Friday, November 2, 2001 11:42 AM
Wouldn't it be cool if there was an X simulation ride. It would flip like the Twister/Ripsaw type rides! That would be cool.
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Friday, November 2, 2001 11:57 AM
Yeah it would. But when we actually have a ride(atleast we hope), why do u need a simulator?
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Friday, November 2, 2001 12:12 PM
Well for small indoor family centers, or theme parks that are getting a 4-D! Like a pre-Ride.
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Déjá Vu
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Friday, November 2, 2001 2:14 PM
There's an actual ride called 'X'?  where?  I know SFMM just built a giant coaster-like sculpture, but.....
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Friday, November 2, 2001 2:47 PM
are you serious cmiesen?
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Friday, November 2, 2001 2:51 PM

Cali-Coaster-Fan said:
are you serious cmiesen?

Someone can't detect sarcasm.....

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Shut up the both ya!

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Friday, November 2, 2001 3:07 PM
Chris..... you goof!  Misleading kids.....tsk tsk:;)
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Friday, November 2, 2001 6:53 PM
An X simulator would be cool, but the going to SFMM and just riding it is what Im gonna do.
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Saturday, November 3, 2001 6:29 AM
I was at this place called Funplex yestureday which has a  horrible Simulator. The movie was called Superstition and it had to be the worst ride I ever went on. My X simulation would play a real on-ride video with wind generators to get that real feel. There would be two cars to have left and right seats on the train. Since the cars are going to flip upside down, there are going to be X like seats with OTSRs inside the inclosed cars!

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Saturday, November 3, 2001 6:40 AM

nitro230ft said:
I was at this place called Funplex yestureday which has a  horrible Simulator. The movie was called Superstition and it had to be the worst ride I ever went on.

Sorry you didn't like Superstition :-(
It plays on iWERKS Motion Theater systems, of which there are hundreds around the globe.  There's a list on there website, actually.
Anyway, I'm sorry to read that you didn't like Superstition, as it's probably one of my favorite iWERKS films, and one of the best in their entire library.  Generally speaking, it's also one of the most popular with the general public.  Have you seen any other films?  Some of 'em are just terrible.
The movie aside, the iWERKS Motion Theater installations are probably one of best compromises you can get between cost and technology.  In fact, Six Flags and Paramount (I think) use iWERKS motion bases in their similar rides.
Of course, it could just be that I'm a bit nostalgic for Superstition, having seen it well over 1,000 times. :-)
~ Michael ~

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Saturday, November 3, 2001 10:45 AM
What's Superstition about?
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Saturday, November 3, 2001 3:47 PM
It's an Indiana Jones type ride with a twist at the end. The kid (The main character) was dreaming the whole thind but has an ancient chain around his neck from the dream.
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Saturday, November 3, 2001 3:53 PM


It's an Indiana Jones type ride with a twist at the end. The kid (The main character) was dreaming the whole thind but has an ancient chain around his neck from the dream.

That isn't the Iwerks version then. The Iwerks Superstition has Elvyra and has been featured at Scarowinds (maybe PKD and PKI's Halloween fests too?) I know for 2 years. There was a Discovery Channel show a few years back, and near the end of the show simulators were featured in the 'rides of the future thing'. Superstition was shown.

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Saturday, November 3, 2001 4:00 PM
Starcoasters: I'm with you on this one.  the Superstition that I rode was based on the movie Elvyra Mistress of the Dark.  I rode it at SFGA so apparently it doesn't belong to one chain.  and I've seen that coaster show that features Superstition.  I saw it in my HS physics class.
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Saturday, November 3, 2001 4:27 PM
I rode Superstition at SFMW during fright fest. I think the simulator at SFMW is an iWerks, but when I remember the show they showed a model that reminded me of the simulator in the Luxor hotel in Vegas, with a big platform of seats above a spherical screen. The one at SFMW is like the 'Paramount Action F/X Theatre' type that they have at PGA except there is way less motion, and the seats aren't very high off the ground. Since I am 6'4", my feet hit the ground everytime the chair tips forward. A little annoying, but the Elvira movie is pretty good. Personally I like the sim movies that are insane and make little sense (anybody been on the Haunted Gold Mine Ride sim?)

 

-djansi

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Saturday, November 3, 2001 6:34 PM
iWERKS Motion Theaters usually don't have domed screens, as far as I know.  At least, the systems I've become familiar with don't have them.

"Superstition," as I spoke of it, was the one involving Elvira.  I haven't heard of this other show with the same name.  It plays around Halloween often, but I ran it for several months during the summer a number of years ago.

If you saw "Superstition" with Elvira, than you saw it in an iWERKS theater.  Theme Park's usually opt for the 96 seat installation with two seats per motion base, but some are a little larger.  That seating arrangement is slightly better than the smaller models, because each pair of seats are synchronized to the motion on screen.

In smaller theaters such as the one I operated, the seats were arranged in rows of 12, with each row being a single motion base.  Seats toward the middle were synced up well, but end seats were a bit off.  Of course, I saw these movies so many times that I could notice fractional differences in synchronization, so maybe I'm overexaggerating.

~ Michael ~ 

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