I hope everyone can bear with me, as I tend to get a little carried away on forum posts, and this is my very first TPS post. Feel free to delete my post or tell me to STFU at any time
My dark ride "plans" (I use quotes here because I have a good imagination but lack the talent to bring anything to fruition) are very similar to Whitelion43's, but I plan to use my own characters.
As a lad many, many years ago, I used to invent my own superheroes (as so many of us did) and create my own crappy comics. I have lists and old drawings of heroes I created (my favorites being Olympic Girl, The Element, and a young heroine named Flower). I have rides in mind for all of them, but I have been concentrating on ideas about Flower. She's a cross between Batman and Poison Ivy, I guess (though I had never heard of P.I. back then). She can control plant life, and drives around in a car called the FlowerPod. I don't remember her origin story at all, except that she's from a very rich family who made their fortune in the perfume industry, her secret identity is Violet Marigold, and she lives in "Crescent City."
So, I had this idea for an entire Flower "experience" where the queue starts in a Botanical Garden before reaching the entrance to "Stately Marigold Mansion." HDTV monitors would "entertain" guests on line with info about the Marigold family and their contributions to society. The queue would wind through a few hallways of the mansion, allowing views into the dining room and ballroom.
As guests proceed through to catch a glimpse of teenage Violet's messy bedroom, her flatscreen TV monitor would interrupt "regular programming" with a breaking news story about Flower's nemesis Mademoiselle Revolution being sprung from prison by her army of minions (shades of storming the Bastille), and is heading toward Crescent City leaving destruction in her wake. Then, one last screen would have Violet's long-suffering nanny freaking out and screaming "Flower needs your help! Take the FlowerPod and meet her in City Square!" and ordering guests into the "secret elevator" in the Study that descends into The Grotto (yep, Flower's "Batcave").
The "elevator" doesn't even really need to be an elevator, just a holding room that opens into the actual ride station, where guests are ushered into "FlowerPods" and the 3D ride begins, as the pod navigates the track where the whole battle between Flower and MR plays out on projector screens.
Will I be able to bring this idea to fruition? Probably not in a million years. But it IS a good idea...I think. As a closing comment, I just rememebered that one of her other enemies was called Whatsherface...
Thanks for reading...I can't WAIT to see what you folks can do with this software!