sweet themeing

Tuesday, April 23, 2002 9:45 AM
Have you ever thought of great themeing. Well if you have post how you would theme a coaster. My idea would be to have a B&M flying coaster themed to The Matrix. The seats would look like the little pods that the robots have the humans in and there would be other stuff to theme it that I can not think of right now. So post ideas you have about themeing. And if this has already came up before I'm sorry.
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Saturday, April 27, 2002 3:34 AM

Films and rides are both excellent escapism mediums so they're well matched. I think for original imagination, stay away from films. The best themeing in the UK is at Alton, and not a film in sight. Nemesis, Hex, Air, & Oblivion's theme's are all original creations. Many US rides, and even entire parks seem to be film based, great for marketing, personally, I prefer something unique! Nice idea about the pods though. You should see the cars of skytrak, built before the matrix but you'll understand what I mean!

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Saturday, April 27, 2002 7:55 PM

I not complaning but I would like to see darker themes for rides. Like DD's que has realistic skeletons and frozen knights armor. I like more desterbing themes that we don't really see a lot of.

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Saturday, April 27, 2002 10:55 PM

I've always thought an indoor coaster themed after Predator would be cool. Of course, it would be dark inside the building, and the ride would be about the size of Batman. The theming would involve those cool Predator noises (if you've seen the movie, you know what I'm talking aboot). The coaster would travel around trees and bushes in a dark, misty area, and you would see the uncloaked Predator standing in the trees.

It's tough to describe the ride. In my imagination, this thing is quite a thrilling experience. Too bad it will never see the light of day.

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Sunday, April 28, 2002 6:41 AM

Dexter, then you'll love Universal Studios Florida's Mummy indoor coaster when it opens next year. Well, that's assuming it gets the greenlight this summer. According to Tourism World (column in business journal) it will be inside the Kong soundstage. It's a pretty massive building -- though, like other enclosed rollercoasters (Rock & Roller, Space Mountain, Disaster Transport, FoF) you won't get massive drops -- just rushes of speed and probably loops.

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Sunday, April 28, 2002 7:57 PM

Paris said:

Dexter, then you'll love Universal Studios Florida's Mummy indoor coaster when it opens next year. Well, that's assuming it gets the greenlight this summer. According to Tourism World (column in business journal) it will be inside the Kong soundstage. It's a pretty massive building -- though, like other enclosed rollercoasters (Rock & Roller, Space Mountain, Disaster Transport, FoF) you won't get massive drops -- just rushes of speed and probably loops.



Ummm, thanks for the heads up. I worked at IOA and USF and was friends with someone who knew one of the desingers of this new ride. I also had the pleasure of hearing minor details about the ride. It is going to be even better than expected. It is sad to see a clasic like Kong-fron-tation go, even if it's a little out dated.

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Monday, April 29, 2002 11:06 AM

DarkHelmet said:

I've always thought an indoor coaster themed after Predator would be cool.

Interesting idea DH. Perhaps, rather than a mainly in-the-dark ride, it would have a dimly lit surrounding (something like if you were in the jungle and the massive shrubbery was blocking out the sun.) Surround the coaster with an unprecidented amount of greenery. Then, as the real draw to the theming: coat the track with a neutral gray paint and add a semi-reflective clear-coat that will absorb light while at the same time reflect the surrounding shrubbery. In essence, giving the illusion that there is NO track (not completely invisible, but certainly camouflaged; much like the "cloaked" predator). If it re-enters the station like Batman:TR, with a long enclose corridor after it speeds to a stop, you can setup animatronic Predators to jump-out at the riders as the train pulls in, before it reaches the platform.

I also like the Matrix idea. I would bet that there is certainly a ride in the works. With two more movies coming out, there is plenty of time for development. If I am not mistaken, Warner Bros is the distributor of the Matrix. That would make it a sure thing at "at least one" WB Movie World park. Although I would think that a Matrix ride would be a dark ride, similar to Spiderman, rather than a rollercoaster.

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