Friday, September 29, 2023

Qatar’s indoor Quest park opens Epiq launch coaster

Quest theme park has announced the completion and soft opening of the highly-themed custom multi-launch dark coaster Epiq. Quest theme park is located inside the Doha Oasis, a luxurious mixed-use development in Qatar that includes a 5-star hotel and residences, a French fashion department store, cinema, and Qatar’s first indoor theme park.

Quest theme park is a 32,000 square meter (about 344,400 square feet) story-based concept with a three-dimensional timeline — the past, present and future. Through the City of Imagination, Oryxville and Gravity, guests can experience the recent cityscape, ancient Arabian past and futuristic Space Age. Aptly located in Gravity, a state-of-the-art bright and bold future, themed as a sci-fi spaceport, Epiq is a launch coaster with a fully integrated projection mapping tunnel to immerse riders into the story. Epiq offers riders an augmented reality and coaster experience, complete with special effects, audio/visual & show lighting and thrills. Riders test drive a “revolutionary solar-driven vessel” endorsed by Spike, a fun-loving, space-faring hedgehog who loves exploring the far corners of the galaxy in his sleek interstellar spaceship while showing off his zero-G expertise with his solar-powered jetpack.

Photo courtesy of Quest.

The exciting launch coaster features a reverse launch up a 60+ meter (over 196 feet) tall, twisted vertical spike, taking riders high above the park — all while maintaining the comfort of the air-conditioned indoor park. As riders drop back down, they are launched at a heart-racing speed as they enjoy their Epiq journey.

Jim Seay, President of Premier Rides, commented, “We are extremely proud to have supplied this innovative and unique attraction to quest theme park at Doha Oasis. We are honored to be a part of Halul Real Estate Investment Company’s formula for success by delivering this one-of-a-kind, record-breaking coaster that is sure to be a must-see attraction. Guest will be impressed by the sophisticated state-of-the-art technologies applied to this augmented reality attraction.” Seay continued, “Epiq was technically one of the most complex rides to design due to the architectural considerations such as the massive supports for the 27,000 square meter overhead roof garden. Our technical team worked hard to ensure that the attraction was a perfect integration of dark ride and ultimate thrill ride.”

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