Twister should be changed for Madagascar a Crate Adventure
A twister in New York? On the other hand, the Madagascar's characters come from the Bronx Zoo.
It will attract more people (especially families).
[correction] The characters are from Central Park Zoo. Not the Bronx Zoo.
From Rob P
Posted October 26, 2011 at 7:10 AM
The thing is : do we want to get bogged down with more cartoon based themes at Universal ? It's nice to have a balance between animation and live action and right now "Twister" dovetails nicely into that school of thought.
I'm sure that there are a number of live action movies that are knocking on the door ahead of " Madagascar" even though it is a great piece of animation.
I know what you mean Rob, but Twister is lame and has nothing to do with New York.
I would get Madagascar and improve it from the Singapore version; I would add a drop, and I would also add the first part of the movie at the zoo.
From Bob Liebe
Posted October 26, 2011 at 2:46 PM
Twister is still fun for me but it's been around for a while. And you are right that it doesn't make sense in NY. I'd still love to see another Ghostbusters attraction go back there. I'd prefer a ride. Something like Spiderman meets MIB where you got to be the Ghostbuster and shoot at ghosts! I just don't think that the space is big enough especially with Rip Ride going through it. Also Universal doesn't have the rights anymore :( I miss the days when old Ecto 1 Would drive around the streets for a meet & greet!
^Bob, my Theme Park Apprentice submission was just like that :D
From Bob Liebe
Posted October 26, 2011 at 4:31 PM
Nice Andy! I recently played the newer Ghostbusters game for XBOX 360 and thought how cool it would to have an interactive ride where you could actually be the ghostbuster! They still have the old Ghostbusters Firehouse facade and the public library so it would only make sense to bring Ghostbusters back! that movie is timeless! It can branch a cap between generations. Everyone from my parents, sisters, and nephews like it! It would be awesome!!!!!
I like twister. It's something nice that doesn't take much space, of which there is not much.
I love Ghostbusters, but I don't think it's as timeless or intergenerational as some of you think.
From N B
Posted October 26, 2011 at 9:39 PM
Twister is great, and always packed, they should leae it exactly the way it is.
I usually visit Twister every time I attend UO. But I have to say - would I miss it if it was changed...not really. Not like I still miss Back to the Future. Just have to commend Uni though for the theming on Twister - its really well done. The way the wind starts whipping up in the preshow is a great touch.
I think they missed a trick with the NY area of the park not having an attraction based on something like Cloverfield.
But I think with the limited space that Twister occupies, it would need to be another really well themed area if there was an update.
Twister is cool. Its different from anything out there.
The area twister is in isn't really big. Plus Hollywood RRR's track goes through the building. Not sure any ride of medium to large scale can fit here, to replace Twister.
Skipper Adam, what're you on, man? Twister or Beetlejuice aren't exactly what I call 'timeless' or 'intergenerational'. Ghostbusters, on the other hand, has been riding at least moderately high with two successful movies and an extremely (in my opinion, anyway) successful video game, which I pretty much just chalk up to being the third Ghostbusters movie.
I haven't heard much about a true third Ghostbusters movie, but whether or not that comes to be, I still disagree with Universal for tearing out Ghostbusters for Twister. The Ghostbusters show could have done with an upgrade. Imagine what it would look like with today's technology. It would've been a spectacular sight to see.
Instead, we get Twister, and all of the actually fun elements of the ride have since been torn out. I'd rather see it go, and I feel like it's run its course.
Ghostbusters has a lot to do with New York. A revamped show could be a good idea.
Also I was thinking of King Kong 360 replacing Twister. It doesn't occupy too much space; 2 screens and a motion vehicle in the middle. It would have to be longer than the Hollywood version.
Maybe Twister 360 would be more immersive.
Twister has run it's course, most of the effects don't work/been removed as someone else pointed out. However I would rather see Ghostbusters go in the Terminator building. It would make a great 4-D show.
I will love to see that happen
Madagascar at Universal Singapore really isn't that great. I went on twice to make sure that I was giving it a fair chance, but I came away agreeing with one of the reviews that I read, which said "it's somehow less than the sum of its parts".
I'm not saying it's terrible - there are actually some nice touches, like a crate of durians looking like it's going to fall on your head (a good joke in that part of the world) - but at best it's a secondary attraction. People who make a special effort to go and ride it as a primary attraction will likely come away thinking "was that it?"
Not only is there not enough room for a Madagascar flume ride in the Twister building but HRR has taken around 2/3 of it's queue which is not enough to support a major new attraction.
Also, any construction in that area would hold up the already painfully slow HRR, which puts a hold on switching it out with a FX/3D attraction. Like let's say, Kong.
With that in mind, I would bet money that Twister will stay for another 5 years.
Personally they should have a 4D simulator with water wind fire smell and more fire the ride would be a must
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