Wow, with all the effort that goes into making a film, like the building of animatronic animals and huge sets that are used, why can't we get some decent scenes and animations added to Duel or a new dark ride. The effort that goes into making films seems to be massive when compared to the dark rides of the UK. I mean they build detailed animatronics that will go into 30 seconds of the finished film.
There is a huge difference between making a film and making a ride. It is not uncommon to take days to get the 30s of film, a dark ride that lasted days with only a few seconds of action would not be popular.
Camera angles on films are carefully controlled so sets and effects do not have to be complete. The effects do not all have to work at the same time as they are edited together later.
Dark ride animatronics are intensively used moving constantly for hours at a time- film effects only have to work once with hours of setup.
Huge sets need to have huge soundstages- and they can change the set between shots. To have large sets a dark ride need a large showbuilding and an increased ride track length both of which add to the cost.
John Wardley had a theatre background (as well as film) before he started designing rides. Even large theatres are far smaller than movie soundstages and usually have space or layout issues backstage. Sets have to be far more robust, although not theme park robust, and able to be used more than once.