Ghostbusters 5D – The Ultimate Ghost Hunt
Wed 21st June 2017
With 850,000sq metres of themed parkland, Heide Park Resort boasts an extraordinary adventure for all the family. Enter the world of cowboys, pirates, dragons (to name a few) and everyone who visits is certain to have a story to tell at the end of the adventure.
As part of the resorts 2017 offering – Scruffy Dog were tasked with aiding in the creation, Design and Theming delivery of using the Ghostbusters franchise, alongside Merlin Entertainments & Triotech.
Studying the impressive visual styles and architecture of the Ghostbusters franchise was something our team worked heavily on with Merlin Magic Making in the early stages of the project. Blending various wooden styles, vibrant paint finishes and weird and wonderful ‘invention-like’ theming, we were able to quickly establish a vision for the Land.
The main attraction itself is a completely different experience from a typical dark ride. Ghostbusters 5D – ‘The Ultimate Ghost Hunt’ is a fully reactive, highly immersive and interactive 5 dimensional adventure. Every splat and blast will be felt as the proton blasters and vehicles respond to everything around them.
The premise is to team up with the Ghostbusters and help save Heide Park. As a Ghostbusters recruit, it is the guests job to tackle the mysterious warehouse, ghosts, and save the day. Equipped with multiple proton blaster choices, guests will take a high speed journey through the warehouse in the Ecto-x Hybrid vehicles, searching for ghosts to capture and secrets to uncover, all whilst being transported through time and space on the ultimate ghost hunting adventure.
“I am happy that with Ghostbusters 5D, we are able to offer the third family adventure in a row and the first indoor attraction of Heide Park to our guests. The complex technology was a special challenge for the entire team. So the positive response is all the more welcome” says Sabrina de Carvalho, Divisional Director of Heide Park Resort. In the new shop, numerous merchandise items around the Ghostbusters are available as individual reminder items to take home. At Heide Park Abenteuerhotel, up to six people can also check into one of four new Ghostbusters rooms, where short break guests will find the right equipment for their next mission as a ghost hunter.
We are extremely proud to have worked on such an iconic intellectual property with the team at Merlin Entertainments and Heide Park Resort.
Scruffy Dog work on projects that range from world-class theme parks & resorts, museums, visitor attractions, festival, live shows, film, TV & stage plus many more, our ethos is to not only deliver the brief within budget and on time, but also far surpass expectation. With the best-equipped facilities in Europe and one of the largest specialist design teams paired with a large, multi-disciplined production team that offers a wealth of experience in the international market, we strive to deliver a solid return on investment to our stakeholders and truly memorable experiences to their guests & viewers.