"Take -- for example -- Nights in White Satin: The Trip. Guests entered this dark ride by passing through a beaded curtain. And after they'd been issued a pair of 3D glasses, these people were then sent on a recreation of a psychedelic experience (acid trip). This multi-sensory attraction...was cited by many in the themed entertainment industry as the best ride of 2008."
-- Josh Young of ThemeParkUniversity
“My favorite attraction was Nights in White Satin: The Trip…The Trip is both unique and daring among dark rides. It is not interactive and there are no gags jumping out at riders, but rather it is a mind-bending journey that weaves between reality and illusion.”
- Paul Ruben, Park World Magazine
“Hard Rock Park and Sally Corporation have done a masterful job creating an immersive, dream-like soundscape that brings the song to life. With its eye-popping visuals and stunning effects, Nights in White Satin: The Trip is near Disney quality…and quite trippy.”
- Arthur Levine, About.Com
- video for the speed tunnel
- animated CG smoke which forms human faces
- a dancing girl in bright chromadepth stripes
- exploding lava
- various animated silhouettes which were projected onto white curtains
- a celestial maiden projected onto a thermal screen (water vapor) which the ride vehicles pass directly through
“When working as the Senior Designer at Sally Corporation on the top dark ride attraction at one of the newest theme parks in the world, I approached Jeff for concept art, storyboards and to develop the CG animation which would be used extensively in the final ride.
The turnaround time that he provided was excellent and I let everyone at Sally know that.
While at Sally, all his final renderings were boarded in my office and up for all to review. Everyone who viewed them was very impressed and I heard nothing but very positive comments.
I have since left Sally but continued to work on the dark ride and have now seen Jeff’s diligent work come to final fruition and it is excellent. Jeff certainly went above and beyond what we expected for the budget.”
- Frank Fruscello, Principal and Owner, Attraction Design Services