Spider-man ride at Universal Florida gets an HD upgrade

Theme park announces new graphics, lighting and an even-more-realistic Spidey

One of my favorite rides at Universal Studios Florida (in the Islands of Adventure park) is The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man, which used a moving ride car integrated with 3D video effects to create a very fun ride. But since the ride is now almost 13 years old, some of the video technologies are starting to show their age.

Luckily, the theme park announced today that the ride is getting an upgrade. Here's a video report on the news, courtesy of Inside the Magic.

Considering the crowds and technologies behind the Wizarding World of Harry Potter area, the Spider-man upgrades should definitely bring some visitor traffic back to the super-hero area. Read more of Keith Shaw's ITworld.TV blog and follow the latest IT news at ITworld. Follow Keith on Twitter at @shawkeith. For the latest IT news, analysis and how-tos, follow ITworld on Twitter and Facebook.

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