Ride & Show Engineering, Inc.

Our Legacy

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1987
1987

Disneyland Monorail

Disneyland Monorail
Location: Anaheim, California
Client:  Messerschmitt-Bölkow-Blohm

R&SE was contracted to do a total rehabilitation of all the Disneyland monorail trains.  Each train vehicle underwent a thorough redesign and engineering analysis before being completely re-fabricated and assembled within Ride & Show's facility.  The monorails utilizes Mk III chassis as re-engineered by R&SE.
1988
1988

Miami Vice Stunt Show

Miami Vice Stunt Show
Location:  Hollywood, California - Universal Studios
Client:  MCA

R&SE's scope of work included engineering, design, fabrication and installation of show action equipment for Universal's high-speed action packed theme show, Miami Vice.  The Miami Vice Spectacular includes a full scale attack helicopter, a collapsing guard tower and a gravity ride system that launches two stuntmen into the air from an exploding mine car.
1989
1989

Beijing Ming Tomb Reservoir Ride System

Beijing Ming Tomb Reservoir Ride System
Location: Beijing China
Client: Beijing Ming Tomb Reservoir
1990
1990

Earthquake Attraction Ride System

Earthquake Attraction Ride System
Location: Orlando, Florida - Universal Studios
Client: Universal Studios
1991
1991

Kinetic Energy Machine

Kinetic Energy Machine
Location: Hong Kong - Hong Kong Science Museum
Client: Hong Kong Science Museum

The 22-metre high Energy Machine is the Science Museum’s tallest and largest exhibit. It is also the largest machine of its kind in the world occupying four stories of space. This exhibit demonstrates energy conversion through the movement of balls down the towering structure.
1991

Denbie Winery People Mover Ride System

Denbie Winery People Mover Ride System
Location: Dorking, England - Denbies Winery
Client: Denbies Winery

RS&E designed, fabricated and installed the ride system that transported guest through an insightful tour of a working winery.
1995
1995

Great Gravity Clock

Great Gravity Clock
Location: Ft. Lauderdale, Florida - Museum of Discovery & Science
Client: Museum of Discovery & Science

At 52’ tall, the Great Gravity Clock is the biggest kinetic sculpture in Florida. This unique timepiece is the one of only three in the world. Below the face of the clock, a Minute rail, Ten minute rail and Hour rail affect the movement of the clock as a ball passes through each point. Because each ball represents an increment of time, it is a digital clock. Each minute a ball moves around the face of the clock and is released onto a digital ride. Gravity takes over, causing the balls to travel the rails.
1997
1997

Adventure Lagoon Dark Ride Attraction

Adventure Lagoon Dark Ride Attraction
Location:  Japan-Isobe - Shima Spain Village
Client:  Toyo Engineering Corp.

R&SE's scope of work included engineering, design, fabrication, installation and supervision of the boat ride system.  Acting as primary consultant and overall project manager, R&SE coordinated the efforts of over 10 major design, engineering, animatronic, show design, special effects and fabrication companies.  R&SE itself also created a number of special effects for this attraction.
1997

Virgin Megastore Elevating Platform

Virgin Megastore Elevating Platform
Location: Orlando, Florida - Virgin Megastore
Client: Virgin Megastore

R&SE engineered, fabricated and installed an elevated operable performance platform. The design enabled the platform to move from the interior cafe into the exterior courtyard to accommodate live performances.
1998
1998

Unitrak Monorail

Unitrak Monorail
Location: Primm, Nevada - Buffalo Bills and Primadonna
Client:  Schwager Design Inc.

R&SE's scope of work included engineering, fabrication, ride transportation, bogies, programming and control system for the monorail.
2002
2002

Great Bronze Doors

Great Bronze Doors
Location: Los Angeles, California
Client: Archdiocese of Los Angeles
Designer & Sculptor: Robert Graham

R&SE's scope of work included engineering, design, fabrication, transportation and installation of the Great Bronze Doors. The Great Bronze Doors of the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels consists of two sets of interconnected doors, an inner set (20'x30') and an outer set (30'x30'). Each set is constructed of stainless steel covered in a bronze skin beautifully adorned with the artistic expression of Robert Graham. Despite weighing over 25 tons they open with ease, rotating on steel posts with a sophisticated hidden hydraulic system. The powerful and silent 3-hp electric motor can open either the solid inner doors or the hollow outer doors. The doors have a design life of 300 years.
2002

Cosmic Adventure

Cosmic Adventure
Location: Taiwan, R.O.C.
Client: Taipei Astronomical Museum

Cosmic Adventure is an innovative Dark Ride experience featuring themed sets, visual and special effects that educate guests on the vast planetary system.
Each space pod contains on board audio and video, narrating the Cosmic Adventure and relaying informative about the solar system.
2004
2004

Alien Encounter Attraction

Alien Encounter Attraction
Location: Sabuk, South Korea - Kangwon Land Casino & Resort
Client: Kangwon Land Casino & Resort

R&SE scope of work included engineering, design of special effects and simulation ride, fabrication and installation.
2005
2005

Pharoah’s Fury

Pharoah’s Fury
Location:  Seoul, South Korea - Lotte World
Client:  Battaglia Inc.

R&SE's scope of work included engineering, design & fabrication of show action equipment, special effects and large scale animation for Lotte World's dark ride, Pharoah's Fury.  Special effects feature shadow creatures, torches, projected bats, spider projection, poison arrows/air blasts, ghosts images and video footage for video effects.  Show Action Equipment includes massive fireball, swaying ropes, collapsing ceiling & walls and buckling floors.
2007
2007

U.S. Army Training Simulator

U.S. Army Training Simulator
Client: Dynamci Research

RS&E fabricated the steel platform and replaceable aluminum cab structures for a large scale 6-DOF military training simulator.
2011
2011

Subway Darkrider Ride System

Subway Darkrider Ride System
Location: South Korea
Client: Simuline Inc.

RS&E designed, engineered, programmed and oversaw the fabrication of the dark ride system for the safety museum. The ride system incorporated programmable rotation and on board special effects which bumped and rocked the vehicle bodies and onboard guests.
2012
2012

Mountain Rail System

Mountain Rail System
Location: Sierra Nevada Mountains - CA
Client: Southern California Edison

The scope of the project was to modernize a century-old cable car with a modern diesel powered cogged railway system. This railway is regularly used to transport Southern California Edison employees and materials up to a system of small hydro-electric dams in the Eastern Sierra Nevada near June Lake.