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Ancient Lore Village ‘story resort’ announced at IAAPA Expo 2019

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Infinite Kingdoms and the Weber Group have announced the first-ever Ancient Lore Village, an immersive and themed overnight ‘story resort’ in Knoxville, Tennessee. The new attraction was announced at IAAPA Expo 2019 in Orlando.

Visitors will take on a role in an original story at the resort, which will happen all around them. There will even be interactive experiences in their rooms.

Ancient Lore Village will feature unique interactive lodging accommodation – but with no TVs. Instead, visitors will enjoy new game technology and traditional play experiences.

The new play platforms include Magic Campfire, DigiMe and Infinite Tracking, which will be available throughout the entire resort – dubbed an interactive playground.

Interactive experiences throughout resort and in rooms

“This is the first time in the world an interactive resort has been designed from the ground up to create a fully interactive world with physical and effect-driven interactives at all locations in the resort,” said Denise Chapman Weston, chief inventor at Infinite Kingdoms.

“Ancient Lore Village is built on the idea that we all value our human connections,” added Matthew Cross, CEO of Ancient Lore Village.

“No better connection can be formed than sharing and enjoying stories together. Infinite Kingdoms and the Weber Group are a perfect fit for taking our vision of a world connected by story and executing it with unique technology.”

Ancient Lore Village will focus on traditional play

“This compelling partnership is another key factor in our ability to demonstrate our executable vision to our growing base of partners,” Cross added.

Themed dwellings, which are also known as room types, at Ancient Lore Village include ‘willows’, ‘gremlins’, ‘fairies’, ‘orcs’, ‘tree elves’, and ‘leprechauns’.

Elsewhere, immersive ‘experience park’ Evermore, where visitors are more like explorers than guests, features theatrical performance, costuming, art effects, and technology.

Images: Ancient Lore Village

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Bea is a journalist specialising in entertainment, attractions and tech with 10 years' experience. She has written and edited for publications including CNET, BuzzFeed, Digital Spy, Evening Standard and BBC. Bea graduated from King's College London and has an MA in journalism.

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