After all, according to a little passage from Scent Sciences:
People respond deeply to scent, which enhances their experiences and connects deeply to their emotional memory.All right. With regards to implementing the power of letting the nose know what's going on, let's start with this little snippet.
|...can anyone smell this already?|
...and I choose this notable example because (counting myself out of the picture), anyone out there who fondly remembers this scene from Horizons would recall this iconic scene of the Mesa Verde orange grove would've remembered the lorange (lime and orange citrus hybrid conceived at the time) smell at the time. Pleasant, isn't it? It was with the thankful help of smellitisers to help bring home the splendid scent of growing loranges all the way to visitors in EPCOT Center during its glory days... and into the memory banks of numerous visitors.
Of course, just because the Horizons pavilion was lost doesn't mean the citrusy smell left us for good... in some way or another, the citrusy aroma crept its way back to EPCOT, this time, in Soarin'. Soarin included a scene taking guests above the Ventura orange groves... the evergreen forest and mountains... the coasts of Monterey and Malibu with a gentle ocean breeze...
...okay, caught myself imagining this time. Such smells were popular, so much so, it was even possible for people to order candles based on the most pleasant smells. (sorry, all sold out.) Sure, while smellitiser technology can help immerse guests into the scene, there are some trips and slips into, well... when Stitch hits the fan...
|...for some reason, according to those who have been on the ride, this will only get worse...|
Sure, love it or leave it, the use of smellitiser technology is a sensitive issue, depending on which aroma is used to tantalise (or torture) guests into the scene. But what you didn't know is that while WDI may have pioneered attraction smellitizer technology, there is something interesting with regards to the technology beginning to expand to towards the home base. Take these, for instance:
|Found at http://www.behance.net/gallery/SMELLIT- VIDEO-GAME-ENTERTAINMENT-DEVICE/423991|
|Found at http://gearcrave.com/2009-02-13/smellit-stinks-up-your-home-theater/|
More information at http://www.mushon.com/spr09/nmrs/03/01/do-we-really-want-to-smellit/
But it doesn't just stop there... in fact, what else within the Wonders of Life vicinity might deserve that treatment? I personally know... I'll give you a clue...
[XB = emoticon for drooling; ∴ XBBBBBBB = flooding! XC]
Just a thought. What about you, guys? Moment of drool or epic faint? Also, any suggestions on what might come in handy with regards to implementing this possibility into one or more attractions? Extra points if you catch yourself imagining them. Simply leave a comment below, I won't bite.
Now for some crispy bacon... *drools*