Inspired by the Universal JP river rides, I thought about doing something similar to this to illustrate the Jurassic period. It could be called 'Jurassic Rapids' or 'Cretaceous Rapids' if I chose that era for the ride instead. I haven't decided on the raft type yet, and wondered if the larger 'log' boats might be a lot more expensive to manufacture. The smaller round ones at least probably need less space, which may help in creating a longer ride network.
Does anybody know if these raft types are unique to the JP river rides and are copyright designs? I'm thinking it'd be a cheaper option to go to the manufacturers and just ask them to knock out a few more for me from the existing designs and molds, rather than giving them a new design to create from scratch.
I love the following video that shows the making of the ride in Singapore and the compact river path without the water. I wondered from seeing other videos before this one how it'd look without water, and now I know! I was curious about the water depth and what the bottom and walls were made of? I also found it difficult to figure out how much land these rides occupy, but it looks like just a few acres would accommodate one like this. I think the rides using the 'log' style rafts would need more space though. Having said that, I noticed the river width is no greater than the others, and the video run time of the different rides are similar.
I dont have pics..... but perhaps if you look online at some of them they all had a tubeular design and it went along the water by itsself no motor the only thing they had were guide rails for it (under water).
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Here's a good view of the JP ride raft from the top rear. I could do something similar without those same details on the back and a different logo and colour scheme. Maybe a raft like this would be better than the circular spinning ones as it can hold more than twice the number of people.
Anyone heard of this game in the Youtube vid clip below? I thought maybe something like this could be used as a tool in helping design the real-life ride by giving the paper plans an animated experience. I also decided on doing a diorama model to illustrate the ride and would probably do that after the animated version.
After having now seen a number of the JP rides on Youtube, I'm gaining more and more ideas of what to feature on my own ride, but tend to forget some which is frustrating. Because of that, I'm just going to make a note of them right here on the thread as the ideas come to me. Feel free to climb on board.
1) The boat approaches a 'very realistic' T-rex feeding on a carcass by the waters edge. The visitors are unsure if it's supposed to get that close or if it's somehow escaped from its paddock and feel uneasy. The curious Rex notices them as they approach and literally takes a step forward in an attempt to sniff them out. The visitors pass just a few feet below its snout and get a whiff of rotting meat and bad breath.
2) There's an electrified fence on one side of the river and a lazing dinosaur (Hadrosaur?) up close to the fence looks around to eyeball them and snorts in the air followed by a yawn.
3) The boat passes under a huge fallen prehistoric log suspended high across the river.
4) A wide pool area and steep bank appears on one side of the river where a group of dinosaurs are drinking from the waters edge. Maybe Ankylosaurs or Hadrosaurs (Cories, Edmontosaurs) could be used for this.
Post by thezombienerd123 on May 9, 2014 3:59:59 GMT
Ok how about this you can type here how you want you're raft ride to look and i can make a model for you on roller coaster tycoon 3 the game you showed on the top i just don't know how to show it on here =l
I believe that the Cretaceous safari would be a better option than the rapids and one of the biggest sauropods in that time was the Argentinosaurus and doing some research, I found a Jurassic carnivore called the Torvosaurus which was bigger than an allosaurus from what I can tell which could go in the Tyrannosaurus Rex's place in a Jurassic rapids.