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(12-15-2018, 11:24 PM)Willenator Wrote: [ -> ]It's a magical place of wonder. Example: many people wonder what it is.

So, so true. Friends of mine that have been really liked it but said it is far from being completed. I just hope The Void experience happens as rumored. It's supposed to be incredible.
I've been watching a bunch of videos shot at Evermore and it is starting to make sense to me what it's all about. I think the idea is really awesome and a ton of people would really like it, though not necessarily me. It appears that they don't even explain what's happening to the guests very well when they get there and many don't realize they are supposed to be trying to "progress" through a story arc of the park much like you would in a video game. It works the same way as a video game, there are events that you must trigger to move forward. You have to talk to everyone and listen to their responses to figure out what to do to trigger the events. There are some cool and unexpected activities and quests you might end up doing that would make the whole experience feel very real.

But it's not done, not even close. It's like a heavily restricted demo version of the video game that it's supposed to be. Big important things aren't finished yet, and some kinda dumb stuff has been thrown in to make up for it. It looks like the winter story (Aurora) was supposed to heavily revolve around the still uninstalled train seen in the Aurora concept art and promotional material. I spotted a piece of Aurora promotional art with the train painted over to look like bushes on their site the other day, and now all the art with the train has now been removed.

I don't think you'll be to just walk up and get in line for that train ride once it is finally installed, you'll have to progress the story to a point where it's time for a train event. I can see a few other rides in the future, but not just any ride would make sense there.

I think they intend to finish everything and I think being propped up with profits from The VOID will allow them to finish everything over time. When the whole thing is working I think it will be a really big deal and a lot of people nationwide are going to love it.

They have a background as a software company developing games (VOID). They can put together a nice looking website and they don't need to buy any third-party ticketing systems when they can custom design their own to operate exactly the way they need it to. It's likely the ticketing system will eventually be used in ways normal ticketing systems aren't, with your ticket or pass or e-ticket helping track your progress through the current season's story.

They also appear to have a pretty 'spicy' attitude for a theme park in Utah County and do some things that I would suspect will draw complaints from the prudish.
A live video game? That is interesting way to do it.
(12-16-2018, 04:13 AM)jetstar2 Wrote: [ -> ]I don't think you'll be to just walk up and get in line for that train ride once it is finally installed, you'll have to progress the story to a point where it's time for a train event. I can see a few other rides in the future, but not just any ride would make sense there.

They have a background as a software company developing games (VOID). They can put together a nice looking website and they don't need to buy any third-party ticketing systems when they can custom design their own to operate exactly the way they need it to. It's likely the ticketing system will eventually be used in ways normal ticketing systems aren't, with your ticket or pass or e-ticket helping track your progress through the current season's story.
If you are correct about not being able to just go get in line for the train ride, that's going to be a nightmare for many parents with younger children. I can also only imagine what might happen with kids on the spectrum visiting as well.

There already ARE Ticketing and POS Systems that are integrated, in case you have forgotten Accesso and Disney's "Magic Band" System. Why re-invent the wheel? Again, they literally are having their guests who have purchased tickets use Google Docs to schedule their visit. No one else sees that as overwhelmingly worrying and totally unprofessional? What's next, an @hotmail email address? lol

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(12-16-2018, 01:29 PM)linearinduction Wrote: [ -> ]If you are correct about not being able to just go get in line for the train ride, that's going to be a nightmare for many parents with younger children. I can also only imagine what might happen with kids on the spectrum visiting as well.

From what I'm seeing I don't think the park is targeted at families with young children, which does seem unusual for a park in Utah County. I think there may be complaints from these families about numerous things and not just the train. But at the same time I think they will just allow upset children to 'cheat' by making it extra easy for them to trigger the train event.
Though I wish Evermore was going to feature more traditional rides, im excited to try the park out. I loved the VOID it was amazing. I think going on quests and other interactivity is going to be unique.

From what I see they are not using Google Docs anymore. These guys developed their own vr equipment these are a smart group running this park. They just need time to get running. I'm sure Lagoon wasnt so organized from day one lol. I wish them well.
(12-16-2018, 11:14 PM)UtahCoasterEnth Wrote: [ -> ]Though I wish Evermore was going to feature more traditional rides, im excited to try the park out. I loved the VOID it was amazing. I think going on quests and other interactivity is going to be unique.

From what I see they are not using Google Docs anymore. These guys developed their own vr equipment these are a smart group running this park. They just need time to get running. I'm sure Lagoon wasnt so organized from day one lol. I wish them well.
Back when Lagoon Opened you just paid your money per ride/attraction. This is a reason why you don't hire people who have little experience with front end operations.

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(12-16-2018, 11:29 PM)linearinduction Wrote: [ -> ]Back when Lagoon Opened you just paid your money per ride/attraction. This is a reason why you don't hire people who have little experience with front end operations.

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Lagoon techincally was a failure at first. The Denver and Rio Grande were told to not build Lake Park were they did and the warning came true.

Regurdless while Evermore management is far from perfect they still should be given a chance.
(12-16-2018, 11:39 PM)UtahCoasterEnth Wrote: [ -> ]Lagoon techincally was a failure at first. The Denver and Rio Grande were told to not build Lake Park were they did and the warning came true.

Regurdless while Evermore management is far from perfect they still should be given a chance.
Sorry, I thought you meant Lagoon, not Lake Park. It's extremely worrying when you see a supposed first of it's kind park, and they want you to use a Google Sheet to schedule your visit to the park. There are many attractions and resorts in Utah they could have drawn from for their Front End, but didn't. They have a former WDI guy on the back end and someone with a vision, but we aren't talking about Tony Baxter or Dave Freed here. I wish them well, but this whole thing is untested and again, the front end stuff is worrying. Let us also not forget that the front end will be what guests first experience. If the front end is a mess, that is what guests will remember.

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(12-16-2018, 11:48 PM)linearinduction Wrote: [ -> ]Sorry, I thought you meant Lagoon, not Lake Park. It's extremely worrying when you see a supposed first of it's kind park, and they want you to use a Google Sheet to schedule your visit to the park. There are many attractions and resorts in Utah they could have drawn from for their Front End, but didn't. They have a former WDI guy on the back end and someone with a vision, but we aren't talking about Tony Baxter or Dave Freed here. I wish them well, but this whole thing is untested and again, the front end stuff is worrying. Let us also not forget that the front end will be what guests first experience. If the front end is a mess, that is what guests will remember.

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We will see. The front end is what guests will remember.
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