Thursday, May 23, 2024

Alterface’s Basilisk interactive dark ride receives numerous industry awards at EAS


Alterface is pleased to announce that a number of awards have been received for the Basilisk interactive dark ride. The popular family ride opened last Spring at the Legendia regional theme park in Poland. The attraction was managed by Alterface in close cooperation with its partners ETF Ride Systems and Jora Vision.

Prior to EAS, Basilisk received already a Parkscout Awards,  for Europe’s Best New Ride 2018. Furthermore, there were two awards for Maus-au-Chocolat in Phantasialand as Europe’s and Germany’s Best Dark Ride. It has become an Alterface evergreen in dark rides and remains a popular attraction in the park.

The evening before EAS, Gemi Verlag organized its annual European Star Awards ceremony at the rooftop of Heineken Experience World in Amsterdam. Basilisk was awarded Best New Ride for 2018. An extensive professional jury has been selecting and judging the many projects submitted.

During the first European Park World Excellence Awards at the prestigious W Hotel in Amsterdam Centre, Basilisk was nominated in four categories. The Alterface/ETF/Jora Vision team accepted two awards: the first prize in the category Family Ride of the Year and Best Use of Technology for the trackless vehicles by ETF Ride Systems.

“The awards are the ultimate proof that a family ride within an affordable budget range can deliver unbeatable quality and fun. Yet the biggest reward for us are the happy customers and visitors!” comments Benoit Cornet, CEO and Founder of Alterface.

All awards were proudly displayed on the Alterface and all partner stands at EAS and have safely been taken back to the respective offices to share with the supporting teams. “It’s a great honor for us and our team to receive such tributes for the Basilisk ride. We had full confidence it would be a successful ride and have seen a tremendous interest from visitors over summertime. The awards are a great recognition and we’d like to thank all awards jury members for their support.” states Pawel Cebula, CEO of Legendia, Poland.

Alterface has overseen the total ride experience as main contractor for the attraction, applying their latest interactive technology including video mapping, gameplay, show control and shooting devices. Jora Vision has been devising the décor and theming, and previously developed the new master plan for the park. ETF crafted the trackless Multi mover vehicles, completely tailored to fit the Basilisk theme.

Benoit Cornet, CEO & Founder of Alterface, concludes: “It has taken a while for the market to recognize the importance of a family ride that offers more than a short thrill and whereby all family members can participate, sharing the fun and experience. The awards for Basilisk clearly demonstrate the firm belief in interactive mixed-media attractions, offering a highly immersive experience. We are very proud of the Basilisk ride, developed in close cooperation with our customer and partners, ensuring all ride elements are perfectly synchronized into a dynamic and compelling game.”

Joe Kleiman
Joe Kleiman
Raised in San Diego on theme parks, zoos, and IMAX films, InPark's Senior Correspondent Joe Kleiman would expand his childhood loves into two decades as a projectionist and theater director within the giant screen industry. In addition to his work in commercial and museum operations, Joe has volunteered his time to animal husbandry at leading facilities in California and Texas and has played a leading management role for a number of performing arts companies. Joe previously served as News Editor and has remained a contributing author to InPark Magazine since 2011. HIs writing has also appeared in Sound & Communications, LF Examiner, Jim Hill Media, The Planetarian, Behind the Thrills, and MiceChat His blog, takes an unconventional look at the attractions industry. Follow on twitter @ThemesRenewed Joe lives in Sacramento, California with his wife, dog, and a ghost.

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