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    DCA Jumpin' Jellyfish converted into an Oz Hot Air balloon ride

    Since Disney's California Adventure has gotten redone a lot and Paradise Pier is hardly California anymore and is mostly just Disney-related rides, I thought adding an Oz ride would be amazing. I thought I'd just throw this idea out there.
    Jump Jellyfish is always a 5 minutes wait at DCA but if they decide to convert it into an Oz ride, it could become more popular since the movie is very popular currently (and soon to become a movie series)

    Here's some ideas.
    -Make Jumpin' Jelly somewhat taller, it's only 40ft. Maybe make it 20 to 30 feet taller.
    -Instead of 2 person jelly fish, make it a hot balloon with the basket so that 4 people can fit, much like the ride in Bugs Land - if a parent of two children wanted to ride together, they could and the ride is somewhat thrilling for youngsters.
    -Also make the queue line a yellow brick road.

    I'm just throwing some ideas out there.

    Oz the Great and Powerful was a huge hit film, making
    $491,148,000 in the box office.
    While the ride maybe simple, it would be better than Jumpin' Jellyfish in my opinion.


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    Re: DCA Jumpin' Jellyfish converted into an Oz Hot Air balloon ride

    Quote Originally Posted by swaggerjagger View Post

    Oz the Great and Powerful was a huge hit film, making
    $491,148,000 in the box office.
    While the ride maybe simple, it would be better than Jumpin' Jellyfish in my opinion.

    It was a moderate hit. I don't think anyone considers it a huge hit, but it definitely pulled in respectable box office numbers.

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    Re: DCA Jumpin' Jellyfish converted into an Oz Hot Air balloon ride

    They should make it like the parachutes Knott's used to have! I have fond memories of that growing up!

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    Re: DCA Jumpin' Jellyfish converted into an Oz Hot Air balloon ride

    ^ I wish! I was always too chicken to ride them but i loved seeing them go up and down. Unfortunately I think the reason they are no longer around is that the parts that made the parachutes what they were are obsolete. It became very expensive to maintain. Or that could have been the line Cedar Fair gave Knott's at the time. I really don't know.
    Still if anyone can solve a rides problem, WDI usually can!

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    Re: DCA Jumpin' Jellyfish converted into an Oz Hot Air balloon ride

    Why is it that whenever a new Disney movie comes out people automatically try to figure out how to replace a ride with the movie theme?
    I wish Frozen would have never been made.












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    Re: DCA Jumpin' Jellyfish converted into an Oz Hot Air balloon ride

    Quote Originally Posted by DrFink View Post
    Why is it that whenever a new Disney movie comes out people automatically try to figure out how to replace a ride with the movie theme?
    They've been well trained by Disney.
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    Re: DCA Jumpin' Jellyfish converted into an Oz Hot Air balloon ride

    Quote Originally Posted by DrFink View Post
    Why is it that whenever a new Disney movie comes out people automatically try to figure out how to replace a ride with the movie theme?

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    Re: DCA Jumpin' Jellyfish converted into an Oz Hot Air balloon ride

    Quote Originally Posted by DrFink View Post
    Why is it that whenever a new Disney movie comes out people automatically try to figure out how to replace a ride with the movie theme?
    I was pretty disgusted to see YouTube comments on some of those Mystic Manor videos along the lines of "I want them to do a Mystic Manor Holiday with Jack Skellington".
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    Re: DCA Jumpin' Jellyfish converted into an Oz Hot Air balloon ride

    Theme it all to franchises!


    But seriously, adding the Oz franchise would do nothing to enhance the ride. Literally, nothing.
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    Re: DCA Jumpin' Jellyfish converted into an Oz Hot Air balloon ride

    The problem is: people who saw Oz the Great and Powerful don't want to be reminded of it. Ever.

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    Re: DCA Jumpin' Jellyfish converted into an Oz Hot Air balloon ride

    Quote Originally Posted by CassiefRN View Post
    They should make it like the parachutes Knott's used to have! I have fond memories of that growing up!
    That is kind of the idea I was going for.

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    Re: DCA Jumpin' Jellyfish converted into an Oz Hot Air balloon ride

    Quote Originally Posted by DrFink View Post
    Why is it that whenever a new Disney movie comes out people automatically try to figure out how to replace a ride with the movie theme?
    Because Disney twists their new movies into some sort of attraction.
    TRON + Alice in Wonderland got the dance area, and Oz got better reviews according to Rotten Tomatoes than both of those movies combined (51%).

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    Re: DCA Jumpin' Jellyfish converted into an Oz Hot Air balloon ride

    Quote Originally Posted by swaggerjagger View Post
    Because Disney twists their new movies into some sort of attraction.
    TRON + Alice in Wonderland got the dance area, and Oz got better reviews according to Rotten Tomatoes than both of those movies combined (51%).
    Don't judge opinions on theme park rides on Rotten Tomatoes. It's just as bad as imdb.
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    Re: DCA Jumpin' Jellyfish converted into an Oz Hot Air balloon ride

    Not only does this have nothing to do with California, but it was a horrible movie. No thank you.
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    Re: DCA Jumpin' Jellyfish converted into an Oz Hot Air balloon ride

    Quote Originally Posted by Rammikin View Post
    The problem is: people who saw Oz the Great and Powerful don't want to be reminded of it. Ever.
    Very, very true. If it had been a stand alone movie, without tying it into the whole Wizard of Oz theme, I might have had an overall impression of the movie. But, with it being an Oz movie and being so bad compared to the first one. And the story line being an exact rip off of the past, it was just bad all the way around. It is one of only two Disney movie's that I have ever turned off before it was over. I lasted 45 painstaking minutes of Oz and that was about 40 minutes too long. I actually received it from Disney Movie Club, and it was the first movie ever I felt like I got ripped off on, that I was truly ashamed to have in my collection. The fact that Amazon is only paying $2 for it to buy it back, shows it's not in as high demand as they thought it would be.

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