Get ready for the next step in hybrid theme park attractions.
Top designers have been blurring, if not erasing, the lines between different attraction types for years. We've got traveling motion base theaters on dark ride tracks, roller coasters with show scenes, and even live musical performances and character meet and greets in pre-show areas now. And soon in Asia, a new theme park will offer another flavor of theme park attraction mash-up.
A dark ride and a stunt show.
Road Rage, designed and produced by California's Legacy Entertainment for the upcoming Trans Studio Bali theme park in Indonesia will be "the world’s first 'Stunt Show Dark Ride,' in that it will break new ground with its integration of live performers and high-octane stunts," Legacy said in a press release.
The ride system will feature motion base vehicles from Oceaneering, which has provided ride systems for Universal's Transformers, Six Flags' Justice League, and SeaWorld's Antarctica rides. The attraction also will feature an original musical score by Benoit Jutras, who is best known for his work with Cirque du Soleil. He also composed the score for Six Flags' Glow in the Park Parade, which was produced by Legacy Entertainment's predecessor, The Goddard Group.
Road Rage is now under construction, for an as-yet-unannounced opening.
Trans Studio currently operates the indoor theme parks Trans Studio Makassar and Trans Studio Bandung in Indonesia, with Trans Studio Cibubur in development, along with the Trans Studio Bali park that will host Road Rage.
This won't be the first dark ride to include work by live performers. Walt Disney World's old The Great Movie Ride featured live hosts, who eventually ended up performing on show stages outside the ride vehicles. And Disney has been known to send visible cast members and live actors into show scenes on other dark rides, as well, either for security purposes or to promote new movies.
But Road Rage is the first attraction that I've heard of that will feature live stunt performers in show scenes on a dark ride as part of its normal operations. Legacy promises more information about Road Rage and other attractions it is developing for Trans Studio as work on the new parks continues.Tweet