Interactive dark ride specialists Triotech and BoldMove Nation have collaborated on an attraction called Champi’Folies for the Le PAL theme park in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France.
The interactive media-based dark ride combines BoldMove’s Smash & Reload attraction with theming from its original TooMush IP in a competitive multiplayer experience.
Arnaud Bennet, president of Le PAL, said: “Champi’Folies introduces a new ‘species’ that speaks to the heart of our visitors, who are warmly embracing these cute TooMush characters. It is a pleasure to see that young and old enjoy this immersive experience side by side in a friendly competition.
“The attraction offers a seamless transition between the theme and animal park, re-energising this park area with a weatherproof attraction. We are really pleased with the cooperation, which results in a high-quality and fun attraction with rich theming.”
BoldMove CEO, Benoit Cornet, said: “We’re thrilled with the result of Champi’Folies. Our creative concept has been fully realised, and our teams created an amazing ride that surpasses our expectations. We’ve blended physical and digital worlds to create a memorable experience for guests, and we’re proud to have worked closely with our partners to create an attraction that’s truly world-class.
“We bring the characters alive on screen, and together with our partner Polymorph we added artificial intelligence to personalise guest experiences. Cherry on the cake is the extensive theming we created with 3D decoration up to a real car, all of these reflecting their digital counterparts.”
Ernest Yale, CEO at Triotech, adds: “Our teams worked closely together to deliver a ride that is unique to the market with a high thrill level on a very small footprint. We had to be smart with our technology approach so we could make optimum use of the space for the ride.
“We leveraged Triotech’s technical and design know-how and worked diligently to synchronise media, hardware, software, and theming, in close cooperation with the team at Le PAL.”