Shimao Group will be opening a brand-new Smurfs theme park (phase two of Shimao Dream City Theme Park) in Shanghai in 2019. One of the rides in the indoor Smurfs Village will be a Smurf themed GameChanger, completely developed and installed by Lagotronics Projects.
The Smurfs theme park is being realised by Shimao Group in partnership with Belgian companies IMPS (holder of the rights of the Smurf’s IP). KCC Entertainment Design company serves as design team for the park.
The park will have four themed zones, one is outdoor and the other three are indoor; The Forest, Gargamel’s House, The Outdoors and Smurfs Village. The well-known GameChanger ride will be located in Smurfs Village, and according to Lagotronics, it’s going to be a true ‘Swamp Adventure’!
Developed by Lagotronics Projects, the game-play will differ from common interactive Media Dark Rides: instead of playing the game in a static scene, the players now will feel like they’re moving through the scenes because of the dynamic viewpoint.
To keep the excitement in it, not too much is revealed yet, but it promises to be a typical Smurf-style adventure, where visitors need to help the Smurfs to stay out of Gargamel’s hands and set free the poor Smurfs who already have been captured…
Lagotronics Projects is very happy with Shimao choosing the GameChanger once again! In 2016 they had the scoop of opening the very first GameChanger in the world: the Max Ranger in Skyscraper City (Shishi). It’s also for the second time Lagotronics Projects partners up with KCC Entertainment Design, after the successful cooperation in the TEKZONE project (Kuweit).