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All right, I'll start it... Farewell Jimmy

Universal Orlando: Send Jimmy off with style....

From N B
Posted August 17, 2011 at 3:20 PM
Sad to see it go... tomorrow is the last day but I'm glad we got to ride it this Summer. I hope the ride is packed all day with die-hards wanting to get one last ride. I'd love to see some pics if anyone will be there.


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From N B
Posted August 17, 2011 at 4:06 PM
So sad, I would expect there would be a lot of people wanting to get on one last time. But then again, only theme park dorks like us are the ones who actually care.... :) Yes, I'm a no-hope junkie.

From Jorge Arnoldson
Posted August 17, 2011 at 6:39 PM
I went last Saturday for a final ride, and it was very nostalgic for me to see many of the Nick characters I grew up with in this ride. It's bittersweet to see it go, because most of the cartoons featured in the ride have been canned, and Despicable Me is a movie children ten and under may have seen. I can't wait too see what Universal brings to the table next year.

From N B
Posted August 17, 2011 at 7:28 PM
Kind of like Back the Future... except the second one came out the same year the Simpsons debuted (1989) and the third came out after. So the Simpsons are older than BTTF3 and same age as BTTF2...

Still sad to see it go, The Delorean and train are still in the park, just hidden on some obscure street no one really walks down between the Mummy and Mel's if I am not mistaken.

From steve lee
Posted August 17, 2011 at 8:59 PM
I still have the Passholder Preview poster from when Jimmy first opened. I think I rode it once since that first day. It was definitely better than the Hanna Barbara ride, but still nothing I really felt the need to revisit often.

From Eric Malone
Posted August 18, 2011 at 11:08 AM
I'm not really sad to see this ride go, but with any luck the Despicable Me one will be pretty darn good. I'm looking forward to riding it.

From Zackiel Marsh
Posted August 18, 2011 at 11:25 AM
It's always sad to see a ride of any kind thrown out. Jimmy wasn't a bad ride and is only gone because it is a bit outdated. I think there should be an organization that takes rides that are about to be destroyed and sells them to other parks. Also they would fix up broken or rough rides before they auction them off to parks who could use them. This could make small park more notable. If this happened rides like Jimmy wouldn't die.

From Nick Markham
Posted August 18, 2011 at 12:35 PM
Not mine. I think all our childhoods will remain intact about twenty minutes down the road from Universal, if you know what I mean... ;)

From Andy Milito
Posted August 18, 2011 at 1:28 PM
^Wait...what are you trying to bring back?

From TH Creative
Posted August 18, 2011 at 2:50 PM
Gotta Blast!

From Alan Hiscutt
Posted August 18, 2011 at 2:59 PM
I remember this exact same discussion when the Hana-Barbera ride changed TO Jimmy Neutron. THAT was nostalgic. Scooby Doo, Jetsons etc.

Sadky rides go, new ones come in, the JN ride is in essence the same is the HB ride. The seats look the same, the movement is the same, the decor inside the ride looks the same yet to me, the JN ride is a poor imitation to the original.

From TH Creative
Posted August 18, 2011 at 5:22 PM
Mr. Hiscutt is right (of course). But does this mean an end to the chicken dance in the world's theme parks? That prospect makes me "sadky."

From N B
Posted August 18, 2011 at 5:41 PM
Never rode Hanna Barbera and I'm sure Despicable Me will be good. I will have to watch the movie so I can relate.

From Giacomo B.
Posted August 19, 2011 at 4:28 PM
well just got back and enjoyed Jimmy, I remember when it was the Hannah Barbara characters, Jimmy raised the bar so I think Despicable me will be the next evolution in CGI tech for this ride and be better.

From Roger Shurp
Posted August 19, 2011 at 8:12 PM
Ahhh Jimmy . . . We will forever miss your chicken dance.

Apparently Despicable Me is better than all of our childhood cartoon characters combined. But hey, I'm not complaining. I look forward to what Universal has planned.

From Bob Liebe
Posted August 19, 2011 at 10:17 PM
I only rode the HB version of the ride and not the Jimmy Neutron, but it is always sad to see rides go. I was going to ride JN this last May when I was there, but it wasn't opened because it was the "off season". All the same so long Boy Genius!!! Long Live Nick Toons!!!

From Eric Malone
Posted August 20, 2011 at 7:02 AM
It's not so much that we don't want to see these 'childhood characters', Roger, but more that it's time for the ride to go. Besides, the HB version was considerably more enjoyable than the Jimmy version anyway.

From Tyler Bell
Posted August 20, 2011 at 2:36 PM
Will Despicable Me, have a different ride system.

From Tyler Bell
Posted August 20, 2011 at 2:36 PM
Will Despicable Me, have a different ride system.

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