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GlacierGlacier

Well-Known Member
Buzz lightyear makes me feel like I need to douse myself with a gallon of hand sanitizer after I ride it. It's easily the worst installation internationally, feels cheap, and the guns are worse quality than the ones you can buy in the gift shop. The projection hallway makes me feel like I need a pair of glasses with lenses three inches thick, and the queue makes me feel like I'm in a tin lunchbox with a dollar-store Bluetooth speaker blaring alarms mixed with the screams of small children taped to the side.

At least the spinners in the park don't make me feel like I'm in a moldy sketchers Light-Up shoebox.

I'll still ride it though. It's worth the wait more than PPF is.
 

MisterPenguin

Rumormonger
Premium Member
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Buzz lightyear makes me feel like I need to douse myself with a gallon of hand sanitizer after I ride it. It's easily the worst installation internationally, feels cheap, and the guns are worse quality than the ones you can buy in the gift shop. The projection hallway makes me feel like I need a pair of glasses with lenses three inches thick, and the queue makes me feel like I'm in a tin lunchbox with a dollar-store Bluetooth speaker blaring alarms mixed with the screams of small children taped to the side.

At least the spinners in the park don't make me feel like I'm in a moldy sketchers Light-Up shoebox.

I'll still ride it though. It's worth the wait more than PPF is.
Actually, I'm surprised there aren't hand sanitizers all over the parks like on cruise ships...
 

TwilightZone

Well-Known Member
I find all the shooter style attractions boring and overrated. I'd rather have traditional dark rides where the focus is storytelling as opposed to "interactive elements".
There's only one shooter ride that truly immersed me and that's the justice league ride at six flags.

Six flags should never out rank disney.
 

WondersOfLife

Blink, blink. Breathe, breathe. Day in, day out.
Space Mountain is not a ride for thrill seekers. It has a max speed of 28 mph, 26 ft drop, no inversions, and 3.7 Gs. Any other park would call it a kiddie coaster.



Aerosmith had already achieved that status 20 years go when the ride was conceived. From my very quick search, they've only had one platinum album since the ride open and none in the past 17 years. RnRC's theme was dated after the first year or two.
These are only opinions. As a thrill seeker myself, I find Space Mountain very thrilling. If the lights were on, that'd be a different story.
 

marni1971

WDW History nut
Premium Member
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jt04

Well-Known Member
Does anyone doubt everything in the MK will get refurbed before the 50th? At least new paint and effects working?

After that all bets are off as MK 2.0 will likely be next on the agenda IMO.

After Epcots 40th that is. But before DAKs 30th. IMO.
 

WDWTank

Well-Known Member
I, personally, don't see it as very dated. It is still very popular, and its a simple fun shooting game ride with physical targets instead of screens. I personally like it a lot more than Toy Story Mania.
I agree :) And it’s one of the most popular rides in MK, they can’t close it!
 

ChrisFL

Well-Known Member
I, personally, don't see it as very dated. It is still very popular, and its a simple fun shooting game ride with physical targets instead of screens. I personally like it a lot more than Toy Story Mania.
Have you been on any of the other (newer) versions of it?
 

jaxonp

Well-Known Member
LOL, so true it does need an entire overhaul but I get they just aren't going to do it all at once. They can't really with how busy the MK always is.

I agree with you 100% on the last sentence. I like where it's visually heading, but it's still a mess and a hodgepodge of attractions.

And I think the new sign just stands out more because of the old '94 things still attached to the peoplemover track. Once those are gone and some more paint is applied, I think it will be much more appealing, though I didn't hate the Sci-Fi City walkway (though I'm glad that intrusive thing blocking the walkway is gone), it just never gelled with the rest of the land once you got past Stitch, Monsters and Buzz. EDIT: It just always screams "I don't know what I am" ... lol
I’m not impressed with Monstors hide and go seek at all. I thought it would be great until I actually rode it. It’s fine, but it’s not a game changer. At least with Buzz you can reride and play against your partner to get a better score. Tokyo Tomorrowland is very weak compared to the rest of the park save their fantasyland which could also you some help.
 

ChrisFL

Well-Known Member
I’m not impressed with Monstors hide and go seek at all. I thought it would be great until I actually rode it. It’s fine, but it’s not a game changer. At least with Buzz you can reride and play against your partner to get a better score. Tokyo Tomorrowland is very weak compared to the rest of the park save their fantasyland which could also you some help.
Sadly, I have to agree with this. I don't feel it's very interactive in general and it mostly feels like a standard dark ride. One of the very few disappointments in TDR
 

The Pho

Well-Known Member
Space Mountain is not a ride for thrill seekers. It has a max speed of 28 mph, 26 ft drop, no inversions, and 3.7 Gs. Any other park would call it a kiddie coaster.
It very much is a ride for thrill seekers. As somebody that loves super intense coasters and goes rock climbing and sky diving (actually sky diving is kind of boring), and heli skiing, etc, Space Mountain is very much able to produce thrill. There is a lot more to thrill than speed and Gs. It's not an intense coaster, but it's certainly a thrilling one.
 

Zootopia Dude

Well-Known Member
I just thought up a good idea for an SGE replacement that still uses the same theater format!

The Incredibles: Jack-Jack Encounter

STORY
Welcome back to the Tomorrowland Interplanetary Convention Center, where Edna Mode is showing off her latest Super suits! Also, as special guests, famous superhero family known as The Incredibles will be greeting patrons! And for today only, you will get to have a special visit with the newest member of this family! The baby that has 17 powers, the laser-shooting child... Jack-Jack! We hope you enjoy your time here at the Tomorrowland Interplanetary Convention Center, and hope to see you here when X-S Tech comes to show off new technology!

PRE-SHOW #1
Guests enter the building, and the huge iconic Incredibles logo is on the right wall, and hanging from the ceiling are models of TV we see in Winston’s home from Incredibles 2. A cast member welcomes everyone to the Tomorrowland Interplanetary Convention Center, and of course asks everyone to please move all the way inside. Once everyone is filed in, the cast member “gets a notice” that everyone is inside, and he/she will ask everyone to turn their attention to the TV’s as they start the pre-show. The TV’s will all turn on, and we see something very similar to the opening of The Incredibles, with the Supers getting interviewed live, except now by the convention people. They all talk about how their super excited to be there, and tell all the guests that they’re going to love Jack-Jack. After the interview is over, the cast member once again “gets a notice” that it’s now time to meet Edna. The doors open, and guests file their way through and into the 2nd preshow.

PRE-SHOW #2
Guests enter the second room, and it’s an elaborate viewing room, with an amazing Edna Mode animatronic standing at a large table, where she can “walk” around and have very fluid movement. At both sides of the room are tubes that hold the new Super suits. Edna welcomes everyone inside, and begins showing off the new suits. During this, she moves over to the tube on the guests’ left side, and begins talking about how marvelous it is. But suddenly, with a very good use of Pepper’s Ghost, an incredible Violet animatronic suddenly appears in the suit and says hello to Edna and everyone. She then uses her powers to put a force-field around the right-side suit and makes it invisible using another Pepper’s Ghost effect. Edna applauds Violet as she runs to the other tube, before Violet disappears along with the suit. Edna runs back towards the center, trying to keep her cool after losing the suits, before sighing and lying down on the table. The cast member then reminds Edna that the guests are meeting Jack-Jack today, and that springs Edna back into excitement! She checks a screen on the table, and is reported that the theater has been ready for a while, and that they’re wondering what’s taking her so long. She quickly closes the report and tells the cast member to get the guests ready, as she presses a button on the table that opens the theater doors. She says goodbye to all the guests as she goes to activate her control of the theater. Guests then make their way into the theater.

MAIN SHOW
Guests then enter one of two theaters, take their seats, and wait for the show to begin. The restraints come down, and the screens turn on to show Jack-Jack in his Super suit crawling around in the main center stage. We then hear Edna say over the intercoms to start getting excited as she opens up the tube, and all the lights shine to show... Nothing. We hear Bob and Helen come into Edna’s control room and ask what’s going on. She says that the guests can’t see Jack-Jack, and that they need to solve this quickly. Bob then comes up with getting Jack-Jack to turn gigantic, and they begin offering cookies. We see Jack-Jack get excited on the screens, but then get angry when he gets no cookies. He turns into his angry monster form, and Helen activates the purple goop which turns him back to normal, and we see purple-lit steam come out of the stage. When that doesn’t work, Bob says over the intercom that there are bad guys here in the theater, and this gets Jack-Jack going. We see the screens glitch as Jack-Jack begins turning gigantic, and steam rises “due to Jack-Jack starting to break the floor electronics” but of course it’s actually to block our view of the tube as the giant Jack-Jack animatronic rises. Suddenly, the tube “breaks” just like it did in Alien Encounter, as it can’t contain giant Jack-Jack. We now see the giant Jack-Jack as he laughs and begins wandering around the stage. Edna says that Jack-Jack has some amazing powers, and that very shortly they will begin showing them. But just before that can happen, the screens glitch out, and Screenslaver appears. He laughs maniacally as he activates the hypnotism to lure Jack-Jack off the stage and cause chaos in the audience. We see Jack-Jack walk towards the side of the stage, and the lights go out as we hear and feel a giant pound on the floor, telling us Jack-Jack is now loose in the theater. Many shenanigans happen until finally, Jack-Jack is back on the stage after firing his lasers and destroying the screens. We hear Edna sigh in relief as she says that that’s all the time that Jack-Jack has, and the main tube closes, the restraints are released, and we exit into either Star Traders or Venus, depending on which theater.


Boom.
 

Zootopia Dude

Well-Known Member
I just thought up a good idea for an SGE replacement that still uses the same theater format!

The Incredibles: Jack-Jack Encounter

STORY
Welcome back to the Tomorrowland Interplanetary Convention Center, where Edna Mode is showing off her latest Super suits! Also, as special guests, famous superhero family known as The Incredibles will be greeting patrons! And for today only, you will get to have a special visit with the newest member of this family! The baby that has 17 powers, the laser-shooting child... Jack-Jack! We hope you enjoy your time here at the Tomorrowland Interplanetary Convention Center, and hope to see you here when X-S Tech comes to show off new technology!

PRE-SHOW #1
Guests enter the building, and the huge iconic Incredibles logo is on the right wall, and hanging from the ceiling are models of TV we see in Winston’s home from Incredibles 2. A cast member welcomes everyone to the Tomorrowland Interplanetary Convention Center, and of course asks everyone to please move all the way inside. Once everyone is filed in, the cast member “gets a notice” that everyone is inside, and he/she will ask everyone to turn their attention to the TV’s as they start the pre-show. The TV’s will all turn on, and we see something very similar to the opening of The Incredibles, with the Supers getting interviewed live, except now by the convention people. They all talk about how their super excited to be there, and tell all the guests that they’re going to love Jack-Jack. After the interview is over, the cast member once again “gets a notice” that it’s now time to meet Edna. The doors open, and guests file their way through and into the 2nd preshow.

PRE-SHOW #2
Guests enter the second room, and it’s an elaborate viewing room, with an amazing Edna Mode animatronic standing at a large table, where she can “walk” around and have very fluid movement. At both sides of the room are tubes that hold the new Super suits. Edna welcomes everyone inside, and begins showing off the new suits. During this, she moves over to the tube on the guests’ left side, and begins talking about how marvelous it is. But suddenly, with a very good use of Pepper’s Ghost, an incredible Violet animatronic suddenly appears in the suit and says hello to Edna and everyone. She then uses her powers to put a force-field around the right-side suit and makes it invisible using another Pepper’s Ghost effect. Edna applauds Violet as she runs to the other tube, before Violet disappears along with the suit. Edna runs back towards the center, trying to keep her cool after losing the suits, before sighing and lying down on the table. The cast member then reminds Edna that the guests are meeting Jack-Jack today, and that springs Edna back into excitement! She checks a screen on the table, and is reported that the theater has been ready for a while, and that they’re wondering what’s taking her so long. She quickly closes the report and tells the cast member to get the guests ready, as she presses a button on the table that opens the theater doors. She says goodbye to all the guests as she goes to activate her control of the theater. Guests then make their way into the theater.

MAIN SHOW
Guests then enter one of two theaters, take their seats, and wait for the show to begin. The restraints come down, and the screens turn on to show Jack-Jack in his Super suit crawling around in the main center stage. We then hear Edna say over the intercoms to start getting excited as she opens up the tube, and all the lights shine to show... Nothing. We hear Bob and Helen come into Edna’s control room and ask what’s going on. She says that the guests can’t see Jack-Jack, and that they need to solve this quickly. Bob then comes up with getting Jack-Jack to turn gigantic, and they begin offering cookies. We see Jack-Jack get excited on the screens, but then get angry when he gets no cookies. He turns into his angry monster form, and Helen activates the purple goop which turns him back to normal, and we see purple-lit steam come out of the stage. When that doesn’t work, Bob says over the intercom that there are bad guys here in the theater, and this gets Jack-Jack going. We see the screens glitch as Jack-Jack begins turning gigantic, and steam rises “due to Jack-Jack starting to break the floor electronics” but of course it’s actually to block our view of the tube as the giant Jack-Jack animatronic rises. Suddenly, the tube “breaks” just like it did in Alien Encounter, as it can’t contain giant Jack-Jack. We now see the giant Jack-Jack as he laughs and begins wandering around the stage. Edna says that Jack-Jack has some amazing powers, and that very shortly they will begin showing them. But just before that can happen, the screens glitch out, and Screenslaver appears. He laughs maniacally as he activates the hypnotism to lure Jack-Jack off the stage and cause chaos in the audience. We see Jack-Jack walk towards the side of the stage, and the lights go out as we hear and feel a giant pound on the floor, telling us Jack-Jack is now loose in the theater. Many shenanigans happen until finally, Jack-Jack is back on the stage after firing his lasers and destroying the screens. We hear Edna sigh in relief as she says that that’s all the time that Jack-Jack has, and the main tube closes, the restraints are released, and we exit into either Star Traders or Venus, depending on which theater.


Boom.
...Wrong thread.
 

Magicart87

Premium Member
I’ll pass :)
Haha. Why? Would it not be essentially the same ride only with Stitch instead of Buzz? Do you have an aversion to the Stitch IP? Maybe so. Regardless, I personally think it would be a smart overlay. I would rather "non-IP" but It's not like Stitch wouldn't work well for this ride type. It certainly doesn't make sense to keep it Buzz Lightyear themed.
 
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