Which Universal Classic Ride Do You Miss the Most
Which Classic Universal Ride do you miss the most
With Jaws and ET being the only two classic Universal ride left at USF, which classic ride do u miss the most. Which one do u feel was replaced by an attraction that comes no where the near the orignal. Which one would u want to see come back. Which one would would u like to see come back but completey renonvated into a brand new attraction.
Back To the Future immediately comes to mind. It was a fun ride. The Simpsons is good but it was still sad to see it go. I'd like to see Kongfrontation re-imagined (not like the one at USH).
I wish they could bring back to the future back. Also King Kong is a one of Uiversal Studios icons and it deserves an attraction in USF.
Back to the Future without a doubt. I still expect it to be there everytime I go up until I see a big clowns face where the Institute of Future Technology used to be. I really like the Simpsons Ride but still I miss BTTF. Can't they use one side of the building for the Simpsons and the other for BTTF with obviously two different lines for two different rides. Anyway I would also hate for ET or Jaws to go. That would be a mistake.
From Rob P
Posted August 29, 2010 at 8:32 AM
I do miss King Kong and, although it's replacement ( Mummy ) is excellent, I wish they hadn't got rid of it. There's hope that the new Kong 360 might find it's way to Orlando at some point.
Also BTTF is one of my favourite movie series and, as such, was always a "must do" on any trip to Universal.
Once again it's replacement, The Simpsons, is supposedly a sound one ( although I have yet to ride it ). I like the Simpsons too but I'll miss the BBTF storyline.
I also miss the Speedboat Stunt Spectacular that took place at night on the central lake. The speeding boats and explosions were a really excellent end to a day at the Studios.
Mine has to be Back to the Future: The Ride for sure. I've only been on it once, and it was very fun! I've never been on The Simpsons Ride, although I was going to ride it w/ a 20 minute wait at HHN last year.
I'd like to see King Kong brought back to Universal Orlando in an expanded form that could include Peter Jackson's "King Kong 360", but would go on to include a full sized animatronic Jackson version of Kong. Perhaps the ride could start in the jungle with "King Kong 360" film and then move into a real life scale set of period 1930s New York with a full size Kong.
What would be amazing was if they could create a King Kong Animatronic that can move like lucky the Dinosaur but much faster that way they can make a ride where Kong not only garbs u and shakes u but also chases u
Or something like a dark ride through Skull island that ends with an encounter with animatronic King Kong. (Using real set pieces instead of 3D)
Javi said: "Kong not only garbs u"
So he dresses you up? :)
I've only been to Universal twice, and not recently. But I'd have to go with Back to The Future. I'd love to ride the Simpsons, though.
Back to the Future
I would be interested in riding Kongfrontation, as I interviewed Lagoon's (my home park) head engineer who before coming to LAgoon, had worked with Arrow Dynamics and had helpped design KongFrontation! (He also did Jaws the Ride, Splash Mountain, and pretty much every Arrow coaster from the 90's up until X which came out after he quit before Arrow went bankrupt.
Back to the Future, hands down. I have ridden the Simpson's twice and to me, Back to the Future is still the superior ride. I understand Universal wants to keep there attractions updated to appeal to a younger audience, but honestly, the Simpsons, although still on tv today, debuted back in the late 80's. It's really not the same for me anymore, and I agree with the reader who said that everytime they go to that side of the park they expect to see BTTF The Ride and instead see that giant Clown mouth...makes me kind of sad, actually.
Kongfrontation! My favorite memory of this ride was when I was stuck on it for six turns. For some reason, our tram would not stop at the loading/unloading area, so we would have to keep riding it until they were able to fix it. Needless to say, I had the castmember's speech memorized. He even started laughing, asking us did we know what would come next. My favorite part..."What's this!?! It looks like a war zone!!!"
From Tyler Bell
Posted August 31, 2010 at 11:33 AM
Kongfrontation,I rember riding this when I was 4 years old.
Alfred Hitchcock: The Art of Making Movies.
Back to the Future and Kongfrontation were at least replaced with amiable attractions based on franchises of equal or higher quality. Hitchcock was replaced with one of the poorest 3D movie attractions around based on a franchise that has driven its premise into the ground. Shrek 4D is mediocre and cheap. Hitchcock deserves better than that.
I miss Back to the Future, I was so scared of that ride and I rode it with my eyes closed when I was 7. but I finally rode it the year before they closed it down to revamp it for The Simpsons ride.
From Lucas Lee
Posted August 31, 2010 at 6:09 PM
Is that even a question??? Of COURSE Back to the Future. Most amazing ride experience of my life. gone.
From Fred Roy
Posted August 31, 2010 at 7:33 PM
It's a toss up for me between Murder She Wrote and Alfred Hitchcock. They were both attractions about making movies and Universal is suppose to be a "movie studio". Do they do anything but wrestling there now? My bloody Bates Motel towels and shower curtain with the shadow of Mother on it are getting raged and I could use new ones!
From Rob P
Posted September 1, 2010 at 12:17 AM
Yes , of course. How could I have left out " Alfred Hitchcock". It was an excellent attraction. It's been such a long time I'd forgotten.
Doesn't all this just make you feel like sending Biff Tannen in to see the Universal Board to rap his knuckles on their heads and cry out
I miss Alfred Hitchcock - The Art of Making Movies. Things change, but I miss the "Here's how we make movies" attractions that used to be the staple at UO and MGM (Hollywood studios). There are still a few, but they are not why people go to these parks anymore.
Here is my idea for Back to the Future: Close Jimmy's Nicktoon Blast, extend the line queue behind universal store, expand building taller to fit IMAX screen, theme the queue and pre-show to Back to the Future, make ride vehicles individual like Simpson's, and digitally remaster the show part for the IMAX screen. All that is left is redo the gift shop, and there isn't much else to do. While it is an older movie, that might actually help bring something classic to the park.
King Kong for me.
The first ride I ever went on at US.
From Jennie Lea
Posted September 5, 2010 at 10:39 AM
I rode BTTF for the last time in 2006, 14 months later I revisited and the ride was closed, I didn't even know, I didn't even think they would close it, the ride had such long lines and it was such a classic. I think it's such a shame Universal couldn't've kept Back to the Future a few extra years. With the initial film celebrating it's 25th birthday this December the ride could've gone through a revamp with a grand reopening to celebrate.
The Jungle Cruise ... oh wait, that's a Magic Kingdom attraction and it is still operating.
Back to the Future! My brother and I rode it the month before it closed thank goodness! I only started attending Universal Studios about 5 years ago and glad I rode it before it got "revamped" if you can call it that. I road the replacement this past spring but it's just not the same.
Back to the Future: The Ride! I miss this one! I agree that it would have been great to have it upgraded for the anniversary. They could have digitally remastered the original film. They could have even added some new scenes with minimal adjustments to the filmed scenes of the actors. They could have just used voice-overs while the video feed shows static, that way they wouldn't have to match the age of the actors in the original scenes. Oh well, I guess it's never to be. Maybe they should do another animated tv show, this time make it CGI, to update the franchise for the younger generation! Just a thought.
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