Which ride do you think was(will be) better.

  • Corkscrew Hill

    Votes: 20 64.5%
  • Europe in the Air

    Votes: 11 35.5%

  • Total voters
    31
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Fur Dozy

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Nov 5, 2009
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I just wanted to see what people were anticipating. I think that it will be a step down. Here is how I see it:

1. The viewing experience could be better if they do it right, even without 3d. Heck, the 3d they had was poor , deplorable if you add in the glasses that were worn out.

2. I see the theming being very fitting, however I don't think it will be good. Think about it. What kind of theming fits, Europe, all of it. Sounds generic to me.

3. the last rides were story based this seems to be visually based. It will be alright but the fact that it has no story is disappointing. At least they won't suffer Dork Boy & Larvae Girl syndrome.
 
Sep 23, 2009
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I have high hopes for Europe In The Air. They're apparently redoing the entire ride system. So hopefully that means it will come up to date (if not surpass) the attractions seen at other parks.
 
Sep 23, 2009
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It sounds like from what I've heard it will be a decent ride. Corkscrew Hill was good, but getting kind of old. Even if it's not quite as good as Corkscrew Hill, I'd still prefer something new to something old at this point.

I try to keep myself from getting too excited when Busch Gardens puts in a new ride because they never measure up to Disney Imagineering. I seriously doubt this will be able to measure up to Soarin'. Still, as long as they're putting in more effort than just swapping out the film, I'll be happy with it.

As for wheather Corkscrew Hill will be better, I think it seriously depends on the story. Am I going to be looking at landscapes from a helicopter, or am I going to be riding on the back of a dragon? Or could it just be an untheemed black box with chairs? It's too soon for me too pass judgement.
 
Sep 23, 2009
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So, I guess if you've read the article on the regular site you know a little bit more about Europe In The Air. They said the story involved a special machine called a "notime" machine that can take you long distances and back in no time. The queue will be similar to what it has been but will be more modern and the seating is the same as it has been.

What does everyone think now, taking into account the new information you have?
 

Zachary

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Sep 23, 2009
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The more I hear, the worse it sounds. I wish they had taken their time with it and completely redo the entire ride system (make it like Sorin').
 
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Swiftman said:
The more I hear, the worse it sounds. I wish they had taken their time with it and completely redo the entire ride system (make it like Sorin').

I'm actually looking forward to it. The ride system is the same, but like I was told, the simulator they use is the same as the simulator used to train pilots, so for what this attraction is, it may be the perfect system. An overhaul like Soarin' would be cost prohibitive, especially if the park is planning a future project, plus space is a concern as well. Think of it as an IMAX movie with the addition of a motion simulator.
 

Wings

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Chris said:
I'm actually looking forward to it. The ride system is the same, but like I was told, the simulator they use is the same as the simulator used to train pilots, so for what this attraction is, it may be the perfect system.

Well I sure hope that the graphics are better in the ride than in a flight simulator! ;)
 
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I was apprehensive to Europe In The Air because of the nature of the ride. I have grown up going to BGW and BGT as well as WDW. As many of you know WDW has Soarin' with proprietary technology. After riding that time and time again since open, (older brother is a seasonal at WDW so we go a lot) EITA cannot hit it off for me. It seems like too much of a generic Soarin'. Due to that I am going to vote for CH. Has anyone else formed the same opinion as me?
 
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For me it is the transitions and the motion of the camera. These don't seem to match what I feel from the simulator. And it seriously makes me nauseous. I hope they change this ride ASAP.
 
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pandorazboxx said:
For me it is the transitions and the motion of the camera. These don't seem to match what I feel from the simulator. And it seriously makes me nauseous. I hope they change this ride ASAP.
Yeah, sometimes the camera would look down, and all of a sudden you were in the sky. That just makes no sense. But, what I hate the most is the fact that you still go through the same old cue line. Don't get me wrong, I love the old cue line, but it looks nothing like an airport. Did anybody notice in the beginning it looked like you bumped into the castle wall. Everything about this ride is cheesy.
 
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I was glad to see EITA. Corkscrew was becoming dated and I really grew tired of it. I know it fit the theming better, but it was time for a change. One thing about EITA is that they can easily change the film and destinations. They could set up random trips anywhere throughout Europe. How about flight up to the land of the Norse gods or a spin through the ruins of Greece, maybe a quick buzz at Gibralter? The possibilties are endless.
 
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