Deadline is Saturday Night at 11:59 am according to the website postings.
i'll post it even if i'm out. also, does anyone no how to post/put links in for pictures without imageshack?
Here is an updated look as to how the competition will go with the challenge, number of contestants, and the starting date of the challenge:
Challenge 4: Water Show, 6 contestants, July 6
Challenge 5: Aquatic Coaster, 4 contestants, July 14
Challenge 6: Themed Land, 3 contestants, July 20
Challenge 7: Water Park, 2 contestants, July 27
Thankfully, our finale has moved up due to losing the 8th challenge. It will make it a lot easier on me! And then TP Apprentice will resume in November!
Coming soon to USF...
Zero to Hero
Placed in Epcot a new land based upon Greece. This indoor flume ride will test your strengths as a hero. You enter the cue in the Temple of Zeus. The statue of Zeus comes alive to explain your journey. You must travel to the Underworld and help Hercules defeat Hades. Hercules needs everyones help by becoming heroes and helping him to defeat Hades. Hades has re-released his monsters upon the city. You must get to Hercusles before they destroy Greece. Zeus sends you into the next larger cue area where Philoctetes (Phil) is there to train everyone. Throughout the cue area are the various training contraptions, trophies, souvenirs, and awards to Phil's other Heroes. He gives instructions about being a good hero and on one side wall will be bow and arrow training (computer game system) that allows people waiting to practice. This will lead to the loading cue which is at the edge of a river.
You are in a papyrela, an ancient Greek boat (similar to the ride vehicles at Maelstrom.) This area is Greek city at night, the area is dark and dank foretelling the adventure you are about to begin. You begin to leave the loading area (you hear the opening dialogue of the movie provided by Charlton Heston…."Long ago, in a far off place of ancient Greece. A Place of gods and extraordinary heroes and the greatest and strongest of all these heroes was….. the mighty Hercules) and enter into the first scene (the lift hill). The Muses sing "The Gospel Truth" as you slowly crawl up the lift hill, lights flashing, muses appearing, and singing. This will bring you to a Greek city of Thebes being attacked by Hydra. Buildings are being toppled over into the path of the boat, but you escape before being crushed. You enter the next show scene where Pagesus and Megara tell us that you must get to Hercules and help him before Hydra destroys the rest of the city.
The next scene has Cyclops attacking the city and your boat. As he swings down to hit the ground, the boat lurches into a dark tunnel and rides a roller coaster (similar to the bee hives scene in Splash Mountain) of bunny hills in the dark. You enter into another show scene where Pain and Panic (who have been observing you throughout the ride, sends you plunging down to the river Styx where you come face to face with the Hell Hound (the three headed dog). Once you get passed the Hell Hound you see Hades and Hercules fighting, but Hercules is losing his strength because he is in the river Styx, souls are swirling around. You slowly rise the final lift hill, with all these souls and wind flowing around you. The Fates explain that you have not succeeded and Hades will beat Hercules, but you get to the top of the lift hills and Hercules appears in vibrant color telling you that you must hang on because together we can defeat Hades. You plunge down the final hill splashing Hades at the bottom, extinguishing his fire and Pain and Panic. As you leave this area you head into the final show scene where everyone cheers you on with Zero to Hero song.
You then depart the boat and head into the Hercules Store.
Premise: Willy Wonka has now opened a hybrid of his glass elevator that not only flies but seconds as a boat! He did this because he wants to show other parts of his factory that are only accessible by the Glass Elevator. So he wants you hope on the Glass Elevator and lets see what the Chocolate River brings you!
Building Outside: The building from the outside is an extension to the factory and the line for the ride is actually very near to the line for Willy Wonka’s Factory Tour. The building are attached and looks like one huge building. This will give guests an awe-inspiring view and could become the parks icon.
Building Inside: If you go backstage it will be very different. The ride will be both inside and outside so really what the guests will see is a façade.
Queue and Preshow: You enter the factory just like Wonka’s Factory Tour through the entrance of the factory. Then you will enter the preshow in which Willy Wonka’s introduces you to his factory and that he has newly modified his Glass Elevator. This newly modified version of the Glass Elevator fnot only flies but can also move through the water.
Vehicles: The vehicles will be feature four rows that can fit 2 guests. The vehicle will be mainly propelled by water except for a couple of parts during the ride. Under the water on either side of the vehicles will be wheels that when it gets to certain parts of the ride will propel the vehicles and at this point will look like it flying.
Ride: The Chocolate Room will be the start of the ride and actually share the same room as the Wonka’s Factory tour but on a separate system. The “water” river is actually the Chocolate River which is so famous of the Factory. This room will be the start and finish of the ride.
Next the Chocolate River brings the vehicles to the “Fizzy Lemonade Swimming Pools” where the ride will starts to fast and furious! Here the boats will get will go through whirl pools of “Fizzy Lemonades” and will throw the boat up and down on short hills. The Oompa Loompa (audio animatronics) are to blame because the pool are suppose to be tame but have been mixed up by the Oompa Loompas with big oars and spoons!
Then the river gets settled after the leaving the room and now it goes outside. Here you go through a big cistern where Wonka is collecting rain water where he changes it into what he’s making Rainbow Drops: "Suck them and you can spit in six different colors!". Lets just say that you were suppose to go through a quit place but becomes another spot where the Oompa Loompas and actually popping up all over the place and spitting different colors at you here 2 more drops actually help you get out of a very bad situation! Lets just say they got a huge bucket in which the boat was suppose to get hit by hundreds of gallons of water but a drop suddenly appears and you plunge down before getting hit!
The boat before getting hit decides instead of following the river decides to fly off and down to Rock-Candy Mine and drop on the second biggest drop of 10 stories! After dropping the Oompa Loompas are really surprised because they weren’t expecting you here!
Here you get back on to the river and to the new area where Wonka is making Wriggle-Sweets that Wriggle Delightfully in your Tummy after Swallowing. Here while going through small 10-20 feat drops, you go into caves and dungeons that some of the walls and ceiling look like are going to fall right on you! Here before the walls or ceiling tumble on you, you take off again but fly up!
You then go into the Chocolate Room where you can hear Willy Wonka actually apologizing what the Oompa Loompas have done but hope we enjoy the ride!
Coming soon to Animal Kingdom.......
Queue: The queue for Tarzan's River Rapids is outside. It is themed like the jungle in the Disney film "Tarzan". Many trees surround you as you wait in line to board your vehicle. In the background, you can hear animal sounds, such as lions, monkeys, and birds of all kinds. Then you walk by some objects that seem to be owned by Clayton, but they are scattered about (Gorillas!). Then you arrive at the loading area, where an AA Tarzan and an AA Jane are waiting for you, telling you to hurry into the vehicles.
Up next: Storyline and Ride
By the way, I will be gone for a week (going to Williamsburg, VA), so I may not be able to post my ideas for challenge 4. I will try to finish this challenge before I leave.
The ride would be located in Walt Disney World Epcot. It would be in the Paris section next to the International Gateway.
Riders would walk into Remy's world of being a rat. The riders would walk through a doorway which would take them to the old lady's house where Remy and his family of rats live. The riders would make their way through the house and into the rat colony home. After seeing all of that they would end up in the sewer Where their ride is.
Just like in the movie Remy's rat colony has been discovered by the old lady and is chased to the sewers. All of the riders get lost with Remy and end up in the water with him going towards Gusteau's restaurant in Paris.
The raft would look like a doughnut box and would seat 12 passengers. As soon as the riders are in Remy whos in front of you takes off with you on his tail. The ride would have many turns and some little drops. Remy goes left but you keep going straight. Remy tells you to paddle back and your raft turns around but falls down a waterfall (the fall would be like a log flume) which is actually 45 feet drop at a angle. After you land Remy calls out to see if your okay. You then make your way through a series of turns and end up where Remy is. Hes paddling towards a tunnel and tells you to come on. Inside the tunnel is dark but you can smell food and see a light after a couple seconds. After you come out of the tunnel you can see Paris and the Gusteau's restaurant. As you see the restaurant you see Gusteau as a shining image talking to you and Remy telling you that you did a good job making it to Paris and out of the sewer. After the image goes away Remy says thanks for your help and turns the other way while you go straight. You then get to the exit which brings you out on the other side of the entrance.
Storyline: Basically, Tarzan and Jane, now living on the island from the movie, have started a tour of the island. It takes you around the island, where you see all kinds of animals. But near the end, you encounter something unexpected.....
Welcome to the CRRCA(Colorado river rafting company adventures) base. Our 30,500 square foot base holds all of our supplies and welcome center. Asuming you'll be coming here's what's going to happen:
Queue: The first park of the line winds through our base. We have a traveling North American Artist exhibit due to an overwhelming number of people wanting to ride the Colorado River. We typically have 3 different local artists showcase their art. We also let you tour our supplies area. Here you can see boats getting repainted or be updated and you can also view other supplies.
Briefing Room(preshow): You enter one of 5 rooms that hold about 25 people. There, A guide briefs you on your adventure,"Welcome to the CRRCA base. My name is Jack(or Amy if it's a girl) and i'm going to tell you guys about the amazing trip your going to take.(pulls down a hanging map). You're going to start right here in Colorado, well almost where we're standing. You will then go down the river passing some small rapids and beautiful stretches of river. Next you're going into Utah for more wildlife and some more intense rapids. We will then end upon entering the grand canyon in Arizona. Due to some recent rockfalls, you not be able to continue to the rapids on the Grand Canyon. Our latest boats will allow you to go down the part of the river you will be traveling without a guide, paddle, PFD, or helmets. Now you can take off down a trail just outside to the river where you will board a boat and take off. Enjoy your trip!"
Queue/loading: you then walk outside and follow a trail to the loading docks. There you will board a boat with 11 others and take off down the Colorado River.
pt. 2 coming soon...
...-COLORADO: this part of your ride starts out nice and calm as you travel through the Rocky Mountains. They are not full sized but the use forced perception to make them look enormous. Along the way you are likely to see elk, deer, moose, and even grizzly bears. You will also encounter class II rapids. YOu end by going into a small lake that goes into Utah.
...-Utah: this part of the river has great view of the CO plateau. ANimals you may encounter include bobcats, coyotes, beavers, and many more. More forced perspective is used on the gorgeous mountains. You will encounter class II rapids and class III.
...-Arizona: THis part of the river ends shortly due to falling rocks farther down. Animals you might see include bald eagles, california condors, beavers, and small rodents. The few rapids you will encounter will be class II. Farther down the river there are typically class IIIs but the recent rock falls might have increased them. You can admire the Grand Canyon in this section as well.
End: you will then end at unloading dock before the intense rapids.
Post Show Stuff: you can walk around some animal trails. before returning to the rest of North American.
Q&A: most read question:
Q-What happens if rocks fall on the ending dock before we get there? ;)
A-well then... you would go down to the dangerous area of the river. SOme of the rapids down there include 2 class III followed by a 10' water fall followed by 2 more class III, all of which are likely to have been intensified by the new rocks. Let's just hope that doesn't happen.
pt. 3 coming soon
So, on the real ride guess what happens?
the rocks fall on the the dock of course and you go down the dangerous part. Then you pass perfectly safe and stop at a dock that hasn't been destroyed.
Animals: all the animals would be real except the grizzlys and beavers and small rodents which would be AA. The birds would be trained to fly across the canyon.
Boats: in order for the boats to not skim on the ground in the Colorado section the have a chain on a track that acts like a bungee cord but just prevents you from hitting the sides.
Destroyed Dock scene: this scene has a bridge nearby over the canyon(yes there are some) with an ambulance next the the destroyed dock.
Signs: Signs throughout the river tell the names of rapids just before they come
CRRCA base: there is a snack bar and shop in this place before you can get in line.
Location: this would be in the new North American Section Animal Kingdom replacing Camp Micky and Minnie. The actual ride would take up the empty area shown on google maps up until the lake between Colorado and Utah which would be the lake shown. THe bridge over the ride would be W Savannah Cir. There would be a second one in the CO section too. THe upper part of the lake would be terminated. The ride would be about 2,400 feet long making it a massive ride.
Mountains/Canyon: the mountains and canyon would be ranging in 60 to 90 feet high using forced perspective to make them look 100s of feet high.
If i remember anything else i will edit it on.
Feed back from people would be great. Problems and suggestions would also be greatly appreciated.
Ride: Once you board the vehicles, which are the circular kind, you begin floating down the river. A Cast Member, who plays as Tarzan, walks along the river beside your vehicle, explaining what everything is. Fist, your vehicle floats by an AA Terk and an AA Tantor, who are playing around near a small lake. You continue down the river as Tarzan introduces you. Using the feature from E.T. at USF, Terk and Tantor call out each guests name. Then you come to an AA Kala, who is taking a nap. Tarzan decides to be silly and pour water all over Kala. He attempts to, but she awakes just as he is about to. She begins to scold Tarzan. The vehicle continues down the river. Then the trees become darker and gloomy, where you meet the unexpected suprise....
Up next: Ride, part 2
David, very nice work and very original.
I'll be expecting the 5 other contestants to post in the next two days and i'll be looking forward to it. Anthony, James, Hannah, Adam, and Joshua have yet to post. I may not be able to post the submit the poll until Monday morning however due the holiday!
My other idea for the Italy Pavilion at EPCOT was another water ride, a flume ride! This attraction will take guests right in the middle of Dante’s Inferno, the scariest of the Divine Comedies. While it would not follow the exact text (since that would be too graphic), I will edit it for EPCOT. However, make no mistake; this is going to be a scary boat ride! The ride will look like one of the Seven Hills of Rome, but will represent Purgatory Mountain. The two main characters will still be Dante and Virgil. Guests will board the ferryman on their journey down the Acheron. As they move into the show building, there will be a sign that reads:
ABANDON YE ALL WHO ENTER HERE
In the first scene we see Dante and Virgil meeting Minos, the judge of the Inferno who wraps his tail around each sinner to cast him to a different circle of the Inferno. We take a short drop to the first level which is full of people getting blown around the room. Guests will be able to also feel the wind as inhabitants try to hold on to what they can.
The next scene is Dante and Virgil helping some in this level pushes their money up a hill, but we quickly get into the next level which shows individuals jumping in and out of the water making gurgling sounds very similar to the pop up ghosts in the Haunted Mansion, but in water. We take another small drop...
Oh and very sorry for the original post in this thread, it should read 11:59 pm according to pacific time. I finally noticed the error. Thanks.
Location: Universal Studios Florida
Description: The facade of the ride building will be a full-size replica of the R.M.S. Titanic, seen from the port side.
The entire attraction will be contained inside this structure. The layout of the interior is not intended to be an exact replica of the real ship, but wherever possible actual interiors will be recreated as accurately as possible.
Attraction: The ship is entered via a gangway over a water-filled pool, to give the appearance of the ship actually being in dock.
There will be an extensive queue area inside the ship, to give "passengers" time to feel that they have actually boarded Titanic. The queue area will be designed to look like the promenades that lined the decks of the ship
Each room will be decorated as closely as possible to the original, to immerse the visitors to how elegant Titanic was. The view away from the ship will look like the ship has sailed, and it is the night of April 14, 1912. The view will be of a still ocean, no moon, and a sky full of stars.
Groups of up to forty, enough to fill two "lifeboats," will be admited to the Aft First-Class Staircase, where a "pursor" will greet them.
"Ladies and Gentleman, welcome to the First Class section of Titanic. This is the first time that Captain Smith has allowed Second-Class passengers to visit these areas. We assume that you will show proper manners and deportment while in these areas, so that your actions will not force the Captain to cancel possible future visits. Please stay with your group, and do not touch anything."
Suddenly the room shudders slightly, and the Pursor looks a bit confused, but quickly recovers his composure and continues:
"This is the Aft First-Class Staircase. It connects all decks occupied by First-Class passengers, and though not as elegant as the Main First-Class Staircase, which you will see later on your tour, it is still obviously a first-class area."
Just then a crewman runs in, hands the Purser a note, and runs out. The Purser reads it, looks stunned, then tells the group, "Ladies and Gentleman, it appears that Titanic has struck an iceberg. I'm sure this is only a precaution, but the Captain has ordered all passengers to be loaded into lifeboats as soon as possible. Will the first group please exit through the doors to your right- the second group please wait here until we are ready for your lifeboat to be filled- it is quite cold outside."
The first group exits the room and proceeds to the life boat deck. The second group is held until the first group has been launched, then they will follow the first group to the life boats.
The passengers are loaded into a lifeboat, designed to look like the original boats. They would have five rows of four seats, each with an over-the-shoulder restraint that looks like a life jacket. The boats would contain speakers, so that the escaping passsengers can hear what the unseen "crew members" on their boat is saying. No actual crew members are on the lifeboat through the adventure to come.
The crew members who help the passengers into the lifeboats, after the usual safety spiel, tell them to prepare to be launched away from Titanic. They start to lower the boat, but only the front of the boat lowers- the back stays, causing the boat to lean forward and the crew members to act concerned and say things like,"The stern ropes are stuck! We have to get the boat free- cut the rope!"
the lights from the portholes burning brightly
and an occasional distress flare being fired from the ship.
The lifeboat starts to move away from the ship, then as it reaches the bow, which is now quite low in the water, it begins to reapproach the ship.
Officer: "Crewman, I told you to steer away from the ship. Why are you returning?"
Crewman: "Sir, I'm trying, but something is pulling us in!"
The lifeboat by now has moved passed the completely submerged bow of the ship, and begins to turn to face the bow. They see the magnificent bridge of the ship, with Captain Smith standing helplessly at the helm,
then they see what is happening.
Officer: "The forward cargo hold cover is gone! The seawater is pouring into the hold- we're going to get pulled inside the ship! Crewmen- get us away from here!"
Crewman: "Sir, I can't! The current is too strong!"
The lifeboat is pulled toward the open cargo hold, and plunges into it, dropping into the dark and half-flooded hold.
Perhaps they can even see the steamed-up windows and a handprint on the glass.
Along the starboard(in this case, the left) side of the hold can be seen water pouring in from several long, thin gaps where the hull plates were hit by the iceberg.
Officer: "Crewman, do you see a way out of here?"
Crewman: "Sir, up ahead, I think I see an opening."
Officer: "Steer us for it. We've got to get these passsengers off the ship."
The lifeboat exits the hold and proceeds down a flooded service hallway.
Doors at the far end open and the lifeboat is in a much more elegant hallway, still flooded. It leaves the hallway and enters the lower level of the Main First Class Staircase. It turns right to proceed across the room, with the magnificent staircase to the boat's right, when a churning wave of water begins to pour down the staircase towards the lifeboat.
Officer: "Crewman! We're going deeper into the ship! Can you turn us around?"
Crewman: "No,sir! The current is too strong!"
Officer: "Passengers- hold on!"
This hallway is actually a lift hill, but the passengers will be distracted from this fact when the lights begin to flicker, go out and flash on and off, while water will come rushing along the side of the boat and spraying over the boat from the edges of cabin doors along the hallway.
The boat reaches the end of the hallway (top of the lift), enters a dark, level area, doors close behind them, and they are slowly floating in a very dark, quiet area.
Crewman: "Sir, where are we?"
Suddenly the lifeboat begins to lean forward.
Officer: "We're in a stairwell! Hold on!!"
The lifeboat races down a dark drop and lands in a large, dark, waterfilled chamber filled with machinery.
Officer: "We're in the engine room!"
The massive engines that drove the Titanic line both sides of this room.
While the boat is loading into the lift, the following conversation is heard:
Officer: "Crewman, where are the controls?"
Crewman: "Over on the wall, about ten feet away, Sir. We can't reach them from the lifeboat!"
Officer: "Crewman, I'm putting you in charge of getting these passengers away from the ship. I'll run the controls."
Crewman: "Sir, you'll never get out of the ship in time. Let me stay behind and run them."
Officer: "Crewman, that's an order. You're now captain of this lifeboat."
Crewman: "Sir, it has been a privilege to serve with you. I'll get them off Titanic safely."
Officer (sounding further away): "Hold on. I'm starting the crane"
The lifeboat begins to rise out of the engine room and enters a dark shaft, rising up and up until it stops in a small, dark room. All is quiet for a moment.
The lifeboat moves away from the funnel and the sinking Titanic.
The officer's voice is heard:
Officer: "When Titanic was launched, it was the largest moving object in the world. It was called The Ship of Dreams. It was called Unsinkable. 2228 passengers and crew sailed on board her maiden voyage. Only 705 survived."
The lifeboat enters the "boat deck" to disembark the passengers. Signs identify this as the Carpathia,
the ship that rescued the survivors of the Titanic.
A few notes from the designer: The lifeboats would always be contained in a flume-type trough, but every attempt would be made to mask the trough if possible. Doors would seperate each scene from the next, so that each lifeboat feels like it is the only one experiencing this adventure. No lifeboat will be able to see the one ahead of it. Appropriate animated figures would be used throughout the attraction, but no "dead bodies" will be shown. The arrangement of the various rooms in the attraction will not be historically accurate, but every attempt will be made to make the adventure feel as authentic as possible.
That alcohol thing is weird. Maybe it's the links (for the photos) that are causing trouble. Maybe it's too big. I'll just have to see. What in the world would cause somebody to think this is an alcohol site. I didn't think our ideas were that outlandish.
About the alcohol thing- we went to the parental controls and found the list of things that would be blocked. Alcohol was checked, so we unchecked it and tried again. It still was blocked, but then it said it was because it was a discussion site. We unblocked discussion sites, and he got into it fine.
My guess is that, since we discuss restaurants that serve alcohol we are considered an alcohol site. Lucky that Disney doesn't sell Playboy at their resorts- we'd be considered a porn site!
(this is a test-ignore it)
My ride is based on the Ancient Greek Epic Poem, The Odyssey by Homer.
Islands of Adventure's Lost Continent; replaces Poseidon's Fury
Ride Type: Water Coaster
The building's front resembles a rocky cove. Boats drop down the rock wall before splashing into the lagoon below. The lagoon resembles an ocean with simulated waves lapping against the craggy rocks. Boats make a U-turn and re-enter the show building through an opening in the cove.
The queue entrance is on the left side of the cove. Guests follow a path that enters the cove wall. As they emerge on the other side, they see high stone walls.
The boats have a Greek styling as would be expected. There are holes in the sides where oars would go allowing for water to pour in making guests extra wet. There are 5 rows of two people per row. A main sail extends from the boat, but descends into a container during the first part of the ride (when fog clouds your view). Restraints are small lap bars. This is so that guests feel as unrestricted as possible, they are supposed to feel like they are not even attached to the boat.
Boats head away from the dock, towards a simulated ocean and into a fog bank. This is allows for the sail to descend and boats to pass into another room. On the other side of the fog bank, an island can be seen somewhat masked by more fog.
Guests travel towards the island which is the home of the Cyclops. The boat sail a river through a portion of the islands past a cave. A scene is played out on a hidden HD screen. Odysseus fights the Cyclops Polyphemus. Just after the boats pass the cave, a sickening sound can be heard. Those who have read The Odyssey will know that this is when Polyphemus is stabbed in the eye.
Guests boats leave the island as enormous splashes erupt near the boat. Polyphemus is throwing boulders at your boat! He can't seem to hit you though. The splashes use the same technology as the cannons in Pirates of the Caribbean except on a bigger scale. Polyphemus bellows in anger, "My father Poseidon will make you pay for what you have done. Curse you Odysseus! Curse You!" A final splash occurs directly in front of your boat allowing you to enter the next room.
Guests soon find themselves in the middle of a violent storm. Thunder booms all around you as lightning surrounds your boat. Your boat rocks and spins through Poseidon's mighty storm. In reality, the boats are on an elevator. The elevator contains elaborate special effects as it lifts guests 130 feet up unknowingly. At the top, a huge lightning strike illuminates everything as the doors open and your boat plunges into the lagoon found in the front of the ride.
Guests re-enter the show building to find themselves in Circe's temple. AA Circe and Odysseus can be seen talking. They discuss how Odysseus can reach home in Ithaca. He must travel to the Land of the Dead and seek the help of the blind prophet Tiresias.
Boats go down about a 20 ft drop into complete darkness. Soon guests find themselves in the and of the dead. They are sailing along a river that appears to be on fire in some places. Spirits appear to float around your boat, they look to be talking, but only whispers can be heard. They are translucent and move out of your way as your boat moves forward.
Boats come upon a pit where Odysseus can be seen talking with Tiresias. Tiresias tells him that he must go past the Sirens, Scylla, and Charybdis before he may reach home safely.
The boat flies in and out of a cliff as grotesque, reptile-looking heads with disgusting and huge teeth appear out of nowhere trying to attack your boat. This is Scylla (silla). It seem you've escaped her as you enter a cave. The opening can be seen ahead. Just then your boat is pushed forward by one of Scylla's heads. At the ocean below, a colossal whirlpool with teeth can be seen. This is Charybdis (karibdis). As you plummet towards the gaping hole in the ocean, it seems that all hope is lost, just then, a banked turn lets you into fog before a splashdown. The boat portion resumes.
The boat emerges from the fog to find themselves in a Greek harbor. After passing by boats resembling your own, you ascend a hill which contains a beautiful home overlooking the harbor below. As a side note, simple AA can be found in the harbor performing various tasks.
The boat enters the home and proceeds to the main meeting place. An old man can be seen stringing the bow. Twelve axes placed in a row can be seen. Your boat passes between them halfway with 6 axes on either side of you. The man fires the arrow at your right. Air can be felt as the "arrow" whistles by your head and appears in the target at your right. Many AA watch intently as this scene unfolds.
Boats enter a hallway an pass by Odysseus and Penelope's (his wife) bedroom. Before your eyes, the old man becomes Odysseus once more. He and Penelope hug as you exit the building. As the sun sets, Odysseus, Penelope, and Telemachus (their son) say farewell. You head towards the harbor.
Athena appears above your boat suddenly and says almost angrily, "Stop! This is not your destiny!" as she casts your boat towards an orchard. Your boat nears a cliff. You drop nearly straight down towards the water below before leveling a out so that the guests are drenched if they weren't already.
=============And there you have Adam's ride. Sorry about the pictures, out of the three emails, I did not receive the pictures anytime. You may post them still if you wish. Keep in mind to try not post that much. We only have 24 posts left for our two remaining contestants. I want to make sure we have room for that, as well as Adam's pics and mine and David's usual commentary. ====================
|From Theme Park Insider|
The ride will focus on water chase scenes inspired by some of the classic Bond movies. A new storyline will be created that ties the theme in with the newer Bond films. Guests can expect fast speeds, large drops, and sharp twists.
The location isn’t all that important. Essentially, whoever can cough up the coin for the distributing rights from EON Productions can have the ride. To fit in with the other MGM attractions, let’s say it resides at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. They could use a water ride. I’m going to replace the Backlot Tour with this ride. Lights, Motors, Action! can also update their show to include an Aston Martin.
Guests will ride in jet boats designed by Q. Naturally, some funky gadgetry will be involved. The boats will be modeled after those from the film “The World is Not Enough”, though they will be much larger to accommodate 16 guests (4x4).
|From Theme Park Insider|
The queue line will, appropriately, be called the “Q Line”. Guests will wander through Q Branch, home to exploding phone booths, rapid-fire watches, and, of course, the deadly Aston Martin. The queue would be similar to Test Track’, but with a laboratory feel.
|From Theme Park Insider|
The queue will end in a video briefing from M, who informs the new recruits (guests) of the mission requirements and general background.
I think the basic plot from Quantum of Solace would be appropriate here, seeing that the challenge is water-themed. In the movie, Bond battled a wealthy businessman named Dominic Greene, a member of the Quantum organization posing as an environmentalist who intended to stage coup d’état in Bolivia to seize control of the nation's water supply. Bond foiled Greene’s plans in the film, but Quantum, the criminal organization to which Greene (and other Bond villains) belonged, has taken over where Greene left off. A new villain, identified as Red Niles (in keeping with the color-themed names of the Quantum villains), has asserted control of the operation. Niles is the owner of the largest natural gas tycoon in Bolivia and has also been a popular proponent of complete nationalization of gas and oil. In classic Bond fashion, Red Niles is wealthy, eccentric, yet charming, and has several expendable henchmen, including a high-ranking hitman known as Quantano. An ex-Bolivian-militant armed to the teeth with explosives, Quantano will terrorize guests throughout the attraction. Guests can identify Quantano because of his girth, oversized (and always lit) cigar, plethora of explosive devices and ammunition, and traditional military uniform. Red Niles is largely discussed in the pre- and post-ride, though never actually seen, making Quantano the main antagonist.
M has informed the new recruits that they are to rendezvous with Bond at a boathouse outside of Santa Cruz in the Rio Grande. It is highly irregular for new agents to be escorted by a 00-agent, but Bond happens to be in Bolivia for a mission involving a drug kingpin. Guest board their boats off of a fisherman’s dock. After a short, leisurely ride, the guests appear at the boathouse. Bond is seen waiting in a boat on the side.
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Bond: The new recruits, I presume? I hadn’t realized there were so many of you. No matter. This mission should be rather low-key. I’m considering it vacation time.
Suddenly, water bursts on the side of the boat.
Bond: I never can seem to get away from the office.
Bond’s boat speeds around the corner and out of sight with one boat tailing him. The guests’ boat speeds ahead, only to be cut off by a second boat. Quantano is standing in the boat, holding some variety of grenade launcher. A high-speed pursuit ensues. Grenades continue to cause water bursts on either side of the boat as the boat manoeuvres through high-speed turns. Two boats emerge from other water inlets.
Quantano, on megaphone: You’re trapped. You cannot escape. Slow the boat to a stop and put your hands in the air.
The whole scene plays out similarly to that of the boat chase in From Russia with Love, from 2:29 – 2:55 in the video below, but in a small waterway, allowing for tighter turns and in-your-face action.
One of the boats pulls up beside the guests on the right side of the boat and a thug fires a machine gun, creating bursts of air within the boat simulating colliding bullets. As the signature Bond brass hit picks up, Bond’s boat suddenly emerges from another water inlet to the right and seemingly collides with the boat, causing it to lose control and speed into a boathouse. A fiery blast consumes the boat, similar to the fatal one in Live and Let Die from 5:58 – 6:15 below.
Two enemy boats remain in pursuit. The animatronic Bond fires his weapon at a dock loaded with fuel. He addresses the guests.
Bond: You go on ahead. I’ve got a prior commitment.
Bond’s boat disappears as guests pull ahead, then pull a quick 180-degree turn to witness an animatronic Bond shooting from the shore at the fuel barrels, blowing one of the remaining boats to smithereens. The fate of the second boat containing Quantano is uncertain. The effect would be similar to that from 3:03 – 3:52 in From Russia with Love, shown below.
Guests pull out of the rural waters and into what appears to be a city waterway. Everything is tranquil and pleasing, like a Bolivian Venice. A gondola is seen ahead, casually drifting towards the guests. Evidently, it is a hearse gondola, as a coffin can be seen on top and condolence flowers are scattered about. Strangely, the coffin cover opens and a body sits up with a machine gun, firing at the unassuming guests. The guests’ boat speeds up as machine gun fire ricochets off their boat and off the sidewalls surrounding them. 0:30 – 1:04 below shows a similar scene, though the coffin body throws knives.
The guests pull a tight turn into a larger body of water, almost like an inner city dam. The gondola does not appear to be pursuing, though a much larger ship can be seen coming in perpendicularly. Quantano can be seen manning a machine gun. The guests’ boat comes to a halt. During this gentle deceleration, the guests’ boat mounts a slim, underwater track. Quantano opens fire, but the guests cannot get around the large vessel. Their only option is to go over the ship. The boat accelerates toward Quantano as bullets continue to spray the waters around and in front of them. Unbeknownst to the guests, the boat is actually traveling on tracks above the water as it reaches the larger boat. The continuous splashes of the water and bright lighting and smoke of the mounted machine gun hide the track that travels above the enemy boat. Guests “launch” over the enemy boat, similarly to the scene in The World is Not Enough shown from 6:05 – 6:25 below.
Guests land and power out of sight. Bond’s boat appears from the right.
Bond: Miss me?
Bond’s boat accelerates ahead of the guests. There is a low-lying bridge ahead that is closing at a rapid rate. Although Bond may make it underneath, the guests certainly will not. As Bond travels through, the guests’ boat approaches the bridge, dives underneath, then re-emerges off of a ramp, gaining airtime. The scene is similar to the one below from 7:03 – 7:36, though guests will not actually get wet (well, maybe a little). The effect is similar to the one seen on the Incredible Hulk, with fog machines giving the effect of being underwater.
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As the guests get their bearings, they notice yet another enemy motorboat accelerating towards them. As they veer right, they realized they’re cornered. Bond is nowhere to be seen. Guests accelerate toward the shore. The cops are now following the guests from the shore, accelerating at the same rate. A small loading ramp is used as a means for the guests to travel from the water to the road, losing the enemy boat and cutting off the police. Wheels underneath the boat allow for street cruising. 3:50 – 4:10 from Live and Let Die below demonstrate the basic idea, though the boat remains on the street and doesn’t return to the water.
The guests’ boat careens through the city. Bond pulls up in a motorcycle.
Bond: My apologies. Didn’t mean to hang you out to dry. Still, you seem to be getting the hang of it.
Quantano appears out of a nearby garage in a military jeep. Bond pulls away and guests follow. A street chase ensues. Guests narrowly dodge cars, pedestrians, and machine gun fire courtesy of Quantano. Several of his shots set off gags, such as a smashed window revealing a bather in a tub. As Quantano’s jeep corners the guests at a dock, they have only one choice: back to the water. This time, however, the guests actually submerge in the water… Well, not really, but the effects will make it feel like they have. The hood of the convertible car-boat closes. Simultaneously, the windows of the car convert to high-definition movie screens. Guests accelerate down the dock. Gunfire continues. The car is actually accelerating at this time, i.e., the physical feeling is not artificial. The car-boat launches off the end of the dock and into the water, submerging the guests. The launch and fall of the car-boat were also real, not artificial, though all of the images on the TV windows are simulated. As the guests pull a 180-degree turn, they can see Quantano’s jeep submerge into the water, as well, sinking to the bottom of the sea. At this point, the car is on a hydraulic ramp that simulates pitch, yaw, and roll, as guests experience the underwater scenery. 0:18 – 2:29 in the video below simulate the experience, including the re-emergence of the vehicle to the station platform.
Challenge 4: Water Show
Fantasmic!, Believe, and Illuminations are some of the most notable water shows ever created. Each one is unique in their presentation, theme, and location. Over at Islands of Adventure, there is a lagoon right in the center of everything. Therefore, I ask myself, why is there no water show. The show could be seen by places from each of the islands and there is enough room for Universal to utilize this and make a water show. Therefore, in this week’s challenge, your job is to create a water show in Islands of Adventure’s lagoon. It may be a fountain show, a live show, a nighttime show, a fireworks show, a lazer show, a water parade, a combo of any of these or anything else you may think of to put there in the vacant body of water. Please include the type of show you are going to put there, the name of the show, the length, the theme, and a description of what will happen. Of course we do not need location in this challenge, so that is not neccessary to include. Make sure to be creative and have fun as always :)!
as for the picture thing, its easy... post text first, and yes, if you go over the screen goes blank and won't post to the site, then add pics, if any, afterward. I have 2 windows open, TPI and, in my case, Photobucket. and I resize all pictures to the standard medium size they have on that site, then copy the correct link and paste to your thread. Not hard.
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I use Picasa. Same deal as Photobucket.
Dan: Excellent as usual. I liked how it was different from the boat ride.
Justin: Very clever idea. The ideas implemented in the ride such as the doughnut box rafts were great. One of my favorites
David: Very detailed ride. Alot of thought seemed like it was put into this ride.
Anthony: Specatacular. I thought it would work very well in Italy, better than your previous ride for Italy. You keep on creating amazing water thrill rides. One of my favorites.
James: My favorite of the week. The amount of work that went into this week's challenge from you was unbelievable. I could definately see this ride as a great e ticket for Universal. The idea of the guests being passangers inside a lifeboat was a great idea. Superb!
Adam: I liked the theme, but just so you know it wasn't supposed to be a water coaster. Very detailed and descriptive.
Joshua: Interesting idea for a ride. I really liked the concept. I would have never thought of using this for a water ride, but it works. Great job. One of my favorites.