Dragon Glider’s Coaster is a suspended coaster based on the How To Train Your Dragon animated film franchise. In this ride, the guest is taken on a journey aboard gliders that have been constructed by the Vikings of Berk. What could possibly go wrong?
BOSA was brought aboard to create the animated media which was embedded in the ride. We were not scoped to create a complex visualization for this ride, however, there was a tricky component. The train (coaster) had three cars… each with four seats. These cars rotated and swiveled to face the action. It functioned more as a dark ride than a coaster. The tricky part was that the front car was 10 meters before the rear car. This meant, as the train approached a scene, the reveal of media would be very different for the front car to the rear. We needed to make certain the storytelling was not lost in transition.
Using tools we honed on $200m features, BOSA created a virtual model of this ride that moved smoothly and cleanly. From this model, we could get a sense of how the ride worked and how the media would integrate. We also incorporated all the HVAC and show set poles to make certain nothing was obstructing the view.
BOSA’S RIDE VISUALIZATION
BOSA HUD DEMONSTRATION