The ride opened in June this year and the performance we have had from the F22s has been phenomenal. The 3D effects are incredibly realistic and the ride is really addictive – many people simply can’t resist coming back for more!
Xavier Marichal, CTO of Alterface
“Maus au Chocolat “is an immersive 3D ride where visitors are transported around a custom-designed interior in motorised vehicles. As they enter they are immersed in an animated 3D video of a bakery owned by the fictional master confectioner, Oskar Koslowski, and as it appears his bakery is over-run by mice. The visitors’ task is to “zap” as many mice as possible using icing-sugar dispensers that are positioned at the front of each vehicle. The more mice you zap, the higher your score.
“The ride opened in June this year and the performance we have had from the F22s has been phenomenal. The 3D effects are incredibly realistic and the ride is really addictive – many people simply can’t resist coming back for more!” says Xavier Marichal, CTO of Alterface.
Alterface, specialising in creating multi-dimensional experiences for theme parks and other visitor attractions, designed the interactive media part of the ride, including interactivity, show control, game, projection and audio. Xavier Marichal explains, “Whenever you design a ride like ‘Maus au Chocolat’, you know you are going to need very high image quality and consistency in order to maintain the illusion that visitors are really being immersed in this fantasy space. We have used projectiondesign on several previous occasions so we knew we could rely on them to provide accuracy and that all the projectors would be properly colour-matched.
“What was also necessary for the Phantasialand project was a small form factor, because the physical demands of the motorised vehicles and track meant we were very restricted in terms of where we could put the projectors.”
“Maus au Chocolat” is using 84 of projectiondesign’s small and flexible DLP projectors, and was awarded “Best New Attraction in Europe” by Parksmania magazine, Italy.