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Project 2018: Virtual Reality Europe in the Air Replacement

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(08/14/17 03:40pm)halfabee Wrote:  That themed tunnel queue was such a surprise when it first opened as Questor... just a looooong "rock" cave winding back from such a small part of the park, giving a sense of leaving it all behind and going underground.  A fantastic way to accommodate the distance between ride marquee and the actual ride system.  

When Questor first opened, I spent many an hour in that cool tunnel with friends, escaping the heat and waiting to take another spin.  For a young person largely unfamiliar with the layout and boundaries of the park, having an adventure/fantasy themed ride at the end of that tunnel really did give the feeling of being transported to some other strange world.

I would actually love to see plans for that building, I could never really figure out how much of the building that queue took up, it seems like a pretty long queue, but not overly "switch-backy" so I have difficulty laying out the queue in my mind in relation to the building that contains it.

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I had similar trouble... but Google Maps' satellite view gives a pretty good sense for the queue and ride building.

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08/15/17 at 09:51am in Project 2018: Virtual Reality Europe in the Air Replacement (Latest Edit: 08/15/17 at 09:56am by CastleOSullivan.)
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The entrance and exit hallways are mostly parallel to each other and are roughly the same distance (200 feet or 400 feet between the two). They follow the same lines, yet the cave makes a slightly longer path with its curves and being slightly narrower.

Edit: Halfabee already beat me to the Google Maps illustration. Winking Anyway, what I wrote was similar to something written in an old article about the theming for the ride (no, I don't know where it is, sadly).

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heh, You know I never put 2 and 2 together when going through Scarlet's Revenge. It just never dawned on me that the hall behind the bathrooms was the cave. I just kind of thought it went straight back. As always my sense of direction is terrible.

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(08/15/17 09:42am)halfabee Wrote:  I had similar trouble... but Google Maps' satellite view gives a pretty good sense for the queue and ride building.

EitA "from space"

I've looked at this before, but still haven't been able to quite figure it out myself.

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Try looking at it with a bird's eye view on Bing Maps. You can rotate it to get a better idea of the building. When you are in the simulator area, you are below ground level relative to the rest of the village.

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