Tag: Dark Ride
The second of my completely new edits and the second in the Spaceship Earth series.
After seeing what changes were made in 1994, take a full multi camera ride of the whole attraction using new and re rendered footage, all of far better quality than my original edit. Virtually every separate video clip has been tweaked and cleaned as much as I can. This is matched by a new high quality audio mix that has far more source audio than previously available.
After unloading, walk into Global Neighborhood for a tour and then take the same tour five years later in the “New” Global Neighborhood.
Finally see the changes made around the attraction for the Millennium.
The first of my totally re edited Futureworld edits. Over ten years ago I first created my “Ultimate Tributes” and now they’re showing their age. Each one has been re built from scratch with far better quality, more footage and more angles, more art and construction material, far better higher resolution graphics and much higher quality, brand new audio mixes – with more clean live and source audio than before. Each video clip has been enhanced, cleaned as much as I can, and any screen flicker removed as much as possible.
Start back at the origins of EPCOT Center as the park we know began to emerge and the centrepiece attraction and theme developed. See how the building developed, the storyline progressed, and how the ride fits inside. Following a full construction section and dedication highlights take a trip through the 1982 version via art, models, vintage film clips and recreations and with a new audio mix. After riding take a full tour of Futurecom in Communicore West.
Next fast forward to 1986 to see the changes that were made, then walk into the building for a full multi camera ride of the Cronkite version with new footage and a new clean audio mix. See a brand new recreation of 180top, capturing the style and feeling of the complex show scene and take a descent to a brand new Tomorrows Child mix. On exiting the ride see the complete overhead Earthstation Futureworld film projection and take a look at the Worldkey Information System.
These new tributes have been a real labour of love and in production for over a year. Whilst there’s only so much that can be done with recordings of the era I hope you’ll agree they are far better than the previous versions and are some of the best available to the fan community.
Take a look at the changes made from Maelstrom and see the layout of both the ride and the new meet and greet. Then take a full tour of the expanded pavilion, both interior standby and Fastpass lines, and then take a full ride. Shot in full HD from multiple angles with a better than live audio mix.
In the second part of this release, see the history and designs of the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train. Experience the first summers hectic rope drop walk down Main Street in an attempt to control the crowds before taking a full queue tour and full multi angle ride.
Next see the changes made around the existing land, including Poohs facade and queue, the removal of the Skyway station for the bypass and bathrooms – with a tour of the station when it was operating- and the Peter Pans Flight new interior standby queue.
This is followed by a look at the changes made to Voyage of the Little Mermaid since it opened.
Finally, take in the whole project at night.
Another colossal project charting the history of the New Fantasyland project. Starting with 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea closing follow proposals that never happened for the lagoon, and its removal. See what happened in the interim, and then the original NFL plans, both before and after the changes. With before and after pictures see the land grow from the ground from start to finish.
Then take a wall through the construction wall for highlights from the soft opening of Enchanted Tales with Belle. See the layout of this attraction, and also Ariel’s Undersea Adventures : Voyage of the Little Mermaid, before taking your place outside the planters for the first soft opening of the land to guests. Follow the crowds to Mermaid and take a full HD tour of the queue with the first guests to be admitted. Then take a full multi camera HD, mostly source audio ride on the attraction as it appeared on opening day.
After exiting, peek inside Ariel’s Meet and Greet, Bonjour Gifts and Gaston’s Tavern on opening day too and then take a tour of Be Our Guest restaurant too.
A colossal project that has ended up better than I could have hoped. Starting with the origins of the pavilion in the mid 1980s see how it developed through concept art and plans in a full concept and construction section. See the layout of the pavilion and how multiple ride vehicles run at the same time, how the pavilion was built, and how the interior sets and props fit in.
Following the grand opening take a look at changes made over the years, including the original preshow shot in full in source like quality and the original and 2014 finale films also in source like quality.
Then take a full tour of the TCM sponsored pavilion, shot in full HD for the highest quality. Look around the exterior, the window displays and the courtyard. Walk the queue taking in all the decor and display details. See highlights of the new preshow – shot on tripod – as Robert Osborne introduces each movie genre, then take your seat for a full 36 minute ride, shot from multiple simultaneous HD angles for every detail, every show scene in full and for complete coverage and with excellent low light footage too. Both hold-up show scenes are also covered in full from multiple simultaneous angles, and finally the new finale movie is shown in full from start to finish in source like quality.
Add to this possibly the most complex multi track stereo audio mix I’ve attempted to date. Audio is almost exclusively source or induction for the best possible quality of every audio detail, effect, score and narration.
A mammoth 83 minutes long. Enjoy!
Some seasonal cheer – what happens when two holidays collide.
Also what happens with over 15 hours of footage, from riding 78 times.
Shot and released in full HD, the 2015 version of this extremely popular Disneyland overlay. Take a full tour of the exterior, the details, the decor and the queue. Then walk inside for stunning low light full HD video of the complete attraction, shot multiple times from multiple angles for complete coverage of every section. Finally see the nightly lighting ceremony. With a stereo source / clean live audio mix.
Look at the history and design of the attraction and how it differs and tried to improve on previous versions, followed by a layout and concept art tour of the whole building.
Next walk the whole interior queue and ride the full attraction, with multi angle HD video for all the details and a source / clean live audio mix. Finally take a look inside the Blue Lagoon restaurant and ride through the attraction on the parks railroad.
Start by seeing how the manor is attached to the story of Frontierland. Then look at its layout, artwork and comparison to other Haunted Mansions. After a tour of the attraction via concept art and models see every detail both inside and out and of the full ride itself in multi camera enhanced HD video. I’m especially proud of the full source multi track audio mix I’ve created. Enjoy!
Following the closure of the Orlando version, see the design and layout of the dark ride. Then take an enhanced multi angle ride of the original 1971 version. This is followed by a look at the changes made in 1994, and then a full look at the exterior and queue/load area, followed by a full multi angle HD ride shot with a Canon 5D for brighter-than-the-naked-eye-could-see footage!