RGH THEMED ENTERTAINMENT RELEASES DESIGN DETAILS ON WONDERS! ATTRACTION AT THE RED SEA ASTRARIUM
Posted on August 21, 2012 by mitch
Flight Simulator Attraction Takes Riders on an Adventurous Flight Back in Time
to Experience Wonders of the World
RGH Themed Entertainment (a division of Rubicon Group Holding), designer and project manager for The Red Sea Astrarium (TRSA), announces Wonders!, an imaginative new flight simulator attraction now in development for the US $1.5 billion leisure-resort in Aqaba, Jordan.
Wonders! makes history come alive as the drama unfolds in the unexpected future with time travel on the AirWonders! Airline. Riders will travel via custom-built flying machines through the fabric of space and time to see the Wonders of the World in their prime. The Lighthouse of Alexandria before it crumbled into the sea, Macchu Picchu’s bustling metropolis, the thriving landscape of the Acropolis, and the towering rose-red desert city of Petra are just a few of the many wonders awaiting our travelers. In these exciting journeys, our guests become privy to the secrets that could not be learned in a classroom or read from a book.
Vekoma Rides Manufacturing, one of the largest roller coaster manufacturers in the world and a leader in the amusement industry, will build the Wonders! ride system utilizing the innovative i-Ride immersive inverted 4D simulator technology from Brogent Technologies. Brogent is known throughout the industry for its innovative digital content, software, hardware, manufacturing and system integrations.
RGH will produce the entire slate of media content for Wonders!, which will provide a randomized experience for every ride cycle to guarantee unlimited repeatability for the attraction. Every time guests come on board Wonders! they will experience a truly unique and unpredictable adventure.
“The Wonders! ride is a thrilling, unpredictable journey to the ancient past that gives riders an incredible experience of visiting the Wonders of the World as they were meant to be seen,” said Lenny Larsen, Director of Themed Entertainment at RGH. “By immersing the guests into the actual times and places of ancient civilizations they can fully appreciate these man-made wonders.”
All this is possible with the help of some eccentric adventurers and their up-start airline, AirWonders! They are the living embodiment of J.R.R. Tolkien’s words: “Not all who wander are lost.” After stumbling across a mysterious power source, these wandering entrepreneurs set up shop near the Astratium to build a new life, one of adventure, excitement, and accidental time travel.
“The Wonders! attraction is the perfect addition to the Old Waterfront section of the resort. It provides a themed centerpiece of old-world exploration and fascination. What’s more, it brings the resort full circle: The Red Sea Astrarium brings the world together, then Wonders! sends people out into the world again,” said RGH CEO Randa Ayoubi.
I look forward to being able to try this, but as already mentioned... sometimes concepts excite us much more than the actual finished product. But as always... I will try to stay positive. Any additional updates on Wonders! is much appreciated.