SFWoA: An Unofficial Guide
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All I know was Questor was absolutely incredible, and to this date, I have yet to ride any sim that blows me away with the "truest" sense of falling. It was mind-blowing.:)
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"I have yet to ride any sim that blows me away with the "truest" sense of falling. "
I don't see Islands of Adventure on your track list, so if you ever do get a chance to check it out I think Spider-Man's "400 foot" drop will leave an impression on you.
To be fair, I never went on Questor at either park. Disneyland's "Star Tours" has a fairly cool falling sequence, but nothing like Spider-Man.
the reason "Queasy Questor" got its nickname is because, as is often the case with Sims, the timing of the movie vs. the motion of the seats was just *a bit* off......doesn't take much, and I think everyone is different in terms of how far *off* the timing would need to be to suffer the ....effects.....
Spidey just takes other dark rides, and gets them ready for the 22nd century....soooo advanced, well-timed, perfect effects......simply "AMAZING"...;)
*** This post was edited by rollergator on 7/17/2002. ***
Questor was one of my all-time favorite flight sims. I believe the ride opened in 1990 and if my memory serves me, the ride cabins were larger than those found on rides like Star Tours. The storyline was pretty thin, but the whole concept of going through "Earth, water, and fire" was very well-done. I never found it to be queasy by any means... just a bit violent.
If there was one thing I didn't like about Questor, it was the extremely confining entrance path. It was themed like a cave and featured "blueprint-like drawings" on the walls and cool sound effects such as water dripping. However, it was not exactly good for us claustrophobic types. On my last visit to BGW in 1998, the building housing Questor was closed. I believe King Arthur had run its course at that time and the ride sat vacant until the 2001 season.
While this may be slightly off-topic, my vote for "queasiest simulator" goes to Epcot's "Body Wars". That was the closest I have ever come to losing my lunch on a ride in recent years.
Ray P. (who did get to ride Drachen Fire twice on his last BGW visit...not knowing the ride would close for good just 5 days later)
Too bad, the entrance to Corkscrew hill is also very confining, and I have a friend who also has problems with it. It is long, small, and confining. The ride is good though, much better than Action F/X up the road.
I just rode Meteor Attack, and it was the worst film I had ever seen. The preshow was not on, so I had no idea what was going on. After random, hard to follow flying we somehow saved the planet, informed by an action figure (apparently, we are not human!). Corkscrew Hill is much better, though the sensory drop on it does not even compare to Spiderman's (the 3D is done by the same company).
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