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  • News No More MaliBOOMER!!!! (merged threads)

    I'm sure this is being talked about in the DCA Tracker Thread but I thought it had to be shared with the rest of the community! According to Al Lutz the Maliboomer will be torn down in September!!!!! That is earlier than thought! I'm soo excited!


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    Why so much disdain for the Maliboomer? It wasn't necessarily a terrible attraction.

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    • #3
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      Im bummed, I love boomer, It doesnt take up much space, its a great rush, you get a great view of anaheim. I will miss it, and definitly enjoy it more than I will a park.

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        I don't like the scream shields, they make an otherwise fun carnival ride feel hot and claustrophobic. Totally ruins the thrill of being shot up in the open air.

        Regardless, it is just a cheap carny ride, that has no place in a Disney theme park, so I say good riddance to it.
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        • #5
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          I'm with you on that Josh. I love the Maliboomer for all the reasons you said and more. I love rides like that. And for all we know, he could be wrong. You know Al's been wrong in the past before. Here's hoping he is because I really don't want to see Maliboomer gone
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          • #6
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            Originally posted by WestsideCM99 View Post
            Why so much disdain for the Maliboomer? It wasn't necessarily a terrible attraction.
            Because it's rusty, never had a major refurbishment/repainting since opening. It has a SPACE theme in the middle of paradise pier. It's not Disney quality by any stretch of the imagination even when comparing to the simple "teacups" style rides during the opening of Disneyland. It's a cheap thrill and an experience that I can have (and would rather have) on the 100+ million dollar tower of terror attraction that exists in the same park! Heck I could have the same experience 15 minutes down the 5 at Knott's. Doesn't belong and Disney finally realized that. Thank god.

            Honestly I can't believe you guys think it looks good. It doesn't. It's an eyesore. Especially when up-close to it.

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              Originally posted by Joshnyah View Post
              Im bummed, I love boomer, It doesnt take up much space, its a great rush, you get a great view of anaheim. I will miss it, and definitly enjoy it more than I will a park.
              Yea seriously, I mean its no Supreme Scream but for Disney standards its a pretty aggresive and thrilling ride. And best thing of all there is never a line for it! Don't get me wrong, it wouldn't kill me to see it go but it's not like its the worst ride ever.

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                Originally posted by WestsideCM99 View Post
                Yea seriously, I mean its no Supreme Scream but for Disney standards its a pretty aggresive and thrilling ride.
                It's no Supreme Scream? Did you just say that Disney is lesser than Knott's in this case.

                That is why it needs to go.

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                  yay! no maliboomer! heres hoping al isn't wrong and this happens and doesn't get delayed

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                  • #10
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                    Originally posted by k_peek_2000 View Post
                    Because it's rusty, never had a major refurbishment/repainting since opening. It has a SPACE theme in the middle of paradise pier. It's not Disney quality by any stretch of the imagination even when comparing to the simple "teacups" style rides during the opening of Disneyland. It's a cheap thrill and an experience that I can have (and would rather have) on the 100+ million dollar tower of terror attraction that exists in the same park! Heck I could have the same experience 15 minutes down the 5 at Knott's. Doesn't belong and Disney finally realized that. Thank god.

                    Honestly I can't believe you guys think it looks good. It doesn't. It's an eyesore. Especially when up-close to it.

                    It's a SPACE theme? I thought it was themed to be one of those classic "Ring the Bell" carny attractions. Hence why there's a bell and a bell ring sound when you reach the top. And it's not the same as TOT or Supreme Scream at all... that drops you down, on this you get tossed up. A large difference in gravity, methinks.

                    Personally, I love these Space Shots (the generic name of the ride). Most of these drop down, not go up, which I personally prefer.

                    All that said, it's not really all that great of a match for DCA, so while I'll be bummed it'll be gone so abruptly, it's for the greater good.

                    Now I'm wondering if Knott's will change one of their towers. When they originally got Supreme Scream, I believe they wanted at least one tower to go up, but they weren't allowed to because Disney had the local area rights to it at DCA. With the attraction gone, Knott's has a chance to upgrade/alter their attraction...
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                    • #11
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                      I don't dislike the MaliBOOMer, but I understand why they want to get rid of it. They're going for a specific time period at the pier and this ride just doesn't fit like the other ones do. You have Screamin which is supposed to look like a wooden coaster, a replica of the Coney Island Wonder Wheel, Silly Symphony Swings, etc. A Space Shot attraction doesn't exactly fit in with everything else.

                      the only thing I worry about is - this is a huge structure. it will change the landscape of the area, some will argue in a good way. Still, I think the maliboomer is needed to provide a visual balance to other big structures on the opposite side of the pier.
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                      • #12
                        Re: No More MaliBOOMER!!!!

                        Originally posted by k_peek_2000 View Post
                        Because it's rusty, never had a major refurbishment/repainting since opening. It has a SPACE theme in the middle of paradise pier. It's not Disney quality by any stretch of the imagination even when comparing to the simple "teacups" style rides during the opening of Disneyland. It's a cheap thrill and an experience that I can have (and would rather have) on the 100+ million dollar tower of terror attraction that exists in the same park! Heck I could have the same experience 15 minutes down the 5 at Knott's. Doesn't belong and Disney finally realized that. Thank god.

                        Honestly I can't believe you guys think it looks good. It doesn't. It's an eyesore. Especially when up-close to it.
                        Originally posted by JesterMn View Post
                        It's a SPACE theme? I thought it was themed to be one of those classic "Ring the Bell" carny attractions. Hence why there's a bell and a bell ring sound when you reach the top.

                        Personally, I love these Space Shots (the generic name of the ride). Most of these drop down, not go up, which I personally prefer.

                        All that said, it's not really all that great of a match for DCA, so while I'll be bummed it'll be gone so abruptly, it's for the greater good.

                        Now I'm wondering if Knott's will change one of their towers. When they originally got Supreme Scream, I believe they wanted at least one tower to go up, but they weren't allowed to because Disney had the local area rights to it at DCA. With the attraction gone, Knott's has a chance to upgrade/alter their attraction...
                        JesterMN is right, it's a classic Ring the Bell Carnival Style Game Theme. It's not, I repeat NOT, a Space Theme
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                          Re: No More MaliBOOMER!!!!

                          Originally posted by k_peek_2000 View Post
                          It's no Supreme Scream? Did you just say that Disney is lesser than Knott's in this case.

                          That is why it needs to go.
                          There are quite a few things that Knotts' does to surpass the DLR actually but that doesn't mean that just because Knotts' has a bigger and better version of a ride that Disney should throw their own one out. Granted IF Disney has a better idea for a replacement then I'm all for it but so far all I see is a parachute ride.. I mean its no "Sky Jump" but.....

                          Originally posted by disneyDragon923 View Post
                          JesterMN is right, it's a classic Ring the Bell Carnival Style Game Theme. It's not, I repeat NOT, a Space Theme
                          And at one time didn't they have the sound effects of a bell and hammer to accompany the theme? I know that the fiber optic bell used to glitter when the vehicle made it to the top but I'm not sure if it still does that.

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                            Originally posted by WestsideCM99 View Post
                            And at one time didn't they have the sound effects of a bell and hammer to accompany the theme? I know that the fiber optic bell used to glitter when the vehicle made it to the top but I'm not sure if it still does that.
                            Yeah, the bell still lights up and has the sparkle effect.
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                            • #15
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                              Never rode, never would, won't miss it.

                              What's going it's place, anyone know or have any idea?


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