3. Portal: Aperture Science Computer-Aided Enrichment Activity
In 2010, The Wizarding World of Harry Potter opened in Universal Orlando’s Islands of Adventure, giving fans of the boy who lived a chance to explore Hogsmeade, drink Butterbeer, and get a tour of Hogwarts in the form of the simulation ride Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey. A Portal ride would follow the same concept, allowing riders to get a look inside Aperture Labs as the attraction takes them through a series of testing rooms.
The Portal ride would combine moving parts, special effects, and digital screens portraying events from throughout the lab, with the riders trying to survive the deadly tests set forth before them. Naturally, Glad0s would mock the riders the entire time, serving as both a guide and a tormentor. After outsmarting the robot, escaping the testing area, exploring the bowels of Aperture, and unfulfilled promises of baked goods, the riders escape Aperture and are spit back into the real world. Naturally, “Still Alive” plays from speakers positioned around the exit, so riders can have it stuck in their heads for the rest of the day. Oh, and there’d be a cake stand after you exit.