Thursday, February 23, 2006

Because All Other Roller Coasters Are Fictional

"Survivor: The Ride" is coming to Great America, and it's being marketed as the world's "first reality roller coaster." I don't know about that, but it sure sounds awful. One of my biggest peeves is any kind of "amusement" that requires audience participation and competition (unless said participation and competition comes in the form of anonymously answering trivia questions by pressing some kind of button).

But then again, I can literally SEE Great America from here, so I don't know if I'll be able to SURVIVE (har!) the temptation!

1 comment:

Chuck said...

It does sound awful, but expect the "audience participation" bits to last about a year to a year and a half, tops. Then it'll either shut down completely or become just a fictional (and short) roller coaster.

I'm basing this prediction on the fan favorite "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Play It!" and the hope that theme parks will eventually learn not to base long-term attractions on TV series, no matter how popular they are at the moment.