Ya know, its scares me that you have the same dream as I do. Screw little racecars, I want to have my own gas driven EMV.
The patents should have all the info you need. Unless of course, you didn't read the whole thing, and just stared at the pictures in amazement, haha. But seriously, if you haven't read the whole thing, do it.....I'm not sure you could find any more info on them.
oh, and one more question, does anyone know where i can find the Travel Channel special (like 7 years old) that shows the EMV's in the warehouse, and how they control them? I used to have it but it dissapered.
Dang, some of those photos would have been useful to me over the years too. Always stumble across this stuff far too late =)
Here are two pages from an Intamin- Ride Trade brochure detailing their "Multi Motion Dark Ride" (known to us as the EMV) product.
As far as I've been informed by my friend who works at Intamin, there are two non-Disney installations of this ride elsewhere. One is themed to an Egyptian temple and the other some sort of arabian fortress.
Here it shows the optional eight seater version and, I beleive mentions the other motion base type ride system they produce that Universal later used on Spiderman.
And an old sketch I made back when I first rode Indiana Jones Adventure.
It's based on the Leofoo village model, since I didn't know any better back then and assumed them all the same