New details have been revealed of Justice League: Alien Invasion 3D, the new interactive dark ride that will open at Australia's Warner Bros. Movie World in September 2012.
Florida-based Sally Corporation, the dark ride specialist that is developing the ride for the park, has circulated a press release that provides further information on the DC Comics-inspired attraction. Warner Bros. Movie World is spending a total of $9 million on its latest addition, having already opened the rethemed Arkham Asylum - Shock Therapy roller coaster earlier in 2012.
Guests will queue for the new attraction through an area designed to resemble the Hall of Justice seen in the comic books, where "live" newscasts starring Vicki Vale will report on an impending alien invasion of the earth. After passing through a "high-tech scanning device", they will then enter a pre-show area. This will host an animatronic version of Cyborg in his test lab, with Batman "beaming in" from the Justice League Watchtower Command Center that is orbiting the planet.
As with many of Sally Corporation's other creations, riders will board vehicles that are equipped with laser guns. In this case, the vehicles will be themed as "tactical assault vehicles", and will pass through scenes set in Gotham City at the height of the invasion.
Justice League: Alien Invasion will feature 3-D movie footage, 16 animatronic figures and 20 themed vehicles. Riders will be challenged to shoot as many aliens as possible, before receiving a score at the end of the ride. Eight large-scale screens will be used to display the 3-D action, with an original music score being used as part of the soundtrack.
Sally Corporation CEO John Wood said of the company's work on Justice League: Alien Invasion 3D: "Our goal was to create a ride based on the Justice League heroes that could be a fun and exciting experience not only for hardcore fans of the franchise, but also those not so familiar with the characters. There's a lot of action and interaction throughout the ride, and you're immersed in the experience. There are full-scale three-dimensional sets, scenery, animatronics and special effects throughout, and blended into the city streets and spaceship interiors are high-definition CGI animated sets and characters."
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