Archive for category: Amusement Parks

Gremlins and ALF… The Ride???

I’m sorry.  Truly, I am.  I’m sorry that for eight years, there was a running Gremlins ride hosted by ALF and I never told you about it. A Gremlins ride showed up at Warner Bros. theme parks in both Australia and Germany.  The German version, however, received an upgrade in the form of one Gordon Shumway. Photo by: Screammachine.net ALF...

Delta Dreamflight: A Long Ago Attraction

It really seems like a long ago dream at this point, but it’s true that Delta once sponsored an attraction at Disney World.  Delta Dreamflight was an Omnimover style attraction, similar to the ride mechanics of the classic Haunted Mansion.  Unlike the popular ghost ride, however, Dreamflight was no nightmare. The attraction’s roots were actually planted on a previous ride...

PopRewind Podcast: Back to the Future Time Travel In Japan

In a clever twist, Lee becomes the guest in this podcast as Linz questions him about his trip to Japan.  Of course, he took a time travel detour for one last ride on Back to the Future at Universal Studios Japan. We forgot to do a poll this time, so just vote #TeamLee. You all would anyway. Check it out...

Back to the Future The Ride: Outtatime

On April 1st, we usually like to joke around at Pop Rewind about pop culture comebacks. Heck, people still think our post about Kevin Smith directing a Small Wonder movie was true. Sadly, what I’m about to tell you is true – all of it. It is no joke that the last operating Back to the Future The Ride closes...

Wayne’s World Roller Coaster

What franchises come to mind when you think of movies that have been given an amusement park ride treatment?  Back to the Future?  Peter Pan?  E.T.?  Wayne’s World? Wait, Wayne’s World?  Really?  No way! WAY! The iconic sketch that started on Saturday Night Live was developed into a roller coaster based on the hit movies.  This is where you’re probably...

Doc Brown’s Fancy Oven-Fried Chicken

Photo Courtesy: Back to the Future Wikia. When I think chicken, I think of Doc Brown. Well, at the very least I think of Marty McFly… In any case, near the Back to the Future Ride at Universal Studios Hollywood (sadly this was not at the Florida location, and it’s all long gone now), sat a peculiar restaurant– Doc Brown’s...

Remembering Back to the Future: The Ride

It was like no other attraction that came before it.  Back to the Future: The Ride opened in 1991 at Universal Studios Florida as the culmination of the latest technology in motion simulator entertainment. A look at how the ride was developed. When development began on the attraction, Universal Studios Florida didn’t yet exist.  By some accounts, it was Steven...

E.T. game on E.T. ride Video

We reported earlier about our trip to Universal Studios Florida with a copy of the E.T. game in hand.  For those of you that like your pictures in video form accompanied with a sweet E.T. ride/game mash-up remix, check out the video below. PopRewind.com: We’ll take you back!

PopRewind Podcast: Phoning Home

Hop on your bike and fly to the moon with hosts Linz and Lee in this PopRewind Podcast adventure all about E.T.! Download the podcast via SoundCloud or stream it below.   In this episode, we discuss VHS editions of E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial having a green plastic back.  For more info on the specifics, check out this news article from...

EXCLUSIVE! – E.T. Game on E.T. Ride

We here at PopRewind.com have blown our budget on many unnecessary expenses over the years, from the Last Action Hero pinball game in the lobby to Mighty Max toy display in the break room, and even that ten foot Honey, I Blew Up the Kid poster in the bathroom.  Despite these amazing past purchases, we really feel we’ve outdone our...