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Dreamworld launches Aliens vs Predator laser attraction
POSTED 16 Apr 2009 . BY Tim Nash
One of Australia's largest laser tag arenas has opened at Dreamworld theme park on the Gold Coast, themed on the sci-fi film Alien vs Predator - and the 650sqm intelligent arena fights back.

The AUD$2.5m (£1.2m, US$1.8m, 1.4m euro) AVPX - Alien vs Predator vs You - experience follows the plot of the film: guests are taken to the Weyland Industries Mission Armoury, a bunker where they are kitted out with defence gear and given a mission to unearth the mystery that surrounds the Temple of Three Cultures.

Tunnelling through the ice of Antarctica, the recruits enter a world left behind by the warring Aliens & Predators. Their objective is to get through the Temple, the Sacrificial Chamber and the deadly Queen Alien Labyrinth without becoming a casualty of war.

The combat experience, which lasts five minutes, sees participants earn points by hitting targets with a Delta Strike phaser that comes with LCD screens and speakers to provide real-time game play information.

The attraction has been created by New York-based producer and director Lynton V Harris.

"AVPX is the next generation of laser combat set in one of the biggest laser arenas in Australia. Dreamworld has evolved the concept from a 'shoot and glow' approach to an intuitive struggle against a primordial threat to the human species," said Harris.

"Participants are instructed to trust no one and shoot everything. The walls are alive, laser doors lock you into the action and alien impregnation turns team mates against you.

"No one has themed laser to this extent and it was important that we got it right, so we went straight to the source. We flew to Los Angeles to meet with Amalgamated Dynamics Inc., headed by the Creature Effects Creators of Alien vs. Predator, Tom Woodruff Jnr and Alec Gillis, to keep the attraction as consistent to the movie as possible."
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Dreamworld launches Aliens vs Predator laser attraction
POSTED 16 Apr 2009 . BY Tim Nash
One of Australia's largest laser tag arenas has opened at Dreamworld theme park on the Gold Coast, themed on the sci-fi film Alien vs Predator - and the 650sqm intelligent arena fights back.

The AUD$2.5m (£1.2m, US$1.8m, 1.4m euro) AVPX - Alien vs Predator vs You - experience follows the plot of the film: guests are taken to the Weyland Industries Mission Armoury, a bunker where they are kitted out with defence gear and given a mission to unearth the mystery that surrounds the Temple of Three Cultures.

Tunnelling through the ice of Antarctica, the recruits enter a world left behind by the warring Aliens & Predators. Their objective is to get through the Temple, the Sacrificial Chamber and the deadly Queen Alien Labyrinth without becoming a casualty of war.

The combat experience, which lasts five minutes, sees participants earn points by hitting targets with a Delta Strike phaser that comes with LCD screens and speakers to provide real-time game play information.

The attraction has been created by New York-based producer and director Lynton V Harris.

"AVPX is the next generation of laser combat set in one of the biggest laser arenas in Australia. Dreamworld has evolved the concept from a 'shoot and glow' approach to an intuitive struggle against a primordial threat to the human species," said Harris.

"Participants are instructed to trust no one and shoot everything. The walls are alive, laser doors lock you into the action and alien impregnation turns team mates against you.

"No one has themed laser to this extent and it was important that we got it right, so we went straight to the source. We flew to Los Angeles to meet with Amalgamated Dynamics Inc., headed by the Creature Effects Creators of Alien vs. Predator, Tom Woodruff Jnr and Alec Gillis, to keep the attraction as consistent to the movie as possible."
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