Design an entertainment experience for the citizens and tourists of a chosen city
I was the team leader of the group which entered the Disney ImagiNations competition in 2012. As a response to the contest prompt, our experience was a water ride in Bogota, Colombia. The ride experience was based on the legend of El Dorado.
Our created immersive experience allows guests to be a part of the legend of El Dorado. We believe that this will complete Bogota’s promotional scene, increasing tourism.
The attraction is a dark ride that incorporates a combination of thrilling roller coaster experiences and an engaging and interactive show. The attraction design incorporates 3D imaging, special effects, and projection technology in order to immerse and engage the guest fully in the experience.
The Story: Hidden from the rest of the world, there lies a magical city of gold, long ago charged with maintaining the balance of the elements on earth. This city is El Dorado. It is ruled by an Entrusted Protector, who commands the magic of El Dorado to keep the earth in balance. Tyba is the current Protector. He was trained by his predecessor, and now he must train Sua, who is to be his successor. However, Tyba has grown power-hungry and his magic has been corrupted. El Dorado’s magic must be maintained by one who is pure of heart, and Tyba’s corruption has sent the elements into disarray and destroyed the balance of Earth. Sua, with her rudimentary magical abilities, has tried to right Tyba’s wrongs, but to no avail. Her magic alone is not powerful enough to restore balance. Sua decides she must get help if they are to save El Dorado and the world. They embark on a search for true believers.
These true believers are our guests! In order to save the city, guests must help Sua to battle against the corrupted elements with their pure magic.
We conceptualized and modeled ride carriages which housed four seats, one for each element, earth, wind, fire, water. Each has an interactive orb which allows the guests to interact with, and affect, the storyline. It is designed to be built with haptics that provide feedback to the user so that he or she truly feels as if they are using their natural elements’ power to help save El Dorado.