After Joker was announced for Six Flags Discovery Kingdom last September, the park has another new attraction coming in 2016! The world’s first motion-based Pacific Rim themed ride experience will be debuting later this year at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom with previews beginning later this month.
The park sent the following press release out regarding the new attraction.
From acclaimed filmmaker Guillermo del Toro, Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Legendary Pictures’ sci-fi action adventure “Pacific Rim” is now a pulse-pounding new 5D ride experience at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom. Presented in Six Flags Discovery Kingdom’s Iwerks 5D Theater, in partnership with Warner Bros. Consumer Products and SimEx-Iwerks Entertainment, “Pacific Rim 5-D” opens with special limited sneak previews in January, with an official opening in the coming weeks.
Loaded with suspense, action and monstrous creatures, “Pacific Rim 5-D” pairs the explosive special effects from the popular action-based science fiction film with a thrilling new ride simulation experience. The result is the world’s only motion-based “Pacific Rim”-themed ride attraction and the very first version of this film to be adapted as a ride in the U.S.
“Bringing in an intense, high-energy and popular movie like Pacific Rim to our Iwerks 5D Theater is a great addition to our thrill line-up,” said Don McCoy, park president. “As Northern California’s most thrilling theme park, kids and adults alike will be blown away being part of the ground-shaking action.”
Inspired by Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Legendary Pictures’ sci-fi adventure “Pacific Rim,” the storyline follows monstrous creatures rising from the sea without warning, attacking cities and threatening mankind. In a unified show of force, the world’s most powerful nations have joined together and built massive robot fighting machines. When the rate of monster attacks suddenly increases, the inevitable showdown takes place. In a no holds barred brawl, the last standing robot fighter – Earth’s final weapon – must take on the biggest and baddest of the monsters. With eye-popping 4-D and explosive in-theatre special effects, experience the ground-shaking action of Pacific Rim 5-D, only from SimEx-Iwerks Entertainment in partnership with Warner Bros. Consumer Products.
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