Sharknado for Twister

July 21, 2014, 9:01 AM

As Universal does own Syfy and the next Sharknado is based in New York City

What is everyone's thoughts on re-theming Twister with a tongue and check inspired Sharknado attraction

Swap some sharks for cows...make the water effect more dramatic and you would actually have an attraction that fits the city it is located in

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July 21, 2014, 9:34 AM

It most likely wouldn't resonate with the general public. The "special effects show" is beyond dated and a simple facelift wouldn't be able to sustain crowds. Attractions that showcase effects, stunts, or filming techniques have lost their appeal tremendously thanks to DVD's special features and all the behind the scenes access we as consumers are granted.

The era of the "Movie Studios" park is dated. Universal and to a lesser extent Disney are moving away from that format the best they can evidenced by the overhaul of Universal Studios Florida and the purposed reimagined Hollywood Land at California Adventure.

July 21, 2014, 10:37 AM

Well, despite there being a ridiculously titled sequel on the horizon, I think Sharknado was more of a "fad" than anything. It blew up on social media for a while, but it's died down to the point where it certainly doesn't deserve a full attraction.

I'm also in agreement with Court E in regards to the "special effects show" being a thing of the past. With the advances filmmaking has made in the visual effects department, with complex CGI and performance capture, practical effects are mostly a thing of the past. With anyone being able to pop in a Blu-Ray and check out a 15 minute "making-of" featurette or even log onto YouTube and watch behind the scenes videos, live VFX shows seem to be on their way out.

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