Thursday, September 18, 2008

I like it when... lists the films that play during amusement park rides. What makes it even better is when people review said "movies."

For example: take this review of Akbar's Adventure a mid 90s ride at Busch Gardens Tampa, FL starring Martin Short and Eugene Levy. User TVX writes:

Not worth it, 13 July 2001
Author: tvx from Florida

Akbar is no longer at Busch Gardens Tampa, and that's a good thing, because it really was not worth the wait. Martin Short was funny, but it really was a shame that at one point in his career, such a funny man was stuck doing the movie for a motion simulator ride at a theme park. The ride wasn't fantastic, and with Montu (giant inverted Bolliger & Mabillard roller coaster) right next to it, I would have rather ridden Montu twice than Montu once and Akbar once. If you didn't get to go on this ride, don't worry about it. Travel over to Islands of Adventure, which isn't too far away, or Universal Studios, and ride Spiderman or Back To The Future: The Ride, for GOOD simulators. Busch Gardens in Williamsburg, Virginia, just got a fantastic new simulator, Corkscrew Hill, so maybe Busch Gardens Tampa will follow in its footstep and get something to replace poor old Akbar.

Thank you TVX! I was seriously considering starting a petition to put the video from this ride on Blu-Ray so that I can see this long lost golden sketch from Short and Levy, but since you've told every one you don't think it compares to MONTU or the rides at Universal Studios I'll have to put my time and effort into something else. 

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