July 16, 2001
Valencia, CA -- Technifex, Inc., known throughout the theme park industry for sensational special effects -- has been tagged as Technical Show Producer for Paramount Parks' newest attraction, Tomb Raider: The Ride, scheduled to open in 2002 at Paramount's Kings Island near Cincinnati, Ohio. The ride is based on Paramount Pictures feature film, Lara Croft: Tomb Raider, which in turn, is based on the popular Eidos Interactive, Inc. Tomb Raideraction games featuring that extraordinary adventurer, Lara Croft. Technifex will be in charge of all entertainment technologies -- special effects, audio and show control - required to turn this dynamic film into an unforgettable attraction.
"We're delighted Paramount asked us to work on Tomb Raider: The Ride because entertainment technologies play such a pivotal role in this type of show," said Rock Hall, Chairman of Technifex. "It's a great opportunity for us."
On Tomb Raider: The Ride, The excitement begins with a journey into a foreboding ancient temple. As stone walls give way, guests will proceed through mysterious chambers, engraved with strange, runic symbols and the debris of failed expeditions. With only seconds to spare before certain calamity, guests strap in to the only possible vehicle of escape. Playing off scenes from the motion picture filmed in Cambodia and Iceland, the escape will include a close call with menacing, razor-sharp stalactites and a face-first plunge straight down toward a pit of boiling, red-hot lava.
Tomb Raider: The Ride will not be first time that the wizards at Technifex translate a blockbuster adventure film into an exciting, multi-dimensional experience. The Valencia company was the show producer for the award-winning special effects spectacular Titanic: The Experience at Fox Studios Australia, based on James Cameron's unforgettable film.