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Can't they bring back the Temple movie? That one I really enjoyed.

My thoughts exactly. Or maybe bring the Hanna Barberra film back, that one was cool too. Or at least something that was previously used in that theater (with the exception of Days of Thunder perhaps since the park isn't owned by Paramount anymore).

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Let's take a trip to my childhood. When trying to find something earlier, I came across my old family photos and such and first images sitting on top was us taking a ride on Blue Streak, now Woodstock's Express. I still can't exactly see where I'm specifically at on the train however. In the background you can see the now defunct Scenic Railway passing by.

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Can't they bring back the Temple movie? That one I really enjoyed.

My thoughts exactly. Or maybe bring the Hanna Barberra film back, that one was cool too. Or at least something that was previously used in that theater (with the exception of Days of Thunder perhaps since the park isn't owned by Paramount anymore).

 

-_- those movies are out dated why would Cedar Fair use them after they dropped every Paramount theme? Cedar Fair will never bring them back

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Can't they bring back the Temple movie? That one I really enjoyed.

My thoughts exactly. Or maybe bring the Hanna Barberra film back, that one was cool too. Or at least something that was previously used in that theater (with the exception of Days of Thunder perhaps since the park isn't owned by Paramount anymore).

 

-_- those movies are out dated why would Cedar Fair use them after they dropped every Paramount theme? Cedar Fair will never bring them back

Um.. last time I checked, almost all the movies weren't owned by Paramount. They were owned by different companies (most notably iWerks).

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Oh yea, I remember Flat Stanley I was almost going to take some random student's (in my niece's class) Flat Stanley to CGA but didn't want to carry it around at the park all day. Instead I kept it here and 'showed him' TPR and such

 

I'm looking forward to their update when that comes around

 

Edit: I didn't even notice the additional bents that had gone up on the lift as I initially saw the photo on my phone.

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First, I didn't notice the little dude she was holding because I was noticing how "flat" did not apply to the cute girl in the photo.

 

Second, why does it feel like this thing has suddenly become the slowest construction on earth? They were hauling and this seems like it's taking forever. I've lost hope for opening day and feel like this is pushing Six Flags status with a Memorial Day opening. It's obviously not weather, because it's been beautiful lately with only one day of slight drizzle. I just want to ride it all ready but it feels like even Full Throttle is catching up... sad face.

 

-_- those movies are out dated why would Cedar Fair use them after they dropped every Paramount theme? Cedar Fair will never bring them back

Um.. last time I checked, almost all the movies weren't owned by Paramount. They were owned by different companies (most notably iWerks).

 

Check again. I guarantee SimEx-iWerks pays Paramount (or whichever film studio) for the rights to use their characters in a ride film, which translates into the cost to parks. Plus, bringing back old 3D movies doesn't really inspire nostalgia in guests and most are dated with how rapidly technology advances now-a-days.

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^I think we spoiled you with our near weekly updates. The only thing left is the station and maintenance shed/brake run and remaining drop, plus of course the queue & landscaping. It should all come together pretty quickly. The construction is on schedule according to CGA and a lot can happen in 6 weeks, but even if it doesn't open on March 29, it'll be opening soon eventually!

Your YOLOcoaster catching up reference made me laugh though! Not even close!

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I heard a rumor that there is a lumber shortage but I don't remember where I read that. That could be the reason for the slowdown in progress. Of course it's just a rumor so who knows, cga could just be holding off on updates till the drop is finished. Could be within a few days.

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Check again. I guarantee SimEx-iWerks pays Paramount (or whichever film studio) for the rights to use their characters in a ride film, which translates into the cost to parks. Plus, bringing back old 3D movies doesn't really inspire nostalgia in guests and most are dated with how rapidly technology advances now-a-days.

Well then why would Cedar Fair even bother to add in a virtual white water river rafting film in there anyway? It doesn't sound innovative, and it doesn't sound like a fun experience for a ride like the Action Theater (especially if we already have Rip Roaring Rapids). If Cedar Fair didn't care so much, they would've removed all the Action Theaters when they first got the parks!

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Check again. I guarantee SimEx-iWerks pays Paramount (or whichever film studio) for the rights to use their characters in a ride film, which translates into the cost to parks. Plus, bringing back old 3D movies doesn't really inspire nostalgia in guests and most are dated with how rapidly technology advances now-a-days.

Well then why would Cedar Fair even bother to add in a virtual white water river rafting film in there anyway? It doesn't sound innovative, and it doesn't sound like a fun experience for a ride like the Action Theater (especially if we already have Rip Roaring Rapids). If Cedar Fair didn't care so much, they would've removed all the Action Theaters when they first got the parks!

 

It would be like rafting down the Grand Canyon

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Check again. I guarantee SimEx-iWerks pays Paramount (or whichever film studio) for the rights to use their characters in a ride film, which translates into the cost to parks. Plus, bringing back old 3D movies doesn't really inspire nostalgia in guests and most are dated with how rapidly technology advances now-a-days.

Well then why would Cedar Fair even bother to add in a virtual white water river rafting film in there anyway? It doesn't sound innovative, and it doesn't sound like a fun experience for a ride like the Action Theater (especially if we already have Rip Roaring Rapids). If Cedar Fair didn't care so much, they would've removed all the Action Theaters when they first got the parks!

 

Oh goodness, you are right! How could I be so blind!? If we can't be successful putting in an old movie that people have experienced, we should just rip em all down! Let's go out and raze all the movie theaters in the world, because if they can't be successful just playing Beverly Hills Chihuahua for the rest of eternity, what's the point? People don't want to watch the same movie over and over and over again. This is why Hollywood makes new movies all the time, and this is why theme parks put new films in their simulators. Even Disney updates their ride films when they get tired and old (Star Tours). Maybe you don't want to watch white water rafting, but other might.

 

GCI just posted an update on their FB page, station bents now getting installed! Double0Kevin, your prayers have been answered...

 

When I saw those today, I had a feeling someone was going to call me out. Haha.

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