The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man Ride POV - Universal Studios: Islands of Adventure, Florida

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The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man is a motion-based 3D dark ride located at the Islands of Adventure and Universal Studios Japan theme parks. Built for Islands of Adventures opening in 1999, the attrion is a hybrid ride combining special roving motion vehicles with 3D projection, elaborate physical sets, and both prical and tile effects.\r
The ride takes park guests-turned-last-minute-reporters into the world of Marvel Comics Spider-Man, and after boarding a Daily Bugle vehicle known as the Scoop, the rider learns that the evil Sinister Syndicate has captured the Statue of Liberty with an anti-gravity gun. This evil group is made up of many famous Spider-Man villains, including Doctor Octopus, Scream, Electro, Hydro-Man, and the Hobgoblin.\r
The attrion took three years to produce, with many new technologies and techniques being developed. The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man has been well received, winning several awards including the Golden Ticket Award for Best Dark Ride for twelve consecutive years.\r
Guests enter the Daily Bugle from Marvel Super Hero Island at Islands of Adventure or New York at Universal Studios Japan. Guests are shown a video in which the companys good reputation is touted and a new newsgathering vehicle, the Scoop, is introduced. After walking though the empty office, guests are shown a live video feed of news coverage. Five supervillains led by Doctor Octopus have lain siege to the city by an experimental anti-gravity cannon created by Doctor Octopus himself. The syndicate steals the Statue of Liberty and threatens to destroy it if the city does not surrender to them. As guests walk through the empty offices of the Bugle, it becomes apparent that all the reporters have fled, leaving The Bugles Editor-in-Chief J. Jonah Jameson with no choice but to send the tourists to cover the story using the Bugles new Scoop vehicle.\r
After donning night vision goggles (3D glasses) the cub reporters get in the Scoop and leave the loading docks to a Manhattan back alley where they encounter Spider-Man He warns that he is in for the most dangerous night of his life and for the guests to be careful. In this scene, aof synchronised effects are used to simulate Spider-Man jumping on the Scoop. Nearly missing a trash truck, the guests enter a warehouse where the Sinister Syndicate are holding the Statue of Liberty hostage. Once spotted, Electro, Scream, and Doctor Octopus attack and hurl the Scoop into the sewer, where Spider-Man is waiting. After he fends off Hydro-Man and Doctor Octopus there, the guests escape narrowly to the river where Hobgoblin attacks with exploding pumpkins and sends guests into the streets.\r
In the rides climax, Doctor Octopus lifts the Scoop up to a height of 400 feet (120 m) using the anti-gravity cannon. A number of synchronised effects help achieve this without the vehicle leaving the ground.These include a movable building set, lighting cues, simulator movements, projections and wind effects.Spider-Man attempts to pull the Scoop down, but is attacked by all the supervillains.Spider-Man thwarts them, but not before Doctor Octopus disengages the anti-gravity device, sending the Scoop on a simulated freefall until it is rescued by Spider-Mans webbing right above the ground. Spider-Man manages to capture all of the supervillians by tying them with webs. As the vehicle pulls into the unload station, Spider-Man thanks the guests for their help and sends them back to the Daily Bugle, where he has rigged the anti-gravity cannon to lift Jameson up to the ceiling in his office.Guests unload while a modern rendition of the classic Spider-Man theme song plays.\r
On March 27, 1999, Islands of Adventure opened for technical rehearsals, with The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man being one of its debut attrions.On May 28, 1999, the attrion officially opened to the public. Due to the success of the attrion, Universal Studios Japan opened a clone of the ride on January 23, 2004.\r
On May 19, new, Islands of Adventure announced a major refurbishment of the attrion, with plans to re-master the entire ride film in high definition as well as to update the rides mechanics and to replace the film projectors with Infitec digital projectors.The refurbished version of the attrion debuted on March 8, new.The ride was refurbished in time for the release of new film, The Amazing Spider-Man. In new, the attrion at Universal Studios Japan underwent a similar refurbishment with 4KHD projections being deployed. The refurbished attrion opened on July 5, new