Ride & Show Engineering, Inc.
|Founder||Eduard Feuer and|
|Products||Entertainment attractions, show action equipment, and transportation systems|
Ride & Show Engineering, Inc. is an American private company that conceptualizes, develops, and builds attractions, show action equipment, and transportation systems. In 1984 Eduard Feuer and William Watkins, the former Senior Project Engineer and Chief Mechanical Engineer, respectively, for Walt Disney Imagineering, established Ride & Show in the state of California.
Ride & Show designs, engineers and fabricates simulation and motion base systems, boat ride systems, and people movers; floor-mounted ride systems for dark ride attractions; monorails; and numerous show action and special effect equipment for large and small entertainment projects worldwide.
Ride & Show's clientele extend beyond typical amusement parks and range into:
- Retail and location-based entertainment
- Theme park attractions
- Transportation and ride systems
- Large show equipment and stages
- Science centers and museums
Ride & Show's first project was to redesign and rehabilitate the chassis and install new bodies for the Disneyland Mark V monorails for Messerchmitt-Bölkow-Blohm (MBB) of Germany. Shortly thereafter Disney contracted Ride & Show to design and supply the Maelstrom boat ride system for the Norway Pavilion attraction at Epcot.
The company has created and developed a number entertainment and specialty projects in a variety of forms.
Completed entertainment projects
|Messerschmitt-Bölkow-Blohm (MBB)||Disneyland, Anaheim, California||Mark V Monorail||Engineering & Refurbishment||1987||Transportation
|MCA||Universal Studios, Hollywood, California||Miami Vice Action Spectacular||Engineering, F
fabrication and installation of helicopter, mine train and falling tower
|1987||Show Action Equipment|
|Disney||EPCOT, Orlando, Florida||Maelstrom, Norway Pavilion||Engineering, fabrication & installation Boat Ride System||1988||Boat Ride System|
|MCA||Universal Studios Hollywood, California||King Kong, Brooklyn Bridge||Engineering, fabrication and installation of the tramway motion bridge||1986||Show Action Equipment|
|MCA||Universal Studios Hollywood,
|Earthquake||Engineering, fabrication and installation of the tramway simulator platform||1987||Show Action Equipment|
|Ridewerks, Ltd.||Burbank, California||Turbo Tour Motion Theaters||Engineering & Development 3-axis Motion Theater||1990||Joint Venture Partnership with Iwerks Entertainment|
|MCA||Universal Studios, Orlando, Florida||Earthquake Attraction||Engineering, Fabrication & Installation||1990||Tram Motion Ride System & Show Action Equipment|
|MCA||Universal Studios, Orlando, Florida||Jaws Attraction||Engineering, Fabrication & Installation||1990||Boat Ride System & Large Animation|
|Hong Kong Science Museum||Hong Kong Science Museum, Kowloon, Hong Kong||The Energy Machine||Engineering, Fabrication & Installation||1991||Museum's Signature Exhibit|
|Denbies Co.||Denbies Wine Estate, Dorking, United Kingdom||Indoor Wine Tour||Design, Engineering, Fabrication & Installation||1991||Ride System|
|Papalote Museo del Nino||Papalote Children's Museum, Mexico City, Mexico||Interactive Ball & Rail Machine||Design, Engineering, Fabrication & Installation||1992|
|Toyo Engineering Corp.||Shima Spain Village, Isobe, Japan||Adventure Lagoon||Show Design, Engineering, Fabrication & Installation||1993||Turnkey Attraction – Boat Ride and Show Systems|
|Taiwan Folk Village||Taiwan Folk Village, Taichung, Taiwan||Adventures of Cheng Ho||Show Design, Engineering, Fabrication & Installation||1995||Boat Ride Show Systems|
|Museum of Discovery and Science||Museum of Discovery and Science, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida||The Great Gravity Clock||Design, Engineering, Fabrication & Installation||1995|
|Schwager Davis Inc.||Buffalo Bills & Primadonna Hotels, Primm, Nevada||Unitrak Monorail||Engineering, Fabrication & Installation||1998||Transportation System|
|USJ LLC||Universal Studios Japan, Osaka, Japan||Back to the Future: The Ride||Engineering, Fabrication & Installation of Pre-show Ball & Rail||2001|
|Taipei Astronomical Museum||Taipei Astronomical Museum, Taipei, Taiwan||Cosmic Adventure||Engineering, Fabrication & Installation||2002||Turnkey Attraction Omnimover and Show Systems|
|Kangwon Land Casino & Resort||Kangwon Land, Sabuk, South Korea||Alien Encounter||Design, Engineering, Fabrication & Installation||2004||Turnkey Attraction|
|Battaglia Inc.||Lotte World, Seoul, South Korea||Pharaoh's Fury||Design, Engineering, Fabrication & Installation of Special Effects & Show Action Equipment||2005|
Completed performance stage projects
|House of Blues||Sunset Blvd., Hollywood, California||Swinging Bar & Stage||Engineering, Fabrication & Installation||1994|
|House of Blues||Chicago, Illinois||Stage||Engineering, Fabrication & Installation||1996|
|House of Blues||Myrtle Beach, South Carolina||Stage||Engineering, Fabrication & Installation||1997|
|House of Blues||Disney Springs, Orlando, Florida||Stage||Engineering, Fabrication & Installation||1998|
|Virgin Megastore||Disney Springs, Orlando, Florida||Virgin Megastore||Engineering, Fabrication & Installation||1998||Performance Platform and Canopy Entrance|
Completed specialized engineering projects
|Self-Realization Fellowship||Self-Realization Fellowship Lake Shrine, Pacific Palisades, California||Mahatma Gandhi World Peace Memorial||Engineering, Fabrication & Installation||1998||Canopy Structure|
|Flowserve Corporation||Multiple Locations||Hydraulic Vehicles||Engineering and Fabrication||1998-2008||For the removal of motors in nuclear power plants|
|The Archdiocese of Los Angeles||Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels, Los Angeles, California||The Great Bronze Doors||Engineering, Fabrication & Installation||2002||50,000 lb. Doors with 300-year design life|
|Dynamic Research||US Army Training Simulator||Fabrication||2006||Simulator steel platform and aluminum cab structures|
Ride & Show Engineering has been assigned four patents in the entertainment industry.
- Amusement ride car system with multiple axis rotation, which pairs ride car systems with programmable controllers to direct patrons view of the show sets and scenery within an attraction. The invention was a significant improvement over previous mechanical cam systems utilized to achieve this result.
- Flight simulator which provides for independent control of rotation about the pitch and roll axis including the capability for complete inversion of an occupant in the cockpit.
- Flight simulator with full 360 degree rotation capability about the roll axis.
- Inverted simulation attraction where the ride cars are suspended from the track and the cars are pointed in various directions to view specific portions of the attraction and a motion base allows for simulated movement
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- Tsui-kai, Wong (July 17, 2015). "A behind-the-scene tour of the Energy Machine at Hong Kong Science Museum".
- Riegler, Shax (March 1998). "Virgin Megastore Orlando, Florida" (PDF). Architectural Record. p. 88.
- Graham, Robert (2002). The Great Bronze Doors for the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angles. Los Angeles, Calif.: Wave Pub. pp. 108–125. ISBN 0-9642359-3-5.
- US 552722, Brown, Ronald L. & Feuer, Eduard, "Amusement ride car system with multiple axis rotation", published 1996-06-18, assigned to Ride & Show Engineering, Inc.
- US 5791903, Feuer, Eduard; Brown, Ronald & Somwong, Banyat, "Flight simulator with full roll rotation capability", published 1998-08-11, assigned to Fir Ride & Show Engineering Inc.
- US 5453011, Feuer, Eduard & Brown, Ronald L., "Flight simulator", published 1995-09-26
- US 8641540, Feuer, Roland & Sellers, Matthew, "Inverted simulation attraction", published 2014-02-04
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- Bradvica, David (May 20, 2002). "Cardinal Mahony blesses doors for L.A. cathedral". Inland Valley Daily Bulletin. p. A3
- Miles, Jack (2002). "The Great Bronze Doors for the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels". Wave Publishing. p. 108-125