Concepts to update the Indianapolis Zoo train ride to provide a more engaging, immersive and entertaining experience for guests.
Storyboarding, Pencil Sketching, Show Writing
This is the concept document outlining the proposed changes to the train ride.
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Deemed too costly, the version of the ride proposed in the above concept document was never approved. Future revisions abandoned the highly themed environments and African village backstory and instead focused on enhancing the “behind-the-scenes” story as depicted in my sketches below. (Click images for larger versions.)
Although this version of the ride also didn’t get fully realized, elements of the concept did make their way into the revamped ride that debuted in 2005. You can view more information about that ride in the separate portfolio entry below.
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