Sunday, July 15, 2012

Interactive Topic - Theme Parks At The Movies...

It's pretty rare to find someone who doesn't at least "like" theme parks.

Sure, not everyone is as CRAZY about them as we are, but most people generally like to visit theme every now and again.

More importantly, they are a big part of pop culture all over the world.

No matter what country you are in, the big name parks are usually household names.

So, it makes sense that when Hollywood is looking for interesting movie ideas, they'd be interested in storylines that take place at the parks.

Over the years, dozens of classic movies have taken place at theme parks.

Heck, we devoted an entire episode and a two-hour movie commentary to the 1970's classic "Rollercoaster."  (You know you want to watch!)

So, on this week's show, we want to hear from you about your favorite movies that have scenes that take place at a theme park or amusement park.

Tell us about the scene! What rides were featured?  Did it make the movie any better?  Did it preserve the park in a certain time?

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c.Pred said...

I know you commented this on a past episode, but Final Destination 3 played on the fear that some may have of roller coasters. I think "Wonder World" worked well for Beverly Hills Cop 3 (even with a George Lucas cameo). The Hulk scene on House on Haunted Hill was just bad, (really, you take an elevator up and then have to still climb the lift hill). Other honorable mentions include Iron Wolf in Richie Rich's backyard and Dorney's Thunderhawk appearance in Hairspray.

Paul said...

HMM! Very interesting one here. Here some obscure and famous ones here. I agree with C.Pred about "Beverly Hills Cop 3". Especially, the scene where Eddie Murphy saving the kids on that from the Sky Whirl where it seems to be made by the Amce Corp. by the way the ride malfunctions. But there two obscure ones that are hilarious. 1973 "The Clones" where a shootout occurs on a small defunct wooden coaster in L.A. Heck they even throw grenades in that scene. It's one you got to see for yourself and easy to find on YouTube. Another one is 1996 "Thrill" staring Antonio Sabato Jr.(who)! It's got a so-called tense scene on the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk amusement park coaster where the hero fights with trigger man. Now a really famous but scary image film at a the same Santa Cruz amusement park is Clint Eastwood hold a AMP Auto Mag Model 180 on the Dirty Harry Sequel "Sudden Impact". Just him standing there around a half lit up midway is scarier then anything HHN can put out.
Also, how come you guy's haven't tried doing another movie commentary. All you guy's have such great chemistry. It's be great even paid to hear you guy's riff one out again. It's gotta be a lot of Coaster Radio fans favorite episode.

Disney_fan said...

Now here's one you guy's and Disney fans have never heard of before. There was a Sci-Fi show during the late 80's produce by Disney Touchstone label called Hard Time on Planet Earth. The show was EP by the creator and writer of the Predator series Jim Thomas. In the ep. Losing Control the whole plot takes place at Disneyland. In fact key element is Disneyland Starcade itself. This episode was cool for showing 80's Disneyland in fact you see Disneyland serucity in the ep. very different from that DCA pepper spray guy. The show is on youtube so check it out. Those are some great historic video about Disney and the theme parks.

Anonymous said...

Smoky and the Badit 2 where they tear up that roller coaste in Alt. one it's awesome to see, two it was done in real life, and three its speculate to see. No CG, fake enchament like in today's too much computer effects movies, Just doing it real and looking awesome.

Aaron said...

Zombieland wins by a landslide. Even though some things aren't that realistic (how do two teenagers turn on an entire amusement park?), the movie uses a lot of rides as creatives ways to kill zombies.

Aaron said...

Zombieland wins by a landslide. While somethings aren't that realistic (how do two teenagers turn on an entire amusement park?), they use the rides as creative and ingenious weapons to kill zombies.

Shawn said...

Vacation is still my go to theme park move. What a classic!

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