Hey Guys! I have come up with a replacement for the jumping jellyfish parachute drop at DCA. It is tentatively called Merbabies Bubble Pop based upon the silly symphonies cartoon entitled Merbabies. I thought it would be a perfect theme to overlay to the cheap looking jumping jellyfish. Guests would enter the queue under the victorian dome depicted in the concept art i sketched. Then guests would walk though the winding queue illuminated by the popcorn lit archways and lamps. The jovial tunes from the opening of the cartoon would play over speaker. The left side of the queue would feature a three tiered victorian fountain that would feature statuettes of the merbabies. The two ride towers would feature merbabies and other classic art from the cartoon illustrated on their sides. Guests would sit on the parachute chairs that would be topped by a small, pop corn lit, open air dome that would represent a bubble. As the mermbabies do in the cartoon, guests would then rise up to the top of the tower. At the top, a loud popping noise would be heard, like in the cartoon, and like the merbabies, guests would float back to the bottom. To add to the atmosphere hidden bubble machines would create bubbles floating around. At night, led blue lights would be installed underneath the rim of the top of the towers and would illuminate to appear to be the light from the surface of the ocean above shining down on the guests. Let me know what you think.
Examples of art illustrated on towers:
Here is a link to the video of the cartoon where you can see the bubble scene towards the end and you can hear the queue music at the opening:
[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=APWOu41R4mg]YouTube - Walt Disney - Merbabies[/ame]