Triotech, an award-winning creator of media-based attractions, has completed work on a custom-designed double walkthrough attraction at Fabland Valley Resort in Xiangyang, China.
Hive Break is a unique installation at OCT-operated Fabland Valley resort, covering a 1,000-square-meter plot in the Alien Port-themed area. The immersive twelve-minute attraction features two parallel tracks with intertwining narratives, allowing guests to be pirates or bounty hunters in an epic sci-fi battle for ancient alien technology.
Each parallel path consists of three zones: a Motion Simulator, a Training Facility which uses Interactive Projection Mapping, and an Interactive Theater. The attraction has been designed to deliver a high throughput and encourage repeat visits, as guests can enjoy different storylines based on the path they select in the queue line.
“New phase of collaboration”
Triotech designed, developed and fabricated every component of this multisensory attraction, which features the firm’s proprietary Illusio interactive projection mapping. The interactive custom media content was created by Triotech’s Montreal studio using the UNREAL game engine.
Triotech president and CEO Ernest Yale says: “OCT and Triotech have a long collaborative history with a dozen projects completed over recent years. OCT Group understands their guests very well and recognises the importance of creative attractions that feature advanced technology. This is what Triotech delivers by combining the expertise of our teams in Montreal, France, and Beijing.”
Han Jie, sales general manager for China adds: “The Hive Break walkthrough attraction demonstrates the evolution of OCT and Triotech’s collaboration. Over the years we have supplied OCT parks with many immersive and interactive theatres.
“This double walkthrough is our first custom-designed media-based attraction created exclusively for OCT Xianyang. Its successful launch starts a new phase of collaboration for co-creating new types of rides and attractions.”
The interactive experience
Before boarding their shuttle, guests are split into two groups of sixteen and introduced to their virtual guides, Chen or Korok, before undertaking a unique side of the interconnected story.
The walkthrough begins with a space shuttle experience delivered by a Motion Simulator with 4K media content, a motion platform and special effects. Guests are taken through an alien wormhole to a distant galaxy where pirates attack, resulting in a crash landing.
Exiting the wreckage, guests proceed towards a Training Facility where they are taught how to use their targeting device. With the assistance of Triotech’s illusio technology, media content is projection mapped and continuously transforms the space.
The final zone utilises Triotech’s Interactive Theatre, themed as an intergalactic command centre. Equipped with 3D glasses and a targeting device, guests are taken into action with motion seats, wind, and interactive 3D media content.
Wang from OCT’s Equipment Management Department says: “During the execution of this project, Triotech’s teams worked closely with us to overcome the adverse impact of the pandemic on the dispatch of workers, the arrival of goods, on-site installation and commissioning, and ensured that the attraction opened on time.”
His colleague Tian from the operations department adds: “This walkthrough is unique and special – the three attractions of each zone are perfectly connected with the storyline, bringing an immersive experience to visitors of all ages. We have got very positive feedback from our guests.”
Triotech recently celebrated its one-hundredth installation in Europe, with a presence in thirty countries on the continent.