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Spiderman at IOA

 
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feralchicken



Joined: 31 Jul 2007
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Location: England

PostPosted: Thu Nov 22, 2007 8:36 am    Post subject: Spiderman at IOA Reply with quote

Hello!

Does anyone know where I could find information about the ride system for Spiderman at Islands of Adventure? I'm trying to find a description of how the cars are maneouvered around the space and how simulation effects such as the long drop at the end are achieved. Any article, regardless of the level of technical knowledge required to understand it, would be great, especially as Google is being less than forthcoming for me on this one.
Thank you!

Sam
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aquawaldo321



Joined: 10 Jan 2008
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 2008 7:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

if you go to the park and go on the ride, when you exit ask to speak with the ride manager and explain why you are wanting to learn about the ride. if it is for professional reasons such as research for a company they will take you into the room with the cameras that watch the ride and explain how it works. however this worked for me, it may not work for everyone...i guess it depends on who is working. but its worth a shot.

the ride is just like the cat in the hat ride, it runs on a track, and has a moving top much like a simulator.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2008 3:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ITEC Productions did the show control for this ride.. I was with the company when it was a project of ours. The technical terms for any ride system like this is that the ride vehicle sits on what's known as a "motion base".

Nate
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feralchicken



Joined: 31 Jul 2007
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2008 7:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow, I would never have thought to ask to see behind the scenes. Unfortunately, I can't get to IoA any time soon, but I will bear it in mind!

Thanks Nate. It must have been fun pulling together all the elements of this ride.

Sam
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