Talk:Back to the Future: The Ride

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Former good article nominee Back to the Future: The Ride was a Sports and recreation good articles nominee, but did not meet the good article criteria at the time. There are suggestions below for improving the article. Once these issues have been addressed, the article can be renominated. Editors may also seek a reassessment of the decision if they believe there was a mistake.
August 17, 2008 Good article nominee Not listed

The actor being deleted?[edit]

The previous "discussion" here is against wikipedia's policy for this page where you can't have random discussions. "This is not a forum for general discussion of Back to the Future: The Ride. Any such messages will be deleted or refactored. Please limit discussion to improvement of this article." Section deleted in respect of false claims and bad publicity for a certain individual that shouldn't even be posted on a public site as such, and also for "article cleanup".

Ride's Footage[edit]

I put a link to the footage of the ride, you know, for people to enjoy, especially since the rumors of it closing down to create a "Simpsons" Ride are true. I now hate that show.--Ideal4real 00:51, 25 July 2006 (UTC)

Thank you Ideal4real!!! Simpsons do suck. 65.34.136.176 19:37, 30 September 2006 (UTC)
Where was it confirmed Simpsons?--Farquaadhnchmn(Dungeon) 17:52, 8 November 2006 (UTC)
Simpsons is owned by FOX, which is affiliated with Disney. So is it for sure, that it's the Simpsons? -142.46.140.149 00:42, 21 February 2007 (UTC)
  • FOX isn't affiliated with Disney, ABC is, but that's still not NBC-Universal. Phydend 00:53, 21 February 2007 (UTC)
  • I'm confused. If FOX isn't affiliated with Disney then why is the Star Wars ride at MGM Studios? Isn't Stars Wars a FOX movie? -Not Actually Vladimir Lenin 01:46, 26 March 2007 (UTC)
The rights to Star Wars are owned by Lucasfilm Ltd, which is an independent production house. The trilogy was distributed by 20th Century Fox, but that does not confer ownership rights. The rights to Star Tours at MGM were sold to Disney by Lucasfilm, not by Fox. David 17:17, 12 May 2007 (UTC)

People on youtube compete by putting the same exact video up on different accounts so they can get credit for it and change the link here on Wikipedia. I say just remove the link to the youtube video since it is a copyright violation anyway. --blm07 13:49, 13 May 2007 (UTC)

Ride Closure[edit]

Does anyone know the status on the ride closure? I was just there and the ride was still open, but the ride was scheduled to close a couple months ago. I also herd rumors about contracts falling through. Can anyone verify anything and update the article with the info?

Ride is closed as of March 30, 2007. David 21:15, 9 June 2007 (UTC)

Replacement for California?[edit]

What is going to replace the California ride? —Preceding unsigned comment added by Bill Cousert (talkcontribs) 04:25, 25 September 2007 (UTC)

The Simpsons Ride, which is also replacing the Florida Atrraction.--Snowman Guy (talk) 01:41, 7 February 2008 (UTC)

Article Cleanup Co-Ordination Point[edit]

To be honest, I don't see any of the points mentioned in the header as being particularly applicable. It does need to be organized better, and it needs references. Possible reliable sources might be souvenir materials from the parks and tv shows (e.g. from Travel Channel) that included the ride. I don't think I have anything offhand, unfortunately. There used to be an official website with little video clips, but that was years ago. Karen | Talk | contribs 03:54, 6 February 2007 (UTC)
the external links an be cleaned up. there are too many and appear to be person sites Napnet 05:40, 24 March 2007 (UTC)

Cleanup[edit]

Hi! I had a go at trying to tidy things up on the article. I had a bit of a play around, not so sure about the ride logo up in the middle of nowhere - too much white space...Anyway, hope I made a start. Still loads to add, the plot of the ride could be expanded, and maybe add more to what props etc are in the line. I'll leave the cleanup tag on for now. Hope its ok. Nouse4aname 13:52, 13 April 2007 (UTC)

Cleanup done?[edit]

I overhauled the article and removed the cleanup tag. Could someone check my work? David 01:53, 6 June 2007 (UTC)

Since I haven't heard any negative comments, I assume the {{cleanup}} tag removal is okay. I'm leaving it on my watchlist, though - if someone disagrees with my assessment, leave a message here or on my talk page. Thanks! =David(talk)(contribs) 02:07, 11 June 2007 (UTC)

Blatant untruth? (see version history)[edit]

I wouldn't say "blatent," or even "blatant". It would be a completely plausible explanation, if it were true - But you're right, it is impossible. He wasn't even diagnosed until the year the ride opened; he didn't reveal it to the public until seven years later.

Please don't call misinformation "blatant untruth."

David 21:14, 9 June 2007 (UTC)


The Delorean on Display[edit]

One part says that the car was moved to near the Horror Make up but the link to the photo says it's completely gone. Which is it? Can somebody confirm? If I had known it was still at the park I would have confirmed it myself. 74.229.215.99 12:30, 27 July 2007 (UTC)

The DeLorean is in the park. It's by the train at the corner of Embracadero St and 7th Avenue. You can google map it and see it on street view.

Removing one "goof"[edit]

I removed the goof about the time at the clocktower not being frozen at 10:04. In the ride; you travel to Oct. 26, 2015 at 03:44 AM. The clock is last seen at the movie around 5 PM in Oct. 21, 2015 after Griff's gang crashes into it. No one knows of the events that happen between that week. Most likely after the Clocktower was wrecked and needed repairs; the clock was fixed too. Or the 'Save the Clocktower' fund might have toppled over in that week. Damian001 13:03, 31 August 2007 (UTC)

Internal inconsistency - reason for Hollywood construction[edit]

The History section claims that construction of the west copy was due to the success of the east version, while in the Trivia section it is claimed that production was started simultaneously but there were problems with the Hollywood version that took 2 years to resolve. Which is it? Please correct the erroneous passage.--Ktims (talk) 08:58, 29 November 2007 (UTC)

The reliability of reference 7[edit]

Reference number 7 refers to Jim Hill mEdia a non-reliable source. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Jeepcomanche1 (talkcontribs) 05:54, 6 June 2008 (UTC)

GA Review[edit]

This review is transcluded from Talk:Back to the Future: The Ride/GA1. The edit link for this section can be used to add comments to the review.

I'm afraid it's a fail and principally because immediately you can see it's largely unreferenced and contains {{tl:cn}} tags. I would suggest referencing a lot of sections and any other claims. But there is a lot to do overall.

Other things to do include

  • Expand the lead per WP:LEAD.
  • The positions of references should be immediately after the punctuation per WP:CITE. And don't add a second full stop after the citation. The references are also badly formatted.
  • Some dates are wikilinked, some aren't. See WP:DATE.
  • Check the use of dashes per WP:DASH.
  • Numerals less than ten should be written in full per WP:MOSNUM.
  • I would also suggest a copy-edit because there is some poor prose. Some examples include but not limited to:
    • "The ride was actually planned to open in Orlando and Hollywood at the same time but due to foundation problems, the Hollywood version opened 2 years later."
    • "First, Biff leads the riders to Hill Valley in 2015, where they chase him through town. They smash into neon signs, flying over neighborhoods and the town square, the chase culminating at the iconic clock tower."
    • "The first and final time traveler, to exit the halls of the Institute of Future Technology in Hollywood, on the day of September 3, 2007 was an 18 year old girl by the name of Irma Girón due to the efforts of the publicity manager of Universal Studios Hollywood."
    • "Visitors to the Institute wait outside the facility, where TV monitors showed a live video feed of Doc. Brown in 2015, as well as videos detailing Brown's inventions."
  • Don't force image sizes. And don't fill text between right and left-aligned images. See WP:IMAGE. Peanut4 (talk) 00:40, 17 August 2008 (UTC)
GA review (see here for criteria)
  1. It is reasonably well written.
    a (prose): b (MoS):
  2. It is factually accurate and verifiable.
    a (references): b (citations to reliable sources): c (OR):
  3. It is broad in its coverage.
    a (major aspects): b (focused):
  4. It follows the neutral point of view policy.
    Fair representation without bias:
  5. It is stable.
    No edit wars etc.:
  6. It is illustrated by images, where possible and appropriate.
    a (images are tagged and non-free images have fair use rationales): b (appropriate use with suitable captions):
  7. Overall:
    Pass/Fail:
    Peanut4 (talk) 00:40, 17 August 2008 (UTC) Peanut4 (talk) 00:41, 17 August 2008 (UTC)

Anyone has a source exactly why Michael J. Fox did not reprise his role as Doc's personal assistant in the ride?[edit]

It has a [citation needed]. Anyone has proof that Marty Mcfly was not in this ride?XXzoonamiXX (talk) 05:39, 21 July 2013 (UTC)

Duration: 15[edit]

15 what? Minutes? Really? I guess it could be, but it seemed shorter than that. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 71.34.240.167 (talk) 10:28, 5 May 2014 (UTC)

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Remove italics[edit]

The italic title and usage is not correct here and should be removed per Wikipedia_talk:WikiProject_Amusement_Parks#Inconsistent italics. Regards Widefox; talk 12:18, 26 May 2016 (UTC)

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