Simworx to supply attraction for Hunderfossen Eventyrpark
Media-based attraction manufacturer Simworx has announced its latest project, bringing to life the stories of Kjell Aukrust for Norwegian park Hunderfossen Eventyrpark.
The media based attraction, to be named ‘Reodor Felgen’s Hyperakselerator’, will be based around the characters from the famous Norwegian author and illustrator’s Flåklypa Universe, Solan and Ludvig, as they test out crazy Norwegian inventor Reodor’s solution to major climate challenges related to sustainability in the automotive and transportation industry.
The attraction will consist of four 8-seat Stargazers that utilise 6DOF motion platforms, which allow for a wide variety of movements – making the ride both smooth and adrenaline inducing – in front of a large 3D, curved 16 metre wide screen. The vehicles, with steam punk inspired theming, have been designed to look like Reodor’s Hyperakselerator from the story, and combine old and traditional elements to resemble something of a snow sleigh with a high-tech upgrade. Theming for the attraction has been designed and constructed by Farmer Attraction Development. The ride itself will last approximately 5 minutes in total with each Stargazer fitted with on-board special effects including water spray, wind and leg ticklers, to enhance the story’s realism.
The custom produced media for the ride is to be provided by Norwegian animation company Qvisten, an award-winning filmmaker who has previously created animated features centred around Aukrust’s books.
Riders will take their seats on their very own Hyperakselerator’s, and be enouraged to strap in tight as they embark on a test flight, with Ludvig and Solan, from the very top of Pinch Cliff. Starting at Felgen’s workshop and entertained by Solan and Ludvig’s witty commentary, they’ll encounter plenty of challenges and surprises along the way on an unpredictable dash down the mountainside.
Hunderfossen commentsed “With a yearly attendance of 250-300.000 guests, this is among our top 3 investments in our history, and we’re extra proud to release this attraction in the middle of a pandemic situation!”
Simworx CEO Terry Monkton added: “We’re really looking forward to seeing the final outcome of this phenomenal ride, we’ve thoroughly enjoyed working with Hunderfossen to provide a beautifully themed dynamic media attraction, to bring Aukrust’s stories to life.”