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Explore 5D partners with Kumbak

01 January, 2007

Austrian film director Andreas Kornprobst of Explore 5D and KumbaK Coasters’ David Vatcher met in 2003 and have been working since 2004 developing new ride concepts.

Their first ride attraction, for an undisclosed client, will be a dark ride that will include 10 6-person vehicles.

The track system will include many of the special effects that KumbaK introduced two years ago the Dutch National Railway Museum, or Het Spoorwegmuseum, in Utrecht, plus more besides.

The vehicles will include surround sound and 4D effects in each seat, plus each row of vehicle seats will have integrated video cameras for ride photography. The dark ride will feature both 3D and 2D projections and show action equipment and moving sets.

The storyline will be based on a well-known property and is expected to provide a thrilling family experience. The project willl be officially announced this coming March.

Explore 5D and KumbaK Coasters will also be working with the same customer to introduce their first 5D CINEO, which is a theatre with a composite movie of 3D and 2D combined with 4D effects for 100 guests on a motion platform.

Guests will stand so that they can involve themselves by directly responding to the story that evolves around them. A high-end surround sound system and a custom movie will complete the unique experience. A May 1, 2008, opening is planned at a major European location.