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Avengers Campus - Reactions / Reviews

lazyboy97o

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If I were Disney I would be embarrassed to put this product out there when Universal did it so much better more than two decades ago now. It comes off as a cheap knock-off. If you had told me this was at some regional Six Flags park, I would have believed you.
Even worse, the WDI Park Creative Executive for Disney’s California Adventure is Scott Trowbridge who worked on The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man.
 

999th Happy Haunt

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lazyboy97o

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I disagree. It comes off as a high-quality version of a more modest, more commonly attempted-at-amusement-parks attraction.

Welcome to Paris’s Temple of Peril. What, you wanted DL’s Jeep ride? Sorry, they weren’t going for that. It doesn’t mean they failed.

(And it definitely doesn’t mean they should be embarrassed. How on earth are we going to get our children to not fear failure if we keep equating failure with embarrassment?)
Failure from genuine effort shouldn’t be embarrassing. Phoning it in should be.
 

britain

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Failure from genuine effort shouldn’t be embarrassing. Phoning it in should be.

Sure, and the only thing that looks debatably phoned in is the decision over ticket level, or poor choice about music (can’t really be determined by these videos at this time). I can’t get over how high-quality the set dressings all over the queue look. I’ve seen “industrial” and “techy” at Six Flags, and it looks like non-designed puke. The Imagineers tasked with carrying out these orders did a very admirable, beautiful job!

(For contrast, I think the Imagineers tasked with making Pixar Pier did not.)

It simply might not have been made with people like you in mind. And that’s okay 👍🏻
 
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corran horn

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Never seen such praise for the 5-minute cartoon loop preshow that USF uses on their Spider-Man ride as I've inferred today.

I guess you get to walk through a monochrome (really manilla in many cases) Daily Bugle bullpen.
 

lazyboy97o

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Sure, and the only thing that looks debatably phoned in is the decision over ticket level, or poor choice about music (can’t really be determined by these videos at this time). I can’t get over how high-quality the set dressings all over the queue look. I’ve seen “industrial” and “techy” at Six Flags, and it looks like non-designed puke. The Imagineers tasked with carrying out these orders did a very admirable, beautiful job!

(For contrast, I think the Imagineers tasked with making Pixar Pier did not.)

It simply might not have been made with people like you in mind.
The reaction to the ride being just okay seems to be pretty common.
 

AEfx

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(And it definitely doesn’t mean they should be embarrassed. How on earth are we going to get our children to not fear failure if we keep equating failure with embarrassment?)
Well, I can't comment on how people raise their children - but that isn't really related to the point.

I'll stick with the "they should be embarrassed" - because, in my opinion, it's a screen-based Spiderman ride that was done much, much better more than two decades ago by another company. Flailing your arms about while stationary most of the time, in pretty generic looking video scenes, versus the fast-paced adventure through a comic book city brought to life, with iconic villains, exciting scenes, and real effects added.
 

DanielBB8

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Yeah but the transition into the "5th Dimension" destroys the value of the actual effect. It's like a magician stopping midway through a trick to try to explain why it's so cool.
The 5th Dimension room is when you're transitioning into the Twilight Zone as opposed to just observing it in the other scenes. Then boom, you're in the new Twilight Zone elevator shaft. In DCA's ToT, you're in the TZ while also observing it. That's a bit lazy.
 

Stevek

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Doesn't look overly exciting...basically the same at Knott's 3D shooter games but will wait until I ride to truly judge. I will say that it looks like Toy Story Midway Mania would still be more appealing to me.
 

lazyboy97o

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It really is a shame that this is what we ended up with for the most popular and profitable franchise in history.
Did anyone else see those canceled Spiderman roller coaster models. Now that would have been a ride...
Again, those models were for a retheme of Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster.
 

britain

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The reaction to the ride being just okay seems to be pretty common.

I haven't been on it yet, but being a 44 year old from an earlier era of theme park attractions, I'd probably say it's only okay as well. Let's wait and see what the reaction from the 12 and under crowd is.

(Cue "Walt wanted the whole family to enjoy the rides" in 3.. 2.. 1..)

(Prep "Little kids can't ride IOA Spider-Man" response in 9.. 8.. 7..)
 

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