Did I miss something? I don't remember seeing or reading anything about giant boxes going up. If they went to all the trouble of designing The Ruins to look and feel like the rest of Wonder Mountain (along with the entrance they punched a hole in the mountain for) I'm sure they're going to go to all the effort they can to blend Wonder Mountain's Guardian into the rest of the mountain.HAUNT MANIAC wrote:Sorry, I just thought this was suposed to be something we've never seen before. I've now officially lowered my expectations, and just think how stupid these big boxes are going to look going up the side of our mountain. It wasn't too long ago when we were talking about a launch coaster coming out the top of the mountain and now . . . a big video game.
This is NOT Disaster Transport, it is Matt Ouimet (who worked for Disney for seventeen years!) planning "renovation of legacy attractions." And let's not forget that rides at Disney and Universal generally have to build entirely new buildings for them where Wonderland is using a previously designed structure, and they include the design cost as well as the actual construction price. Wonderland did not DESIGN the technology, they are just BUILDING the ride, so they're not including that part of the cost. If we consider Wonder Mountain as part of the ride (which it is) then it would be closer to $15 million, rather than $10 million.
They MIGHT put up a series of boxes to create a lift hill tunnel, but if they do, they'll pour concrete over the thing and make it look like the mountain. However, it seems far more likely to me that they will have the lift hill out in the open. Why not? Yes the blasters might get wet in the rain but I don't see that being a big problem. We still don't even know what the cars look like!
We have been seeing a lot of talk about TrioTech's technology, but that is not the entire ride! It is in the "coaster genre," meaning it isn't just "a big video game" (but yes it is also that), but a ride with drops, turns, and the secret finale (which for all we know could be a launch out of the top of the mountain). It will most likely only have creatures that appear on a screen to shoot (personally I like this better than having a tiny dot to recognize the shot next to a huge target), but they might have fire and water along with the simulated wind.
WE JUST DON'T KNOW YET!