The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man is a motion-based 3D dark ridelocated at the Islands of Adventure, Orlando and Universal Studios Japan, Osaka theme parks. Built for Islands of Adventure’s opening in 1999, the attraction is a hybrid ride combining special roving motion vehicles with 3Dprojection, elaborate physical sets, and both practical and tactile effects.
The ride takes park guests-turned-last-minute-reporters into the world of Marvel Comics’ Spider-Man, and after boarding a Daily Bugle vehicle known as the “Scoop”, the rider learns that the evil Sinister Syndicate has captured the Statue of Liberty with an anti-gravity gun. This evil group is made up of many famous Spider-Man villains, including Doctor Octopus, Scream, Electro, Hydro-Man, and the Hobgoblin.
The attraction took three years to produce, with many new technologies and techniques being developed. The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man has been well received, winning several awards including the Golden Ticket Award for Best Dark Ride for twelve consecutive years. For more information click here.
On March 27, 1999, Islands of Adventure opened for technical rehearsals, withThe Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man being one of its debut attractions. On May 28, 1999, the attraction officially opened to the public. Due to the success of the attraction, Universal Studios Japan opened a clone of the ride on January 23, 2004.
On May 19, 2011, Islands of Adventure announced a major refurbishment of the attraction, with plans to re-master the entire ride film in high definition as well as to update the ride’s mechanics and to replace the film projectors with Infitec digital projectors. The refurbished version of the attraction debuted on March 8, 2012. The ride was refurbished in time for the release of 2012 film, The Amazing Spider-Man. In 2013, the attraction at Universal Studios Japan underwent a similar refurbishment with 4KHD projections being deployed. The refurbished attraction opened on July 5, 2013.