Remember that strange package I got in the mail recently? The one with a file folder, a magnifying glass, and some yellow feathers? It was a package sent to me by the Sally Corporation in advance of a big announcement they were making at the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) at the 2018 show. For those of you who guessed it was for a new Sesame Street dark ride? You were correct!
Representatives from Sesame Workshop, Port Aventura Park in Spain and Sally Corporation were on hand to show off a fantastic life-size Big Bird animatronic at the press conference held at IAAPA. This figure will be a part of a new Sesame Street dark ride in the SesamoAventure section of the park in the all-new interactive attraction.
John Wood, CEO of Sally Corporation said the attraction would be over fifteen minutes long! With a pre-show lasting ten minutes and the ride itself clocking in at just under six minutes.
The new attraction will feature:
8 projection screens including:
*4, projection-mapped screens on dimensional sets with practical target integration.
*1, ninety-degree curved screen with animatronic and show element synching.
*2, one hundred eighty-degree curved, fully immersive screens allow guests to fly through Count’s Castle and dive down into Oscar’s Trash can.
*1, Hall of Fame scoreboard
Over 2,000 clues/targets (virtual and practical)
We are excited to see this new dark ride when it debuts in 2019! We will be covering on any developments as we get closer to the opening date! To see the reveal of the new Big Bird animatronic, check out our video below!
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