- Category: Entertainment
- Created on Friday, 27 September 2013 20:18
San Diego, California - The San Diego Zoo hosted winners of a Twitter contest Friday morning to be the first to view its newest attraction, Rio: The 4-D Experience. SimEx-Iwerks Entertainment, in partnership with Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products and the San Diego Zoo, created this fully immersive attraction with a 4-D theater experience as the featured element.
Located in the Zoo's Children's Zoo, the 4-D Theater is surrounded in an immersive rainforest experience that celebrates the sights and sounds of Rio de Janeiro with live macaws, a waterfall and samba music. Featuring three of the film's main characters, Blu, Jewel and Nigel, an interactive character chalkboard within the queue gives guests chalk and the opportunity to let their creativity flow.
"RIO Rainforest Adventure in 4-D" is a 12-minute theater presentation with an action-packed story and a variety of in-theater special effects. When a gang of bird smugglers captures the last two blue macaws on Earth, Blu and Jewel, the birds must work together despite Blu's inability to fly. They embark on an adventure as they try to escape the claws of evil cockatoo Nigel., RIO: The 4-D Experience takes Zoo guests on a journey through Rio de Janeiro while sharing the challenges facing wildlife around the world.
This is the second 4-D attraction offered at the San Diego Zoo. The first one opened in 2011 and currently features "Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs - The 4-D Experience." Each 4-D attraction ticket sells for $6, and $5 for Zoo members.
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