Shimao Group will be opening a brand-new Smurfs theme park (phase two of Shimao Dream City Theme Park) in Shanghai in 2019. One of the rides in the indoor Smurfs Village will be a Smurf themed GameChanger, completely developed and installed by Lagotronics Projects.
The Smurfs theme park is being realized by Shimao Group in partnership with Belgian company IMPS (holder of the rights of the Smurf’s IP). KCC Entertainment Design company serves as design team for the park.
Interactive Swamp Adventure in Smurfs Village
The park will have 4 themed zones. One is outdoor and the other three are indoor: The Forest, Gargamel’s House, The Outdoors and Smurfs Village. The GameChanger ride will be located in Smurfs Village, and is going to be a true Swamp Adventure. This rotating Dark Ride will have 4 different interactive media-scenes. Developed by Lagotronics Projects, the game-play will differ from other interactive Media Dark Rides: instead of playing the game in a static scene, the players now will feel like they’re moving through the scenes because of the dynamic viewpoint.
Get ready for a Smurfs challenge
To keep the excitement going, a number of details are still to be revealed. The attraction promises to be a typical Smurf-style adventure, where visitors need to help the Smurfs to stay out of Gargamel’s hands and set free the poor Smurfs who already have been captured.
Second GameChanger for Shimao Group
Lagotronics Projects is pleased that Shimao choose the GameChanger once again. In 2016, Shimao opened the world’s very first GameChanger: the Max Ranger in Skyscraper City (Shishi). This is also the second time Lagotronics Projects has partnered with KCC Entertainment Design, after the successful cooperation in the TEKZONE project in Kuwait.