Long time, time to check up on things! We're gonna be switching things up for today. Normally Resort updates will show Echenima Park first and then the K9-Falliday Studios. However, as the latter has been on a burst of construction, we shall be beginning with the Studios:
Yes, that is a functioning backlot, just to prove that this is more than just another movie park.
As was hinted at by a then-recent visitor (see previous two updates), the much-anticipated North Gaurd Section has opened:
Announced mid-summer of 2010 during MARFest, and having its construction long-halted until Winter, this sub-section, along with its attraction fills the (attendance and contractual) quota, with the hopes that it will draw more guests into the then-fledgling Studios.
Based on a fictitious film based on an actual comic
, the main attraction - Yukon Adventure
, starts off as a dark ride moving past black-lit settings around tight-curves before climaxing thru an outdoor run:
Jacob Crathan, head MARFinvisionist of the attraction, said that it was a "bit of a challenge trying to get timing of the scenes just right. We had experiment with controlling the speed and sled (nickname for the attraction's vehicles) length so that all everything is seen in full by the most number of people".
, has the longest vehicle length of any attraction designed for MARFleparks - 5 sled-shaped 'cars'.
On opening day, just as expected, the attraction was a hit:
But wait, where are the crowds? That line is empty!
Alas, the short line is merely an illusion.
Moving on to the other end to another (intended) opening, in Tinseltown, Mystique of Highland. Recreating the Historic but long-gone Hollywood Hotel
, this attraction utilizes LIMs and dark ride elements to create a unique experience:
However, after weeks of being soft-opened (it's not yet even marked on the maps), the attraction suffered from several technical problems, causing it to practically break down several times a day. Because of this, the attraction has been closed one day prior to its (now postponed) grand opening, for further inspection and repair.
Speaking of repair, we have spare track in the Studios:
We shall end of the Studios with a look at the Crossroads Hub:
Who doesn't enjoy a hub pic?
Moving on to Echenima Park, parade gates have been added to Harbor Cove, along with some path changes in anticipation for upcoming parkwide show:
In terms of subtle changes, Futura Dome has reopened with a new 4D show as well as a new, less-cluttered front:
And finally, Central Park flowers have been planted in time for a certain Holiday:
And that should do it fo- *gets a call*
Pardon me for a sec...
Hello there! Hows it going?
What?! What do you mean he- Alrighty, shall we announce this now or wait until next time? Certainly. What about severance pa- oh right, he quit. Alright, hasta tu muerte!
Sorry about that, where was I?
Oh right! Until next time, seeya!