THEMING: Creative Works thrills laser tag venue
Creative Works recently worked with Thrills Laser Tag to install a laser tag experience in the Florida based family entertainment centre.
After months planning, designing, fabricating and the final install, Creative Works brought an Indiana Jones-inspired Temple of Doom arena to the Sunshine State.
“Todd Whitney [owner] was very instrumental in describing what he wanted and how he wanted it to be,” said Creative Works creative experience broker Marsha Brentlinger. “He said it had to be over-the-top, by far the best arena we’d ever done.”
The 3,300 square foot, two-story arena features walls fully covered with hand-painted murals depicting dilapidated stone structures and erupting volcanoes. Up to 24 players can scour the stone walls, archways and collapsed pillars to face off against the opposing team. Graphics were added to give the illusion that players ran the risk of falling through the floor into lava pits throughout the arena.
“Our laser tag is one of the most interactive and immersive in the country,” said Whitney to Northwest Florida Daily News. “It’s highly themed with 15-foot tall snakes that can get you out, or you can use them to help eliminate other players. It’s a very technically advanced place.” The level of theming Whitney demanded led to collaboration between Creative Works and Delta Strike, a laser tag equipment provider, in order to provide an unforgettable experience for Thrills patrons.
“We worked with Delta Strike; a lot of special sounds and a lot of special triggering effects,” Brentlinger stated. “We even did some things that required them to get one of their tech guys on the phone one day to say ‘Yes, we can do that. That’s not something we’ve done, but we can make it happen.’”