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Does anyone miss Alien Encounter, or is it just me?

Discussion in 'Past Attractions' started by Tyler Moore, Sep 1, 2012.

  1. Tyler Moore

    Tyler Moore Member

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    I know it never really seemed Disney-like since it was pretty scary but it still seemed like a fun attraction to me.
     
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    I only wish I could have experienced it just once. I went to the MK many times before AE then never started going back till after it got "Stitched Up" so to speak.
     
  3. Tyler Moore

    Tyler Moore Member Original Poster

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    Although I love AE I can see why they took it away. It wasn't very "Disney-Like", if you know what I mean. It was not kid friendly AT ALL since it was so scary; even for some adults. If you want to see a quick POV of it heres a link:
     
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    Doombuggy13 Active Member

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    Very cool! Thanks!
     
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    mickeysbrother Well-Known Member

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    I miss it a bunch!! Loved it.. And did u also know that when it first opened it was 5 times scarier then when it shut down!!! Disney had to downgage the creepiness cause it was too scary!
     
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    I really loved Alien Encounter! I know it wasn't a classic, and it wasn't very Disney-ish, but it was always a must do attraction. I'd much rather have AE instead of Stitch.
     
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    Nemo14 Well-Known Member

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    It closed when you were 7 years old?
     
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    He was a very resilient 7 year old.


    I really liked the attraction and miss it.
     
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    I loved Alien Encounter. But, I do understand why it was changed. I remember being scared the first time I watched it, and I was a teen when that happened. I can imagine that too many parents didnt bother with the warning signs and thought oh well its a Disney ride how scary could it be. Then spending the next hour or so trying to calm down there child. Also, I wonder how many complaints they got from said parents?
     
  10. Tyler Moore

    Tyler Moore Member Original Poster

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    Probably a lot. Disney has always tried to stay family oriented and original with all of their attractions and I think Alien Encounter was just an exception, so I agree its not to surprising it was removed.
     
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  11. Tyler Moore

    Tyler Moore Member Original Poster

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    I still remember getting on the ride? It wasn't scary to me at even that age FYI.
     
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    I miss it!
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    marni1971 WDW History nut Premium Member

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    I miss it.

    Closed due to the idiotic minority ignoring all the warnings and then complaining...
     
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    I loved AE, but I understand why it closed, besides the fear factor it was not very repeatable. It was so effective at scaring people that once you had gone through it and knew all the surprises it really lost its luster. It was always a low priority for me unless I was touring with someone who'd never been on it. That tended to keep the lines short.
     
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    lazyboy97o Well-Known Member

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    I miss it and think it was very Disney. The attraction's closure was not a one off caving to pressure, but part of s wider, systematic process by which Disney, and Walt Disney World more so, has been juvenilized.
     
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    I miss it so much :(. Ten times better then stitch...
     
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    WDWmazprty Well-Known Member

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    I miss it whole lot! And once it becomes a part of the parks I think it becomes Disneyish.
     
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    Master Yoda Pro Star Wars geek. Premium Member

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    From what I was told, it was the most complained about attraction in all of WDW by a fairly large margin.
     
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    @Master Yoda. I have heard this before, but do you think it would have worked better at another park like DHS?
     
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    Master Yoda Pro Star Wars geek. Premium Member

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    Possibly, but who is to say. Considering the problems that they had with M:S I doubt it would have made a difference. The problem is that Disney has a stigma for family friendly attractions. No matter how many warnings you put up or how severe you make them sound people still go at it with the "It is Disney. How bad could it be?" attitude.
     
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