Back a year ago or so, I had the chance to go behind-the-scenes of 'The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man' at Universal Orlando's Islands of Adventure park. We entered the park, we were given radios and headphones to wear so we coild hear our tour guide as he explained things while we walked around the park. The majority of the tour took place in 'The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man', one of Universal's signature attractions. First, they let us skip the entire line for the ride so that we could experience the attraction.
The ride has recently been re-done, with new 4K resolution screens as well as updated scenes, and ride vehicle movement. They told us more about that after we rode the ride. Unfortunately we were not allowed to take photos or video, but I will describe what I remember from the experience. So after we rode the ride, we finally went behind the scenes to see how all of the magic happens!
We were first told some fun facts about the ride, such as the ride has 13 projection screens in the ride. They explained why it feels like you really are flying through the city. It is achieved through ride vehicle movement as well as slow vehicle movements. Real props are also moving, and different effects make you really feel like what your experiencing is going on. The ride vehicles themselves, cost a few million dollars per car. They are able to move in many ways. They can even turn 360 degrees. The vehicles are operated by a five button console, which controls how the doors open and close. The track itself is watched from the control booth, who reports any issues to the appropriate department.
It was a fun experience, and I learned a lot about 'The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man'. I recommend taking a behind-the-scenes tour at Islands of Adventure in the future. Stay tuned for more from 'The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man' on our podcast!