1. Welcome to the WDWMAGIC.COM Forums!
    Please take a look around, and feel free to sign up and join the community.You can use your Twitter or Facebook account to sign up, or register directly.
    Dismiss Notice

The ExtraTERRORestrial Alien Encounter

Discussion in 'Past Attractions' started by James, Oct 19, 2003.

  1. JackSkellington

    JackSkellington Active Member

    Joined:
    Mar 9, 2004
    Messages:
    1,293
    Likes Received:
    7
    Alien will be missed by all who rode it, those who didn't, and the weaklings who passed out on it. We bid the a moment of silence.................. Ok now on to the new ride. Stitch will probably be for the younger audiences, so strap on your harness/belt off to SM.
     
  2. DarkMeasures

    DarkMeasures New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 15, 2003
    Messages:
    2,243
    Likes Received:
    26
    I remember the lines from when it first opened....

    Oh how the line shrunk. But I loved it... It was a really fun attraction and I enjoyed how each preshow lead to the actual show and it built up everything.

    Alien Encounter was a true masterpiece. Hopefully, one day a super version of it will open... I don't care what Disney, I want it to be returned....
     
  3. Tim G

    Tim G Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 6, 2002
    Messages:
    11,221
    Likes Received:
    215
    Great visual and sound effects... :cool:

    Bye, bye Skippy :cry:, Hello Stitch! :D
     
  4. JackSkellington

    JackSkellington Active Member

    Joined:
    Mar 9, 2004
    Messages:
    1,293
    Likes Received:
    7
    Lets stop moping, and enjoy what is to come.
     
  5. jay_london

    jay_london Member

    Joined:
    Jun 4, 2001
    Messages:
    206
    Likes Received:
    6
    Well lets hope it is good when it finaly arrives and not a re-run of journey into your imagination
     
  6. Tim G

    Tim G Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 6, 2002
    Messages:
    11,221
    Likes Received:
    215
    Uhmmm... You're right, let skippy rest in pieces...:D
     
  7. andre85

    andre85 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 25, 2003
    Messages:
    591
    Likes Received:
    428
    Does anyone know where I can find a video of Alien Encounter? I tried searching this forum, but found nothing but dead links and Real Player videos (which to me, are dead links). Thanks.
     
  8. marni1971

    marni1971 WDW History nut Premium Member

    Joined:
    Apr 7, 2003
    Messages:
    32,216
    Likes Received:
    113,211
    Andre - if you can get onto Disney Central IRC there are a few there. Be warned - a lot of the atraction is (obviously) dark so it wasn`t the best to video (even my DV home video with wide open appature didn`t see THAT much.
     
  9. dxwwf3

    dxwwf3 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 26, 2002
    Messages:
    7,052
    Likes Received:
    211
    Well I just happened to stumble upon the Past Attraction forums and there couldn't be an AE thread without me :lol:

    I have to agree with NemoRocks. I think AE was the SINGLE BEST THEME PARK ATTRACTION EVER, BAR NONE! I think it had the best story, the best preshows, the best effects, and the best overall atmosphere. Nothing else will come close to me.

    And no AE will never die. It will live on in my heart (yes that was sappy and it was ment to be :animwink: ) and it will live on on my hard drive where I can watch it anytime I want to (most of the time about 3 or 4 times a day). Sure it DEFINATELY isn't the same because AE was an experience more than just an ordinary show. But yes watching it on my computer is better than nothing at all.

    We'll have to wait and see how SGE turns out. If it's good than good the rest of you guys can enjoy it. If it sucks, however, my butt will be in City Hall everyday of our vacation and I'll make sure at least a few CM's will know what kind of mistake management made :fork:

    And for the record it will be easy to find me in the MK from now on. I will never enter those gates again without an Alien Encounter shirt on. And again if SGE does suck make sure to say hi to me at City Hall :lol:
     
  10. dxwwf3

    dxwwf3 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 26, 2002
    Messages:
    7,052
    Likes Received:
    211
    That was low due, that was low!

    :lol: :lol: :lol:
     
  11. MadameCheshire

    MadameCheshire New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 14, 2004
    Messages:
    311
    Likes Received:
    3
    :(

    I miss AE. It was the first ride I burst out into tears on because I was soo terrified (I was 7 or something)

    However, now I think it was one of the better rides at MK.

    :(
     
  12. candihearts

    candihearts New Member

    Joined:
    May 3, 2004
    Messages:
    6
    Likes Received:
    0
    i've read so much about this attraction and i was excited to go on it when we go to disney world but found out it's closed i love stitch but this one looked cool and scarry (plus my dad said it would've been his favorite one to go on too) ~ candi~
     
  13. DarkMeasures

    DarkMeasures New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 15, 2003
    Messages:
    2,243
    Likes Received:
    26
    I decided to ride AE one last time (knowing of its closure) instead of visiting my brother in collage last year. I think it was a good decision, but I am sad too.
     
  14. dxwwf3

    dxwwf3 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 26, 2002
    Messages:
    7,052
    Likes Received:
    211
    Now THAT is dedication. And yes you did make the right choice :lol: If I had been able I would've driven down to WDW for the last day. But I also couldn't have missed a home Tennessee Vols football game either. And since we lost the game AND I lost AE on the same day, that day was DEFINATELY the worst day of my life :cry:

    But at least AE will live on in everyone's.....hard drives :)
     
  15. martinthesparta

    martinthesparta Member

    Joined:
    Feb 8, 2004
    Messages:
    472
    Likes Received:
    0
    Sounds alittle cold, but he wasn't goin anywhere any time soon, so you made the right choice, I'm not sure I could have done the same though, but envy you for having that ability. I've said it in another post and I'll say it again, if AE started in califoria, then it would still be there. Not only do they have wilder rides in their MK anyway, but the children of los angeles and the surrounding areas are surely more desensitized than those of florida. I feel sorry for them because their tommorrowland sucks so bad. Their were so many good ideas for that area that were cut for budget reasons not to mention all the attractions that were closed needlessly.
     
  16. 626

    626 Member

    Joined:
    May 25, 2004
    Messages:
    448
    Likes Received:
    16
    I was never a big fan of AE. Maybe my expectations were too high. I had heard from so many people how "scary" it was and I just didn't get it. I dragged my wife on it once and she was mad at me for the rest of the trip. It was too loud for her (She does have ear problems) and had a headache for awhile after riding. I went on it one last time this past September and I probably appreciated it more than any time I had been on previously. Disney did a good job with the effects and if you surrendered to them they were realistic enough. I won't miss it. It was never very high up on my list of must-dos though I did ride it once a trip (When time permitted) Obviously I am a Stitch fan and could not be happier that they are bringing a Stitch themed attraction to the parks. It would have been nice if they could have kept AE too and stuck Stitch where 20,000 L used to be. I feel bad for those of you that lost your favorite attraction. I can imagine how angry I'd be if they closed the Rock n Rollercoaster to put in a Home On The Range attraction. Here I am rambling again. Is anyone still awake? I'll wrap this up.

    1) TOTALLY looking forward to Stitch
    2) Skippy isn't resting in pieces, he will have a place in SGE
    3) Not shedding a tear at the loss of AE
    4) You will always be able to recognize me at the Magic Kingdom too. I'll be the guy in the Stitch shirt
    5) TOTALLY looking forward to Stitch
     
  17. cindrelly31

    cindrelly31 New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 12, 2002
    Messages:
    70
    Likes Received:
    5
    Will Miss It.

    My Hubby & I enjoyed AE. I thought it was very scary the first time we sat through it. Regret not getting to sit the last time we were there. :cry: :cry: We had niece-duty that night and she was 2! Hubby & I like to watch that together. Not a big Stich fan, but I will check out attraction next time we are there. (I guess I should watch Lilo & Stich first so I know what the attraction is about. I understand it's about before the movie, but if I never saw the movie some things might not make sense about why/how he escapes.) :hammer:
     
  18. Dizneyworld4430

    Dizneyworld4430 Member

    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2004
    Messages:
    109
    Likes Received:
    0
    I miss alien encounter

    my husband and i went like a week after they closed it. he had never been on it before i was so exicted and i found out it was close. I think they should bring it back. Stichs great ecsape is going to be great but come on disney owns alot of land they had enough room to build another ride. whos with me on this one
     
  19. dxwwf3

    dxwwf3 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 26, 2002
    Messages:
    7,052
    Likes Received:
    211
    Well I'm certainly with you, but you and I both know it will never even be discussed. If Disney wanted to use the land they could've just built a Lilo and Stitch attraction from scratch. I'm sorry that your husband never got to experience AE. That's a shame.
     
  20. James

    James Any questions? Original Poster Premium Member

    Joined:
    Aug 9, 2003
    Messages:
    34,490
    Likes Received:
    15,559
    Agreed. If I'm not mistaken, didn't most of Lilo and Stitch take place in Hawaii? Perfect fit for Adventureland, plus it would have also been able to feature Lilo.

    I was lucky enough to get over there on its last day. The park was open until 11 that night, and it definitely should've been, because it was Columbus Day weekend and it was packed. First attraction I rode when I got there was AE. Last attraction I rode was AE. I had planned on staying until 11 to be one of the last people to get on it, but a huge thunderstorm that pretty much "flooded" Tomorrowland forced those plans to be canceled. I'll always remember that day though...... :cry:
     

Share This Page