Technifex "delighted" to be a part of Tomb Raider at PKI

Posted Thursday, July 12, 2001 7:40 AM | Contributed by Jacob

Technifex, known throughout the amusement industry for stunning special effects, responds to the task of producing the "immersive experience" of PKI's 2002 addition, TOMB RAIDER: The Ride.

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Thursday, July 12, 2001 7:48 AM
I'd be "delighted" to know what the heck it's gonna be.
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Thursday, July 12, 2001 8:56 AM
You'll be more deilghted when you are surprised the first time you ride it.

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The day that I spend more time analyzing the rides than screaming my head off like a moron is the day that I hope someone will kick my in the love sausage and tell me not to be a moron. - Jeff
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Thursday, July 12, 2001 10:01 AM
Now this proves that TR: TR is not any type of a roller coaster.

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SFGAm Trip - July 13-17, 2001
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Thursday, July 12, 2001 10:20 AM
I don't know if it's just me, but Tomb Raider: The Ride has motion base (Spiderman) written all over it. This can't be a coaster, and obviously it's not just a theater, because it's called The Ride. I'm sure there will be vehicles similar to Spiderman's, but fashioned to Tomb Raider. Anyone agree with me?
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Thursday, July 12, 2001 10:46 AM
staticman00's avatar I think whatever it may be, with KI's past, we can be sure it'll be unbelievable. PKI has always amazed us with their ideas and rides, we just need to be patient, and keep our ears to the rails, so to speak.

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"Before you see the light, you must DIE!"
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Thursday, July 12, 2001 10:46 AM
"I'm sure there will be vehicles similar to Spiderman's, but fashioned to Tomb Raider. Anyone
agree with me?"

I do

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Thursday, July 12, 2001 11:59 AM
Why do I get the sneaky suspicion that TR:TR is going to be something similar to this:

http://213.196.27.24/grp_ride/lostcity.asp

The park's explanation is almost identical to this ride....not that I'm complaining, mind you. I'd love to have something akin to 'Tower of Terror' relatively close by....

With Technifex on board, it's getting better by the minute...

Chris
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Thursday, July 12, 2001 12:34 PM
Yeah but David Mandt said that it would be a simulated drop....I think. This proves that it can't be a coaster AT ALL. Sadly I wish it was but I can't complain, plus it looks like its gonna kick ass.

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You can't run and you can't hide...The Beast at PKI
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Thursday, July 12, 2001 1:27 PM

I agree with chris on this one....and it Looks pretty sweet!!
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Thursday, July 12, 2001 2:03 PM
I do not recall anyone at PKI saying it would be a simulated drop.

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Thursday, July 12, 2001 2:17 PM
Have you all heard. I was talking to David, a pki (official) he said 3 things. 1. TR:TR will take up 14,000 sq ft. 2. One of the buildings will be 8 stories tall. 3. TR:TR will cost no less than $40 million. Also I don't understand why you think TR:TR will be like Spiderman. I mean Jennifer, another pki (official) said that is most deffenitly true that you WILL go face first straight down into a pit of lava. I don't see how this could be like Spiderman the ride. Could someone please explain this to me as well as what is behind the opening doors in the one painting of TR:TR when they are in the quee line and the stone doors are opening. I can't figure out whats in the backround.
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Thursday, July 12, 2001 2:35 PM
This "thing" better be good. I refer to it as a "thing" because none of us have a clue. The best part is.. I live 5 minutes from PKI.. and if its good.. I'll be sure to ride it plenty of times. Like SOB.. 42 times so far this year. :-0

Later!
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Thursday, July 12, 2001 5:27 PM
could someone please answere the questions I asked just above. just above therhino.
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Thursday, July 12, 2001 5:59 PM
pkiboy,

That looks to me as if it were a section of the line with some sort of video screen involved with the story telling. Just a guess, though. And remember, you can't ever rely too much on artist renderings. Their purpose is very general.

Jacob
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Thursday, July 12, 2001 6:01 PM
I know I sound stupid but what is a simulated drop????? #:~()>
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Thursday, July 12, 2001 6:10 PM
Like in Spiderman at IOA, when you drop 50 stories, but in a simulated enviornment, with motion base, video screens, and active scenery.

Jacob
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Thursday, July 12, 2001 6:26 PM
does anyone know what type of ride Tomb Raider will be.
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Thursday, July 12, 2001 7:10 PM
Doggea, I suggest you go to pki.com and sign up for the newsletter, just cause we wont find anything out until a newsletter is put out. so you might as well join us and sign up.
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Thursday, July 12, 2001 8:57 PM
I'm pretty certain that if you can speculate what the ride will be by comparing it to existing rides, it is wrong. The PKI gang seem pretty emphatic about it being unique and introducing a whole new concept of a thrill ride. Sure, some of it may be hype but I don't think they'd be making that big a deal about it if it were just a modified (bigger/better/more elaborate) version of some existing concept.

I think one is more likely to hit upon what it might be by trying to invent your own new thrill ride concept rather than to keep thinking in terms of existing rides.
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