Saturday, September 30, 2023

New dark ride coaster based on Uncharted to land at PortAventura World

PortAventura World and Sony Pictures Entertainment announced Uncharted, the world’s first dark ride roller coaster based on the film (based on the popular video game series), will open in mid-2023. The new attraction, which will be located in the resort’s Far West zone, will allow visitors to go on a dangerous search for one of the greatest treasures ever found.

David Garcia, EVP and Managing Director of PortAventura World, exclaims, “We are excited to announce this strategic agreement with a company in the entertainment industry like Sony Pictures. This alliance will allow us to launch, on a global scale, our first dark ride roller coaster. We are convinced that this new attraction with state-of-the-art technology will create great moments and memories for families and friends that come to spend their holidays and free time in our resort.”

Jeffrey Godsick, EVP of Global Partnerships and Brand Management and Head of Location Based Entertainment at Sony Pictures Entertainment said: “The team at PortAventura World has designed a thrilling ride so that fans of the game and film can now step into Nate and Sully’s shoes and go on their own white-knuckle, treasure-hunting race.”

Asad Qizilbash, Head of PlayStation Productions said: “Following the huge success of the Uncharted movie, we’re excited to see this entertainment franchise further expand into new and exciting spaces.”

Visitors will be able to enjoy nearly 700 meters (nearly 2,300 feet) of ride on this exclusive dark ride roller coaster that reaches over 12 meters (39 feet) high in a unique enveloping space — 4,800 square meters (51,600 square feet) and 16 meters (52.5 feet) high — that promises to reveal dark and unexplored territories during an exhilarating expedition. To this end, the new attraction will feature a preshow full of surprises and a journey of unexpected events in a totally immersive experience in search of the great treasure.

With an investment of 25 million euros (US$26.2 million), the project has been made possible thanks to a licensing agreement with Sony Pictures and its creation counts on the collaboration of the renowned design companies Intamin Amusement Rides and Sally Dark Rides, a leading international enterprise specializing in the development of dark rides and animatronics design.

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