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Idea Centeal..

Are these ideas good or bad? Take this "survey".

From Tyler Harris
Posted November 14, 2013 at 12:55 PM
These theme park companies came up with a couple with ideas. Some are real, some are not at this point. When you take this survey, please do it like this..
1.Good.
2. Bad
And so on...
Here are the ideas....

1. Playing pop music at a theme park.
2. Getting rid of Mr. Toads Wild Ride
3. Making a Hunger Games theme park.
4. Making a Hogwarts Express that links two parks.
5, Making a TRON coaster at Epcot
6. Getting rid of Stitch's Great Escape
7. Giving IOA a night show
8. Closing Sea World
9. Making a Lord of the Rings land.
10. Building a wrestling arena in a theme park
11. Disneys Magic Bands
12. Bringing back the Oringal Joruney to Imaganation.
13. Having a Disney World Thanksgiving event
14, Building a Batman roller coaster
15. Making loops in water slides.


Comments in chronological order. Most recent at the bottom. Scroll down to respond.

From Mike Gallagher
Posted November 14, 2013 at 12:15 PM
"I highly suggest you do this survey!"

Is that a threat?

Pass.

From TH Creative
Posted November 14, 2013 at 3:03 PM
1. Good
2. Bad
3. No Opinion
4. Good
5. Good
6. Good
7. Good
8. Bad
9. No Opinion
10. No Opinion
11. Good
12. What's the alternative
13. No Opinion
14, I thought they had one somewhere
15. Bad

From AJ Hummel
Posted November 15, 2013 at 12:40 AM
1. Good if it fits the theme, Bad otherwise
2. Bad
3. Area: Neutral; Park: Bad
4. Good
5. Good
6. Good
7. Good
8. Bad
9. Good
10. Bad
11. To Be Determined
12. No Opinion
13. Bad if it conflicts with other Holidays, Good if not
14. Batman The Ride: Good; Dark Knight: Bad
15. Vertical: Bad; Inclined: Good

From Ryan Pickhardt
Posted November 15, 2013 at 6:16 AM
1. No opinion
2. Bad
3. Very bad
4. Good
5. Good
6. Very Good
7. Good
8. Bad
9. Good
10. No opinion
11. To be determined
12. Good
13. Good
14, Bad, too many
15. Vertical, Bad haha; the diagonal ones, good

From Oak A
Posted November 15, 2013 at 10:18 PM
1. Bad (Terrible).
2. Bad.
3. No opinion.
4. Need further evidence to support either side.
5. Good.
6. Good.
7. Bad, actually.
8. Bad, bad, bad!
9. Excellent.
10. Bad.
11. Most exciting of any theme park developments.
12. No opinion.
13. Good.
14. Good, if mis-en-scene is executed properly.
15. Bad (that is to say I would never ride on one).

From Andy Milito
Posted November 15, 2013 at 3:45 PM
1. Bad- new music is awful, keep it away from as many people as possible
2. Bad- quit scrapping the classics!
3. Bad- a land where kids are encouraged to kill each other? Let alone a whole park?
4. Good- the more Harry Potterwe get, the better!
5. Good- Tron needs an attraction somewhere, anywhere!
6. Good- nobody seems to like it, and it's just taking up space
7. Good- the lake is a perfect place for one!
8. Bad- why should/would they?
9. Good- definitiely, the lore and attraction ideas are all there
10. Bad- wrestling is still a thing?
11. Good- not familiar with them, but they seem ok
12. No Opinion- never experienced the original
13. Good- allows for more attendance, so why not?
14. Good- Sure, Batman's a hot property
15. Bad- do you like people dying?

From TH Creative
Posted November 15, 2013 at 6:56 PM
1. Is the Loneliest Number
2. For Tea
3. Times a Lady
4. Score and Seven Years Ago
5. Number of Jacksons
6. = 3 + 3
7. Up
8. Yes a sandwich
9. An very under-rated animated flick.
10. Bo Derek
11. + 1 = a dozen
12. IS a dozen
13. A daughter gets dangerous.
14. A daughter gets cynical ... er
15. number of minutes I will be famous.

From Andrew Dougherty
Posted November 15, 2013 at 9:11 PM
1. Depends
2. Bad
3. Pretty awful (where can they really go)
4. Neutral
5. Don't really like this for Epcot, maybe Hollywood Studios?
6. Good
7. Ideal
8. Bad
9. Good
10. Neutral
11. TBD
12. Possible the bast idea on the fate of the Earth
13. Could be interesting
14. Good
15. We all remember Action Park right?

From Tyler Harris
Posted November 16, 2013 at 8:32 AM
TH, Lord of the Rings is not an animated film. Its like saying Glee is awesome (its not)

From Oscar Marquez
Posted November 16, 2013 at 11:33 AM
A Hunger Games at Disney's Hollywood Studios can't hurt.

From James Trexen
Posted November 16, 2013 at 11:37 AM
*facepalm at Tyler*

From TH Creative
Posted November 16, 2013 at 1:45 PM
@ Tyler: I was referring to the animated film "9"

From Andy Milito
Posted November 16, 2013 at 1:50 PM
Tyler said, "TH, Lord of the Rings is not an animated film."

Yes it is. 1978, directed by Ralph Bakshi.

From Mike Gallagher
Posted November 16, 2013 at 7:58 PM
TH said: "@ Tyler: I was referring to the animated film "9"

Oh. I thought you were referring to Fellini's
8 1/2 with bonus footage. :)

From Christopher Sturniolo
Posted November 24, 2013 at 9:45 AM
1. At parks with heavy theming (Disney/Universal)-NO, parks like Cedar Point or Six Flags-OK
2. If attendance is lagging and the ride can't operate to the best of its ability-OK
3. NO-Even though it's popular, it does not translate into a theme park
4. OK-Saves walking
5. OK-Replace Universe of Energy or Wonders of Life with a computer science pavilion
6. Same thoughts I have with Mr. Toad in #2
7. OK-Make it different from USF's
8. NO-Why?
9. YES!-I'd love to see a Lonely Mountain coaster possibly at IOA
10. NO
11. OK-Helps reduce planning stresses
12. YES-If its updated for a modern audience in a smart way
13. NO-Too close to Christmas
14. If you mean a themed ride to the Nolan movies-OK
15. Not something I'd ride, but it's fun to do the impossible

From Anthony Murphy
Posted November 24, 2013 at 2:19 PM
1. NO
2. NO!
3. I am thinking more of a land, but sure
4. Aren't they doing this? Sure
5, YES
6. YES, but the space has limited options
7. YES, I am actually surprised it doesn't
8. NO
9. YES
10. NO
11. YES
12.YES
13. A Parade would be cool
14, Already done, mixed reviews
15. Hell Yeah!

From Jorge Arnoldson
Posted December 1, 2013 at 5:24 PM
1. NO!!
2. Keep the original Disneyland one; that's the only one left.
3. Maybe a single attraction at Universal.
4. Already being done; great way to increase sales!
5. Do it inside the old Wonders of Life building.
6. YES!!
7. I love this idea!
8. NO!!
9. Only at a Universal park, not Disney.
10. Wouldn't this make the park less family-friendly?
11. Yes
12. Please do this, Disney!!
13. No pun intended, but this idea is a big turkey.
14, Just give the DC Comics rights to Universal, and they'll take it from there.
15. It's already being done.

From Bryan Mozo
Posted January 3, 2014 at 12:46 AM
1. Sure
2. No
3. Yes
4. Yes
5, Yes
6. Oh my gosh yes.
7. Yesss
8. No
9. Yes
10. No
11. Tragic Bands… No why don't we spend money on some rides that need refurb.
12. I would say original idea of ride but with new technology could be cool.
13. Yes
14, Yes
15. Yes

From luca ferracuti
Posted January 15, 2014 at 6:15 PM
1. depending wich
2. good
3. not a theme park but maybe a land
4. good
5. good
6. good
7. good
8. really bad
9.good
10. depends, magic kingdom, disneyland, animal kingdom probably not but hollywood studios, universal studios and busch gardens yes
11.good
12. good
13. bad it would be a waste of money
14. really good
15. i really don't know if it is secure

From Tim Odom
Posted January 17, 2014 at 7:50 AM
1. Playing pop music at a theme park.

- Bad. That's what you get at Six Flags, it sucks.

2. Getting rid of Mr. Toads Wild Ride

- Bad. Classic ride, should have stayed.

3. Making a Hunger Games theme park.

- Beyond bad. Seriously, this is a book series about kids killing each other for the enjoyment of the rich. Not exactly happy times here.

4. Making a Hogwarts Express that links two parks.

- Good. I think. It really depends on how this is executed, this could end up being a big mess. But the idea I love.

5, Making a TRON coaster at Epcot

- Bad. Sorry, I love TRON as much as the next guy, but that is just not right for EPCOT.

6. Getting rid of Stitch's Great Escape

- The best idea ever. Seriously, kill this attraction now. I don't care what you put in it's place, it just needs to go away.

7. Giving IOA a night show

- Good. They have a huge lake, they could do something awesome there.

8. Closing Sea World

- Bad. I know people are now against animal performances, but I think Sea World does a great deal of good. Closing it based on 1 rather biased documentary is just overreaction.

9. Making a Lord of the Rings land.

- Bad. I love Lord of the Rings, but no matter how I think of it, I just cannot see this ever happening. It makes no sense.

10. Building a wrestling arena in a theme park

- Uhh, good I guess. I don't really care either way, if it gets people into the park, then it's good. Not something I would attend, but who cares...

11. Disneys Magic Bands

- Good on principle, but needs work. I love the bands themselves (though they do need to improve how well they stay on your arm), but the FP+ system needs improvement.

12. Bringing back the Original Journey to Imagination.

- Bad. EPCOT needs new, not a look back at old.

13. Having a Disney World Thanksgiving event

- Good I guess, I will never be down there for then but why not have a mini-event between Halloween and Christmas.

14, Building a Batman roller coaster

- There are several Batman coasters around, just look at damn near any Six Flags. My local park, Six Flags New England, has a wild mouse coaster named Gotham City Gauntlet: Escape from Arkham Asylum and a B&M floorless coaster named Batman- The Dark Knight. They exist. And, since they are at Six Flags, they range from good to what the hell were they thinking.

15. Making loops in water slides.

- Bad. This just sounds awful, but hey, it might be good. I have not done a water slide in years, so it might be the best thing ever.

From Russell Meyer
Posted January 17, 2014 at 11:02 AM
1. Playing pop music at a theme park.
Good - If it's within the theme of the park.

2. Getting rid of Mr. Toads Wild Ride
Bad - There's nothing wrong with it, and is a great use of a very very limited space.

3. Making a Hunger Games theme park.
Bad - A land maybe, but an entire park themed arond a single property, nope. No financeer would let a developer put all of their eggs into one basket, especially on an unproven IP.

4. Making a Hogwarts Express that links two parks.
Good - This assumes thatthey have a way to handle guests who don't have 2-park passes OR eliminate single park tickets altogether.

5, Making a TRON coaster at Epcot
Bad - I think it would be cool, but Tron Legacy proved that the property does not posess the appeal to warrant a major stand alone attraction.

6. Getting rid of Stitch's Great Escape
Good - However, that woul be tempered by what it is replaced by. Similar to Mr. Toad, the attraction is a good use of a pretty limited space. Converting back to Alien Encounter or Mission from Mars would be one option, but just putting any generic attraction in there would be a huge mistake.

7. Giving IOA a night show
Bad - They tried it when the park first opened, and it really didn't work. This is not a strength of Unviersal Creative.

8. Closing Sea World
Which one?? Generally bad, but if you had to close one, San Antonio would probably be the one.

9. Making a Lord of the Rings land.
Good, but it depends on where and how it's done.

10. Building a wrestling arena in a theme park
Good - TNA gets a good deal from USF, and USF gets a bump in attendance on Impact nights and use out of an otherwise empty soundstage.

11. Disneys Magic Bands
Good - Though I haven't used them yet. KTTW cards were great, and Magic Bands are an extention of that allow for greater flexibility and expanded features.

12. Bringing back the Oringal Joruney to Imaganation.
Bad - If you're going to update it, update it with new technology, not just a rehash of a campy dark ride.

13. Having a Disney World Thanksgiving event
Bad - Individual restaurants can celebrate Thanksgiving with special meals, but to have a special theme park event is silly. Not only that, it would be a nightmare to pull all of the Halloween decorations to put up Thanksgiving decorations only to pull those down and put up Christmas decorations. November gives the park the entire month to make the transition.

14, Building a Batman roller coaster
Good - There's nothing wrong with the original Batman (or its clones). The Dark Night coasters were a big flop, but there's nothing wrong with using the Caped Crusader as the basis for a roller coaster theme.

15. Making loops in water slides.
Good - They look like a lot of fun, but it's a bit embarssing if you get stuck or are overweight.

From James Trexen
Posted January 17, 2014 at 11:10 AM
Tim said: "- There are several Batman coasters around, just look at damn near any Six Flags. My local park, Six Flags New England, has a wild mouse coaster named Gotham City Gauntlet: Escape from Arkham Asylum  and a B&M floorless coaster named Batman- The Dark Knight . They exist. And, since they are at Six Flags, they range from good to what the hell were they thinking."

And the Dark Knight, the wild mouse version, gets a "Dear God, what have we done?!"

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