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Working Model Theme Park Ride Design

Friday, April 2nd at 5:00pm

People on a roller coaster going straight down

Theme Park Engineering and Design - Ride Engineering Team

The Hokies Ride Engineering Team, a sub-branch of the VT Theme Park Engineering and Design club, is designing a 3D model ride that will function just like a real ride. It is held to very similar safety standards that real rides are held to, and will fully function on its own. This massive project is part of an Iowa State ride engineering competition, and involves so much thinking: how to make a 1/50th scale ride work, how to keep it as financially feasible as possible, and how to make it look amazing with theming and a storyline.