Well, it happened...boredom struck me again...thats an unfortunate side effect of college lectures
I started thinking about the rumored "carland" that al has mentioned a few updates ago, and decided to sketch out my ideas for the ride. I apologize in advance for the poor illustrations...hopefully the color will help make it easier on the eyes lol
this first picture is of the interior of the ride (I will explain the exterior and the land in separate posts a little later). I tried to base this ride on the info we know (such as it using the test track technology), as well as the concept art that has been leaked/released (such as the shot of racing cars passing under a bridge with guests standing on it watching).
This ride has two separate entrances, one themed to lightning mcqueen and the other themed to doc. Lightningís ride path is drawn in red, Docís in blue. Riding in the back seat of your respective character, the beginning of each path is a dark ride section, taking you on a brief tour through the characterís life up to the point where they meet.
Lightningís path takes you along the path of stardom, fans shouting, waving, etc, until that fateful night when he finds himself lost and alone in the middle of no where. He then comes across Radiator Springs, which, from his perspective (and therefore the way it looks on this part of the ride), is dingy, run down, muted colors, etc.
Docís path takes him along his early days of racing, his crash, his ostracism from racing, until finally, he finds Radiator Springs. From Docís perspective, the town is beautiful, a breath of fresh air, free and inviting, and the town is designed as such.
When the Lightning and Doc come across each other at the end of town (their paths, as you can see on the drawing, head straight towards each other), we hear Lightning complaining about being stuck in the down, while Doc jumps in to defend it. A race challenge is issued, and the two take off.
Each path follows the same layout, only they are mirror images of each other (I hope that makes sense, look at the drawing to see what I mean. Leave the station, turn further into the show building, go up a semi-steep incline, turn 180 degrees, drift back down to ground level, turn towards one another, pass through the town, then turn to race each other, curving around the rock work (on the "track" where lightning would always spin out), then racing outdoors (more on that later)
After racing along outside (where you race through corn fields, under bridges, across streams, and into/through the piston cup stadium to decide the race once and for all), we enter the show building again.
This is where part of the re-rideability comes into play. Each race, the winner is randomly decided (by the onboard computers). After slowing back down to dark-ride speed and rounding the corner (see right side of drawing), we see a Mater AA directly in front of us with a large TV screen on either side of him (so that each car can see what is being shown).
These screens show an instant replay of the end of the race, in slow motion mode, so we can see who won. Mater then comments on the results and congratulates the winner ("Whoo-ee! That sure was an excitin race right there! Lightning, youre my best friend, but Doc just wholloped ya like you was a runnin on 3 horsepower"-ok I know, im not as good at the whole red-neck-posing-as-a-tow-truck thing, weíll leave that up to larry the cable guy, but you get the idea).
Each vehicle then pulls into its respective station, passengers get off, and go enjoy the rest of the land (more on that later). I think this ride does offer a lot of rerideability: you can choose which car you want to ride in (each of which offer a slightly different dark-ride portion), and the outcome of the race is different every time.
Lightning could win, Doc could win, the margin of victory could be a couple body lengths, a matter of inches, anywhere in between, or even...a tie! (Dun dun dun)
so what do you guys think? I know this section is text heavy, so I appriciate anyone who read it all and ill appriciate it even more if you leave some feedback...Thanks!!! i'll post my next two images a little later
PS-sorry the image is so small, if you click on it, it should open up and be bigger, i dont know how to host full-size images on the boards