Dark Rides

Vinpearl Land Phú Quc Theme Park in Vietnam and the attraction is the first media-based Interactive Dark Ride (IDR) in that country. Triotech designed and built the entire attraction. The design scope, completed by its in-house studio, includes storyline, characters, environments, gameplay, queue line, pre-show, ride area, and the media itself. “Being involved from the beginning for such a major

project allows us to design and deliver a complete attraction that optimises immersion and interactivity,” explains Ernest Yale, founder, president & CEO of Triotech. “This allows us to focus on the guest experience on which we want to accept no compromise. In our philosophy, it is what should drive the attraction design,” he adds. This particular attraction will feature full scenic theming

in addition to seven scenes. In another first for Vietnam, Triotech will leverage its proprietary illusio interactive projection mapping technology to bring the scenic theming to life. Two formed illusio walls bookend each side of one key scene, creating a unique continuous interactive experience for guests. “Making the theming interactive contributes greatly

to the immersion of the guests in the story,” Nol Van Genuchten, creative vice president of Triotech tells Park World, adding: “a full special effects package rounds out the immersive experience, including animatronics, fog, directional audio, wind, and special lighting effects.” Triotech’s second major dark ride project is with Cedar

Fair’s Knott’s Berry Farm in Buena Park, California. The project is part of Knott’s 100th anniversary plans and consists of nothing less than bringing ‘back to life’ one of the park’s iconic dark rides: “Bear-y Tales”. The new attraction will be called “Knott’s Bear-y Tales: Return to the Fair” and will be a 4-D, interactive dark ride. Triotech is designing the attraction, the scenic theming,

and producing the animation and gaming system, which will take guests on a dark ride experience enhanced with 4-D effects and interactivity. The story takes place 34 years after the original

adventure and will follow Boysen Bear and Girlsen Bear as they travel to the Country Fair to earn the blue-ribbon prize for their famous boysenberry pies, but Crafty Coyote is back along with his mischievous pups intent on stealing all the pies for themselves. Guests will climb aboard ride vehicles equipped with jelly blasters to try and recover the stolen boysenberry pies as they travel through whimsical and beautiful environments while competing for the highest score. “Knott’s Bear-y Tales carries a great significance and

evokes an intense sense of nostalgia for those who first experienced the ride as children in the ‘70s and ‘80s,” says Nol Van Genuchten, vice president Creative at Triotech. He added: “It’s our goal to capture the spirit, creativity and originality that made this dark ride such a success and thus honoring the cherished memories of the original attraction”.

DOF Robotics DOF Robotics is currently working on a dark ride in Hainan Island using its Riot simulator. During the ride, the 6-seat vehicle stops for the different show scenes and the simulator car spins around to allow the guests to face the show screen. On the way to the next show station the simulators’ movements, from rotating to spinning, allow

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the guests to interact with the concept while enjoying the speed and the ride’s theming. The Hainan Island dark ride will feature 10 cars taking turns on the rail. “At DOF Robotics, we have an experienced R&D team

that is responsible for designing and delivering the whole ride, from concept and storyline development to the final install with show equipment, media, and we deal with well experienced theming companies to deliver the best experience to guests,” says sales and marketing manager Mirsat Satis DOF Robotics’ dark rides can be customised

depending on the location, the theming, and the story requested by the client. Not wanting to give too much away, Mirsat adds: “We

are also working on a new and unique interactive dark ride; it will be a mixture of adventure, fun and competition between the guests and individual scores will be recorded during the game.” Watch this space.

Alterface Alterface has announced the introduction of a new dark ride concept, ‘Action League’. This innovative interactive tournament is based on a totally new formula where multiple teams compete against each other up to a final winner, featuring an “ultra-dynamic” multi axis rotation. Players enjoy the excitement of interactive shooting,

competitive gaming, and the sensation of a rotating platform. The entire show is set up as a large sporty and flashy stadium with announcer screens, queueing over the ride during preshow. Special sound effects apply upon bouncing, tilting and rotating, building a high-paced and energetic environment. Action League, The Interactive Revolution offers an


is thrilled to work with the amazing team at Knott’s Berry Farm and Cedar Fair on this high-  For this unique attraction, the Knott’s team gave us access to a wealth of archive materials that have been key in understanding the original Knott’s Bear-y Tales

Riot Simulator by DOF Robotics used in new dark ride on Hainan Island


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