[QUOTE=anaheimboy;971916]Just a few Attractions are created for a reason and are meant to take you into magical worlds and far-off places you couldnt go in the real world. When Rockin’ Space Mountain for instance was in use…it took you no where. It basically felt like you were riding inside of a lighting and tech warehouse, You could see all of the support beams, they had laser and flashing lights going off and on, the spinning space portal area was boosting a soundwave looking thing like you would find in a windows media sound player. It was just dumb. It had no storyline, no sense of adventure or feeling and no backstory. It was just another promotion (a lame one) to try to promote a band (red hot chili peppers) and draw people into the parks. The same goes with Rockin’ California Screamin. The only difference there is the music was no longer a Beach Theme but just rock music. It just goes to show how far out of touch management really is and they need to leave promotions and such up to the Entertainment Department, this of course has changed a bit since Eisner has left office. I hope I dont sound too too negative. :whistling[/QUOTE]
My biggest qualm with Rockin Space was the fact that it was a lame attempt to appeal to the local kids that normally go to Six Flags. It brought in a lot of teens, yes, but that took away from the experience for families and other people who were actually there on vacation, y’know? And let’s be honest…no matter how many lasers and rock songs you add to Space Mountain, it’s still no Six Flags coaster, is it? :laugh: So basically - you’re right - the effects really took away from the usual SM experience - and even the desired “big thrill ride” effect just wasn’t there. It seemed like a lose-lose idea to me.