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View Poll Results: Should they get rid of Back To The Future: The Ride?
Yes 52 56.52%
No 34 36.96%
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Old 10-31-2006, 08:03 PM   #1
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Old 10-31-2006, 08:07 PM   #2
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It can go and I won't be sad.
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Old 10-31-2006, 08:48 PM   #3
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Old 10-31-2006, 10:13 PM   #4
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Its a done deal. A new attraction will move into the spot next summer, and the ride is now scheduled to close two days before Thanksgiving. One half of the ride is already closed, and the other half isnt running all the time. Employees are on a week to week basis, and are spending a lot of time at other attractions. The ride is in disrepair and the cost of repairing it is much greater than the cost of closing it. This is for the better. It would be different if they were talking about closing a ride like JAWS (again) since there is nothing wrong with it, but age....and age has nothing to do with a rides popularity, compare Jungle Cruise to Stitch....which one is more popular?
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Old 10-31-2006, 11:58 PM   #5
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Goodbye and good riddance BTTF.
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Old 11-01-2006, 04:34 AM   #6
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I think they should get rid, haven't ridden it for many years.
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Old 11-01-2006, 11:55 AM   #7
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So, is it official now? It's closing 2 days before Thanksgiving? I've been checking here all the time to see if it's closed yet, because we're going from Wednesday-Saturday, Thanksgiving week. Guess we'll miss it, unless they decide to let it stay open even longer. That sucks. I haven't been on it for years, because it makes me sick, but if by some miracle it happens to be still open when I go, I'll have to ride it one last time. The rest of my family loves it as much as we love Jaws. It's a classic. It'll be cool to see something new go in though.
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Old 11-01-2006, 02:06 PM   #8
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I was just on it this past Sunday, and man, was it rough! I can handle almost any coaster and have never had a ride give me a headache the way it did Sunday. But I will still miss it, it's time has come.
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Old 11-01-2006, 05:18 PM   #9
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I had read that it had closed down in September and had told all my party of 9 that came with us from the UK that it was no longer open. I looked really stupid last week looking at the long line of people waiting to go on it!

We won't be sad to see it go. Thought it was great when first went on it in 1992 but would not go on it now as it is so bumpy.


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Old 11-02-2006, 12:12 AM   #10
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They can close it as far as Im concerned as well, plus the identical ride is still open at USH and USJ
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Old 11-02-2006, 02:32 PM   #11
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I'll be there at early december, and I'm really sad 'cause I'll never ride it again
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Old 11-02-2006, 04:46 PM   #12
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Am I the only one who likes this ride?! It's tied (with MIB) as my favourite in USF. Yeah it's bumpy, but I think that's part of what makes me like it. I haven't been on it since May of last year, so I don't know how much worse it's gotten since then.

I was really depressed when I found out it was closing because I know I won't get to ride it again. I've been hoping that they'll keep it open until the new year so I can get a chance to ride it one last time, but I have a feeling it's going to go really soon.

To me the park won't be the same without it. I just hope they don't stick The Simpsons in its place (I'm hoping they can find a way to get a Harry Potter ride, but we all know how unlikely that is).
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Am I the only one who likes this ride?! It's tied (with MIB) as my favourite in USF. Yeah it's bumpy, but I think that's part of what makes me like it. I haven't been on it since May of last year, so I don't know how much worse it's gotten since then.

I was really depressed when I found out it was closing because I know I won't get to ride it again. I've been hoping that they'll keep it open until the new year so I can get a chance to ride it one last time, but I have a feeling it's going to go really soon.

To me the park won't be the same without it. I just hope they don't stick The Simpsons in its place (I'm hoping they can find a way to get a Harry Potter ride, but we all know how unlikely that is).
Rowling is negotiating Potter rights with Disney.
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Rowling is negotiating Potter rights with Disney.
That was a rumor but I thought it had been since denied by Rowling herself
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Am I the only one who likes this ride?! It's tied (with MIB) as my favourite in USF. Yeah it's bumpy, but I think that's part of what makes me like it. I haven't been on it since May of last year, so I don't know how much worse it's gotten since then.

I was really depressed when I found out it was closing because I know I won't get to ride it again. I've been hoping that they'll keep it open until the new year so I can get a chance to ride it one last time, but I have a feeling it's going to go really soon.

To me the park won't be the same without it. I just hope they don't stick The Simpsons in its place (I'm hoping they can find a way to get a Harry Potter ride, but we all know how unlikely that is).
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