StormRider

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This article is about the Tokyo DisneySea attraction. For the fantasy novel by David Gemmell, see Stormrider.
StormRider
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StormRider's attraction building
Tokyo DisneySea
Area Port Discovery
Status Removed
Opening date September 4, 2001 (2001-09-04)
Closing date May 16, 2016 (2016-05-16)
Replaced by Nemo and Friends Sea Rider
General statistics
Attraction type Simulator ride
Designer Walt Disney Imagineering
Theme Futuristic storm-diffusing aircraft
Riders per vehicle 122[1]
Duration 14 minutes[1]
Height restriction 90 cm (2 ft 11 in)
Sponsored by JCB

StormRider was a simulator ride at Tokyo DisneySea. It simulated going into a weather storm in a futuristic airplane (a "StormRider") to dissipate the storm. The attraction opened on September 4, 2001, in the Port Discovery land of Tokyo DisneySea.[2] The attraction closed on May 17, 2016 and will be replaced by a new Finding Nemo/Finding Dory simulator ride, which will open in spring 2017.[3]

Ride[edit]

With its copper roofs and mechanical devices, the attraction building—the "Center for Weather Control"—is themed to a futuristic, almost Victorian era, laboratory. Guests enter a motion simulator (a "StormRider") and are dispatched into a storm to deliver a storm-dissipating device called a "Fuse". The ride is explained in Japanese, with English subtitles on an LCD screen. During the ride, problems are encountered while trying to transport the Fuse.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "StormRider". Tokyo DisneySea. Retrieved June 9, 2012. 
  2. ^ "StormRider (Tokyo DisneySea)". Parkz. Retrieved 9 June 2012. 
  3. ^ "New "Finding Nemo" attraction coming to Tokyo DisneySea Park in Spring 2017, StormRider to close". Inside the Magic. Retrieved 20 May 2015. 

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