Europe’s first Dynamic Flying Theatre to open at Futuroscope

December 15, 2016

POITIERS, FRANCE (December 15, 2016) — Europe’s first flying theatre opens December 17 at Futuroscope. The attraction is called The Extraordinary Journey; it is considered the world’s most technically advanced ride of its kind.

“The Extraordinary Journey is a spectacular adventure,” explains Guy Nelson, Dynamic Attractions President, the company that built the ride. “Futuroscope guests will experience the sights, sounds, and motions of this attraction’s compelling story, which takes them to locations many have only dreamed about.”

“Dynamic Attractions never stopped advancing the technology, making this attraction do things that will make guests come back to ride it again and again,” states Dominique Hummel, Futuroscope President.

The Extraordinary Journey is a ‘Dynamic Flying Theatre’, a media-based attraction that uses sophisticated technology to ‘immerse’ theme park guests into exciting stories. The attraction’s screen is 20 metres in diameter, a far wider arc than the famous semi-circular ceiling in the Arc de Triomphe.

Some facts about Futuroscope’s Dynamic Flying Theatre are:

  • 3 Week Odyssey – The Dynamic Flying Theatre travelled by train (Vancouver-Montreal), boat (Montreal-Le Havre) and truck (Le Havre-Jaunay Clan); it took a total of 24 days.
  • Lots of Passengers – During the summer, it will fly enough people each month to fill Stade de France nearly 4 times.
  • Solid – The ride structure weighs 110 tons, which is the same weight as a large commercial airplane.

Dynamic Attractions is comprised of 400 engineers, designers, fabricators and theme artists based in Orlando, Vancouver, Toronto, Arlington (Texas), Dongguan and Shanghai. It has built 50 iconic attractions for Disney, Universal Studios and other major theme parks.

Futuroscope's 'The Extraordinary Journey' is a futuristic update of the adventure experienced by Phileas Fogg in Around the World in 80 Days.

Futuroscope’s ‘The Extraordinary Journey’ is a futuristic update of the adventure experienced by Phileas Fogg in Around the World in 80 Days.

About Dynamic Attractions        

Many of the most popular rides at the world’s largest amusement parks have been engineered, fabricated and/or built by Dynamic Attractions and its sister company, Dynamic Structures. The media-based attractions company has a proven record of delivering rides with unmatched records of guest satisfaction, safety, quality and reliability. Dynamic Attractions is a subsidiary of Empire Industries Ltd.

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