FOR TOMB RIDE
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[ October 26th 2001 ]
park special effects wizards Technifex Inc has
been tagged as Technical Show Producers for Kings
Island's "Tomb Raider The Ride" based on the summer
blockbuster from Paramount Pictures due to open
in Ohio next year.
Hall, Chairman of Technifex said the company is
"delighted Paramount asked us to work on Tomb
Raider The Ride because entertainment technologies
play such a pivotal role in this type of show.
It's a great opportunity for us." Technifex will
provide a one-stop management solution for Paramount's
Tomb Raider theme park attraction including managing
all entertainment technologies, special effect,
audio and show control.
Raider: The Ride, adventuring guests are in for
an experience unique to the theme park universe
that is filled with all of Lara Croft's real passions:
raiding tombs, besting bad guys and one extreme
adventure after another. The excitement begins
with a journey into a foreboding ancient temple.
As stone walls give way to others, guests will
proceed through various mysterious chambers, engraved
with strange, runic symbols and the debris of
failed expeditions, as a sense of impending doom
only seconds to spare before certain calamity,
guests strap in to the only possible vehicle of
escape. Playing off scenes from the motion picture
filmed in Cambodia and Iceland, the escape will
include rocketing upward for a close encounter
in an ice cave with menacing, razor-sharp stalactites
and a face-first plunge straight down toward a
pit of boiling, red-hot lava.
Raider: The Ride is currently under construction
in the Rivertown section of the 364-acre theme
park. All will be revealed in 2002 when the park
expects to unveil the new attraction.