This is probably going to be an un-popular opinion, but am I the only person who really has no interest in this ride? Or I should say no interest in rushing down there to wait any significant amount of time in line for it?
Hear me out as to my reasons why....
- First off, it's a "dark ride." And like, yeah, it's cool that you're in a submarine and all, but still, take that away from the equation and it's still a "dark ride." And not even a dark ride on the caliber of Indy, Tokyo's Pooh, Spider-Man, or DarKastle, it's more like Peter Pan with a slightly better show...and I wouldn't wait 15 minutes for Peter Pan!
- It's a refurb of a 50 year old ride! Maybe it's just that I wasn't a big fan of the subs before, but all I remember is that it took FOREVER to get on the damn things, and then when you finally got on them, the novelty of being "in the sub" wore off after like 2 minutes, and then you're just stuck in a smelly, claustrophobic ride vehicle watching a show that wasn't that interesting. It seems to me that a lot of people are hyping it up over the "nostalgic" factor of a closed ride that's now re-opened, but no one seems to be really that "Wowed" by it when they get off it, and it makes me think "Did some of these people forget that the subs really weren't THAT cool to begin with?" I mean, there is a REASON why it closed in the first place.
- It's basically an expanded version of Epcot's ride....and you can get on that ride in like 5 minutes! I've been on Epcot's ride three times now, and the longest I waited was 15 or 20 minutes and that was right when it opened! Every other time you just walk right on the damn thing.
- It's WAAAAAY over-hyped. I remember someone telling me about a year ago "This is going to be Disneyland's next big E-Ticket" and I remember thinking "Someone is going to be VERY disappointed when it opens." I'm not sure what people think it's going to be when they go into it, but it seems like a LOT of people can't wait to get down and ride it, and I've heard nothing but "Meh...it's ok...it's fun for kids....I wouldn't wait again for it...." reviews. I mean, the TV commercial is two kids in a bathtub! What did people they THINK they were going to get with a ride that's advertised with two kids in a bathtub? The next Indy? Tower? I just think people are going into it thinking it IS going to be the "next big E-Ticket."
I know I'll get down and ride it eventually, when I don't have to wait more than 15 minutes for it, but there is nothing about this ride that's making me have to rush down and get on it!
IMO, Nemo is nothing more than a re-hash of a 50 year old attraction over-hyped to cover up for the fact that Disneyland hasn't really added anything "new" to their park since Indy opened in 1995.
Disneyland is the only park in the world that I can think of that can re-open or re-themed old attractions that people forgot weren't that good to begin with and convince people it's the greatest thing since frozen Coke and people will line up for 6 hours for. I just don't get it.
So to end my little rant, I ask again, "Am I the ONLY person who feels this way?"
--Robb "This is the park that convinced millions of people to buy Wal-Mart Christmas lights when the Electrical Parade went away!" Alvey