- October 4th, 2017, 10:44 am
The illusion worked so well with the pirate ship theme.
The video of Efteling is shows it well. But I think the pirate ship theme worked so much better. For those of you who don't remember, guests sat on a long bench back to back as if they were in the hull of a pirate ship. There were no seatbelts or bars (because the bench didn't actually move ... everything else did!) As the ship started to "rock" guests felt like they were swaying in the waves. Eventually the ship turned upside down. I remember guests totally buying the illusion and getting sick.
I'm not sure of the re-ride factor. After you had experienced it three or four times, the illusion was gone and there was no reason to ride it over again. That's probably why ridership eventually dropped.