Knott's Berry Farm has just opened a new interactive 4-D ride named "Voyage to the Iron Reef". This ride takes guests "on a thrilling journey into the depths of the Boardwalk to fight the Kraken Queen and save the park from a watery doom on Voyage to the Iron Reef™. " Armed with freeze ray blasters, which will be controlled by the guests, it's up to you to stop the Kraken Queen and her army. This ride uses 44 high definition projectors with 11 screens total; 10 interactive screens.Be sure to visit Knott's Berry Farms website for more information.Below is the full press release.
Buena Park, Calif. (May 13, 2015) – Beginning Friday, May 15, Knott’s Berry Farm’s guests will embark on a thrilling journey into the depths of the Boardwalk to fight the Kraken Queen and save the park from a watery doom on Voyage to the Iron Reef™. The spectacular new interactive 4-D ride features ten interactive scenes filled with menacing sea creatures and many hidden surprises that react to the accuracy of the freeze blasters controlled by the guests on board. Every rider earns a score, which makes every trip to the Iron Reef a competitive, repeatable adventure. The park is also opening a refreshed 8,186 sq. ft. arcade, a new retail shop called Nautilus, and will reopen the updated Laser Tag compound later this summer.
Voyage to the Iron Reef™ was a creative partnership between Knott’s and Triotech, the Montreal-based multisensory interactive attraction company that recently won two top industry awards for their work on Wonder Mountain’s Guardian at Canada’s Wonderland. More than 40 high definition projectors on screens up to 69’ long bring the steam punk-inspired world of the Iron Reef to life. The creativity and ingenuity of Knott’s entertainment and project development teams led to the development of seamless transitions from the media based screens to practical sets and scenes ensuring continuity of an immersive underwater world.
Also opening Friday, located adjacent to Voyage to the Iron Reef is the all new retail shop, Nautilus (formerly Ride Warriors). Here, guests can wrap their tentacles
around ride-inspired apparel, candy, and toys. In the center of the new shop is a beautifully crafted sculpture featuring some of the creatures from the Iron Reef.
Finally making its long-awaited return, the all new Boardwalk Arcade, located directly beneath Voyage to the Iron Reef, recently re-opened with a fresh selection of popular video, redemption, and merchandise games. Knott’s recently introduced a reloadable game card system, replacing cash transactions at almost all of its games and arcades. Kiosks located near most games and arcades make a trip to the new Boardwalk Arcade more convenient than ever. Later this summer, the laser tag compound inside Boardwalk Arcade will return with all-new twists, turns and new architectural features inspired by Voyage to the Iron Reef.
The Kraken Queen and her iron clad aquatic army have many adventures in store for guests this summer. A 2015 Knott’s Season Pass is the best way to journey into the Iron Reef again and again, and Passes are available for as low as $86.00 or four payments of just $21.50 (plus applicable taxes and fees) at knotts.com for a limited time.
For more information about Knott’s Berry Farm visit knotts.com or download the Knott's Berry Farm app for your smart phone. Join the conversation about the new ride using the #KnottsIronReef on Knott’s Facebook, Twitter or Instagram page.
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About Knott’s Berry Farm and Cedar Fair Entertainment Company:
Knott’s Berry Farm is owned and operated by Cedar Fair Entertainment Company, a publicly traded partnership that is listed for trading on The New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “FUN.” In addition to Knott’s Berry Farm, Cedar Fair owns and operates ten other amusement parks, three water parks, one indoor water park, and five hotels. Cedar Fair also operates the Gilroy Gardens Family Theme Park in California under a management contract. Visit knotts.com or connect with us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
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