A ‘Pacific Rim’ Dark Experience Ride is Opening in the Trans Studio Cibubur Indonesian Theme Park

/Film | 8/1/2019 | Hoai-Tran Bui
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Pacific Rim may have first begun as Guillermo del Toro’s cinematic love letter to mecha anime, but it seems destined to be turned into some kind of franchise by Legendary. While the feature film sequel Pacific Rim Uprising didn’t succeed in this cause, perhaps the franchise’s future is in theme parks.

A Pacific Rim theme park ride is being developed as the star attraction at the upcoming Trans Studio Cibubur theme park near Indonesia’s capital city of Jakarta. Touted as the “next generation dark ride experience,” Pacific Rim: Shatterdome Strike will pit Jaegers against Kaiju in a ride designed and built by Legacy Entertainmen and Lay-Carnagey Entertainment.

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Trans Studio officials unveiled details of the Pacific Rim theme park ride that will be the star attraction of its theme park opening this year. According to InPark Magazine, the ride, titled Pacific Rim: Shatterdome Strike, is a nearly 20-minute immersive experience that takes place in four distinct parts and “puts guests face to face with three new deadly KAIJUS making their debut within the ride, each with unique powers and abilities.” Shatterdome Strike is being touted as “The World’s First Immersive Theater Dark Ride,” and looks like it will involve both 3D film effects as well as practical effects and animatronics, judging by the concept art above.

The experience first takes riders through a launch ceremony for the Pan Pacific Defense Corp’s first MARK VII JAEGER, called the STORM GARUDA. Guests can then pilot the “most advanced mobile weapon in the PPDC’s fleet thanks to the imaginative combination of...
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