Wednesday 27 March 2019 | attractions-kit.net: The search engine for attractions buyers

06 Apr 2018

Holovis transforms X: No Way Out into The Walking Dead: The Ride

Supplier: Holovis

More Holovis details
Holovis created all of the immersive media at its Demonstration Campus in the UK

Experiential design firm Holovis has released details of its latest project, Thorpe Park's newest attraction: The Walking Dead: The Ride.

Holovis created the immersive queue line, and preshow, as well as dramatic on-board effects and the climactic 'death defying' finale for the attraction, which is a retrofit of the park's X: No Way Out ride, the world's first backwards, dark coaster. It takes riders on a thrilling adventure as they try to escape from murderous 'Walkers' - the name given to the undead antagonists of the popular AMC show.

During the preshow riders are loaded into a 'Safe Zone', and witness as it is compromised by a group of Walkers. Riders are shown mock CCTV footage of Walkers attacking the area of the queue that the riders have just exited, as well as trying to force themselves through the window, a 4K screen, into the Safe Zone.

Following the preshow, guests make their way through the ride in a batched queue, which features zonal surround audio and lighting, designed to create a feeling of isolation and make the guests think that they are the only ones left.

The immersive media - which was shot and produced at Holovis' Demonstration Campus in the UK - continues throughout the loading station and on the coaster itself. With physical and digital effects, as well as live actors, being used during key moments of the ride.

Peter Cliff, creative director at Holovis, said: "This is a great example of our turnkey capability, as we've worked with Merlin Magic Making from the initial design phase through to capturing and creating all the media and integrating it with the AV and lighting across the whole attraction and special effects. This has allowed us to really maximise the impact, as the repercussions from things that are being seen and heard are interconnected to fit the gripping story."

"It also showcases how existing attractions can be given a new lease of life through integrated media, special effects and theming making it a quick and easy transition, with minimal structural work required."



Supplier: Holovis
Lutterworth Leicestershire UK
Holovis is a world leader in sensory experience design in the Entertainment, Industrial, Retail, Military and Retail Brand sectors. Specialising in creating immersive, experiential solutions Holovis can design, build, install and support the most complex and demanding requirements where world class solutions are required.
Web: www.holovis.com

Click here to visit Holovis's leisure-kit listing


Connect with
attractions-kit.net
Magazine:
View issue contents
Sign up:
Instant Alerts/zines

Print edition
 

Find the right products and services for your company
News search
 
Advertise your products
on the leisure-kit Product Report
And reach over 57,000 leisure buyers

Call
+44 (0)1462 431385
 
Interview

Changing faces

We speak to the three men charged with leading IAAPA into its next century
View feature>>
Catalogue gallery
 
Company profile
 
Polin Waterparks

Polin was founded in Istanbul in 1976. Polin has since grown into a leading company in the waterpark industry. All the production plants are in Turkey.
View full profile>>
 

To advertise your product and reach over 57,000 leisure buyers call
+44 (0)1462 431385 or email attractions-kit@leisuremedia.com
Attractions jobs
Powered by
leisureopportunities.com
Visitor Services Manager
Salary: Competitive
Location:Branton, Doncaster, UK
Company: Yorkshire Wildlife Park
More>>
Regional HSS Manager (Asia)
Salary: Competitive
Location:Shanghai, China
Company: Merlin Entertainments Group
More>>
Operations Manager
Salary: Competitive
Location:Sydney NSW, Australia
Company: The Eye Brand
More>>
Attraction Operations Manager
Salary: Competitive
Location:Tempe, Arizona, USA
Company: Legoland Discovery Centre
More>>
 
Attractions news
Powered by
leisureopportunities.com
26 Mar 2019
OPEN Architecture convert 100-year-old fuel tanks into art museum

OPEN Architecture have transformed five decommissioned oil containers into the Tank Museum Shanghai – an art gallery and exhibition complex.
More>>
25 Mar 2019
Ankapark rebrands as Wonderland Eurasia and opens in Turkish capital

The huge new theme park in Ankara, Turkey, that had been known as Ankapark has now officially opened under the new moniker Wonderland Eurasia.
More>>
 
Diary dates
Powered by
leisurediary.com
25-27 Mar 2019
Dubai Entertainment Amusement and Leisure Exhibition (DEAL)

Dubai World Trade Centre Dubai
United Arab Emirates
More>>
01 Apr 2019
English Tourism Week Conference 2019

128 Piccadilly London
United Kingdom
More>>
01-03 Apr 2019
The China Attractions Expo (CAE)

New China International Exhibition Center Beijing
China
More>>
 
Property & tenders
Powered by
leisureproperty.com
Expressions of Interest - Huddersfield Leisure Centre, Climbing Wall Operation
Location: Huddersfield
Company:Kirklees Active Leisure
More>>
TO LET: Marine Lake & Unit 7 Marine Point, Marine Promenade
Location: New Brighton, Wirral, Merseyside
Company:Wirral Borough Council
More>>
Expressions of interest – Waterlooville Leisure Centre development
Location: Waterlooville Hampshire
Company:Horizon Leisure Centres
More>>

 

To advertise your product and
reach over 57,000 leisure buyers
call
+44 (0)1462 431385

Published by The Leisure Media Company Ltd Portmill House, Portmill Lane, Hitchin, Herts SG5 1DJ. Tel: +44 (0)1462 431385 | Contact us | About us | © Cybertrek Ltd