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Postby UberBeavis » Fri May 16, 2008 8:37 pm

The 3d animation works well for the frenzied pace of the whole thing, and it might not have looked good to have the series "normal" 2d animation up on an IMAX format, either.

I wasn't too keen on the 3d animation the first time I rode, but after a few rides, I've warmed up to it a bit.

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Postby Gnome » Fri May 16, 2008 9:08 pm

you have to amdit, too, that a 3D ride isn't neccessarily the first and most plausible idea when you're thinking of a simpsons based ride. A ride more of the style of Rodger Rabbit or something like that would seem more fitting, but for what they wanted to do, convert the ride, I guess it works.
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Postby robbalvey » Fri May 16, 2008 9:12 pm

^ The ride isn't in 3D, the animation is 3D animated. Like Pixar movies, not like the Simpsons 2D TV show. Not sure if you understood what we were talking about from your post.

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Postby Jew » Fri May 16, 2008 9:29 pm

I'm sort of indifferent on the 3D animation. It's definitely weird to see them that way, but at the same time...it was still entertaining, so I sort of overlooked it. I was more interested in hearing all the one liners.

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Postby pgathriller » Fri May 16, 2008 10:43 pm

Does Cletus show up in any part of the ride? He's probably my favorite 2nd character from the Simpsons =). :P
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Postby RocknGuitar » Fri May 16, 2008 11:10 pm

So, just to clarify... is it open open? Like, can people just walk up and ride it? Because we're going on Sunday, and crossing our fingers. It looks great, I'm glad they managed to build it simoultaneously with Orlando, it looks exactly like it.

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Postby Jew » Fri May 16, 2008 11:15 pm

pgathriller wrote:Does Cletus show up in any part of the ride? He's probably my favorite 2nd character from the Simpsons =). :P


He's in the queue video.

The ride officially opens May 19th. So far it has soft opened every day since Wednesday though...

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Postby RocknGuitar » Fri May 16, 2008 11:16 pm

yes! So if we go on Sunday, we will be able to ride it as it will be in soft opening?

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Postby Gnome » Sat May 17, 2008 2:27 am

robbalvey wrote:^ The ride isn't in 3D, the animation is 3D animated. Like Pixar movies, not like the Simpsons 2D TV show. Not sure if you understood what we were talking about from your post.

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yea, i understood its 3D animation. I guess I should have been more specific or worded my phrasing differently. :?r

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Postby TheRealTinkerbell » Sat May 17, 2008 1:06 pm

SO, I was looking through Youtube and I found a POV of the Simpsons Ride. I don't know if it's the one in Hollywood or Orlando( I think it's Orlando) but here's the link if you want to see what the animation looks like.
[youtube]http://youtube.com/watch?v=hsMM-KH1TM8&feature=related[/youtube]
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