Acrylic, square and mirrored revolving tunnel

Posted in Uncategorized on December 25, 2017 by mattsdesigns85

The 4 sides of this square, revolving tunnel are made from acrylic mirrors (not glass mirrors because that would probably never pass health & safety). The idea here is maximum disorientation as the 4 sides bounce reflections infinitely as you ride through. Unfortunately it would be impossible and/or expensive to render the infinite reflections realisticly so sorry about that….But I’m pretty sure the effect would be awesome. Lights could be added but NO LIGHTS after the end of the tunnel PLEASE as that would ruin the effect. As with all my ideas, I have not and will not patent this.


Engine Room

Posted in Uncategorized on March 14, 2017 by mattsdesigns85

Here we meet a maintenance robot and an unfriendly alien.

Scene 2, The Shuttle Bay

Posted in Uncategorized on March 11, 2017 by mattsdesigns85

As we emerge around the corner, the big yellow doors are sliding shut. Fog is blasted in their general direction while powerful extractor fans suck it through the closing gap to give the impression of the vacuum of space. The UFO floats down a little to scare the rider as they pass.


Burning Cast Iron Coffins

Posted in Uncategorized on March 10, 2017 by mattsdesigns85

As the ride car goes past, we hear blood curdling screams. The lids of the coffins shake and the smell of burning flesh becomes apparent. This is powerful image for a very dark ride.

The effects

I’m not sure if Dale Air has a burning flesh scent for their vortex machines but I hope they make one. The glowing iron coffins would be acheived with careful painting, using UV reactive paint or maybe lights inside the coffins. The fire could be acheived using FauxFire:

Here is the video demonstration:

The screaming comes from speakers inside the coffins.

Space station themed ride

Posted in Uncategorized on March 1, 2017 by mattsdesigns85

It starts of in a university classroom..

And then we are teleported onto a space craft. The starey back drop you see is a back projected rolling image thats a few feat away from the glass to give it a bit of depth. In this scene you meet the ships computer! More to come soon hopefully.

Controllable Garden For A Fun-House

Posted in Uncategorized on June 25, 2015 by mattsdesigns85


This is an effect for a Fun-House or even a museum. Via this control panel:

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…the guest has control over a large number of effects to change the atmosphere in the garden. One thing I forgot to add to the model was a large fan to simulate wind. In any case it would be positioned on the “roof” here with the other effects: FXLABELED

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(The cat in the pictures is my late cat ‘Daisey’ lol…)

A few random ideas

Posted in Uncategorized on June 19, 2015 by mattsdesigns85


The Burning Skeleton. This horrifying idea and the measurements are take from Mary K Baxter’s book ‘A Divine Revelation of Hell’. She claims to have visited Hell over 40 nights a depicts a large part of Hell having as large number of these pits near one another. Many Dark rides already have Hellish overtones using scenes of Demons, tortue and revolving tunnels so why not include something like this?


The Basement and Infra-Basement. This is an idea for the bottom floors of fun-house/mad-house where you have an additional basement under the actual basement. Its more raw and earthy.


Spaceship and Cave Entrance. 

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Cavern with Mouth in Floor.


Glowing Mortars. If its too hard to create this in fibreglass (by using clear resin for the gaps)Careful painting of the gaps with neon green paint and UV light could be used.

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The Mouth Tunnel


The Clock Room. This is another part of a fun-house/mad-house. The tunnel in the background is a walk through revolving tunnel that leads to a distorted reality.