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Are 5D rides like 'Vengeance' at the London Dungeons the way forward?

The London Dungeons here in London has recently premiered it's new 5D ride. Is this the way forward or is 5D just too much for a single ride experience ?

From Rob P
Posted May 24, 2011 at 10:07 AM
We've had 3D and 4D but now we have the London Dungeon's 5D ride: "Vengeance".

It comprises three elements:

3D: A high definition 3D film
4D: Fully immersive special effects – including high speed rotating movements and unexpected ‘scare’ effects built into every seat
5D: A final, fifth dimension, rider interactivity, with a fast paced laser shoot-out.

Do you think that this is the future of dark rides or can one ride simply have too many elements ? Personally I think the concept is a great one and any number of themes would suit the 5D experience. Not least of all any new Marvel rides.

Your thoughts on this ?

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From Robert Niles
Posted May 24, 2011 at 10:11 AM
This sounds like the Alterface 5Di Interactive Theater that I rode at the IAAPA trade show last November.

From Albino Pygmy
Posted May 24, 2011 at 10:49 AM
There's an attraction in Branson called Castle of Chaos that sounds exactly what it was. The concept and effects were great, but the storyline and 3D film were rather weak IMO.

From Andrew Mooney
Posted May 24, 2011 at 11:20 AM
So thats what 5D is. My younger brother asked me if there will ever be 5D and I said no, 4D was enough. Oops I better apologise - I'm such a nice brother ;)

Seriously I think 5D (the extra dimension being interactivity) is quite cool. So I'm guessing it's basically Toy Story Mania with the scare factor stuff in it (ie water spray, air flow and movement)

From Rob P
Posted May 27, 2011 at 1:50 AM
I understand that there are just 3 rides of this type in the world today but I suspect that there'll be a lot more in the coming years.
The Muppets, with a new movie hitting our screens, could do with a facelift so there's one opportunity for Disney to get on board.

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