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Local Name:
أستراريوم البحر الأحمر
Budget:
1.5B
Announced:
21 May 2011
Construction Start:
Opening:
on hold
Location:
Area:
74 ha
  1. The RGH-designed attractions include a 4D cinema, an indoor themed water park, as well as innovative i-Ride Wonders.

    Another highlight will be the Cradle of Inspiration attraction – a journey through space and time, which explores the nature of creativity and inspiration, aboard a ride system.

    An Adventure Centre will also feature where guests can train for extreme adventures like sky diving, rock climbing, scuba diving, or even piloting a submarine.

    The resort will host the American Museum of Natural History's Silk Road Exhibition throughout its Hijazi Gardens.

    Technology and Interactive experiences will include a global first for 4D inverted simulation that is different on every ride.
    Source:
    http://www.attractionsmanagement.com/detail1.cfm?pagetype=detail&subject=news&codeID=305651&site=AM&dom=N

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    The Chief Commissioner of the Aqaba Special Economic Zone Authority (ASEZA), Dr. Kamel Mahadin, has announced that groundbreaking for the first themed tourist destination in Jordan is ready. At a ceremony, held under the patronage of the Prime Minister of Jordan, Dr. Abdullah Ensour, the layout for land development, entertainment designs and architectural and engineering plans were revealed.

    Details of the 1.0 million square meter themed entertainment resort were brought to life in an unconventional manner via a purpose-built cyclorama with 360-degree virtual reality projection, designed to give delegates attending the World Economic Forum in Jordan a taste of the Red Sea Astrarium experience.

    The showcase highlighted how the Red Sea Astrarium (TRSA) will become a diverse leisure destination and afford a multi-cultural bridge that connects past, present and future, with the aim of bringing together people of all cultures, backgrounds and age groups. The resort will also host the American Museum of Natural History’s Silk Road Exhibition throughout its Hijazi Gardens.

    The ceremony demonstrated the home-grown and break-through technology behind two attractions that will catapult Jordan to the forefront for interactive experiences, including a global first for 4D inverted simulation that is different on every ride.

    The announcement at the ground-breaking ceremony also underlined the project’s mandate for job creation, the contribution it will have towards tourism in Jordan and its use of clean energy sources.

    The Chief Commissioner of the Aqaba Special Economic Zone, Dr. Kamel Mahadin highlighted details of the resort that will make it the first of its kind in the world.

    Speaking to delegates, Dr. Mahadin said: “A major goal in the design of The Red Sea Astrarium is to actively engage the local community through training with on-site hospitality academies, job creation, promoting the length of a tourist’s stay, and encouraging repeat visitation. The entertainment resort will undeniably transform the Aqaba region and make it a high-end tourism hub for Jordan. It will do so whilst telling stories from our regional culture and those of others, integrating alternative energy sources, and promoting the development of the entertainment industry in Jordan.”

    Other details that were announced included the iconic ‘Astrarium’ building, four world-class 5-star hotels, ‘Old’ and ‘New’ waterfronts with expansive retail and dining facilities, and a theatre that will bring globally renowned shows to Aqaba. Distributed within the ‘Astrarium’ building and the two waterfronts are 16 entertainment attractions and experiences, 15 of which are designed and built by Rubicon Group Holding (RGH), an international group founded and head-quartered in Amman, Jordan, while the 16th attraction is based on the CBS-owned property Star Trek,designed and built by Paramount Pictures. The RGH-designed attractions include a 4D cinema, an indoor themed waterpark, as well as:

    Wonders! – An innovative i-Ride that enable guests to visit the various crowning achievements of human ingenuity and design around the world, in the time of their prime.

    Cradle of Inspiration – A fantastical journey through space and time, which explores the nature of creativity and inspiration, aboard a first-of-its-kind ride system.

    Adventure Center – Guests can train for extreme adventures like sky diving, rock climbing, scuba diving, or even piloting a submarine.
    Source: https://www.inparkmagazine.com/groundbreaking-ready-to-commence-on-red-sea-astrarium/

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    The showcase highlighted how the Red Sea Astrarium (TRSA) will become a diverse leisure destination that is themed around the entertainment attractions drawing from the past, the present and the future of the region. The resort will also host the American Museum of Natural History's Silk Road Exhibition throughout its Hijazi Gardens.

    The ceremony demonstrated the home grown and break-through technology behind two attractions that will catapult Jordan to the forefront for interactive experiences, including a global first for 4D inverted simulation that is different on every ride.
    Source:
    http://www.digitalproductionme.com/article-6289-rubicon-theme-park-moves-closer/#.UaMbg0Cmi7w
    https://www.arup.com/projects/red-sea-astrarium
    https://pamelastudios.com/The-Red-Sea-Astrarium

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    Dr. Kamel Mahadin, the High Commissioner of the Aqaba Special Economic Zone Authority (ASEZA), announced that groundbreaking for the first themed tourist destination - The Red Sea Astrarium - in Jordan is ready.
    The resort will host the American Museum of Natural History's Silk Road Exhibition throughout its Hijazi Gardens. Other details that were announced included four-world-class hotels, an expansive retail and dining district, a theatre that will bring globally renowned shows to Aqaba, a 4D cinema, a water park and an entertainment district that includes 16 entertainment attractions, 15 designed by Rubicon Group Holding, an international group founded and head quartered in Jordan, and the 16th attraction based on Star Trek, the CBS-owned property designed by Paramount Pictures.
    Source:
    http://www.constructionweekonline.com/article-22592-ground-breaking-for-15bn-star-trek-jordan-resort/#.UaMbhECmi7w

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    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.

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    Rubicon Group Holding (RGH), designer and project manager for The Red Sea Astrarium (TRSA), has signed a licensing agreement with the American Museum of Natural History (AMNH) for intellectual property rights to AMNH’s famed exhibition, “Traveling the Silk Road: Ancient Pathway to the Modern World;” it was announced today by RGH CEO Randa Ayoubi.

    The new agreement grants RGH rights to use “Traveling the Silk Road” as the foundation for the design of a new interactive experience to be featured at the Astrarium, the US $1.5 billion leisure-resort now in development for Aqaba, Jordan.
    Source:
    http://www.newsparcs.com/en/article/00005952-rgh_signs_agreement_for_an_interactive_adventure_for_the_red_sea_astrium_in_jordan

  7. Until now, all projects are on paper since 10 years, we did not see much on the ground

  8. It never gets built as the artwork- that's what "conceptual" art means. Also- concept design is at the beginning of the process of building a theme park.

  9. The CONCEPT art never looks exactly like the final product. Your quote of the artist is taking out of context, as he also indicates that the intent of his work was to produce a moment to communicate the concept of the experience, not the actual physical ride itself.

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    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 $1.5bn leisure-resort in Aqaba, Jordan.
    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."
    Source:
    http://www.ameinfo.com/rubicon-holding-reveals-attraction-15bn-entertainment-309517

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