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Science of Disney: Drop Rides

Two of the most jaw-dropping Disney attractions - the Tower of Terror and Guardians of the Galaxy: Mission Breakout! - employ some plussed up elevators for an exciting and sometimes nauseating ride experience. Dropping 13 stories at a speed faster than freefall requires some pretty interesting science! The Ride Vehicle Most of the sources I… Continue reading Science of Disney: Drop Rides

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Science of Disney: Smellitizers

From the sweet wafting of vanilla on Main Street, USA to the slow burning of wood in Spaceship Earth and the barrage of ocean breeze and orange groves in the various iterations of Soarin, Disney employs some relatively simple technology to enhance the sensory experience of their park and make your memories that much stronger.… Continue reading Science of Disney: Smellitizers

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Science of Disney: California Screamin’ / Incredicoaster Launch

Tantalizing trills of a triangle, a cadence of carnival bells, then a countdown - 5...4...3...2...1! - and the screaming begins. California Screamin' at Disney's California Adventure closed January 8th, 2018 and was re-themed with an Incredibles overlay to become the Incredicoaster. Today, I'll explain some science concepts integral to the launch of this awesome ride.… Continue reading Science of Disney: California Screamin’ / Incredicoaster Launch