10. The Dark Knight Coaster
Six Flags Great America
The successful debut of Six Flags' Justice League rides might help fans forget about the chain's last attempt at a DC Comics-themed indoor thrill ride, a poorly-decorated Wild Mouse-style roller coaster "escape from the city," where you end up right where you started.
9. Mind Eraser
Six Flags New England
A Vekoma SLC that readers say lives up to its name... by scrambling your brain to the point where your mind can't remember why you wanted to ride this.
8. Fear Factor Live
Universal Studios Florida
This live, in-park version of the now-cancelled reality TV show serves only to soak up some overflow crowds from USF during busy months... at least until Universal gets around to building that Ministry of Magic extension for Diagon Alley.
7. Tomorrowland Speedway
Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom
Hot asphalt and scorching Orlando summers don't produce the most comfortable driving experience. The Speedway even has lost its appeal for young drivers since the debut of the much more rewarding Driving School down the road at Legoland Florida.
6. Astro Orbitor
The appeal of Tomorrowland's carousel ride long has been its wonderful views from above the land. But when Disneyland moved this ride to ground level in the late 1990s, its appeal came back down to Earth, too.
5. TriceraTop Spin
Disney's Animal Kingdom
Let's take a ride on a flying... Triceratops? Whaaa? We know the ride's aimed at kids. But young dinosaur fans take their dino-facts seriously. Like a Triceratops, this concept just doesn't fly.
Six Flags Over Georgia
Another Vekoma — this time, a custom MK-1200. But the result is the same, say our readers: Pain.
3. Europe in the Air
Busch Gardens Williamsburg
It's not that we can't enjoy a good European travelogue. But readers simply can't stand this attempt, coupled with its moving seats. Said one: "I could climb into a commercial dryer for two bucks and get the same ride experience."
2. Stitch's Great Escape
Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom
It's not happy Stitch from the end of Lilo & Stitch. It's the mean Stitch from the beginning of the film, coupled with intense in-seat effects that leave little ones screaming and big ones trying to talk their kids down for the rest of the afternoon.
1. Tuck and Roll's Drive 'Em Buggies
Disney California Adventure
Imagine a bumper cars ride so slow that you won't feel the other cars bumping into you. That's the over-cautious "Tuck and Roll's," the mildest ride in the "A Bug's Land" wilderness.Tweet
I'm looking forward to forming my own opinion on this one.
You know which show should've taken it's place? Country Bears Jamboree!!! It's cheesy, stupid, and the music is AWFUL!!! It's so bad, a show based on the Lone Ranger reboot would be a lot better!
Other than than that, the only attraction in the list I kinda like is TriceraTop Spin, but I'm not really gonna complain about that one since it is just another spinner that doesn't add anything new.
As to the Dark Knight, I've ridden only the one at Six Flags Great Adventure and actually found it rather entertaining. I have always hated wild mouse rides but liked this one b/c there was just enough illumination to brace myself for the hairpin turns but not enough to make me feel as if the car was about to go off the track, and I really enjoyed dropping in the dark. I'm the only one I know who likes this ride so that makes me an anomaly but sobeit.
Maybe this particular simulator has the opposite of the Star Trek movie curse, every even-numbered theme is a bust. Questor was a hit, King Arthur's Challenge was lame, Corkscrew Hill was a hit, Europe in the Air is lame.
If Disney is too lazy to build new rides, then explain why they opened The Little Mermaid: Ariel's Undersea Adventure, an actual ride, alongside Enchanted Tales, then a year later open Seven Dwarves Mine Train, another actual ride, and are currently building a new Frozen ride scheduled to open next year?
Hey, you can hate on Enchanted Tales all you want, that's your own opinion, but don't be saying that Disney doesn't have the ambition to build new rides when they clearly do.
Europe in the Air is easily my least favorite. It is the only simulator that I have ever got motion sickness on and I never get motion sickness. Wish they would bring back a renovated corkscrew hill. They should redo the annimation like universal did in Spider Man.
It's insulting, stupid, foul, and the result of an utter lack of imagination when turning one failed attraction (Alien Encounter) into something that the Imagineers hoped would be family friendly. And instead they produced a turd, which is literally what it smells like when Stitch burps his chili breath on you.
(1) HOW can Disney continue to operate those stinky gas-powered cars? Isn't it mean to be highway of the future? Electric cars would be zippier, cheaper in the long run, would save us all the fumes AND would fit with the rides' concept? A no-brainer, imo.
(2) Let's be real: Bugsland is crap. Not just the bumper-cars-that-don't-bump, but also the Teacup rip-off YOU CAN'T SPIN, or the "chewtrain" that goes nowhere fast. I get it that these rides are hold-overs from DCA's early days, but good lord, in a park that has almost nothing for little kids (even the lame "jumping jellyfish" have a height requirement), Bugsland is an insult. They should bomb the whole thing and start over (with broader branding, too--make it "Pixar Land" or something).
(3) The Matterhorn is an old favorite (with a great new creature), but it should be on this list because no one over six feet can ride without getting spinal bifeda. Disneyland costs way too much money for a rollercoaster that isn't up to Country Fair comfort standards.
Plus, whoever decided to include those lame statutes of cartoon Tarzan & co. were on crack. As with the people mover and the hyper-lame Nemo Submarine Voyage, the Tarzan Treehouse needs to be restored to its former glory or it needs to GO.
Ellen's Energy Adventure without enough energy to make make any dinosaur move more then a few inches and Journey into your Imagination with the new devil figment that loves destroying stuff like his classic ride and farting on people should be 2 and 3.
Circle of Life in the Land should be #1 for being so hypocritical. It's a movie about not destroying wetlands for development and profit in a theme park built on drained wetlands run by a company that turns wetlands into timeshares and hotels for huge profits. DVC should be the sponsor.
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