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do u think dc super heros should be in other theme parks?

I think they deserve better attractions

From Giovanny Cruz
Posted July 22, 2012 at 10:23 PM
Dc super heros attraction are found in the six flags parks but six flags only makes coasters I mean who dosent want to see a dark night ride like a spiderman type and a justice league some kind of theme coaster? Well I think dc heros should be own by a different theme park .If u do what theme park would it be in.


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From Karly Tenney
Posted July 22, 2012 at 11:17 PM
Probably Cedar Point.

From Andy Milito
Posted July 23, 2012 at 5:26 AM
I've never thought DC heroes were memorable at all (aside from Batman), so I don't care one way or the other.

From Duncan Henny
Posted July 23, 2012 at 7:09 AM
i would like to see universal get them to replace marvel when disney eventually buy the rights back i think they would make some amazing attractions plus it would be easier to re-theme that land

From Dominick D
Posted July 23, 2012 at 7:17 AM
If DC were to replace Marvel at IOA, I'd be all in. The problem is unlike Marvel, not a lot of the DC characters are memorable. Only Batman, Robin, Superman, and Wonder Woman are memorable.

From Mike Gallagher
Posted July 23, 2012 at 7:47 AM
Robin's memorable?

I'd replace him with the Flash in that statement.

Off topic, but my feeling is that within 5 years, if Kingda Ka is still the North American record holder for speed, SF will re-theme it to the Flash.

From Dominick D
Posted July 23, 2012 at 7:50 AM
Holy Hopscotch Mike, how could you say Robin isn't memorable?!

From James Trexen
Posted July 23, 2012 at 8:29 AM
The only problem, like stated previously before, is that the DC Comics (along with the Looney Tunes) are a huge cash cow for the Six Flags parks. Those are the only real merchandising that they sell and there are TONS of rides themed to the comics that would require major re-theming. Six Flags would just be plain foolish to give up these characters.

From Chad H
Posted July 23, 2012 at 2:44 PM
The former Batman Adventure/Batman: The Ride at Warner Bros Movie World in Australia was awesome in its day. A visit to Wayne Manor leads the guests into the Batcave, where they then mount Bat-Pods (Motion simulators) for some reason that escapes me now.

Any superhero ride for my money would have to be intense, and seem fast and full of action... I think its harder to get that on a dark ride.

From Nathan Alexander
Posted July 23, 2012 at 9:05 PM
The new Movieworld ride at the same park here in Australia is Justice League themed -

http://www.themeparkinsider.com/reviews/warner_bros._movie_world/justice_league-_alien_invasion_3d/

Looks like a lot of fun!

From Alan Hiscutt
Posted July 24, 2012 at 3:08 AM
Green Lantern, Catwoman, Superman, Batman (and all its associated properties), The Flash, Aquaman, Wonder Woman, Martian Manhunter, Atom, Hawkman. The List can be extended by using the villians from these franchises and the supporting cast, take Green Lantern for example, you have the rest of the corp to use. DC Comics may not have had the recent publicity push that Marvel have enjoyed and whilst Ill be the first to say I prefer Marvel as an entity, DC has created some of the greatest charcters in my opinon anyway. The potential is there and of that there is no doubt. I have to stress that if you were going to retheme Superhero Island to DC, how many will you actually need to cover the rides? Not a huge amount really.

From N B
Posted July 24, 2012 at 5:44 AM
SF does a terrible job using the DC characters in thier parks (in my opinion). The rides are scattered (Dark Knight, Batman, Superman: Ultimate Flight for example) all have boring queues and it doesn't help the Dark Knight is one step short of a bad carnival ride....

And then there is the obscenely expensive "Flash" Pass.....

From Bradley Keith
Posted July 30, 2012 at 10:37 AM
^I couldn't agree more. Even though it'll never happen, if some park like Disney named their coasters Superman, Batman, Green Lantern, etc, you could actually tell it was without an enterance sign. The theming would be amazing and fit right in. When Six Flags does it, there is a cloned/mirrored design with nothing but gravel or plain grass. No sort of theming at all, or a Police car with Batman if you're lucky. I think naming rides after super heroes is fine, but they should make it themed about as much as the Hulk at least. Or they can call them "Goliath" or "Scream" with parking lot spaces underneath.

From Tim Odom
Posted July 30, 2012 at 12:47 PM
Personally, I would love to see the DC heroes get better theme park rides, mainly cause I despise Six Flags. However, I honestly don't see a place they can go outside of Universal, and that is only in the unlikely chance that Disney buys back the Marvel rights. And, even then, Six Flags would probably only sell very limited rights to DC to Universal (like, for instance, the rights to have DC-based attractions in Florida) due to the fact that the DC license is heavily used in all of their parks. If they sold (or somehow lost) the contract with DC, they would be forced to re-theme large portions of a ton of parks. Yeah, I can't see them doing that voluntarily without a boatload of money.

Yes, another option would be Cedar Fair, but I think that is even less likely. Since Cedar Fair and Six Flags are pretty much direct competitors, due to the number of parks both run and their locations, I don't see why Six Flags would even think about doing this unless they were flat broke.

Thus, unless something surprising happens, I see DC staying at Six Flags and Marvel at Universal. Too much has to happen for Disney to get Marvel rides and Universal to get DC.

From Chad H
Posted July 30, 2012 at 2:59 PM
DC is also probably tied in with the larger Warner Bros license, so they'd have to retheme the looney tunes stuff too.

From steve lee
Posted July 30, 2012 at 7:02 PM
Spiderman or Potter clone where you're traveling through Arkham Asylum.

TAKE MY MONEY NOW!

From Manny Rodriguez
Posted July 31, 2012 at 10:15 AM
Steve i LOVE That idea i love it i could see the death eaters being replace by the jokers henchmen

From james vicky
Posted August 1, 2012 at 3:14 AM
I think Super heroes are on a roll lately, First came the comic books. Then the cartoons and live action series. Finally, the movie industry had to bow to them as well. Now, it looks like the next stage is in theme parks.

From Tony Duda
Posted August 1, 2012 at 9:36 AM
I saw the Six Flags CEO on CNBC Mad Money the other day and they were talking about how well the company is doing now, making money, etc. I don't think selling their DC rights is going to happen any time soon.

From Gabriel Ross
Posted August 1, 2012 at 9:16 PM
Tony's right. Furthermore, even though having DC characters in a different park would be an appropriate move, there really isn't any room any any theme parks, as far as I know. I would vote USF to be the place for a Dark Knight ride, now with Sound Stage 44 being demolished, but Sound Stage 44 would only be enough room for like a show or, sadly, a restaurant, but not a full fledged ride.

But, hopefully, something will come up.

From Gabriel Ross
Posted August 1, 2012 at 9:34 PM
Actually, there's already a theme park that has DC themed rides. It's called Warner Bros. Movie World. It's in Oxenford, Queensland, Australia.

From Dominick D
Posted August 2, 2012 at 5:25 AM
A while back, Screamscape had a rumor for USJ that BTTF might be replaced by a Dark Knight simulator due to the fact The Simpsons are unknown in Japan (Similar to The Twilight Zone).

From Tasia P.
Posted August 2, 2012 at 2:41 PM
It's been a long time for me glad I'm back! I think it would be so cool if USO could somehow get DC in the studios and Marvel in IoA. There is no Six Flags in Florida why don't they just let Six Flags make a cheap fair like Transformers ride and Six Flags give them the DC rights in Orlando only, universal could possibly give them a small percent of merchandise sales too. Universal having the rights to DC won't take away their crowd it would take away the Disney/Sea World crowd. Six Flags is only competing with Cedar Fair parks and the other roller coaster parks not with the big 3 in central Florida.

Is the Harry Potter train going to be in Amity or Fear Factor? I'm looking at a current USO map and there is a large space behind Rip Ride Rock It!

Where would be the best place for a DC Universe that isn't rumored a HP expansion location in the studios.

Batman dark ride with the Mummy and Spiderman technology would be amazing!

From james vicky
Posted August 4, 2012 at 4:09 AM
I think Super heroes are on a roll lately, First came the comic books. Then the cartoons and live action series. Finally, the movie industry had to bow to them as well. Now, it looks like the next stage is in theme parks.

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From Mike Gallagher
Posted August 4, 2012 at 6:54 AM
Posting the same message, word for word, several days apart in order to put in your little link for vacation rentals? I'm pretty sure that's frowned on, Mr. Vicky. It also may violate the terms of service.

From Dominick D
Posted August 4, 2012 at 6:25 AM
That's more like spam. Oh, and the guy has a photo of Mr Bean as his profile pic....

From Mike Gallagher
Posted August 4, 2012 at 6:57 AM
And I just noticed he did the same thing on another thread..reposted his exact same words with the link.

From Dominick D
Posted August 4, 2012 at 7:14 AM
I noticed that too. TPI isn't a place to advertise your business.

From Joey Till
Posted August 7, 2012 at 9:31 PM
I would like to see what universal would do with them, but six flags does a decent job with them. So I think its fine just having them at six flags only.

From Nathan Alexander
Posted September 20, 2012 at 12:42 AM
Bumping an old thread... The new Justice League: Alien Invasio 3D shooter will be opening here on the gold coast in less than a week! It is a Sally corp. shooter costing just over $9mil. It has animatronics as well as 3D screens

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