, it isn't technically a ride, but it is certainly whacked-out...
Thoughts?

From Mike Gallagher
Posted April 26, 2011 at 6:26 AM
I don't think this is whacked out, and may have a better chance of becoming reality than others here, but it's something I've been dreaming about for several years. Matter of fact, I took an in-person survey At SF Great Adventure on Easter the other day and told the woman of my idea:

A triple (or double) track racing wooden coaster in the woods behind Nitro and the white-water raft ride. It would cross the river back there, and would be called the Jersey Devils, after the legendary creature that supposedly lives in the Pine Barrens, not far from Great Adventure itself.

I know I didn't include many specs, but I'm not a coaster designer or a rocket scientist.

From Derek Potter
Posted April 27, 2011 at 6:07 PM
If you want to have a look at some of the most whacked out ride ideas, take a look at some of the contraptions that people tested out in the early 1900's-1920's. The time before safety standards, CAD, and steel was indeed an interesting one.

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