Gardaland has confiremd that it will open a new 4-D experience, Ice Age Dawn of the Dinosaurs – The 4-D Experience, in March 2012.
Based on the third animated movie in the popular Ice Age series, the new addition will feature updated footage from the film. This is being converted into a 4-D format by SimEx-Iwerks, a specialist in similar attractions. It will be the centrepiece of a new Ice Age-themed area, which will also host a shop selling branded merchandise.
The first Ice Age movie was released in 2002, and was produced by Blue Sky Studios. Having proved to be a massive box office success, it spawned two sequels: Ice Age: The Meltdown and Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs.
Characters from the Ice Age movies will be on-hand in the area to meet-and-greet guests in the new area. Gardaland is likely to cross-promote its new addition in conjunction with Twentieth Century Fox, which will release a fourth movie, Ice Age: Continental Drift, in July 2012.
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