Wednesday, October 4, 2023

Jora Vision delivers new dark ride experience to VinWonders Nha Thrang

Jora Vision, a creative company with over 30 years of experience in the design, development and delivery of immersive experiences, celebrates the design of the first dark ride Tata World River Adventure for VinWonders in Nha Thrang, Vietnam.

Within the existing park borders, a 315-meter (1,033-foot) long boat ride with two drops that covers 4,543 square meters (48,900 square feet) and holds 11 unique scenes is coming to life. “It’s very brave for a park to enter the world of dark rides with such a large and richly themed ride. As a visitor you will experience fully immersive decors with integrated projection screens, uniquely designed animatronics, special and visual effects and a custom music score.” explains Victor Schade, Creative Lead at Jora Vision. Tata World River Adventure marks the largest dark ride of Jora Vision that is turned into reality.

Images courtesy of Jora Vision.

The story

On the planet’s most beautiful coastal bays, there is a miraculous land called Van Hoa. It is filled with fragrant flowers, fantastical plants, cute animals and talented songbirds — the home of Princess Tata, famous for her radiant beauty. Guardian of the peace in Van Hoa is the Pearl of Happiness, but one day the Pearl was stolen by the Dark Princess. Together with Princess Tata and her close friends Monta Monkey and Tuka Parrot you embark on a journey to retrieve the Pearl of Happiness. The story was based on the story of an already existing show in VinWonders Nha Thrang.

The visitor experience

Guests start their journey in the Library of Fairytales. In this fantastical library, all fairytales of the world are cherished, kept safe and collected. Guests then meander through sections of Europe, South America and Asia until they find their way to the preshow: the Tata Treasury. In the preshow, an animatronic called the Fairytale Librarian will tell the story of Princess Tata and the Pearl of Happiness. As a climax of the show guests will travel through a magical world map of Van Hoa to find out how the story continues.

Image courtesy of Jora Vision.

Guests then board one of the seven boats in the Palace of Princess Tata and sail into the Land of Flowers. They find their way to the Pearl of Happiness where guests witness the robbery of the Pearl of Happiness by the Dark Princess. Then they travel through the Land of Jungle and the Land of Ocean, and seek help and gather a fellowship. Two sister princesses of Princess Tata will join and together with them guests engage in an epic battle sequence in the Land of Darkness. Finally at the top of the second lift hill, as the apotheosis of the adventure, you will find out if the Pearl of Happiness is retrieved.

A wide range of special effects

In one of the scenes a combination is made between a Pepper’s ghost and a mechanical effect to let the Pearl of Happiness disappear in plain sight. And in multiple other scenes the illusion had to be made that guests are in a larger world than the actual building provided. Effects like depth projection and forced perspective are used to extend scenes beyond their borders. And finally, to keep the mystery alive, guests will also encounter a large animatronic.

Photo courtesy of Jora Vision.
A successful creative collaboration

The collaboration between VinWonders and Jora Vision turned out to be a perfect match, seeing several projects planned for the future including a masterplan for a completely new resort and VinWonders first flying theater attraction.

June Ren, Managing Director Asia at Jora Vision concludes: “We are very happy with the successful creative collaboration with the team of VinWonders. We are certain that this partnership will result in many exciting new one-of-a-kind experiences.”

Tata World River Adventure will open its doors by the end of 2022.

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