Favorite Dark Ride

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Re: Favorite Dark Ride

Postby Themonerd » Sun Dec 27, 2015 1:28 pm

[quote="KBrylczyk"]^ Aw, crap, not this debate again.

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Re: Favorite Dark Ride

Postby Nrthwnd » Mon Dec 28, 2015 5:14 pm

rctneil wrote:Some of my favourites:

Journey to the Center of the Earth - Tokyo DisneySEA
Indiana Jones and the Temple of the Crystal Skull - Tokyo DisneySEA
Pirates of the Caribbean - Any of them
Pooh's Hunny Hunt - Tokyo Disneyland
The Paris and Tokyo Tower of Terror rides - Paris and Tokyo
Sindbad's Storybook Voyage - Tokyo DisneySEA
River Caves - Blackpool Pleasure Beach
Curse of DarKastle - Busch Gardens Williamsburg
Thomas's Party Parade - Fuji Q Highlands
Bla Taget - Grona Lund


Actually, this is a really good Faves List for me too, Neil. Although I must admit, I have not ridden Curse of DarKastle.
But you could maybe substiute DarKastle with the Supreme Dark Water ride .... Valhalla! That one, I would gladly get soaked on. :wink:

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P.S. "Future Favourite Dark Ride": I am really hoping against hope, that the new Alice In Wonderland Attraction they install where It's a Small World used to be in Tokyo Disneyland, and supposedly will be moved over beside Tomorrowland where Autopia used to be, will:

A) Be Trackless vehicles that can now twist and tilt and go uphill and downhill!

B) Knowing Japan, maybe a 3 level ride, which will be inhabiting the old IAsW building...?

C) Be the same wonderful Caterpillar vehicles that made riding Alice in Disneyland such a special dark ride experience.
Like Mr.Road's Wild Ride vehicles did. They would work perfectly on a trackless motion base, like Ratatouille's etc.

In other words, an awesome amazing immersive ALICE dark ride, that could rival The Trip at the old Hard Rock Park (r.i.p.) And for families, too!
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Re: Favorite Dark Ride

Postby R17 » Sat Dec 17, 2016 2:32 pm

Pirate of the Caribbean Battle for the sunken Treasure - Disney Resort Shanghai
Journey to the Center of the Earth - DisneySea Tokyo
Indiana Jones Adventure - Temple of the Crystal Skull - DisneySea Tokyo
Tower of Terror - DisneySea Tokyo
Sindbad's Storybook Voyage - DisneySea Tokyo
Harry Potter and the Forbbiden Journey - Universal Studios Japan
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea - DisneySea Tokyo
Mystic Manor - Disneyland Hong Kong
The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man - Island of Adventure
Dinosaur - Animal Kingdom
Under the Sea ~ Journey of the Little Mermaid - Magic Kingdom

Sorry for the long list, Disney theme park in asia have much better dark rides than in USA

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Re: Favorite Dark Ride

Postby ytterbiumanalyst » Sat Dec 17, 2016 5:25 pm

I am one who always hits up a dark ride if a park has one. Disney is leagues ahead of everyone else in this category, so naturally they have most of my favourites. :mickey:

Disney (Disneyland Anaheim unless otherwise noted):
1. Pirates of the Caribbean
2. Haunted Mansion
3. Mr. Toad's Wild Ride
4. Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage
5. Toy Story Midway Mania (DCA)

Non-Disney:
1. Calico Mine Ride (Knott's Berry Farm)
2. Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey (USH)
3. Justice League: Battle for Metropolis (SFStL)
4. Transformers (USH)
5. Flooded Mine (SDC)
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Re: Favorite Dark Ride

Postby Nrthwnd » Sat Dec 17, 2016 7:30 pm

I would like to add the one I rode at Linnanmaki Park in Helsinki, Finland, the last day of
the TRP 2014 Scandi Tour. It was an overhaul of an existing dark ride, which was pretty good,
especially at the end of it. But they did a complete renovation of the ride, including creating
an amazing entry facade.

And the new ride turned out to be pretty awesome, with a new ending, and a couple of
great surprises along the way.

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Re: Favorite Dark Ride

Postby boldikus » Tue Dec 20, 2016 9:04 am

Other than crappy fair versions or what Moreys has done over the years (Dante's, etc) I have little experience with dark rides so I'm gonna go with Curse of Darkastle because I had no idea what to expect and was rather wow'd by it. Easily one of my favorite "new-to-me" rides I did this year.

Also shout out to Monster Mansion for all the detail, and length of the thing. Also Garfields Nightmare for just being absolutely WTF. I did Haunted Mansion (Orlando) as a kid and I juuuuust barely remember it.
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Re: Favorite Dark Ride

Postby Rill'o'beily » Tue Dec 20, 2016 9:29 am

Nrthwnd wrote:I would like to add the one I rode at Linnanmaki Park in Helsinki, Finland, the last day of
the TRP 2014 Scandi Tour. It was an overhaul of an existing dark ride, which was pretty good,
especially at the end of it. But they did a complete renovation of the ride, including creating
an amazing entry facade.


Btw this ride got some slightly more "scary" scares added onto it recently with a few more cool effects, and in the scare-event there were live witches roaming around! (scare-event that wasn't at halloween because it would be too cold to have the park open on halloween)

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Re: Favorite Dark Ride

Postby Nrthwnd » Tue Sep 12, 2017 6:06 pm

^ That's great - if they're still doing it, by now. :wink:

Are they still having roaming witches in the ride?
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Re: Favorite Dark Ride

Postby firebird81 » Tue Sep 12, 2017 7:35 pm

Do Timber mountain Log Ride and Splash Mountain count as dark rides?

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Re: Favorite Dark Ride

Postby Dombot » Sat Sep 16, 2017 1:35 pm

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