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    Question Disney Rocket Themed Rides

    Which park, in your opinion, has the best looking rocket ride. I would have to say the Astro Orbiter in Magic Kingdom because it looks cool and it still is on top of the Peoplemover station.

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    Re: Disney Rocket Themed Rides

    Hard to say. I do like the classic elegance of the Tokyo version. Hong Kong doesn't do it for me. Walt Disney World has a pretty cool one, sure. Ours is...fun-looking, but entirely inappropriate to the intended theme of the land. So the prize has to go to its twin, the Astro Orbitor in DLP's Discoveryland. It looks cool like ours, but it actually fits the theme! What a concept!


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    Re: Disney Rocket Themed Rides

    My vote is WDW's redone 1994 version. Most "futuristic" design of them all.

    TDL's ... is unchanged .. since the park opened - 1983, and is a copy of WDW's 1972 original. Old and out of date.

    DL's Astro Orbitor which is a perfect xerox copy of DLP's Orbitron is a dressed up design of DL's 1967 Rocket Jets - jets. More about the "retro" Jules Verne look. Nice colors .. but not truly futuristic from our perspective.

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    Re: Disney Rocket Themed Rides

    Sorry, forgot that the DLP version was called the Orbitron. And it's certainly not futuristic...it's not supposed to be. "The future that never was." That makes it perfect for DLP, and dreadful for Disneyland.


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    Re: Disney Rocket Themed Rides

    Is all these threads necessary?

    Just curious.


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