View Poll Results: Did you like or love Rocket Rods!!!!!?

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  • YES bring them back!!!!!!

    11 64.71%
  • Dont care about them . Its all space mountain!!!!!!!!!! or other ride

    2 11.76%
  • (NO) WAIT 4 hours NO WAY

    4 23.53%
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  1. #1

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    Wink Going to Disneyland on Easter

    Im starting to use Twitter user name hurricnaefreak ill post current wait times when i get there Hopefully lines aren't too long
    also Like or Dislike Question Poll
    Did you like Rocket Rods????
    I'm back and now what!



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    Re: Going to Disneyland on Easter

    The short answer is that I did like the Rocket Rods, but I'd prefer to have a somewhat different attraction put on the tracks.

    The long answer is this. I only rode the Rocket Rods once, and it was during a visit that I am enormously sentimental about, which means I've got some pretty thick rose-colored glasses to contend with. I know I can't look at the attraction in a so-called "objective" way. But the fact of the matter is that I did enjoy them at the time, despite the long line, slight annoyance with the sounds, and the relatively bare-bones approach to the attraction. I also never rode the PeopleMover, so I had nothing to compare it to.

    It's obvious that there's an issue with speed. If there's a fast attraction up on the track, they're basically going to need to add banked turns. That's just how it is. I don't think they'd make that mistake twice. But that could get pricey, and it does shorten the ride and make it less scenic, of course. Not to mention that the resort has several thrill rides that it didn't have ten years ago, making it slightly less important for the Rocket Rods' replacement to be fast. Bottom line, I'd like an attraction that is somewhere between the snail's pace of the PeopleMover and the light speed of the Rocket Rods. Call it a happy medium. Less stress on the mechanisms that make the ride work, still some thrill, still some scenic qualities. It could be nice.

    Then you have theme issues. I liked the way the Rocket Rods looked, and I thought the noises they made were cool - until you'd heard them for too long, at which point they got rather annoying. The interior sections were not all that thematically impressive, but I don't think they needed a whole lot more. They had an industrial feel that works for Tomorrowland, I think, and it's not as if there's much room for extensive show scenes.

    What I do not want to see is the Incredibles or WALL-E tie-ins that have been discussed ad nauseum here. Tomorrowland does not need any more Pixar influence, and neither The Incredibles nor WALL-E deals with the optimistic future Tomorrowland is supposed to depict, which makes them both unsuitable for the land. Disney would be better off doing something original.


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    Re: Going to Disneyland on Easter

    How does the thread title go along with the poll/question? I never got to experience the ride, but I when I did go as a child I did see people riding it. My parents weren't very open to the idea of waiting forever to ride a short ride.


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    Re: Going to Disneyland on Easter

    I'm confused by the title and poll...

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    Re: Going to Disneyland on Easter

    IMO they were pretty cool but they didn't work well enough to justify bringing them back.

    The poll and thread title are confusing. I read that you're going there today but wouldn't it make sense to make the thread title relate to the poll and just mention your trip underneath?

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    Re: Going to Disneyland on Easter

    We got to ride the R-R's quite a bit. We enjoyed them.

    Yep, they made an annoying sound. Yep, they broke down a LOT. We got to walk off of it twice I recall. Stalled on the tracks more than a few times.

    They had their 15 minutes, now bring back the Peoplemovers...

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    Re: Going to Disneyland on Easter

    i think its cool to bring them back..
    just do what you think...

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    Re: Going to Disneyland on Easter

    Rocket Rods were better than nothing but I liked the old PM better. It was kinda like riding the train around DL. They weren't fast or terribly exciting but because you were above it all and moving slowly, it was a quiet, relaxing way to tour the area.

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    Re: Going to Disneyland on Easter

    Arrive at 8AM

    Space Mountain, 10 minutes
    Buzz Lightyear, walk-on
    Alice in Wonderland, walk-on
    Mr. Toad, walk-on
    Pinocchio, walk-on
    Snow White, walk-on
    Matterhorn/Fantasyland side, 10 minutes
    Tiki Room
    Jungle Cruise, >5 minutes
    Indiana Jones, FP (line was 25 minutes)
    Tarzan's Treehouse
    Pirates of the Caribbean, >5 minutes
    Haunted Mansion, >5 minutes

    Lunch at Hungry Bear at around 12.30PM

    Winnie the Pooh, walk-on
    Splash Mountain, FP (line was 30 minutes)
    Big Thunder, 10 minutes
    Walked around Toontown

    Head to DCA around 2.30PM

    Saw parts of HSM3 show
    Muppet Vision (waited entire pre-show)
    Aladdin, 4.15 show
    Saw Pixar Parade
    Screamin', 10 minutes
    Tower or Terror, FP (line was 25 minutes)

    Go to dinner in downtown Disney; return to DL at around 8.15PM

    Star Tours, 10 minutes
    Remember...Dreams Come True at 9.25PM
    Jungle Cruise, walk-on
    Pirates, walk-on
    Big Thunder, walk-on
    Small World, walk-on
    Storybook, walk-on
    Mr. Toad, walk-on
    Sleeping Beauty Castle
    Matterhorn/Tomorrowland side, 5 min
    Finding Nemo, last sub of the day, 10 minutes

    30 minutes drive home to LA

    All-in-all, a great day. The park was pretty empty. Longest line I saw was 45 minutes for Space Mountain and Indy. Even in the middle of the afternoon, Soarin' and Midway Mania were only 30 minutes.

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    Re: Going to Disneyland on Easter

    Rocket rods was a great attraction that had a lot of potential but was severely underfunded and researched. Loved the sounds it made and would take it back in a heartbeat if done correctly. The track needs to be expanded for it to be worth the wait time and the vehicles need more seating capacity.

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    Re: Going to Disneyland on Easter

    I'll admit that I never got to ride Rocket Rods and that is because it was usually shut down most of the time.

    I do remember riding the Peoplemover, and I remember the old Tron tunnel at the beginning, and going through Mission:Space and all of that. I really wish they would bring back the old Peoplemover.

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    Re: Going to Disneyland on Easter

    I never got to ride Rocket Rods, but I loved the People Mover and want it back! After going to WDW in December and getting to ride TTA there, it made me miss PM even more.

    I also don't think they can bring Rocket Rods back, I don't think that track can support that type of ride.

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    Re: Going to Disneyland on Easter

    happy easter/passover everyone! great stuff in here!
    Epcot rocks! I luv Capt Jack Sparrow, alongside Will & Elizabeth!
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    Re: Going to Disneyland on Easter

    Quote Originally Posted by MAH4546 View Post
    Arrive at 8AM

    Space Mountain, 10 minutes
    Buzz Lightyear, walk-on
    Alice in Wonderland, walk-on
    Mr. Toad, walk-on
    Pinocchio, walk-on
    Snow White, walk-on
    Matterhorn/Fantasyland side, 10 minutes
    Tiki Room
    Jungle Cruise, >5 minutes
    Indiana Jones, FP (line was 25 minutes)
    Tarzan's Treehouse
    Pirates of the Caribbean, >5 minutes
    Haunted Mansion, >5 minutes

    Lunch at Hungry Bear at around 12.30PM

    Winnie the Pooh, walk-on
    Splash Mountain, FP (line was 30 minutes)
    Big Thunder, 10 minutes
    Walked around Toontown

    Head to DCA around 2.30PM

    Saw parts of HSM3 show
    Muppet Vision (waited entire pre-show)
    Aladdin, 4.15 show
    Saw Pixar Parade
    Screamin', 10 minutes
    Tower or Terror, FP (line was 25 minutes)

    Go to dinner in downtown Disney; return to DL at around 8.15PM

    Star Tours, 10 minutes
    Remember...Dreams Come True at 9.25PM
    Jungle Cruise, walk-on
    Pirates, walk-on
    Big Thunder, walk-on
    Small World, walk-on
    Storybook, walk-on
    Mr. Toad, walk-on
    Sleeping Beauty Castle
    Matterhorn/Tomorrowland side, 5 min
    Finding Nemo, last sub of the day, 10 minutes

    30 minutes drive home to LA

    All-in-all, a great day. The park was pretty empty. Longest line I saw was 45 minutes for Space Mountain and Indy. Even in the middle of the afternoon, Soarin' and Midway Mania were only 30 minutes.

    Freakin amazing!
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    Re: Going to Disneyland on Easter

    amazing.

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