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Rise of the Resistance: Lightsaber Through the Ceiling Effect

Coaster Lover

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*Spoilers ahead for anyone who hasn't ridden RotR or seen videos and doesn't want details on a key scene*


So, on RotR, there is a scene towards the climax of the ride where Kylo Ren's lightsaber pierces through the ceiling and appears to cut a hole in the ceiling. I think I know how it is achieved, but I want to know if anyone can confirm. My assumption is that there is a pre-cut rotating disk embedded into the ceiling. At the start of the scene, the disk is rotated such that none of the pre-cut section can be scene. The disk rotates and as soon as the first bit of the pre-cut section comes into view, the light saber on a separate controlled arm is pushes through the cut. The disk then continues to rotate in conjunction with the movement of the light saber making it look like the light saber is cutting.

Am I close?
 

kap91

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*Spoilers ahead for anyone who hasn't ridden RotR or seen videos and doesn't want details on a key scene*


So, on RotR, there is a scene towards the climax of the ride where Kylo Ren's lightsaber pierces through the ceiling and appears to cut a hole in the ceiling. I think I know how it is achieved, but I want to know if anyone can confirm. My assumption is that there is a pre-cut rotating disk embedded into the ceiling. At the start of the scene, the disk is rotated such that none of the pre-cut section can be scene. The disk rotates and as soon as the first bit of the pre-cut section comes into view, the light saber on a separate controlled arm is pushes through the cut. The disk then continues to rotate in conjunction with the movement of the light saber making it look like the light saber is cutting.

Am I close?
No inside knowledge here but that is my suspicion as well...I'd actually wager they rotate together on the same rig.
 
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