Homemade dark ride

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So, we thought that to mark the five year anniversary, we would share a more detailed story of how the ride came to be. The challenge was to create a new type of dark ride. One that was capable of delivering 60 passengers into the heart of an immersive tunnel and bring a story to life around them, that was truly immersive and to the same exceptional standard for every rider. The first decision taken was to move away from the industry-standard route of hydraulic control, in favour of the all-new electric control.

If we could pull it off, it would allow a far quieter delivery into the heart of the ride and allow us to extend service periods and minimise breakdowns — always an issue with hydraulics. But perhaps the biggest issue was the timescale.

Homemade dark ride

De a brand new ride system, fabricate it, test it, deliver it, get it approved by the testing bodies and install it. All in around six months.

Homemade dark ride

We do like a challenge here at Garmendale, so working with our partners for the project, Holovis who were providing the projection for the ride, we began in earnest. The first stage was to work up concept drawings. As the ideas took shape, these were developed into more detailed plans. You can see some of the early ideas and working parameters here. It soon became apparent that the ride would work much better with two cars carrying 30 people than trying to create an enormous megastructure for Whilst we know we could have built it, the engineering required would have been cost-prohibitive and the level of immersion into the story we were looking for, would have been nigh on impossible to achieve.

With the de agreed, the engineering team started the fabrication.

Homemade dark ride

This meant seats and some of the external bodywork could be created and then painted up off-site, to be fitted later in the process. The theming is normally the first thing that people notice with any ride. This project was no exception either. By the time the theming was completed, all eyes were drawn to the tired, patinated des of the vehicles. He takes you on a cave expedition in the rain forests of Khyonesia in Southeast Asia.

You, the adventurer, ends up in the small kingdom, following in the footsteps of his grandfather, a famous archaeologist, who mysteriously vanished two years ago, whilst searching for mythical crystals, rumoured to exist in the area. In reality, you stay Homemade dark ride the same ground level, but actually have the feeling that you are sinking into the ground. This is immersive technology at its best. Here and there you come across the infamous crystals with special green and purplish light that Jasper is looking for and you even come face to face with a fire spectacle. Just before you board the expedition vehicle, all visitors are given safety goggles — which are really 3D glasses — and then the real ride begins.

The next stage of the ride is perhaps best described by Roland Kleve, director of Bobbejaanland. Behind the door is a beautiful baby.

Homemade dark ride

It is guarded by stone warriors and monsters who are not happy that people are looking for those treasures. When it was completed it passed with flying colours it was a case of strip it back down, pack it up and get it shipped to the Netherlands for installation.

Homemade dark ride

Shipping a ride poses a new challenge every time and packing them up has become a fine art the team have now perfected. In this one, you can see how many individual boxes and containers were involved and how carefully everything was dissembled, packed and shipped, to make the build process easier when we arrived on-site for the installation. Installation is a three-part process and obviously critical for the success of the ride.

This has to be exactly to plan and millimetre perfect or the install will inherit problems that cause hold-ups and the potential for operational issues further down the line. You can see from these images that the prep work all looked pretty much perfect. The second stage is when the ride arrives. Without this ed-up planning and teamwork, we could easily be left with having the unenviable task of dismantling a ride outside, just so Homemade dark ride can get it through the doors.

Whilst the ride itself is being built, we were also building up the projection screens for the story to play itself out. If the illusion of immersion within the story is going to work properly on a dark ridethis has to be perfect.

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