Alterface and Jora Vision have joined forces to build a next-generation dark ride in Silesia, Poland. The new attraction, Bazyliszek, will be part of the recently rebranded Legendia theme park (formerly Śląskie Wesołe Miasteczko), and promises a one-of-a-kind experience featuring the latest in dark ride technology.
Alterface is overseeing the total ride experience as main contractor for the attraction, applying their latest interactive technology including video mapping, show control and shooting devices. Jora Vision is devising the décor.
Ben Cornet, Founder and CEO of Alterface, explains: “We truly enjoy crafting this new ride and fascinating story with our trusted partners. Based on Polish legends, we are reflecting the folkloric spirit to emerge visitors into a true experience. It’s always a great challenge and pleasure to incorporate our technology in the ride, making sure it is not visible for the guests so they can fully enjoy the story and scenery. Our signature show control software Salto!™ operates behind the scenes and manages the entire attraction. It registers all moves and orchestrates lighting and sound, the shooting system and vehicles, as well as animatronics and photo capturing.”
“Legendia is currently upgrading its park based on a master plan we created in 2015,” explains Robin van der Want, Project Development Director at Jora Vision. “Attractions are being relocated and new rides are integrated into the park. This year’s addition will be the highly anticipated Lech coaster. The new dark ride is scheduled to open next year. We are convinced that Legendia — being a regional theme park — is setting a great example by investing in such a high-quality dark ride experience.”
Laurence Beckers, Special Projects & Technology Scout at Alterface, explains: “Entering the headquarters of the Monster Hunters Guild, guests are driving through an ancient village, dark caves, magical forests and ruins to fight all kind of creatures. At the end of their journey they finally reach the ferocious Basilisk, the largest and scariest monster of all. During the entire tour guests use their Monster Hunter Gun, an Alterface designed weapon using special light and mirror technology for special effects. Excitement and fun will be guaranteed for young and old throughout the entire ride!”
“The story of the Bazyliszek attraction is based on authentic Polish folklore”, explains Simeon van Tellingen, Creative Director at Jora Vision. “Guests will get a specific task in the queue and pre-show and finally board a vehicle to make an exciting journey through the magical forests of Poland. Trees and plants come to life and take all kind of forms and shapes, aligning the scenery with the story and enhancing the ride experience.”
“We look forward to the opening of the Bazyliszek ride in 2018. This top-notch dark ride with latest technology will boost the park’s visitors and put them firmly on the map in Europe. We are very proud to install the ride during the next months and look forward to the first visitors enjoying an unforgettable experience!” concludes Ben Cornet.