2020: Piraten in Batavia

Discussion in 'EuropaStreet Discussion' started by AstroDan, 29th Sep 2019.

  1. DistortAMG

    DistortAMG TowersStreet Member

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    If the POVs are anything to go by. Then do resist watching as seeing the real thing so close to opening will be amazing!

    I did notice after watching a couple of videos, some of the effects / animations were working in some videos and not in others. Minor teething issues that I am sure will be fixed soon.

    On the one video there were also people walking around one of the scenes at one point. Presumably sorting out issues.

    When there are so many animations and AV equipment, it's almost inevitable to have minor teething issues I guess.

    After re watching again, the number one thing that really strikes me. Is the lighting, it is simply stunning. They have really set a benchmark in that department among other things. I would say the lighting aswel as other aspects really do rival Disney in the quality department.

    Dare I say it. From what I have seen, the quality of the scenery is some of the best I think I have seen done by the park. I have only watched videos mind you. But it does look impressive.
     
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    Watched POVs as I wont be making it there for the foreseeable. I'll avoid posting spoilers as the ride really does look great with some brilliant set pieces and effects, unlike @DistortAMG though the only thing I'm worried about is the lighting, some of it looks rather garish, I'm hoping it looks a little more subtle in person especially some of the blues.
     
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    I'm avoiding watching a POV unless I hear there's a very good one (Most likely after the park have had time to finalise all the effects).
    The trouble with lighting and projection effects is that they often get over exposed when filmed, and become far more noticeable because of it. All the Disney rear-projected animated faces suffer from this problem. So if rather wait to see these in person, even if it's in a few years time.
     
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    My main gripe at the moment would be they've created this great score and you can't actually hear any of it.
     
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    From POVs it looks wonderful, especially
    the waterfall birds projection
    the ghost boats
    the various use of shadow projection and projection mapping

    A couple of other observations
    Captain Straight Arm in the preshow looks like he has a good range of movement but is poorly programmed.
    A few more static models than I was expecting, there's a couple that stand out as looking particularly lifeless due to their prominence, like sleeping pirate in queue line and dangling leg child who could have really simple breathing and leg swinging effects.
    I was hoping for a fire effect scene as a bit of a homage to the old rides demise.
     
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    I think a fire effect would be in bad taste
     
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    A building burnt down, no one was hurt, what on earth would be bad taste about that?

    Fire effects are a staple and often spectacular scene in dark rides.
     
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    I think it more likely they want to move away from being just anouther PotC clone, and a fire scene wouldn't have helped with that.
     
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    Jail cell door key scene suggests they're not too fussed about that comparison! :tearsofjoy::tearsofjoy:
     
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    Ahh... like I said, havent actually watched a POB so didn't realise.

    Side note: Does every pirate ride have to copy that trope? They added a dog with a key to Pirate Falls when it got rethemed despite there being no jail cell insight. Its just become a thing that Pirate dog's do.
     
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    We rode Pirates today, and my god it is fantastic. Without giving much away, the sets and lighting are beautiful and the sound levels now seem to have been fixed enough for now. A shame the doors between rooms still aren't working but it doesn't make a huge difference to the ride overall. There's also a couple of effects which I'm not a massive fan of and could do with a tweak.

    The boats move through the ride somewhat quicker than before, which isn't great on your first ride as there is so much to look at it's truly overwhelming, but after that intitial ride it's much more enjoyable than the slow trundle of the Piraten of old.
     
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