Liseberg theme park has revealed details of a major new SEK 150 million ($16m, £12m) family dark ride – Underland.
Liseberg announced last year that the Kaninlandet children’s play area (the Rabbit Land) would be expanded, with a total investment of SEK 200 million ($21m, £16m). The new themed area will open in Spring 2020.
Andreas Andersen, CEO & President at Liseberg, says, “With the introduction of Valkyria in 2018, we had to remove an old children’s Dark Ride, Sagoslottet (the Fairy tale castle). We promised our guests that we would replace this with something bigger and better. That’s what we are doing now. With the new Dark Ride Underland we will set new standards for this type of experience in Sweden.”
Underland, which will replaces the Children’s Theatre, will transport visitors in to the secret world of the rabbits.
David Schofield, Creative Director at Liseberg explains, “Since the Rabbit Land was built in 2013, our guests have got to know the characters above ground. What the rabbits have done underground have been a secret – until now.”
The ride concept was devised by Liseberg and Quarry Fold Studio (England), with theming from P&P Projects and animatronics by Lifeformations. The ride system is from Gosetto SRL (Italy).
The ride is 190 m in length and lasts 3 minutes 20 seconds. With 18 vehicles carrying 4 riders each, the capacity is 850 pers/hr.