I'm sorry, but I can't agree with that at all. There are many rides that were changed that needed to be changed. Look at "Mission to Mars" for example. While I didn't think Alien Encounter was too great either, I have to admit it was an improvement over the outdated Mission attraction. Same with Timekeeper and the Circle*Vision films, Buzz and Dreamflight, and Toad and Pooh. These were tired, dated attractions that just couldn't relate to the audience that the park had. I see no problem in letting them go and putting in newer, more elaborate, and nmore technilogically advanced attractions.Originally posted by SNS
I completely disagree, there was no attraction that deserved to be ripped to pieces & thrown in a dumpster.
So when I more or less accidentally walked through the middle of the ride as it was being disassembled, it came as a total shock that the company would allow it to happen. The interior set pieces, so carefully crafted by WED and MAPO in 1972, were being broken apart into little pieces and thrown into large grey, plastic bins that lined the track in place of the ride vehicles. The 16mm film strips that gave the ride its sense of "action" had been pulled from the projectors and thrown to the floor where they rested, inert and sad, in the dust. Standing inside the big globe looking out at the load area through huge holes that the demolition crew had made in its side was an altogether sickening experience, like seeing the house you were born in ransacked.
When I was a kid it was acutally one of my favorites. As stated it was probably taken out for attendence reasons. But in my memory it was an excellent ride. That does not mean it should have been kept, it just means that it was a good ride (at least to me).Originally posted by meeko_33785
I hardly see "If You Had Wings" as a classic attraction. It was nothing more than a cute ride trying to sell airline tickets. I would hardly call that a classic like I would Pirates of the Caribbean, Haunted Mansion, or even Spaceship Earth.
That is strange. But I guess that keep everything they remove. It would be like an exagerated version of the fire hazard my mother keeps in her basement under the stairs of all the things my sisters and me made growing up. :animwink:Originally posted by SNS
You don't see a problem with classic attractions being totally trashed & thrown in a dumpster just because they want to save cash on expanding the parks? Here's a description of the destruction of If You Had Wings (which shows the balant disrespect they have for the classics).