User Avatar Image

BTTF The Ride: 2

posted by lukebrynycz on - last edited - Viewed by 3.4K users

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.

104 Comments - Linear Discussion: Classic Style
  • @Scnew said: 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.

    I agree with this. Star Wars is more iconic today than BTTF. The prequels alone introduced the newer generation to Star Wars. Heck, the video games alone have been very popular.

  • If anything, the prequels alienated the younger generation from star wars. BTTF has managed to hold up without andy of the merchandise and crappy tie-in stories. That says something.

    The Simpsons doesnt' have 1/10 the staying power. Atleast not anymore.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1aTixtlGd7g

    Listen from 20 seconds on. Keep the faith and we'll get the back to the future ride back.... perhaps a little hint that Universal at least are discussing it internally if the fanbase is still high.

  • @ShadowX81 said: If anything, the prequels alienated the younger generation from star wars. BTTF has managed to hold up without andy of the merchandise and crappy tie-in stories. That says something.

    The Simpsons doesnt' have 1/10 the staying power. Atleast not anymore.

    I agree. I think if you look at the crowds in Universal, it's actually more of an adult park so the whole 'it isn't relevant to kids' thing makes no sense.

  • @Toneiiblue said: ... 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.

    There could be a problem with the time circuits and it was actually further into the future. Anything could be done, it's hardly realistic to begin with now is it ;)

    That epic soundtrack when you entered Universal is what I remember the park for when I first visited years ago.

  • One other example here guys, look at King Kong. That's hardly making big news since the last film now is it? BTTF is by a loooong way more popular than this. If they can turn around King Kong i'm sure they could do it with the best trilogy they have ever created. It's the very foundations of Universal and will never get old.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Uf95X3SCyk

    Just listen to that little kids reaction to seeing Doc and the Delorean. How was this ride ever 'not relevant'.

  • @lukebrynycz said: One other example here guys, look at King Kong. That's hardly making big news since the last film now is it? BTTF is by a loooong way more popular than this. If they can turn around King Kong i'm sure they could do it with the best trilogy they have ever created. It's the very foundations of Universal and will never get old.


    While I agree with you 100%, just for the sake of playing Devil's advocate they got rid of King Kong years ago. It was replaced with the Mummy ride.

    Though BTTF is still relevant, even to the kids. The film has barely dated at all, and translates very well to today. My 2 year old nephew loves the films. He always tells me he "Wants to see the train go off the cliff".

  • I had fun two years ago in Japan. I went to Osaka to the Universal Studios theme park there and they had the BTTF ride there, dubbed in Japanese but still awesome as ever. I'm really happy that I got to experience it.

  • @ShadowX81 said: While I agree with you 100%, just for the sake of playing Devil's advocate they got rid of King Kong years ago. It was replaced with the Mummy ride.

    Though BTTF is still relevant, even to the kids. The film has barely dated at all, and translates very well to today. My 2 year old nephew loves the films. He always tells me he "Wants to see the train go off the cliff".

    Whilst I agree also with your statement, King Kong was actually brought back with an improved more up to date ride. If King Kong can return, there's no reason at all why BTTF couldn't, it's far more popular and would be a huge hit. I do agree with the fact that the old ride was a bit jerky at times, but that was part of the fun in my eyes. However... a smoother motion for a second ride would probably be the way forward to keep the average visitor happy.

    The bond between doc and marty is just so cool, it was just a film where everything was 'just right'. Imagine Spiderman ride with the BTTF theming, it would be amazing!

Add Comment