ok.. I was on the very first ride at the Grand opening of Niagara's Fury. Living in Niagara Falls kinda helped there. However, I was bitterly disappointed. The 360 degree screen was nice. Too bad they had hardly ANY of the special effects working. The floor didn't shake rattle and roll, save for 2 or 3 little bumps, no one got wet, the temp didn't drop 20 degrees in a matter of seconds as advertised.. a little fake snow, a little wind... all in all i was bitterly disappointed. The should have never opened the thing until they got all the bugs out. I guess giving everyone 5 dollars off the regular price was their way of dealing with the fact they didn't have the darn thing ready to go. On a scale of 1 to 10.. yawn factor.. 9.8 ... maybe once they get it all working....
nope... YAWN FACTOR of 9.8... that is to say... immensely boring... yes it is an indoor 4D thingy.. you walk in on a platform.. actually a grate.. room is circular.. and there is a 360 degree screen around the entire room. You see, the platform is supposed to rock and roll in time with the video, you are supposed to be splashed all over the place with water, the temperature is supposed to plummet 20 degrees in the space of a few seconds, realistic lightning bolts, etc. The grand finale is where you "plummet" over the falls. The problem is, they had a disclaimer saying most of the special effects were not operational yet.. and were therefore giving 5 bucks off ( regular price is 15 bucks Canadian) .. it was very very boring.. perhaps when they get the computers programmed properly.. get all the special effects working.. it will be worthwhile.. for now.. save your money.. it ain't worth it.
I think it COULD be somewhat decent.. IF they had waited till it was fully functional.. but yes it left a very sour taste in my mouth.. even if they get it going properly.. I won't pay the 15 bucks again.
I was in the falls earlier this week and can't believe they got that thing open this weekend. It looked like a disaster zone just a few days ago. The whole area at the bottom of the cog railway was a total mess.
Sorry to hear that it was a disappointment. Sounds like they were way behind schedule and rushed things.
LOL it still is a disaster zone Cropsey. I'm a 15 minute walk away from Table Rock.. OK, well 20 minutes if i take my time. They are working around the clock to the best of my knowledge trying to finish everything.. including clock tower and overhead walkway. Yes they did rush things. The Fury shouldn't have opened till it was fully operational. But even then, it's much less than some of the wild speculations I've been reading over the last few months. If you're a coaster fanatic, don't go to the Fury for your thrills, you'll be in for a bitter disappointment.
This is going to be an indoor Imax-on-crack experience. Apparently, people are going to enter a standing-only theater with an Imax screen, but there are also going to be sensory effects, such as snow falling on you, water splashing your feet, the floor shaking, etc. Could be fun, but sounds kinda corny. We'll see, right?
"Look at us spinning out in the madness of a roller coaster" - Dave Matthews Band
Just saw the "making of" details on the Discovery channel last night (10/18/2008), and I want to ride it!. The Babe here is getting a bit older, and I kind of like the whole simulated adventure thing. Not that I'm giving up coasters, you understand, just that I like a little variety more in my old age.
This does look a little more than most simulators I've been on (the whole water thing is miles ahead of the usual squirt you get at SeaWorld), and the 360 degree camera idea looks wild.
If anyone tries it with the effects working, please post and let me know how it is!
They just had a special on it and its like the old cinema domes that they used to have at most amusement parks. The only difference is that it's in a building and the screen is totally 360 degrees around you. You stand on a floor that shakes and rocks and it has real water and mist and thunder and lightening etc: I guess we'll have to Waite and see how much it will costs to get in to make our decision if we want to participate or not. I'm sure all the tourists will go for it.