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IG-64
06-05-2008, 01:51 AM
Awhile ago today I considered a video game theme park. Now, think with me for a moment how awesome that would be.

What if you had a place where you could actually be in a platform game. Or what about Halo laser tag, or authentic Mario Kart tracks.

What if the theme park was segmented into small sections that each look exactly like different games, like the Islands of Adventure in Florida.

Consider a ride where you walk into a big metal pod. The door closes. It's dark. The pod begins descending. You see water outside the window. A projector starts and you hear a voice over a speaker: "My name is Andrew Ryan, and I'm here to ask you a question..."

Is it a pipe dream? Probably, yes. But you cannot deny the awesome. If you think about it, it practically has to happen some day.

There are endless possibilities. And I want to hear them, so start talking. :p

Mike Windu
06-05-2008, 02:17 AM
Dueling arenas with lightsabers.

Areas where I can simulate murdering hookers is a close second. :p

DarthAve
06-05-2008, 02:20 AM
PAC MAN MAZE :D

Or no, even better. Space Invaders simulater. Your in like a cart thing, that you move from side to side, and you shoot the ailens, but they can shoot back, and i have no idea how it'd work but it'd be awesome.

Something with DDR. THERE'S GOTTA BE SOMETHING WITH DDR!!!

Sivy
06-05-2008, 06:10 AM
i remember a game i had on my C64 called 'Werewolves of London' where you ran around raping, biting & killing people... that might be fun.

El Sitherino
06-05-2008, 11:31 AM
Metroid Lazertag!

leXX
06-05-2008, 11:54 AM
No One Lives Forever parachute jump!

RoxStar
06-05-2008, 11:57 AM
Burnout drag racing + lots of crashing :D

DarthAve
06-05-2008, 12:52 PM
JSRF Rollarskating and Grafitti park! And when you're not skating, you must dance.

leXX
06-05-2008, 12:57 PM
JSRF Rollarskating and Grafitti park! And when you're not skating, you must dance.

Oh hell yes! With 'I love love you' and 'humming the baseline' pumping in the background.

DarthAve
06-05-2008, 01:26 PM
Oh hell yes! With 'I love love you' and 'humming the baseline' pumping in the background.

xD It's good to see another fan of this game! Although it would be cool if they actually gave you headphones at the beginning, and you could tune in the songs from the soundtrack you like. ("Count Latchula" and "Birthday Cake" are still some of my favorite songs ever)

and DJ Professor K giving you little details on said headphones to advance your storyline! This is so awesome, even if there will never be a video game theme park, I am doing this in my backyard!

IG-64
06-05-2008, 01:27 PM
Arwing roller coaster.









Now someone has to say it...

BongoBob
06-05-2008, 02:20 PM
xD It's good to see another fan of this game! Although it would be cool if they actually gave you headphones at the beginning, and you could tune in the songs from the soundtrack you like. ("Count Latchula" and "Birthday Cake" are still some of my favorite songs ever)

and DJ Professor K giving you little details on said headphones to advance your storyline! This is so awesome, even if there will never be a video game theme park, I am doing this in my backyard!

I put pot in the birfday cake. So what, say what, for my own sake.

DarthAve
06-05-2008, 03:12 PM
I put pot in the birfday cake. So what, say what, for my own sake.Watch out, y'all, here I come y'all. I'm gonna change into a rattlesnake!!

Also, maybe another idea...Some kind of mental evaluation leads to a personally created psyche that you can walk in and expierence, ala Psychonauts.

Kjølen
06-05-2008, 03:33 PM
Grand Theft Auto! Run around a random city killing people, stealing cars, and running from the police!

Though it's not really a video game, they're actually building a Hogwarts theme part at Disney or Universal or something.

leXX
06-05-2008, 03:40 PM
I've thought of another one from No One Lives Forever. You sit on the shoulders of a fat Scotsman who is riding a tricycle, chasing and shooting at a midget on a unicycle. Now that is what you call a great ride my friends.

MrWally
06-05-2008, 04:08 PM
How about a Roller Coaster Tycoon section?

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Rogue Nine
06-05-2008, 04:18 PM
Arwing roller coaster.









Now someone has to say it...

http://xs128.xs.to/xs128/08234/barrelroll994.gif

Pho3nix
06-05-2008, 04:24 PM
The striptease club from Duke Nukem 3D.

jon_hill987
06-05-2008, 04:54 PM
Team Fortress II Laser Tag.

IG-64
06-05-2008, 05:24 PM
What about a Portal roller coaster where it seems like you're warping around the same test chamber, but it's actually a bunch of exact copies of it right next to each other. Get what I'm saying?

MrWally
06-05-2008, 08:16 PM
Oh yeah IG that would be quite neat.

Or in fact, anything Portal related, really :D A Portal maze in and of itself would be pretty awesome.

Tyrion
06-05-2008, 08:31 PM
Great job guys. We've now exceeded our nerd quota for the month thanks to this thread.

Jedil3thal
06-05-2008, 09:14 PM
:cyb3:A RollerCoaster that goes loop to loop and straight up real high and goes real fast!:comp9:








:twogun:-JediL3thal:maize:

milo
06-06-2008, 10:12 PM
The Chora's Den Gift Shop and Cafe.




Teehee

Rev7
06-06-2008, 11:22 PM
X-Wing Simulator!

I wish that there was a video game theme park...

IG-64
06-06-2008, 11:32 PM
Have people stand around with big ! over their heads and give you prizes for doing quests.

I actually got that idea from people who were doing it at the houston renaissance festival. It was awesome.

leXX
06-07-2008, 07:18 AM
X-Wing Simulator!

I wish that there was a video game theme park...

There is an X-Wing Simulator in Disneyland Paris. I've been on it... 4 times. And yes, its awesome.

leXX
06-07-2008, 01:42 PM
And just when Ty thought this thread couldn't get any nerdier, here is a picture of my daughters standing in front of the aforementioned ride wearing Princess Leia t-shirts...

http://lexx1.users.btopenworld.com/xwingkiajade.jpg

Kjølen
06-07-2008, 02:22 PM
What have you done, leXX? What have you done?

BongoBob
06-07-2008, 03:22 PM
Something totally awesome, that's what.

IG-64
06-07-2008, 04:32 PM
As if they weren't cute enough, you had to have them holding Bambi stuffed animals.

TKA-001
06-07-2008, 04:44 PM
An Imperial fighter simulator. Screw the Rebel Alliance and their inferior tech. I want a TIE Defender.

DarthAve
06-07-2008, 07:52 PM
LexX, Adorable, really. And this is coming from someone who hates kids with a passion, they are really precious.

Another Idea: Pokemon Petting Zoo. Put animals in costumes and let the children at 'em.

Rev7
06-07-2008, 11:44 PM
There is an X-Wing Simulator in Disneyland Paris. I've been on it... 4 times. And yes, its awesome.
Who says there can't be another one?... :xp:
An Imperial fighter simulator. Screw the Rebel Alliance and their inferior tech. I want a TIE Defender.
Really? How did we destroy the Death Star twice? :xp:

MrWally
06-08-2008, 12:20 AM
And just when Ty thought this thread couldn't get any nerdier, here is a picture of my daughters standing in front of the aforementioned ride wearing Princess Leia t-shirts...

http://lexx1.users.btopenworld.com/xwingkiajade.jpg


That girl looks about 4 years too old to be in that stroller.

Just look at that face. Its all like "Check out my ride, bitch." as she sits there with her legs crossed, staring down those in her path.

*sigh*

Kids these days.

Dath Maximus
06-08-2008, 09:25 AM
Another Idea: Pokemon Petting Zoo. Put animals in costumes and let the children at 'em.

you know youd be the first person in there

TKA-001
06-08-2008, 09:43 AM
Really? How did we destroy the Death Star twice?
By exploiting critical weakness in the first one, and attacking the second one before it was finished. It only means that "you" won, not have superior tech. :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :)

Anthony
06-08-2008, 03:57 PM
Garry's Mod.

Except I'd be admin.

>: )

DarthAve
06-08-2008, 06:48 PM
you know youd be the first person in thereABSOFRUITLY I WOULD. Especially since there already is an irl pokemon...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v256/aubs814/irl_mudkipz.jpg

Pho3nix
06-08-2008, 06:51 PM
There is an X-Wing Simulator in Disneyland Paris. I've been on it... 4 times. And yes, its awesome.
What? They must have added it after my visit in '97. :(

Damn you French.

Rev7
06-08-2008, 07:28 PM
By exploiting critical weakness in the first one, and attacking the second one before it was finished. It only means that "you" won, not have superior tech. :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :)

If you had such 'superior tech', why was there even a critical weakness? ;)


I have another idea. A Sith/Jedi (depending on your skill :D) obstacle course. It might be fun to try to jump up off a 40 feet ledge with no harness. :giveup:

Vikinor
06-08-2008, 07:59 PM
There should definatley be something with lightsabers. Like virtual reality lightsabers. Or if they really wanted to make a a lot of money and possibly destroy the human race, have a Warcraft thing.

Hey, leXX just out of curiousity, are you and/or your children of Indian descent?

leXX
06-09-2008, 04:00 AM
Hey, leXX just out of curiousity, are you and/or your children of Indian descent?

You have a good eye. Yes, my husband is from Bangladesh. I'm mixed race, my mum is from Barbados and my dad is from Scotland, so they have a good little mix in them. ;)

tk102
06-11-2008, 02:37 PM
If you had such 'superior tech', why was there even a critical weakness? ;)It's always easier to destroy than to build.

Tyrion
06-11-2008, 07:35 PM
There goes the annual quota. We need to talk about beer, metal music, and woefully false stories of our sexual conquests for the next month straight to hit parity.

IG-64
06-12-2008, 11:58 PM
I'm changing the focus of this thread (because I can).

I noticed there were a few star wars ideas.

I think theme parks should have more physical activities. No, I don't mean like exercise, I mean fun physical activities like playground type stuff (anyone remember Discovery Zone?). Stuff where (no matter what your age) you can like, climb in giant tubes complexes, or slide down giant slides, or jump in big ball pools, or go down big zip lines. That would be awesome.

DarthAve
06-13-2008, 12:04 AM
I'm gonna sound like a mega geek for saying this, but I want things that are interactive and make you learn. You know, like stuff at Science centers (Great Lakes Science Center, CoSi) But more interactive.

IG-64
06-13-2008, 12:09 AM
I'm gonna sound like a mega geek for saying this, but I want things that are interactive and make you learn. You know, like stuff at Science centers (Great Lakes Science Center, CoSi) But more interactive.
We have a place like that over in Galveston called Moody Gardens. It consists of 3 big pyramids, each with its own theme. I haven't been there in forever, but they had a rainforest pyramid and a discovery pyramid (with like space stuff) and they build another one a long time ago (which I haven't seen) that's the aquarium pyramid. They call it a theme park but it's more like a science center. Houston Museum of Natural Science has some ok stuff too.

[EDIT] Also, I think it would be cool if everything in a theme park were connected by a network of big conveyor belts, so it would take less energy getting places... and you could run on them and feel like The Flash >.>

I like airports.

leXX
06-13-2008, 04:04 AM
We take the kids to the History Museum and Science Museum every year to see whatever new exhibit they have and maybe catch an Imax show in the Science Museum. The last one we saw was a 3D life on a space station. We all love it, and are lucky enough to live near, just a 10 min drive.