Austrian media-based attraction developer Attraktion has created a brand new multimedia experience for Yas Waterworld in Abu Dhabi.
Combining an immersive 4D theatre attraction with a traditional waterpark experience Cinesplash 5D, which is set to open in June, submerges guests in 50cm (1.7ft) of water as they experience immersive film, Legend of the Lost Pearl.
Based on the region's rich pearl diving heritage, Legend of the Lost Pearl takes visitors on a thrilling quest with scrappy young protagonist Dana, as she journeys across Abu Dhabi to find the Mother Pearl.
As the action unfolds on screen the cinema floods, immersing guests in water, and a number of water effects, including rain, waterfalls, water explosions, sprays, fountains, water guns and neck blasts, are deployed to fully immerse viewers in the experience. Additional effects, including RGB lighted bubbles in the walls and ceiling, as well as wind effects, ground fog, seat vibrations and leg ticklers, are used throughout.
"The development of Cinesplash for Yas Waterworld took several years. Besides building the full attraction, our studio also produced the custom movie for the waterpark, bringing their original characters to life and telling the story of the park," said Attracktion CEO Markus Beyr.
"Cinesplash 5D is undoubtedly one of the most exciting new additions to our lineup of experiences and we are very proud to be the first waterpark to introduce this attraction to our guests in this region", said Yas Waterworld's general manager Bianca Sammut.