Watch this talk from Austin’s SXSW 2018 of The Dark Ride Project‘s Joel Zika, the world expert on the history of haunts and horror. Joel discusses how he uses virtual reality to record classic dark rides that have influenced everything from cinema to computer games. The talk features 360 videos of Lagoon Amusement Park, Funland Rehoboth Beach, Trimper’s Rides and Luna Park Melbourne.
Since the 1960’s thousands of Dark Rides and amusement parks have closed across the USA with no documentation of this uniquely American art form. The dark ride project works to archive the last remaining rides using virtual reality technology. Check out more on our website darkride.com and through the amazing facebook page and youtube!