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BTTF The Ride: 2

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OK, so I know this has been discussed a number of times, but surely us hardcore fans can at least get a thread together that's so popular and has such good feedback, that Universal will take it seriously and consider an updated BTTF ride?

The ride was absolutely legendary, and still held its own against the likes of the amazing Spiderman right up until the day that it came to an end. I was lucky enough to experience the BTTF ride not only as a kid, but also in adulthood. I was devastated when I heard the news that it was being replaced. Not only was this ride epic, it was heritage, a true testament to the creaters, Universal Studios, and their park.

This isn't a Simpsons bashing thread by any means. It's a great ride and deserves a place in the park. I have to commend the design team highly, and I'm really looking forward to going on this again when we visit this October, but surely Universal should/could have extended or kept half of the building as BTTF whilst giving it a bit of an update?

It's good that Universal have kept some key parts of the film around the park, but if anything, it reminds me of some of the best times of my life, and that I can no longer ride it again. I guess i'd rather have these bits around for memories than not at all, but it's just a strange feeling.

I'm betting that BTTFs true popularity was gauged from their recent(ish) re-release of the Trilogy on Blu-Ray. Surely they can see that there is still a humongous fanbase for a BTTF attraction? This is the kind of film that gets more popular with age so would be a worthy investment for Universal also.

I'm now 25 so this film came out the year I was born. 25 years later, and it's one of, if not THE best film(s) i've ever seen. Films these days just don't seem to have the excitement of the 80s/90s. They all depend too much on special effects and bad/cheesey acting rather than hard work and a true passion for excellence like BTTF.

I realise this has been done many times on the likes of Facebook and various other sites, but I'm hoping that giving Universals official involvement with this excellent game series, and the huge fanbase here, that this thread can hopefully grow and be highlighted by the developers and mods to the powers that be.

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  • @Scnew said: According to this logic, Universal should really consider Annoying Orange: The Ride.

    ;-) ok so YouTube comments alone shouldn't dictate popularity, but combined with the fact that the film is probably just as popular now as it was back then makes a good argument.

    Simpsons will fail in the near future but BTTF will always be one of the worlds best creations, period.

  • @PrivateJoker said: I saw the ride on my BLuray collection.

    Ha! Hilarious.

  • @bobtheskutter said: Ha! Hilarious.

    lmao. I actually took his initial replies semi seriously, in that I thought it was simply his opinion of the ride....then he wrote that and I litterally couldn't stop laughing. I now fully stand by my original comment about his name been publicjoker :D

    The epic soundtrack blaring away whilst it feels like your accelerating out to 88mph to 2015, chasing Biff in a Delorean....could it actually get any better? Maybe version 2 could prove us wrong ;)

  • @Scnew said: Man, I love Back to the Future, but you're really over-estimating its drawing power. It's been twenty one years since the last one came out. Not to mention the fact that it will be awful silly going into a futuristic year 2015 when it's actually 2015. :P

    I'm not saying that they're BETTER then BTTF, but do you really think Back to the Future would bring in more people then something current?

    Yep. From a marketing perspective it doesn't make sense to bring it back. The only chance it would come back is if they remake the movies.

  • @Scnew said: Man, I love Back to the Future, but you're really over-estimating its drawing power. It's been twenty one years since the last one came out.


    Its been 30 years since Star Wars came out and that has just as much pull power as it just did.

    I think you are underesting people's ability to remember.

    I'm not saying that they're BETTER then BTTF, but do you really think Back to the Future would bring in more people then something current?


    The Simpsons hasn't been culturally relevant in years. BTTF still is.

  • @ShadowX81 said: Its been 30 years since Star Wars came out and that has just as much pull power as it just did.

    I think you are underesting people's ability to remember.


    The Simpsons hasn't been culturally relevant in years. BTTF still is.

    I have to agree with both points. I would think that Simpsons is slowly fading and BTTF is only getting more popular with age. Hell, even kids I know now love it. It's very unique and as said above, Star Wars is still very popular also.

  • I was just lucky to get a chance to ride it once when I was in the USA on a vacation trip from Norway. and that was in 2007 I think.

  • @ShadowX81 said: Its been 30 years since Star Wars came out and that has just as much pull power as it just did.

    I think you are underesting people's ability to remember.


    The Simpsons hasn't been culturally relevant in years. BTTF still is.

    Star Wars also has the prequels, the TV show, the video games, the novels, the comics, the toys... etc.

    As much as the BTTF films are right up there with the original Star Wars trilogy in terms of quality, it's hard to argue that there's any real comparison in the modern day strength of the franchises. Star Wars is still bringing in fan-dollars hand over fist. And the Simpsons still has millions of viewers every week. How is it not culturally relevant?

    Sorry, but you're really viewing the drawing power of Back to the Future through nostalgia-colored glasses.

    Besides, what the hell would the ride be? It's not like you're going to get Tom Wilson involved again.

  • ... but how could Doc have gotten the year wrong? He saw newspapers with the date on. So that wouldn't work...

    While I'd be behind a new ride, I just don't see where they could go story-wise.

    Back to the Future The Game: The Ride :P LOL

    EDIT: Sweet! Next post is '88'. Will have to do something good with it.

  • @Scnew said: Star Wars also has the prequels, the TV show, the video games, the novels, the comics, the toys... etc.


    Trust me when I say that the prequels and EU do not help Star Wars legacy. Star Wars was out for 22 years before the prequels. And it still had staying power. Trust me when I say that the prequels didn't help anything.

    As much as the BTTF films are right up there with the original Star Wars trilogy in terms of quality, it's hard to argue that there's any real comparison in the modern day strength of the franchises. Star Wars is still bringing in fan-dollars hand over fist.


    Dude, did you miss the entirety of last year? BTTF was everywhere. On the news, in magazines, refrences in tons of places.

    And the Simpsons still has millions of viewers every week. How is it not culturally relevant?
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    I ask myself the same question every week. No one watches anymore, no one seems to pay attention to it, it is never mentioned in any other media, yet somehow it is still on. It is not in the forefront of pop culture at all the way it used to be. The way BTTF still is. Its like Saturday Night Live. One of those shows that is just on, yet no one seems to watch.

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