Posted Tuesday, March 30, 2004 6:34 PM | Contributed by supermandl
MGM's syndicated Stargate SG-1 television show will be the basis for a simulator film showing at three Six Flags parks this year, including Marine World, Kentucky Kingdom and Great America. Stargate SG 3000 features a four-minute simulation film that lets audiences experience what happens when they soar through the Stargate into different dimensions. The 20-minute overall guest experience includes a themed queuing area, the mission briefing/pre-show and the motion simulator theater.
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Tuesday, March 30, 2004 7:45 PM
Well there goes Dinosphere..Oh I will miss thee!
Tuesday, March 30, 2004 9:29 PM
Hurray a new ride for Great America. We are really getting lucky this year. A new coaster and what 5,6 new rides. What a great year. One question however will the ride replace the spaceship ride. I really think anything would be better then that. Well wherever it goes I'm happy.
Tuesday, March 30, 2004 10:01 PM
Hmm... sounding a bit Mission Bermuda Triangle - esque from SFWoA the last few years. It is the only motion simulator I knew Six Flags to own. I'm guess because of its location in the park GL will be getting rid of it.
Tuesday, March 30, 2004 10:19 PM
Antuan, Dinosphere wasn't played at all last year... it's been playing 7th Portal. The Dino theme and name really confused some guest!
Tuesday, March 30, 2004 10:52 PM
SFWoA was going to have this film as well, making it four parks. I wonder if the film will be included in the sale.
Red Garter Rob
Tuesday, March 30, 2004 11:41 PM
.. dont' hold your breath for anything to really survive on that side of the lake at GL ..
Wednesday, March 31, 2004 12:21 AM
Do these parks already have motion simulator rides that are being rethemed?
Wednesday, March 31, 2004 12:26 AM
Yes, we have an iWerks theater with a pretty huge screen at Marine World, it's at least 50 feet from top to bottom with the moving seats. I heard from a pretty reliable source the theme on the Marine World one won't be so great, and that the film itself it pretty sub-par. Oh well, I hope they're wrong!
Wednesday, March 31, 2004 8:03 AM
SFKK also has an existing motion sim theater. The last time I bothered to check, it was playing the "Dino" themed film as well.
Wednesday, March 31, 2004 11:13 AM
Great America has a fairly large simulator, which has a fairly uncompromising theme sticking out of the building: A full-size mock-up of a Space Shuttle (minus one wing). The thing was called "Space Shuttle America
" when it opened, and played that movie for the past few years as well. Somehow they managed to justify the space shuttle theme with a Dinosaur program for a couple of years in the middle. I've only seen "Space Shuttle America
," but between that movie and the few things I heard about the dinosaur one, I never had any desire to see the dinosaur program. Frankly, while I don't want to disparage an added bonus, I can't say I'm particularly glad we're getting this addition. Simulators, especialy large-scale ones, just don't seem to be able to cut it. Though, I suppose, if nothing else, this will draw some people out of the line for the other stuff we're getting!