The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man

It's amazing--no pun intended--how the most basic stagecraft is often employed on the most complex projects. Take The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man, the new attraction at Universal Studios Islands of Adventure; this high-tech ride began life as your basic scale model, albeit one that took up 20' x 26' in a warehouse and had huge strips cut out of the bottom so the designers could move on stools as though they were on a mini version of the ride.

Housed in a 1.5-acre set, The Amazing

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