SETTING

The story takes place in India. Bombay streets have inspired the queue line theming. The preshow and mainshow theatres are large tents (actually indoor set pieces), like those used by exploring expeditions. Since the plot is based on a video capturing mission, the set is an arrangement of expedition props including crates, boxes, and video equipment.

Guest stand in the smaller preshow tent. In a corner of the tent, a table holds video editing equipment and monitors. These screens are used to display the preshow video.

The main tent is a much larger tent with a similar setting. Boxes and crates are arrayed around another video editing station so guests can be seated in a theatre-like arrangement. This time, the video monitors are larger. They surround a screen which has been built using sticks supporting parachute cloth.

Queue Line The queue is themed after Bombay streets. The set consists of dilapidated walls, paper lanterns ... Posters taped to the wall condemn poaching. 

The sound environment is composed of the city rumble with occasional excerpts of radio Bombay International in English. Broadcasts include stories of careless tourists. 

Preshow

Bamboo doors open automatically. Spectators are invited to enter a large expedition tent. Exploration and video equipment (cameras, monitors) are installed there. They are turned on, a sign that the team is working. An old radio is tuned to Indian music. The tent is illuminated by old light bulbs that are unstable and flicker intermittently. Test patterns and signals appear from time to time on the video screens. The rest of the time, the "Expedition Tiger" logo is looping.

After a moment, Christian Fisker, the expedition manager, appears on one of the screens. He is recorded, but appears to be live from the park office. In the background, the decor sets the tone. It consists of books, documents and objects relating to zoological research and feline protection. He explains that he has been informed of the arrival of a group of visitors today. He thanks them and presents the activities of the park and the goal of the expedition. He indicates that he is about to demonstrate, for the first time, an innovation that has been developed by the park. Because of the secrecy and particularly of the research conducted by the center, guests are presented with a security information video and details on how to proceed into the lab.

Main Show Entrance

Another set of bamboo doors opens automatically to reveal a new room built on the same principle: a tent, but this time with an enclosure partially made of bamboo. The many expedition cases can be used as benches.

This new tent also contains video material. A projector loops the "expedition tiger" logo on a large screen, which is actually a simple cloth, from a  lighter color than the rest of the tent fabric. Indian music is also played by another old radio. The screen is surrounded by large plasma monitors that also loop the expedition logo, interrupted from time to time by what appears to be video link tests. These monitors are apparently used as video control monitors by the expedition team.

Show starts

Once visitors are installed, Christian Fiskers appears on the screen. He presents Dominik, the live operator of the attraction, as an assistant in Expedition Tiger. He explains that the park lab has developed a miniature radio camera, Tiger Cam. He asks Dominik to show a sample to the public and turn it on. Dominik turns on the miniature device. Indeed, guests can check the operation as they are seen live on the plasma screens.

Camera check

Christian Fiskers asks him to activate Tiger Cam 1, attached to the tiger that was captured a few minutes earlier. A monitor labeled Tiger Cam 1 comes alive, with video from a tiger’s perspective. The park owner now asks the operator to release the tiger so that his collar-camera can be tested in real conditions. He clearly implies that courage is not Dominik's main quality. Dominik goes reluctantly, clearly uncomfortable to be close to the cat. Meanwhile, Christian Fiskers explain that the camera is coupled to a scanner able to detect and recognize all the animals of the region from their shape.

 

The tigress now rushes to her three babies to ensure they are well. They are obviously hungry, so it's time to go hunting.

Tiger's hunt

What follows is a  "documentary" passage in the form of a mural fresco using the different screens. Animals identified by the tiger are recognized by the scanner of the Tiger Cam so photos, videos and information on the species found is displayed. This part of the film is accompanied by the symphonic piece written especially for the attraction.

The hunting party ends with the Tiger catching a deer.. In order not to fall into gore, the scene is brief and vague as it is in close-up.

Meanwhile, pops can be heard around the tent. It appears that a baby tiger is intrigued by the equipment of the expedition.

The tigress brings the deer to her babies. She realizes that one of them is missing.

Tiger attacks

She begins to look in all directions. The expedition tent is in sight. She senses something. She rushes to the tent. Meanwhile the baby tiger calls his mother. 

Thanks to the bright sun over the tent, shadows of the stuck baby can be seen. Walkie-talkies and radios of the expedition begin to teem with messages. Dominik is scared, but finally decides to overcome his fear to save the visitors. He leaves the tent.

Just at that moment, the tigress arrives in the vicinity. The bamboo walls tremble as she tries to climb.

The tigress finally manages to get on the tent, which she uses as a toboggan. Its shadow and shape are visible as she climbs onto the canvas, making the building shake, and partially collapse. Adding to the panic, the light turn off briefly and a noise suggests the tiger fell inside.

The action is conveyed thanks to shadows on the tent. Scared to death, the operator releases the cub from his trap in front of his mother, who was ready to attack. Dominik has just time to run as fast as he can back in the tent. His clothes are partially torn.

The mother returns to her babies. The tiger family is reunited. Everything is back in order, they can begin their meal.

With the lights back on, the tent’s damaged walls and roof testify to the strength of the attack.

Show finale

On the central screen, Christian Fiskers returns to congratulate Dominik, who overcame his fear to save the visitors, highlighting the moral of this adventure.

Guests leave the tent to the accompaniment of a "farewell" version of the Expedition Tiger music.

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