Regional Update: Asia-Pacific September 2019
Tokyo Dome City Adds Triotech XD Dark Rides
Tokyo Dome City—a nongated, pay-per-ride amusement park that welcomes 35 million visitors annually—recently added two Triotech interactive theaters.
Located side by side, the blue and yellow XD Dark Rides offer a selection of Triotech titles. “Gan Gun Battlers” welcomes more than 1,200 visitors a day, costing 620 yen per ride.
“Japan has always been a leader in media-based gaming, and we are very proud that Tokyo Dome City chose Triotech’s attractions,” says Triotech President and CEO Ernest Yale. “I had the pleasure to visit the park, and it’s amazing! People are having a blast.”
The XD Dark Ride won the IAAPA Brass Ring Award for Best New Product in 2013.
In addition to rides and attractions, including the “Thunder Dolphin” roller coaster that passes through a wall, Tokyo Dome City is the site of a space museum and one of the world’s largest roofed baseball stadiums with 55,000 seats.
Reel meets Real at Wildlife Reserves Singapore
Young visitors at the Singapore Zoo are handcrafting animal masks during the 15th installment of Zoolympix, the zoo’s signature school holiday activity. Families can embark on a self-guided trail to conquer challenges. Along the way, they learn about the ecological roles of animals of all sizes and earn exclusive animal pins.
This year, Wildlife Reserves Singapore is inviting guests to meet the real-life animals that inspired the beloved characters from well-known movies.
A savanna-themed tram with musical performers leads visitors past the zoo’s meerkats, mandrills, and lions. Visitors are also encouraged to take photos at points that recall iconic settings from animal-themed movies.