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    Indiana Jones and the Temple of the Forbidden Donkey.
  • Birthday 09/02/1984
  1. I've always been very surprised Six Flags hasn't done anything. I mean, the movies are done by Warner Bros., and Six Flags has the rights to several Warner Bros. properties already (not sure of the extent of the contract). Though I realize that a studio having the rights for a movie and having the rights for theme park attractions are totally different animals. Anyway, somebody needs to get cracking while the property is hot. This level of interest can't last forever.
  2. Me and my fiancee take off our sandals anyway, even if they have backs on 'em and are legal. Bare feet on an invert or a floorless is awesome.
  3. Why waste the name kilimanjaro on a kiddie area? I mean, that would be a fantastic name for a coaster. Though I guess it would sorta be similar to Disney's mountain-themed coaster deal. And it might not fit too well with names like "SheiKra", "Montu" and "Kumba". So nevermind.
  4. What's Mt. Olympus' acreage? It seemed to me to be one of the smallest parks I'd been to. Funny that somebody would have the opposite opinion. I did not thoroughly explore the water park area though. Which seemed to be a lot bigger than I expected.
  5. Speaking of parody, the only news article google news shows on the event in the past 3 days is this. Unless I'm not using relevant enough search terms.
  6. I think parks go with B&Ms because the public tends to like them. But nobody should confuse the public liking something with brand recognition. The name "B&M" isn't painted proudly on every ride the same way "Kelloggs" is on every box of corn flakes. And do you think most parkgoers have watched those Discovery Channel specials with enough interest that they automatically know the names of the major coaster manufacturers and would recognize their products when they saw 'em? I doubt it. Hell, when I first got enthused about coasters, I didn't know a B&M from any other ride. Tha
  7. Well Animal Kingdom's had the ride for 8 years now... People visiting for the first time wouldn't know the difference, but plenty who've already been to AK do.
  8. Not to the GP. The parks are close. Most people who visit IoA have been to Disney. And no matter how much better IoA's version might be, it'd still be considered a rip-off.
  9. I really do get what you're saying, but I think the difference between these groups and Disney is that these groups are being attacked from the outside. Disney is being misrepresented by their own employees and that just shouldn't happen. It's much easier to blow it off when it's not your own company causing your company to look bad, since your company did nothing wrong. Like all the pictures floating around the internet of Disney character 'porn'. Those pictures aren't made by Disney and everyone is [or should be] aware of that. People are going to take the video more seriously because Disney
  10. You are just such the "expert" on this aren't you? Seriously, your posts on this subject have really annoyed me because you absolutely have NO IDEA what you're talking about. But yet you're so SURE that you do.... --Robb "I hate it when people talk out of their asses." Alvey Just a prediction, nothing more. Why does this get to you so much? My opinion is not so drastically different from your own. First your problem was because I defended those who found it funny. Next you seemed to equate finding humor in it, or thinking it an inevitable side-effect of Disney's (I adm
  11. http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20061013/wr_nm/disney_dc It's been dealt with. Swept under the rug. I think odds are good it'll stay there. Today's amusing internet meme. Nothing more.
  12. I can't feel to sorry for Disney about this. Sorry. Disney's team of lawyers is excellent. The likelihood of this tarnishing their image in the long run is practically nil. As long as we're caught up in image tarnishing, why not feel bad for the groups out there who can't defend themselves so easily? Hell, look at Kazakhstan. A country seemingly picked at random to poke fun at by Borat (Sacha Baron Cohen). Now the country is the mental representation of the "backward middle east" to how many people in the west? There's not a hell of a lot they can do about it. They're pretty muc
  13. I was not condoning it. I have repeatedly stated that firing these people would be just dandy with me. Give your witchhunt a break. But with 60 years of hiring people in costumes, certainly footage of bad behavior was inevitable at some point. I'm surprised it didn't happen sooner.
  14. These employees were hired by the park and presumably were aware of all the rules. They chose to break them anyway. An example will almost assuredly be made of them. Future employees will theoretically be at least a little more aware of the consequences of their actions. But really, this sort of thing is inevitable. People will act like this, no matter how carefully you screen employees. And with a policy like Disney has with its characters, stuff like this was bound to come out sooner or later. At least what we have here is relatively innocuous. It could have been much worse.
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