Saturday, March 10, 2012

More Amazing Adventures With Spider-Man

© Universal Orlando

After closing for a transformation that has brought the ride into the digital age, the Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man at Islands of Adventure, a part of the Universal Orlando Resort, has reopened to rave reviews.

Changes made to the ride include "all-new 4K digital high-definition animation, a new highly-sophisticated Infitec 3-D projection system, a new music score and new high-tech 3-D glasses so that guests can experience the improvements the way the attraction’s creators envisioned.  The attraction’s sets, audio system and lighting have also been upgraded."

© Universal Orlando

The upgraded films used in the 4-D attraction also allow for many details to be added that guests can look for.  Rumor has it has Spider-Man creator Stan Lee makes more than one appearance.  From moss swaying in the wind to rats scurrying around, there's plenty to look for if you can turn your attention away from the bad guys trying to blow you up, shock you, or send you plummeting down off a building!

Universal Orlando has released a fun top 10 of unique new elements in The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man:
  1. The action is more life-like than ever.  Guests will actually see the movement of the characters’ muscles and the changes in their facial expressions.
  2. The new HD film animation combined with brand-new, highly sophisticated Infitec 3-D projection, allows guests to experience mind-blowing details they’ve never been able to…from the flames spewing from Hobgoblin’s pumpkins to the electricity arching through Electro’s body to the stitching on Spider-Man’s gloves.
  3. Guests will experience the ride’s new details through all-new 3-D “Spider-Vision” glasses, complete with new lenses made of dichroic filters for amazing color and clarity.
  4. The enhanced attraction features a new original music score.  It is the same Spider-Man theme you love – with a rockin’ twist. 
  5. The ride vehicle’s audio system has been upgraded from 8-channel to 16-channel so riders will be even more immersed in the action. Guests will experience 3-D sound quality.
  6. All of the film animation for The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man has been completely reanimated in 4K high-definition – that’s one of the highest HD resolutions available.
  7. Every single scene in the attraction has at least one new element.
  8. There are hundreds of cool new details for guests to discover in the attraction.  Lighting, sets, graphics, props and even scenic detail have been updated to further enhance the animation’s tremendous improvements.
  9. Legendary comic book icon and Spider-Man co-creator Stan Lee makes a cameo appearance in the new film animation.The attraction experience continues to use the latest technology to provide guests a fully integrated and immersive experience with some of their favorite Marvel characters.
The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man has long been one of my favorite theme park attractions; I can't wait to get down to Florida to check out the improved version!  Here's a final look at the new ride in the form of a video released by the park: