Dark rides, if done right, are just as fun as coasters in my opinion. I was a dark ride fan way before I was a coaster enthusiast, having grown up on the classics at Disneyland. Rides like Peter Pan, Mr. Toad's, Haunted Mansion and even Snow White are some of my favorites at the park. Spiderman at IoA is in my favorites list as well. While ToT is a drop ride, it has dark ride elements and I count that as one of my favorites also.
The only dark rides I can't stand are stupid Haunted Houses like the one at Knoebels and SCBB. Crap!
The dude kicking the other dude in your sig is hilarious!
I think liability is a big factor as to why there are not more dark rides. Ever since Great Adventure's walk-through ride burned down (subsequently killing like 8 people), I think parks have had some trouble installing dark rides. Just recently have parks started building them at a rage.
Dark rides are awesome! I went on every one I could when I was in Disney two weeks ago.
^As for the Great Adventure fire, my parents and a group of their friends were there the day that it happened, and if my mom hadn't gotten hungry, the death toll would have been 16 instead of 8...
I like dark rides. After going on thrill rides all day, it's nice to go on a slow moving, relaxing ride that is still interesting. I agree it's too bad that many parks got rid of them, since although some new ones are being built, it seems like there are less and less of them around.
Yeah, Dark rides are way cool. Obviously Disney does them the best. I really did enjoy the Scooby Doo ride in TX. Monster Plantation at SFOG is well, interesting. They are always a good break in between coasters.
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