New interactive attraction for Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex – Angry Birds™ Space Encounter.
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Developed in partnership with Rovio Entertainment, Angry Birds™ Space Encounter is the first comprehensive, interactive Angry Birds attraction in the US.
The opening of the new attraction at 11 a.m. on March 22, will feature Donald Pettit, Ph.D., the NASA astronaut who announced the news that NASA and Rovio would partner on the creation of an Angry Birds Space game during messages sent from the International Space Station.
Bill Moore, Chief Operating Officer of Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, said, “This one-of-a-kind experience gives guests an up-close encounter with Angry Birds Space characters in a unique multifaceted adventure featuring Danger Zone, Eggsteroids Slingshot and Red Planet Lazer Challenge.
“Concepts of human space exploration are incorporated into Angry Birds Space Encounter, reflecting Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex’s ongoing mission to encourage young people in the STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) fields of study. Kids will love interacting with their favorite Angry Birds Space characters, while parents will appreciate that their children are enjoying the learning experience.”
Angry Birds has been a huge success for Finnish creators Rovio Entertainment with over 8 million downloads on Christmas Day 2013 alone. The game is the number one paid app of all time, leading Rovio to explore other outlets for the franchise, including themed entertainment. Angry Birds Land opened at Särkänniemi Adventure Park in 2012.
Dan Mitchell, Director of Location Based Entertainment for Rovio, said, “Working with Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex on bringing Angry Birds Space Encounter to life has been a great experience. We are excited to build on our relationship with NASA and bring this unique attraction to our fans, ”