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Alton Towers launches new Dungeon attraction for 2019 season
26 Mar 2019 . BY Lauren Heath-Jones
Alton Towers Dungeons is a new attraction for the 2019 season
Alton Towers has launched a new experience for the 2019 season. Called the Alton Towers Dungeon, the attraction takes guests on a thrilling journey through Staffordshire's darkest moments.

Located on the site of the former Charlie and the Chocolate Factory dark ride, the Alton Towers Dungeon utilises elements from the previous attraction, including the former chocolate river, which now features newly-themed vessels, to transport guests through eight immersive scenes, showcasing the area's dark and gory history.

To create the Dungeons, Merlin partnered with longtime collaborator Holovis, who previously worked on the park's stand out Wicker Man rollercoaster.

Designed to bring the attraction to life, the experiential design firm used multisensory immersive techniques, such as AV, lighting, audio, SFX and projection mapping, to create a sense of unease and discomfort in guests.

Peter Cliff, creative director at Holovis, said: "One of the highlights for me is the zonal audio, where during a blackout scene voices and whispers surround the guests and give the impression that live actors are right behind them, breathing down their necks.

"Audio is something that often isn't used to its full capability within projects so it's great to experience it being used as a key storytelling metric."

"Another striking feature is the talking heads where we've intricately projection mapped on to the three-dimensional theming to make it look like the head is really talking. Details like this make the experience stand out in the minds of guests, whilst the technology remains invisible and frictionless," he added.
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National Attractions Marketing Conference – an injection of adrenaline for UK attractions
The National Attractions Marketing Conference will see speakers representing some of the UK’s top visitor attractions and best-in-class marketing agencies gather on 6 June at Drayton Manor Theme Park & Resort in Staffordshire.
Vietnam Van Gogh exhibition uses VIOSO-powered immersive installations
Twenty-five cameras, nine servers, 70 projectors and a range of AV technologies are being used to bring the art of Van Gogh to life in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.
SpongeBob’s Crazy Carnival Ride opens at Circus Circus in Las Vegas
Sally Dark Rides has celebrated the opening of its newest interactive adventure SpongeBob’s Crazy Carnival Ride.
Triotech’s new Superblaster ride launches
Triotech has announced that its latest innovation, SuperBlaster, is ready to ship worldwide.
Red Raion expands global presence with new Riyadh office
Red Raion, the CGI studio for media-based attractions, has announced the opening of its new office in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
CSI Design Expo Americas 2024 announces new Attractions & Entertainment Technology Zone
Cruise Ship Interiors (CSI) invites cruise lines, shipyards, design studios, outfitters, and suppliers to take part in CSI Design Expo Americas in Miami, Florida, the region’s only event dedicated to cruise ship interior design.
Gantner rebrands to Vintia, joins Salto Wecosystem
Formerly known as Gantner Ticketing, Vintia is a state-of-the-art ticketing and booking solution for the leisure industry and the newest addition to the Salto Wecosystem.
HYPERVSN holographic display launched at MSG Sphere
Technology company HPERVSN has created its largest ever holographic display for music and entertainment venue MSG Sphere Las Vegas.
Zero Latency launches free roam VR zombie experience
VR technology company Zero Latency has launched its immersive free-roam VR zombie game Outbreak.
Maurer Rides introduces Spike Waterfight
Rollercoaster and ride designer and manufacturer Maurer Rides has announced its latest concept, the Spike Waterfight, which allows spectators and rollercoaster riders to soak one another with water cannons.
Triotech launches new dark ride Primordial
Media based attractions creator Triotech has announced the opening of its latest attraction, a next generation interactive dark coaster installed at Lagoon Park in Salt Lake City, Utah, US.
Maurer Rides presents new Speed Chaser concept
Rollercoaster designer and manufacturer Maurer Rides presented its new Speed Chaser coaster concept at IAAPA Expo Europe.
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Alton Towers launches new Dungeon attraction for 2019 season
26 Mar 2019 . BY Lauren Heath-Jones
Alton Towers Dungeons is a new attraction for the 2019 season
Alton Towers has launched a new experience for the 2019 season. Called the Alton Towers Dungeon, the attraction takes guests on a thrilling journey through Staffordshire's darkest moments.

Located on the site of the former Charlie and the Chocolate Factory dark ride, the Alton Towers Dungeon utilises elements from the previous attraction, including the former chocolate river, which now features newly-themed vessels, to transport guests through eight immersive scenes, showcasing the area's dark and gory history.

To create the Dungeons, Merlin partnered with longtime collaborator Holovis, who previously worked on the park's stand out Wicker Man rollercoaster.

Designed to bring the attraction to life, the experiential design firm used multisensory immersive techniques, such as AV, lighting, audio, SFX and projection mapping, to create a sense of unease and discomfort in guests.

Peter Cliff, creative director at Holovis, said: "One of the highlights for me is the zonal audio, where during a blackout scene voices and whispers surround the guests and give the impression that live actors are right behind them, breathing down their necks.

"Audio is something that often isn't used to its full capability within projects so it's great to experience it being used as a key storytelling metric."

"Another striking feature is the talking heads where we've intricately projection mapped on to the three-dimensional theming to make it look like the head is really talking. Details like this make the experience stand out in the minds of guests, whilst the technology remains invisible and frictionless," he added.
PRODUCT NEWS
Vietnam Van Gogh exhibition uses VIOSO-powered immersive installations
Twenty-five cameras, nine servers, 70 projectors and a range of AV technologies are being used to bring the art of Van Gogh to life in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.
SpongeBob’s Crazy Carnival Ride opens at Circus Circus in Las Vegas
Sally Dark Rides has celebrated the opening of its newest interactive adventure SpongeBob’s Crazy Carnival Ride.
Triotech’s new Superblaster ride launches
Triotech has announced that its latest innovation, SuperBlaster, is ready to ship worldwide.
Gantner rebrands to Vintia, joins Salto Wecosystem
Formerly known as Gantner Ticketing, Vintia is a state-of-the-art ticketing and booking solution for the leisure industry and the newest addition to the Salto Wecosystem.
HYPERVSN holographic display launched at MSG Sphere
Technology company HPERVSN has created its largest ever holographic display for music and entertainment venue MSG Sphere Las Vegas.
Zero Latency launches free roam VR zombie experience
VR technology company Zero Latency has launched its immersive free-roam VR zombie game Outbreak.
Maurer Rides introduces Spike Waterfight
Rollercoaster and ride designer and manufacturer Maurer Rides has announced its latest concept, the Spike Waterfight, which allows spectators and rollercoaster riders to soak one another with water cannons.
Triotech launches new dark ride Primordial
Media based attractions creator Triotech has announced the opening of its latest attraction, a next generation interactive dark coaster installed at Lagoon Park in Salt Lake City, Utah, US.
Maurer Rides presents new Speed Chaser concept
Rollercoaster designer and manufacturer Maurer Rides presented its new Speed Chaser coaster concept at IAAPA Expo Europe.
Merlin Entertainments and Immersive Gamebox announce global partnership
Merlin Entertainments has announced a multi-million pound and multi-territory partnership with immersive group gaming platform Immersive Gamebox. 
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Alterface’s Creative Division team is seasoned in concept and ride development, as well as storyte [more...]
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The company was initially established in 1997. Terry Monkton and Andrew Roberts are the key stakeh [more...]
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