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Monday, March 26, 2007
I have an idea for a darkride that could be placed either in Tomorrowland or at Epcot. Imagine if you will an enhanced motion vehicle, like the one’s used in the Dinosaur ride at AK, traveling from wormhole to wormhole taking you on an adventure from one immersive alien world to another.
The ride would begin on earth and passengers would board the ride vehicle. Suddenly the vehicle would start shaking and we would hit our first wormhole made from spectacular looking digital imagery. The ride vehicle would tilt back and we would feel a whoosh as we are then spit out in to our first alien world.
The use of 3D sets would landscape the worlds. As we travel along this strange planet, we would start to see animatronic life forms. This ride will have no place for the large oval eyed grey or green aliens that we see in every sci-fi book, movie or comic. I think that we could use our imagination to come up with some very strange looking characters. The use of that nifty new digital image stuff could play a role in developing “liquid looking" aliens.
Each planet we travel to could have very different looking aliens, based on their environment. Each of the planets could have its own environment; water, desert, mountains, wetlands, etc. Each of the worlds should look beautiful and foreign.
The enhanced motion vehicle would give this ride a nice thrill factor as we travel through the terrain. I cannot decide if the last world should have some scary aliens for an added thrill, or if it should be kept somewhat mild so as not to scare the little ones. Some reader input here would be welcomed.
I know that in the right hands this ride could be a smashing success. I envision the finished product being a mix of E.T from Universal, the movie Contact and Journey to the Center of the Earth from Tokyo Disneyland. Please, as always, share your thoughts and let me know what you would like to see in a ride like this.