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HM New Hitchhiking Ghosts Follow you Home

Discussion in 'How do they do that?' started by Magicart87, Jul 11, 2017.

  1. Magicart87

    Magicart87 Well-Known Member

    Jun 10, 2014
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    How is the Hitchhiking Ghosts effect created? In the most recent rehaunting the ghosts seem to interact with the riders in a variety of sight gags. How is this effect created? Is it an IR tracker and video screen? Please be specific as possible. I would like to recreate this effect for a project.
  2. DisAl

    DisAl Well-Known Member

    May 21, 2016
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    The ghosts probably use some sort of projection similar to the ballroom scene. What I would really like to know is how they swap the rider's heads in the doom buggy. That would require both cameras viewing the inside of the doom buggy and the software to swap the position of the heads. We went for a second ride just to see that effect again!
    Disney, if you are listening, explaining some of the effects would be a GREAT addition to the Keys to the Kingdom tour!
  3. bingie

    bingie Well-Known Member

    Jan 30, 2006
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    The ballroom scene isn't a projection - it's a reflection. All the ghosts that you see in the scene are either above or below the ride track. When you are in the ride vehicle and are looking into the ballroom, you are looking thru large panes of glass that run floor to ceiling. The ball room is dark, the ghosts are brighter than the ballroom, and they reflect on the glass (kinda like being inside a lit room and night at looking outside - you can see outside and you can see the reflection of inside).


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