Archive for category: Attractions

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...

Things Back to the Future Kinda Got Right About 2015

How many “what they got right” and “what they got wrong” articles have you read this year about Back to the Future?  It seems as if the same items keep making an appearance on those lists.  We get it.  At this point, it’s pretty clear we don’t have flying DeLoreans and fax machines.  What about things the film makers kinda...

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...

EPCOT Center’s Horizons

In the early 1980s, people were optimistic about the future.  The generation who grew up watching the moon landing were infiltrating the workforce, bringing with them a wave of hope and a new dream for the future.  This is, at least, the general vibe that Disney World’s EPCOT Center projected when it opened in 1982. Depicted is Spaceship Earth, the...

When Fiction Becomes Your Reality

Some scenarios are only scary because the way they are portrayed in fictional work is way creepier than it could ever be in real life.  We know a clown won’t chase us home from an amusement park because his nose was stolen and then write his initials on pudding in our fridge.  So, why does a thought like that still...

Pack Your Bag

The full title of the article is really “Pack Your Bag That Says ‘Going to Grandma’s”, but that was a bit long.  The trees are green, it’s not snowing, traffic is heavier, it’s a million degrees outside… it’s summer.  Of course, we had completely forgotten that until we read this week’s homework from the League of Extraordinary Bloggers, “summer vacation.”...

6 Baffling Back to the Future Games

In 2011, Back to the Future fans were treated to the first enjoyable game based on the popular franchise since the first movie’s release in 1985.  Unfortunately, one decent game can’t wipe the bad memories of childhood allowance money wasted on several awful Back to the Future games throughout the years. If we had access to a time traveling DeLorean,...