Not one to be “out shined” by their Northern hemisphere cousins, Movie World in Australia has stepped up their Theming a notch by introducing their newest dark ride
While the concept may not seem new to everyone, the setup is something DC fans will love. Climbing aboard your pod, picking up your weapon (see lasers) and helping the Justice League find the Villain Starro,stunning aliens as you go. As usual your score is kept on your pod and maintained throughout the encounter as you race through Metropolis, Gotham, Central and other locals blasting away as you go.You will of course be assisted by the usual band of DC heroes, including Batman, Superman and others in 3D.
We here at Behind The Themes are hoping this becomes a growing trend for rides in all parks. Heavier Theming is what the public wants in today’s parks and some are struggling to keep up. The transition from Amusement to Theme Park can be tricky for some of the smaller non-Disney/Universal parks, but locations like Movie World, despite their limited crowd capacities (due mostly to limited population compared to US and European stats) are pushing that envelope for other parks to transition from non themed roller coast and thrill ride parks to true Theme Parks.