SimEx-Iwerks Entertainments has announced the launch of a new attraction simulator technology – SkyRide.
The company, who specialise in designing, building and operating special effects driven cinematic attractions, describes SkyRide as a combination of superior motion platform capability to provide a sense of flying, and state of the art laser projection and custom film capabilities to give the audience a fully immersive flying experience.
Each rider has an unrestricted view of the panoramic large format curved screen and the experience is further enhanced with effects such as air blasts, scents and water jets.
SimEx-Iwerks has been at the forefront of simulator technology since introducing Tour of the Universe at the CN Tower, Toronto back in 1984. At the time this was the industry’s first such travelogue style simulated experience that allowed travellers to tour the universe. Japan followed with local content.
A virtual tour of New York, SkyRide at the Empire State Building, was installed over 18 years ago and is still one of the city’s major attractions.
SimEx-Iwerks reports that similar attractions are currently being installed in Iguassu and Rio, Brazil using their 4-D Theatre flight simulator technology. Globally, the company provides 4-D Experience® films and services to over 150 attractions which are enjoyed by over 50 million guests a year.