Behind the Scenes Video: The Ring of Life

Today we’re unveiling the behind-the-scenes look and creation story of the Ring of Life in Fushun, China. This 515-foot landmark will be the centerpiece of Shenfu New Town.

In this video, we detail the thoughts, inspirations, people, and ideas behind the ring and the master planning of the community itself.

Terminator 2: 3D – A Look Back: Climatic Finale Scene

As the rumor mill continues to turn out new stories, one of those rumors is that T2:3D will be soon replaced in Hollywood – while we hope this ins’t the case (audiences still cheer at the end of every showing), we’re excited to see what the future holds.

For a quick look back at the beginning, here’s an exclusive look at the original storyboards for T2/3D’s climactic finale scene! As seen here in these early concepts, an army of T-1000’s was to be frozen by the liquid nitrogen and then blown apart by the Terminator. The shattered pieces would then come together to form the T-1,000,000 creature currently seen in the show.

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More T2:3D to come!

ALIENS 3D Sneak Peak – What Could Have Been

In late 1996, following the incredible success of T2/3D at Universal Studios, Samsung’s EVERLAND theme park in Korea engaged Gary Goddard and team to create the next generation of 3D attraction. The resulting concept was ALIENS 3D- a multi-screen spectacular based upon the classic franchise.

With a deal in place with Fox, the attraction was designed, announced, and scheduled to move into production when the Korean financial crisis hit in 1997. The project was put on hold for 90 days and ultimately cancelled, remaining to this day one of the greatest never-realized attractions of theme park lore.

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More to come on ALIENS 3D soon!

Las Vegas’ EXCALIBUR Resort: The Dragon That Could Have Been

In the mid-90’s, Las Vegas’ EXCALIBUR resort was looking for ways to activate their street-front presence, just as Steve Wynn’s volcano had elevated the Mirage to icon status. Gary Goddard & team came up with this- a colossal ANIMATRONIC DRAGON that would ride from behind a manmade mountain and set the lagoon ablaze. Note the guests in the bottom right hand corner to get a sense of the show’s epic scale.

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Universal Studios Singapore Concept: SUPER RACERS

During the blue sky development process of UNIVERSAL STUDIOS SINGAPORE in 2007, the Goddard Group team came up with a concept for a pair of DUELING LAUNCH COASTERS called “SUPER RACERS” that put guests right in the middle of an epic race between SUPERMAN and THE FLASH. While the park ultimately opted against a DC license, this concept did directly lead to what ultimately became the BATTLESTAR GALACTICA coaster operating today.

As seen in early concept art, a clone of THE INCREDIBLE HULK COASTER was initially planned but the park, but fearing this as too extreme for the Singapore market, GGE’s designers aimed to create a family coaster experience with two distinct ride experiences- SUPERMAN, focusing on airtime hills and high-speed fly-bys, along with THE FLASH which featured high-speed directional changes and helixes.
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THE AMAZING ADVENTURES of SPIDER-MAN Ride: What Could Have Been

With this week’s release of THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN, we thought it’d be fun to take a look back of the development of the “world’s greatest ride”. Here in these early storyboard illustrations by Neal Adams (circa 1994), the ride’s sewer sequence played out quite differently, with THE LIZARD terrifying riders instead of Hydro-Man., we thought it’d be fun to take a look back of the development of the “world’s greatest ride”. Here in these early storyboard illustrations by Neal Adams (circa 1994), the ride’s sewer sequence played out quite differently, with THE LIZARD terrifying riders instead of Hydro-Man.

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