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Behind the scenes with Sarner and Matt Smith at the Dr Who Experience opening in London, Feb 20

Michael Bennett and Ross Magri of Sarner with Matt Smith
Message from Sarner, creative and tech designer of the Dr Who Experience:
Dalek Encounter production concept sketch

Matt Smith officially opened the Doctor Who Experience on Sunday 20th February.  After touring the attraction Matt declared that it was “brilliant” and that “it was just like walking on to a movie set”.  

Children on TARDIS

‘When he met Sarner’s Managing Director, Ross Magri, and Creative Director, Michael Bennett, the current Doctor declared that he enjoyed the moving platform on the TARDIS at the Experience so much that he’d like one installed on the TV set in Cardiff, saying, “this one really moves but on the TV set I need to act as though it does!” 

Pandorica sketch

‘Commenting on the new attraction, Smith said, “I’m blown away by the Doctor Who Experience and I love my job because I get to be a part of amazing things like this attraction.” 

Dalek Encounter production concept sketch

‘Smith added, “It truly captures the adventure of the TV series and, prior to becoming the Doctor, this would have been the closest I could ever have got to the real thing.  It certainly ticks all the boxes for the fans out there“.’ 

Starship UK.  All photos courtesy Sarner.

Judith Rubin
Judith Rubin
Judith Rubin ([email protected]) is a leading journalist, content marketing specialist and connector in the international attractions industry. She reports on design and technical design, production and project management, industry trends and company culture. From 2005-2020 she ran communications and publications for the Themed Entertainment Association (TEA). In 2013, she was honored with the TEA Service Award. She was development director of IMERSA and publicist for the Large Format Cinema Association, and has contributed to the publications of PLASA, IAAPA and the International Planetarium Society. Judith joined World’s Fair magazine in 1987, which introduced her to the attractions industry. She joined InPark in 2010. Judith earned a BFA from Pratt Institute. She has lived in Detroit, New York, Oakland, and now Saint Louis, where she is active in the local arts community.

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