So let's try to figure it out. Feel free to crowdsource this in the comments if you think you can explain it better.
4D Theater: Your seat moves, but everything else in the theater, including the screen, remains stationary. (Example: Shrek 4D)
Flying Theater: The seats move, not individually, but together as one unit, mounted on a gimbal or some other "motion simulator" mechanism. However, the screen (or stage) remains stationary and does not move along with the theater floor. (Soarin')
Simulator: The theater floor moves as in a Flying Theater, however, the screen is mounted onto the moving floor so that the entire theater moves together as one. (Star Tours)
Motion Base Ride: Each ride vehicle is mounted on a moving base, like a simulator or flying theater. However the ride vehicle moves through some space instead of remaining in a fixed place. (Transformers)
How's that? Once we've nailed this down, I will go back into our attraction listings and reclassify the relevant attractions with our preferred terms.Tweet
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