Movie Park Germany’s new Lost Temple attraction rivals Universal Studios Hollywood’s King Kong attraction. Take a look at the concept art and video from Alain Littaye below.  ~~Rick

The Lost Temple Ride Opens at Movie Park Germany
by Alain Littaye
Disney and more blog

A new “major” ride opened recently at Movie Park Germany. It’s called “The Lost Temple” and it’s a ride that will delight both fans of Indiana Jones and dinosaur lovers. The attraction takes you into the depths of a lost temple where dinosaurs are rumored to still be alive.

Here are the synopsis and renderings as released by Movie Park on their website, plus we have a full video of the whole experience!

Dr. Jeffrey Carter, the renowned archaeologist, needs help! Are you ready for an exciting new adventure? Then join the Movie Park Research Team!

But beware, in the depths of the park something has survived from the evolution…

You’ll go through a wild growing jungle full of dangers and surprises. Follow the team through impressive archaeological sites and dive into a fascinating, unknown world.

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Old newspapers, boxes and an abandoned Jeep are evidence of the departure of the expedition team. Loud voices are heard. You will walk in… and be amazed!

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In the middle of the base camp you will discover numerous computer, archaeological tool, rocks and fossils and the highlight: a large, abandoned excavation site with the remains of a dinosaur …

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Curious? Then dare to continue and you will be sent in a large room full of wheels and rollers. On monitors members of the expedition team welcome you and prepare yourself for your journey into the depths of the temple!

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To access the ride you’ll take an elevator down 7300 feet. It is hot in here and flickering lights lead you forward…

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You lose your breath when you find out that you’re searching directly in a huge temple vault. This artfully designed Mayan temple seems to keep some surprises for you. You marvel at the elaborate dinosaur paintings on the walls and move on reluctantly…

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You now reach a large, drafty cave, discovered by the expedition team led by Dr. Carter. Quiet sounds, a mystical music, and suddenly you realize that you’re walking through a huge dinosaur skeleton…

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… then into a beautiful room with sparkling crystals. Here you get the last safety instructions before you embark for the grand finale.

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But shortly before the expedition, you hear a dramatic cry for help from Dr. Carter: His Jeep seems to be gone astray, large shadows flit across his face and it’s not a good omen … Now you’re called to save Dr. Carter and his research team.

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As you face two huge gates before you, it is now finally happening. Together with your team you step into the expedition buses and make yourself on the way. The adventure of your life begins now!

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From this point, the vehicle will move into an “immersive tunnel” with state of the art 4-D technology with a 360-degree screen. It is similar technology to what Universal uses for the highly popular King Kong 360° 3D, but with a complete wrap-around screen. At 75 feet high, the guests are in the middle of the action and are in for a thrilling ride, with the interaction of 3D film, the movements of the expedition buses, and on ride effects such as wind, lights and scents, all making “The Lost Temple” a unique overall experience.

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Now, here is the video of the full experience filmed by Worldofparks.eu. It lasts 18.42 minutes but they’ve filmed everything from the pre-show and decor inside the temple as well as the ride itself, so you’ll see everything. And, most importantly: make sure to watch to the very end as there is a VERY good idea happening after the ride is over, and on the way out!

 

After the “Van Helsing’s Factory”, which set a high bar in terms of theming and storyline when it opened in 2011, Movie Park is back with an epic state of the art attraction which looks great. “The Lost Temple” is now open, so let us know what you think if you have had a chance to ride it!

Artwork and video: copyright Movie Park Worldofparks.eu

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