that name has brought up 2 questions. Firstly; do they really have a licence
to do a Terminator ride? Second; Why 5D? They don't even use 3D glasses any
more, let alone two extra dimensions.
It doesn't start out to promisingly, with a poor intro video in an
undecorated room. Once you get to the main show though things pick up in a
big way. It's an interactive cinema where you have a light gun and shoot at
targets on the screen during the show. All previous examples I've tried (or
more accurately the previous duplicated example I've tried in several
locations) have failed in the execution of this concept. When someone shoots
the screen a logo flashes up on the screen. The trouble is with a large
number of riders concentrating on a limited number of targets it ends up
with a chaotic mess of logos. Here though instead of the annoying logos the
gun simply vibrates when you hit a target. This means you know what's going
on, without disrupting the other riders.
Not content with just perfecting a concept though they've taken it to the
next level. As well as targets on the screen during the show various models
appear that have targets on them, so instead of the show just taking place
on a small screen in takes place on a large scale stage.
you factor in that the models and sets are of such a good quality I checked
to see if this ride was brought second hand from Universal Studios (turns
out it used to be a stunt show, and had the interactive elements added) you
end up with not just one of the best interactive cinemas, but one of the
best interactive dark rides I've done.