One of the most innovative and unique dark rides on the planet recently opened. An attraction that turns typical theme park flow and shakes it up a bit.
You know what I’m talking about. You wait in line, then an attendant lines you up in rows with automatic doors in front of you. Next you watch a pre-show video to give you some back story. The doors open and you hop on your ride vehicle and eventually to the unload area. Rinse, lather, repeat.
What if those pre-show doors didn’t open? Instead, you’re lead through an emergency exit and down “backstage areas” of the theme park to safety? Once you board your ride vehicle, what if it suddenly stops and gets “stuck”? You’re now given a flashlight and faced to walk through the attraction on foot.
Legacy Entertainment has outdone themselves with Pacific Rim: Shatterdome Strike. It just opened at Trans Studio Cibubur in Indonesia. Taking the typical formula for a theme park attraction and intentionally bending it to keep visitors on their toes. This just might be the next big thing in immersive theme park design.
In many ways, this is the world’s first immersive theater dark ride. A true adventure through several different kinds of environments theme park guests have never experienced before. While you may not be traveling to Indonesia anytime soon, we’ve got a unique POV of the attraction that was just released. Not only do we think this attraction is groundbreaking, but we think it will inspire other designers to think outside the box of typical theme park experiences to make them true adventures. Check out the video below!
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