Sally Dark Rides gathered all press and interested people for a press conference at their booth during the first day of the IAAPA Expo in Orlando. The American design and manufacturing company revealed new details, including the very first animatronic, for the new dark ride of Adventuredome: SpongeBob’s Crazy Carnival Ride.
Joined by Paramount, Global Nickelodeon and Circus Circus Las Vegas, the company held a press conference at their booth on the trade show floor. The highlight of the presentation was the reveal of a large Mr. Krabs animatronic. The animatronic will play a key role in the story of the attraction and be placed near the entrance of the queue line.
Guests of Circus Circus will be invited by Mr. Krabs to come and play his collection of ride through-styled Midway Games. Meanwhile SpongeBob and his best friend Patrick are helping SpongeBob’s boss by supplying goods to the stalls, but when they mix up a crate of Krabby Patty ingredients, the guests suddenly find themselves throwing tomatoes, buns and patties at the different games. The ingredients attract an unwanted guest: Mr. Krabs arch enemy Plankton, trying to steal the secret formula of the Krabby Patty.
The attraction is set to feature 15 unique scenes with multiple interactive targets, including animated scenic elements, multimedia scenes and, according to a press-release, hidden bonus targets to further the story and increase the rerideability of the attraction.
SpongeBob’s Crazy Carnival Ride is the first dark ride to be built in the Adventure Dome, an indoor theme park behind the Circus Circus Las Vegas on the famous Las Vegas Strip. The attraction is designed by Sally Dark Rides and features interactivity by Alterface and a trackless ride system by ETF Ride Systems. The attraction is scheduled to open in the first quarter of 2024.
The IAAPA Expo takes place at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando. The international attraction trade show opened earlier today and will continue until this Friday. Sally Dark Rides has announced a second press-conference, which will be held tomorrow at 10:15AM, local time.