Lagotronics interactive Halloween walkthrough to become permanent feature  

Created by Lagotronics Projects, the ‘Secrets of St. Elmo’ is an exciting interactive walkthrough in which guests assume the role of a ghost hunter and accompany the young ghost Adeen to free the town and the saloon of St. Elmo from his evil powers. Initally opened for Movie Park’s Halloween celebrations, Secrets of St. Elmo will remain a permanent attraction at the park.

The interactive experience takes place in the former premises of the licensed attraction ‘The Walking Dead Breakout’. Mark Beumers, CEO of Lagotronics Projects explains: “In this existing building we have realized a very unique and innovative interactive walkthrough in just 6 months. It was a great challenge to come up with a new idea within a tight timeline. With a great new storyline combined with Interactives and great effects, I think we have certainly succeeded in this task. For me it shows that we have a loyal and flexible team with an enormous amount of knowledge and perseverance, to be able to reach this result.”.

Thorsten Backhaus, managing director of Movie Park Germany, shares this opinion: “We are very pleased to be able to offer our guests a new interactive experience and let them become part of the story of the abandoned US ghost town St. Elmo. In detailed scenes, visitors go on a ghost hunt and discover the great secret of St. Elmo. Thanks to its theming, the attraction fits in perfectly with our western area and enriches it with a new family experience. We would like to thank the entire Lagotronics Projects team for the good cooperation and the creative input with which this project was implemented.”

For this walkthrough attraction a custom shooter has been designed and developed. The shooter is wireless, battery powered, light weight and has an ergonomic design. New features have also been included in the software to enable the use in a walkthrough attraction, with many changing targets in all scenes.

The attraction has implemented two types of targets: ghost projections and hidden targets. The ghost projections appear throughout the entire walkthrough. The hidden targets are clues to eventually unravel the riddle. The live actors, which are operators of the park, help the guests discover those hidden hints. When guests hit the hidden targets, special effects are triggered like a moving branch, shutters that open, blacklight that reveals secret clues. Furthermore, scent and sound effects help to completely immerse guests into the story. With every hidden clue that is unravelled, the guests are one step closer to solving the mystery of what happened 140 years ago in St. Elmo.

Furthermore, the attraction features a scoring system to keep track of each individual players score. For each target that has been hit players collect points. The (high)scores are displayed on a large monitor at the end of the attraction.

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