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Old March 28 2011, 03:24 PM   #33
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Re: Star Trek: The Experience

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My wife and I went several times and absolutely loved the place. The Borg Experience was fun, but the Klingon Ride was more my thing. Loved the shuttle ride. If I remember rightly, the shuttle ride was much more vigorous if you sat at the rear side.
That's true of all motion-based simulator rides (e.g., Star Tours). The center of rotation for the motion base is generally under the front rows (assuming display equipment forward of that), so for every bit of angular tilt, the end seats on the back row get the greatest degree of travel.

With the visual system being outside the ride vehicle at Klingon Encounter, the center of rotation was probably a bit more toward the rear, but the same principle applies.
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