Armageddon: Special Effects

Armageddon: Special Effects

Armageddon: Special Effects

Armageddon: Special Effects

Armageddon: Special Effects

Armageddon: Special Effects

Armageddon: Special Effects

Armageddon: Special Effects

Armageddon: Special Effects

Armageddon: Special Effects

Armageddon: Special Effects

Beware, this set is hot! Relieve one of the key moments from the Armageddon movie again, but this time you are the star in the middle of the meteorite shower attacking the space station...

Guests start their trip to the Russian space station with a lengthy pre-show about special effects used in Armageddon and other blockbuster and classic movies.

Guests entered studio 7-a or studio 7-b where the pre-show takes place. Both studios have the same pre-show, but they show different art and props from the movie production. A Cast Member inside the pre-show building explains how the special effects are used in the movie while getting the guests join in to the fun and to prepare them for what is going to happen in the next room. Michael Clarke Duncan, one of the stars from the Armageddon movie, also pops by on one of the screens talking about his role in the movie and trying to scare the guests a little about the role they will going to play in today's taping that they will be part of on space station set.

Once the introduction is finished guests are guided to the space station. The station is set up in a circular form with several airlocks, technical instruments and multiple screens scattered around the room. Metal bare frames, cables and other items give this set a really believable background for a space station. Once everybody inside the show can begin.

Ready for action? Once you're in the space station there is no turning back as you're in the middle of space waiting for the meteorite shower to hit. The central computer as well as Colonel Andropov from the movie, will welcome the guests into the space station where it all starts with a couple of small hits, but the meteorites become bigger and more dangerous by the second, hitting the station again and again. Every hit damages the space station more and more. First some small items come down, then bigger structure damage is being done and before you know it you're in the middle of a big pyrotechnic show with fire coming from the sealing and the sides, with metal collapsing and crashing into each other and with airlocks failing and air being sucked out into space until the station is completely... destroyed. “Cut”, that's a wrap. The scene was a success, the doors are opening and everybody can leave the space station with maybe a good scare, but without a scratch.

Tips

Want to have an intense and hot experience? Once you enter the space station, walk to the right and position yourself next to the first airlock. Don't tell the rest of your party and enjoy their reaction when it gets a little hot at that location.

When you walk out of the attraction have a good look at the right hand side before leaving the building. Here you'll see some of the equipment used for one of the pyrotechnic effects in the attraction.

Compact

  • 22 minute show
  • Capacity: approximatly 170
  • Waitingtime: Waitingtime: 1 of 5

Specials

Imagineers used images from the original movie to build the space station, as well as original documentation from the American Space Agency.

Some of the props on display in the 2 pre-showbuildings come directly from the Armageddon movie set.

In front of the attraction stands a Armadillo drilling machine from the movie.

Official opening date is March 26, 2002, the day the Studios opened to the general public.

Limits

Although there is no age limit it is advised to check if your child is up to this adventure. If you are not sure if this is suitable for your younger once, try to visit the attraction without the kids first and decide if they will enjoy this before visiting it again with them.

DLP.info votings

Child:
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Atmosphere:
4,0
Youth:
3,0  
Thrill:
2,5
Adult:
2,5  
Music:
2,0
Senior:
1,5  
Themeing:
3,0

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