Tracking the modern theme-park era to one specific moment isn’t easy. The parks are ever-evolving locales that must bend to commercial and cultural needs. The 2014 introduction of interactive wands at Universal’s first Wizarding World of Harry Potter was significant. And Disney’s new Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance, which opens Friday at Disneyland and debuted last month at Walt Disney World, is being heralded as the company’s most technically advanced attraction. Yet a pivotal and public shift in theme park thinking occurred long before the current wave of interactive worlds with the 1995 opening of Disneyland’s Indiana Jones Adventure, a moderate thrill ride that takes guests over a rickety bridge and through a temple full of special effects. It’s a ride that would begin to reshape so-called “immersive” entertainment. For one, its heavily detailed and byzantine queue has a game for guests to decode, signaling an early understanding that no part of the experience should go without play or extensive theming. More important, the actual ride aims to respond to guests. Character projections and an animatronic Indy address tourists, and a ride vehicle appears to be in conversation with them, as its sudden sputters and accelerations aim to reflect… Read full this story
- Orlando's best dining thrills are outside the parks
- How Jurassic Park led to the modernization of dinosaur paleontology
- Duke Energy can't raise its rates in Charlotte, the state ruled. That rarely happens.
- We Have Reached Peak Screen. Now Revolution Is in the Air.
- South Africa: A New Revolution in TB Treatment as the Injection Falls
- Kendrick Lamar, Odunde Festival, and other great happenings, June 8-15
- The 2017 Chevrolet Bolt May Be The Start Of The Everyday Electric Revolution
- Workers wanted for the fourth industrial revolution: refrain human and time wasters
- Here's what's happening in York, Chester and Lancaster counties
- Bonnaroo 2018: The 10 coolest, weirdest things happening in the campgrounds
Rise of the Resistance and the immersive revolution happening in our theme parks have 309 words, post on www.latimes.com at January 17, 2020. This is cached page on VietMaz. If you want remove this page, please contact us.