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Description And Comments
This ride features motion simulators that move and react in sync with a cartoon projected onto a huge screen. Based on the Nickelodeon movie Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius, this attraction replaced The Funtastic World of Hanna-Barbera. In addition to Jimmy, the attraction features a mob of other characters from Nickelodeon, including SpongeBob Squarepants, the Rugrats, the Fairly Oddparents, and the Wild Thornberrys. The story, inasmuch as Universal explains it, takes place in two parts. First, guests are invited to participate in a demonstration of Jimmy's newest invention, which is stolen before the demonstration can proceed. After that, an alien plot is revealed, and guests are strapped into motion-stimulator vehicles in order to help Jimmy rescue his invention and defend the Earth. In practice, the plot is incomprehensible (at least to an adult). All we can report after riding about a dozen times is that there's a frenetic high-speed chase punctuated by an abundance of screaming in piercing, very high-pitched, cartoony voices.
This attraction draws sizable crowds primarily because it's just inside the entrance and is next door to the Shrek 4-Dattraction. We think Jimmy Neutron is at best a so-so effort, and not much of an improvement over its predecessor. Except for avid Jimmy Neutron cartoon fans, in other works, its expendable. If you can't live without it, ride during the first hour the park is open or after 5 p.m. Be aware that a very small percentage of riders suffer motion sickness. Stationary seating is available and is mandated for persons less than 40 inches tall.