SpongeBob SquarePants 4-D

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SpongeBob SquarePants 4-D is an 2000 amusement ride based upon the popular television series SpongeBob SquarePants. It can be found at various aquariums, Adventure aquarium, Six Flags Great Adventure, Six Flags Over Texas, La Ronde, and the Adventuredome theme park, Kings Island and Excalibur Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. It is also found at Shedd Aquarium and the Nick Hotel. It was previously found in most Paramount Parks (now bought out by the Cedar Fair Entertainment Company). The ride is also found at Noah's Ark Water Park in Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin at the Noah's Ark Dive-In Theater and former Paramount Parks owned amusment park Canada's Wonderland in Vaughan, Ontario, Canada. In Europe the ride is found at Movie Park Germany in Bottrop, Germany and in Walibi Belgium in Wavre, Belgium The ride consists of a pre-show which then lets in to a stadium seated auditorium. The ride is in 4-D, meaning it's a motion simulator with a 3-D movie. The effects on the ride vary at different parks. Water spray, Bubbles, wind, leg ticklers, smoke, and smells are usually found. However, none of the effects, besides bubbles, can be found at the Six Flags parks. The Six Flags name for the ride is SpongeBob SquarePants: The Ride, opposed to others using the traditional SpongeBob SquarePants 4-D. Although the title is different the rides are the same.

Painty the Pirate literally brings the rider down to the Krusty Krab, where Mr. Krabs and SpongeBob welcome the rider as a trainee fry cook. SpongeBob attempts to complete the patty by adding a pickle(in some versions of the ride, when SpongeBob opens the barrel, riders can actually smell pickles), but it slips off and lands into a pogo-sticking Patrick's hands, who immediately dashes out the door.

SpongeBob blows a bubble bike to go into Downtown Bikini Bottom after Patrick, causing mayhem along the way. In Jellyfish Fields, he is greeted by jellyfish which sting him. After a brief encounter with Patrick, SpongeBob accidentally pedals the bike into Rock Bottom, where a giant fish creature pops the bike, causing SpongeBob to fly in the air along with the rider.

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Part of the ride

While in the skies, SpongeBob spots Patrick pogo-sticking into the Chum Bucket, where he lands. He finds Patrick locked up. He also spots a second Patrick on a pogo-stick, which freaks Patrick out. Plankton appears, claiming his Robo-Patrick truly stole the pickle, which then attacks SpongeBob with a claw, a buzz saw, and a paddle ball, in a chase around Plankton's lab, yet fails after Patrick unplugs the robot to plug in his toaster.

SpongeBob receives the pickle which gets into the patty. The customer appears asking for the Krabby Patty. SpongeBob gives it to him, which causes the customer to inflate and explode, as he is allergic to pickles. The effect is a mist on the rider(some versions have water drops thrown at the rider).

The ride appeared briefly at Camp Snoopy in Mall of America. Instead of being in 4-D with special effects, the ride was in 3-D, and the seats would move (causing a very realistic fall during the Rock Bottom sequence).

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