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The Goonies at Universal Studios

Universal Orlando: Why isn't this an attraction yet?

From Misty Greer
Posted October 22, 2011 at 3:17 PM
The goonies was and still is my favorite movie and I can imagine this very exciting "goonies experience" at Universal studios. The cave with all the Boobie traps, then the water slide at the end of the cave that leads to the pirate ship with one eyed Willie and walking the plank. Then after figuring out a code, the cave opens for a pirate ship ride back to the start. I can't understand why this was never brought to the table.

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From Andy Milito
Posted October 22, 2011 at 5:03 PM
I've thought the same thing. I guess not a lot of people recognize The Goonies or something. I always thought that huge pirate ship would make one heck of a play area at a water park!

From James Rao
Posted October 22, 2011 at 8:12 PM
Not that box office is everything, but even when using inflation adjusted dollars, THE GOONIES managed to make only $120 million (inflation adjusted) when it came out in 1985. Not horrible, but not great either. Compare it to DESPICABLE ME which pulled in almost $550 mil (no adjustment), and you can see why it is probably the better choice for an attraction.

Additionally, THE GOONIES came out the same year as BACK TO THE FUTURE ($765 million adjusted), so it was pretty much lost in the shadow of Michael J. Fox's blockbuster, anyway.

From Mike Gallagher
Posted October 23, 2011 at 10:34 AM
James is right, but I think the most valid point he makes is that the movie came out 26 years ago. Out of sight, out of mind. as special as it may be to its fans, it just hasn't been in the public eye. BTTF is a different case. Not only, as James pointed out, did it make more dollars, it spawned two sequels and remained a pop culture touchstone long after its initial release.

Maybe something will happen if the rumored Goonies sequel/remake gets off the ground.

From Tim Hillman
Posted October 23, 2011 at 1:07 PM
Truffle Shuffle!

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