Ride explaination list

Welcome to the Dark Ride Database explaination page

We love looking for new rides to add to the database. Some rides however have more cause for discussion than others. To help you understand some of the choices we’ve made we put together these two table shown below. If you have any questions about these rides, please contact us at editors@darkridedatabase.com.

Rejected rides

The following rides have been discussed by the editors team or were added by our users, but were rejected for an entry in the Dark Ride Database. In the last collumn you can find the reason of rejection.

CountryParkRideReason

France

Disneyland Paris - Disneyland Park

Hyperspace Mountain

This indoor rollercoaster contains attributes and projection screens, but no real scenes.

Disneyland Paris - Disneyland Park

Mystères du Nautilus

No ride system.

Disneyland Paris - Disneyland Park

Passage Enchanté d'Aladdin

No ride system.

Disneyland Paris - Disneyland Park

Pays des Contes de Fées

The ride contains only one dark ride scene.

Germany

Bayern Park

Rundbootfahrt

The ride contains only one dark ride scene.

Europa-Park

Alpenexpress Enzian

The rollercoaster Alpenexpress Enzian and log flume Tiroler Wasserbahn both enter the "Zauberwelt der Diamanten" building. The Tiroler Wasserbahn features a number of scenes in this indoor area. Even though these scenes are also visable from the Alpenexpress Enzian, we count them as part of the Tiroler Wasserbahn.

Europa-Park

Jim Knopf - Reise durch Lummeland

The ride contains only one dark ride scene.

Europa-Park

Whale Adventures - Northern Lights

This splash battle actually contains two indoor scenes (right after the station and before the return). However, there is too much daylight in the second scene to count is as a dark ride scene.

Fort Fun

Wild River

The ride contains only one dark ride scene.

Tripsdrill

Badewannenfahrt zum Jungbrunnen

This ride only contains one dark ride scene. There is too much daylight in the tower scenes to count as dark ride scenes.

Phantasialand

Chiapas

The ride contains only one dark ride scene.

Netherlands

Efteling

Baron 1898

The ride system contains only one dark ride scene.

Efteling

Spookslot

No ride system.

Efteling

Vogel Rok

This indoor rollercoaster contains attributes but no real scenes.

Efteling

Zes Zwanen

The ride system contains only one dark ride scene.

Spain

Parque de Atracciones Monte Igueldo

Río Misterioso

The ride contains only one dark ride scene.

Parque Warner Madrid

Río Bravo

There is scenery on each top of the two lifthills. However, they do not contain enough elements of a scene.

Rides in the database

The following rides are part of the database, but were also subject of discussion. The table below states all rides that were discussed, including its clasisfication. The last collumn explains why the ride recieved its specific classification.

 

CountryParkRideReason

Germany

Movie Park Germany

Van Helsing's Factory

Semi-Dark Ride: This indoor rollercoaster features multiple scenes along the ride, but also two large sections in complete darkness. These sections qualify it as semi-dark ride.

Phantasialand

F.L.Y.

Semi-Dark Ride: F.L.Y. contains an indoor part between the station and the first launch. These parts that can be devided in two, contains scenery that contain all elements to qualify as a semi-dark ride. However, it qualifies as the bare minimum.

Schwaben Park

Azura

Dark Ride: Azura is not a conventinal dark ride. The whole boat ride takes place in one single room and riders will watch a light, fire and fountain show, combined with a soundtrack. It still has a dark ride feeling, even though conventional scenes in the ride are missing.

Italy

Cinecittà World

Inferno

Semi-Dark Ride: This indoor rollercoaster features multiple scenes along the ride, but also large sections in complete darkness. These sections qualify it as semi-dark ride.

Netherlands

Continium Discovery Center

Time Warp Theater

Simulator: This ride contains a trackless car ride system developed by ETF Rides Systems. However, it takes place in one single room with projections on the walls. The cars ratate in circles, making movements comparable to the teacups flat-rides. A classification as a dark ride does not fit, but it does for a show ride. The database does not have a better fitting ride type as 'simulator'.

United Kingdom

Postal Museum

Mail Rail

Semi-Dark Ride: The Mail Rail was built in former subway tunnels. Eventhough the ride is completely enclosed (and underground), it classifies as a semi-dark ride. There are a lot of sections inside tunnels that do not contain any scenes.

United States

Universal Studios Florida

Revenge of the Mummy

Semi-Dark Ride: Revenge of the Mummy starts off with dark ride section. However, the majority of the rollercoaster part takes place inside a large hall without scenes. This makes the ride qualificy as a semi-dark ride.

Universal Studios Hollywood

Revenge of the Mummy

Semi-Dark Ride: Revenge of the Mummy starts off with dark ride section. However, the majority of the rollercoaster part takes place inside a large hall without scenes. This makes the ride qualificy as a semi-dark ride.

Walt Disney World - Disney's Hollywood Studios

Twilight Zone Tower of Terror

Tower Ride: Even though cars move in a horizontal direction during the ride, the majority of the ride takes place in elevators, therefor it was decided to categorize it as a tower ride.