Monday, November 26, 2007

Dinosaurs Alive!

Dinosaurs Alive - 3D!
We ducked, screamed and threw our hands up in the air, trying to avoid being swallowed by the dinosaur which snapped at prey heading straight for us!

At the top level of Luxor's pyramid, the entrance to the IMAX theatre lured us with promises of extreme experiences. Climbing even higher via steps and a long, winding ramp, it felt like entry to a Disneyland ride!  
The theatre's 7-story screen and 30,000 watts of sound from 6 sets of speakers created a realistic world from long ago, into which we were drawn. Wearing 3D glasses, and facing the screen quite closely from several steep rows of seats - almost vertically aligned - the effect was complete, and we knew when a bar came up and locked us in our seats it was too late to run! A disembodied voice warned us not to try and move from our seat, but if anyone felt giddy or wanted to leave at any time, they should just raise their hand...

That was fun!


Alice said...

Just knowing I was locked in and couldn't leave would have finished me off before the dinosaurs even knew I was there!

Like one of the rides at the EPCOT Centre in Disneyworld. I can't remember it's name but it was all up, down and around, and dark except for the flashing lights. I should have known better!!!!

I spent most of the ride with my eyes shut to block out the light flashes, just wishing it would end, and then spent 30 minutes sitting on the ground outside waiting for everything to settle back into place.

You will have gathered that spinning around is not my 'thing' - otherwise I could be on DWTS...LOL (big time).

Have been to an IMAX theatre a few times. One was a film on climbing Mt Everest and that was fantastic - I almost felt frost

Alice said...

I know you're busy but I'm just about 'dinosaured out'

Noella said...

Alice - just where would I be without your encouragement to get a move on! Your faithfulness will be rewarded!