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More than just a simulator The Immersive Tunnel that is integral to The Lost Temple comprises two 30-seat simulator units, themed as Jeep-style vehicles, each of which sit upon a 3-DOF motion base. Once passengers are on board, safely seated and equipped with 3D glasses, the vehicles crawl forward along a short track and into the main show area, which features a large 5m-high, 46m-long horsehoe-shaped surround screen. Once the film is over, the vehicles reverse back into the loading area. In addition to the 3D film content, passengers experience the dynamic movement of the ride vehicle, together with 4D-style special effects, surround sound and dramatic lighting. Theoretical hourly capacity using the two ride vehicles is 900, but the park is currently running at about two-thirds that as it masters the experience. “The Immersive Tunnel is a dynamic, totally immersive attraction that takes sensory and physical simulation – and stimulation – to a new level,” declares Simworx managing director Terry Monkton. “Combined with the superb theming that has been created in The Lost Temple, this first installation provides a hugely entertaining adventure. Seeing guests’ reactions when the vehicles are ‘attacked’ by the T-Rex creatures is just brilliant!” For Dekkers, one of the biggest acknowledgements that he has created a compelling attraction came last month in an overheard guest comment: “There were two brothers sat in front of us,” recalls the Movie Park boss, “and they were arguing whether or not the dinosaurs were real. That for me was the greatest compliment!”


Dutch-born Dekkers, who has been at the park in


Bottrop-Kirchhellen, North Rhine-Westphalia, for the last decade, has been very actively involved in the development of The Lost Temple. Working alongside him was long-time project manager Wiebe Damstra, who also oversaw the creation of Van Helsing’s Factory, the park’s themed indoor rollercoaster experience


SEPTEMBER 2014


We have


done a lot; we’ve got the elevator, some animatronics, a great soundtrack, lighting and effects as well as a great ride experiencve with the Immersive Tunnel. Could we do it again for five million?


Perhaps not


Wouter Dekkers, Movie Park general manager





The motion ride system in front of the show area


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