This past Sunday and Monday, The Eternal Loop and I decided to have a little celebration at Disneyland and CA Adventure.
While we were standing in line for Space M0untain feeling all nice and giggly, an idea popped into my head. “Someone should invent a ride based on 2001 A Space Odyssey,” I said to Mr. Loop with a wide-eyed grin.
TEL shook his head and began to laugh. Think about it for a few minutes. Let this idea marinate in your brain.
Here’s my idea of “The Odyssey”. It would have a Space Mountain feel except coaster riders would be sent flying through a wormhole. At the start of the ride, riders would enter through a door that looks like a monolith. This is the moment when riders are just cruising along the tracks.
Then the coaster would take off a light speed sending riders through the Jupiter Mission. Shit gets real during the mission and the coaster will come to a short stop. Once it stops, the voice of HAL echoes over a monitor. The ride gets more intense and the coaster terror begins.
The third part would be the “wormhole” moment. As the coaster is speeding through indoor loops, colors will begin absorbing the screens. Complete mind fuck. The grand prize would be a souvenir of wormhole pictures!
That’s right! Riders would be able to view and purchase pictures of themselves as an elderly person and a Star Child.
Think about it. Let it marinate.
There has to be a coaster engineer out there that wants to make this ride happen.
Next up, Wonka’s Funhouse.