Wednesday, September 27, 2023

Sally and Sanderson Join Forces on Casper the Friendly Ghost Dark Ride at MAPS

Jacksonville, FL, USA — Sally Corporation, dark ride specialists out of Jacksonville, FL has recently collaborated with Sanderson Group, an international thematic design and Construction Corporation, on a new ride for Malaysia’s upcoming theme park, Movie Animation Park Studios (MAPS).

The ride, Casper’s Birthday Blast, will be an interactive dark ride based on Casper the Friendly Ghost, a DreamWorks classic property. Sanderson Group created the original design and scenic treatments for the ride, whilst Sally Corporation is responsible for the interactive systems, animatronic figures, animated props, ride system, soundtrack and overall show control.

Casper the Friendly Ghost has been a fixture in mainstream entertainment for decades, first in print, later in television, film, and now video games. With a unique, cross-generational appeal, the Casper dark ride is sure to be a hit with children and families alike.

Movie Animation Park Studios (MAPS), with a development cost of RM450 million over a land size of 52 acres and at over 80 per cent completion, is expected to open its doors later this year. The theme park is targeting 1.4 million visitors in its first year of operations, hosting 8,000 to 10,000 visitors at a time. Poised as Asia’s First Animation Theme Park, MAPS is set to be an exciting dream destination with over 40 attractions in 6 thematic zones.

Joe Kleiman
Joe Kleiman
Raised in San Diego on theme parks, zoos, and IMAX films, InPark's Senior Correspondent Joe Kleiman would expand his childhood loves into two decades as a projectionist and theater director within the giant screen industry. In addition to his work in commercial and museum operations, Joe has volunteered his time to animal husbandry at leading facilities in California and Texas and has played a leading management role for a number of performing arts companies. Joe previously served as News Editor and has remained a contributing author to InPark Magazine since 2011. HIs writing has also appeared in Sound & Communications, LF Examiner, Jim Hill Media, The Planetarian, Behind the Thrills, and MiceChat His blog, takes an unconventional look at the attractions industry. Follow on twitter @ThemesRenewed Joe lives in Sacramento, California with his wife, dog, and a ghost.

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