Experience the thrilling and terrifying sensation of being a passenger in a near fatal plane crash.
We begin the ride inside the ‘Airport Terminal’ as we enter the ‘plane’ through the boarding ramp. The stewardesses hurry us to fasten our seatbelts and the pilot announces that we’re trying to make a quick take-off before an approaching storm grounds us.
Using a steep hydraulic ramp as well as theatrical stage design, the ride simulates the sensation of making a take-off in the stormy night. As we level out, the turbulence becomes very heavy until suddenly we hear a loud explosion and the plane lurches to one side. After a terrifying drop, the plane seems to level out again and the pilot (whose voice is trembling) announces that we’ve lost an engine. It’s all apparently under control, but procedure calls for us to return to the airport immediately. He reminds us to fasten our seatbelts securely as the oxygen masks drop…
After a beat, we see a massive crack of lightning and part of the roof section blows off, exposing us to rain and gusting wind. The plane goes into a deep dive and spin. We hear the panicked pilot call out to the crew to prepare for a water landing. The pilot’s microphone is stuck on and we hear him struggling to bring the aircraft under control.