Architecture services and consultant collaboration contribute to this attraction as "the world’s first life-size, ride-through, interactive video game experience." The 80,000-square-foot attraction was inaugurated as one of the highest capacity rides available, capable of handling 2,200 visitors per hour. The experience is powered by 200 computers, and, at the time of its completion, featured six times more animatronic figures than any other Universal Studios attraction. The building facade contains elements of highly recognizable architecture from all over the United States that were depicted in the movie, including the St. Louis Arch. Other features include a walkthrough of several full-size re-created scenes from the movie including the Weapons Room.
Themed Entertainment Association (THEA) Award (2001)