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Magic Wand Lagotronics makes attractions interactive

The Dutch technology firm Lagotronics is offering park owners and their guests a new level of interaction via its LagoTRIG “magic wand,” recently installed on attractions at Tivoli in Copenhagen and Potts Park, Germany.

Originally used inside a walk-through attraction at Toverland in the Netherlands, LagoTRIG now features at Tivoli as part of an upgrade of the park’s Minen (Mine) dark ride. Each of the ride’s 12 boats is equipped with four magic wands, allowing riders to shoot at 96 glowing diamond targets as they voyage through the land of the Grotes, whose treasures are jealously

The interactive Heege tower at Potts Park


One of the most fun products Park World has seen for some while, the Kiddy Flyer from German firm Euroviva turns kids into flying bees! Enclosed inside a single person gondola in either a sitting or lying position (as seen here), passengers must flap the bee’s wings to make it fly. If they stop flapping, the gondola slowly descends. After trialling a single unit fixed to a tower, Euroviva has developed the concept with gondolas that travel along a horizontal rope course. By placing obstacles along the route, guests have even more fun “flying” up and down to avoid them. In such installations a control unit ensures that the gondolas move forward only when it is safe to do so. A test set-up was made recently at a play centre near Euroviva’s headquarters in Mannheim, where passengers could fly over the top of inflatables, balloons and other obstacles. What a buzz! Custom designed gondolas are available on request.

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The harder you flap the higher we go!

guarded by a slumbering dragon. Each wand has its lit up with a different coloured LED, and players must shoot at targets in the ride with the corresponding colour. Points are scored and various effects/animatronics triggered when the targets are hit. At Potts Park, LagoTRIG gives a new interactive element to the venue’s Heege tower. Sitting in pairs, riders can choose either to hoist their seat to

the top (as before) or use the magic wand to zap targets in themed trees around the outside of the tower. The higher scoring targets are located higher up the tree. Riders see their scores when they get off. The new-look attraction is receiving renewed interest from park guests as well as much higher repeatability due to the game element. Lagotronics now plans to make LagoTRIG compatible with social media like Twitter/Facebook, allowing visitors to publish

Riders at Potts Park check their scores

photos and/or scores online – a great memory for guests, and great marketing tool for the park.



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