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Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts

tielo

Veteran Member
Nov 9, 2013
2,313
The Netherlands
Almost died to day on gringotts!!




Someone Farted in the elevator :ded:we were hopeless. Couldn't do a thing!
Not sure why I googled it but this is lore:
Fresh Air Refreshes Totally (F.A.R.T.) was a fringe movement of wizards who preferred to wear robes at all times in public, even when in the vicinity of Muggles, because they believed that trousers "stemmed the magical flow at source" and that having a "healthy breeze" around one's "privates" was desirable.
 

Freak

Veteran Member
Jan 10, 2013
4,614
No man's land: SoCal

Now I know filming on the rides is a big no-no, but the video caught my curiosity as I have never seen the ride before with the lights on. I noticed an interesting mechanic that I didn't realize was a thing: on the simulator portions of the ride, the track moves forward and back and not the motion base the cars are on as they apparently only rotate. I did not realize this. I thought all of this time the cars did all of the "moving".
 

Tobias

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Feb 25, 2014
1,561
Yup, that's pretty much how they pull that effect off. I can imagine anything other than spinning (tilt, roll, pitch) would be a nightmare if put under any kind of usual coaster forces, so it makes sense it would be on a essentially a piece of track on a motion base to make those movements.
 
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shiekra38

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Dec 13, 2009
13,848
Florida

Now I know filming on the rides is a big no-no, but the video caught my curiosity as I have never seen the ride before with the lights on. I noticed an interesting mechanic that I didn't realize was a thing: on the simulator portions of the ride, the track moves forward and back and not the motion base the cars are on as they apparently only rotate. I did not realize this. I thought all of this time the cars did all of the "moving".
Yeah there's five different points where the track physically detaches from the main circuit

A car flying through every, what, 30 seconds?

Several cars on the track at once

And a scene where the track ahead is blocked by a robotic arm and screen

To say programming nightmare is probably an understatement