The Progster

Monday, March 26, 2007

The end of an era

Well, after 15 years, the Back To The Future ride in Universal Studios in Orlando will take it's last time travellers on 30th March. This was such a great ride, and was the first real large scale simulator in any of the major theme parks. The ride was of course based on the movie series and you could travel in an 8 seater Delorian fitted with hydraulic ramps to make it move inside a huge dome theatre with massive wrap around images of your journey on it.

I was on this ride the year it opened in Orlando and returned several times. Probably been on this ride about 20 times in all, but the biggest thrill was taking our son on it a couple of years ago and watching his face as he experienced it for the first time.

While nothing like the experience of the movement or sheer size of the ride, theere is a decent video of the ride with an insert of the car video screen with Biff spouting his usual nonsense at here on You Tube