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Time Travel with Raving Rabbits

Futuroscope - La Machine a Voyager dans le Temps 2013

The French film and technology park Futuroscope wanted to create a dark ride along scenes where the popular Lapins Crétins, or rather the Raving Rabbits, would be popping up. The Leisure Expert Group managed to realise the ideas for this fantastic time travel by linking a technical novelty to user friendliness, reliability and minimal maintenance. The technique in ‘La Machine à Voyager dans le Temps’ has resulted in a lifelike illusion, thanks to the 3D projection, sound, lighting and special effects.

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BRAM VAN SPRANG

TECHNICAL EXPERT

“We were commissioned by Jora Vision to come up with a lighting and special effects plan. This was subsequently engineered into a production plan. The biggest challenge was the integration of the effects in the scenery and the coordination of the timing with the video and sound. The tunnels have been equipped with LED lighting, which has given the attraction’s total experience a whole new dimension.”

THE FINAL RESULT

Raving Rabbits has been voted as the best dark ride in the world at the 2014 TEA. Visitors actually participate in time travel together with the Raving Rabbits. This time travel will make you feel part of a lifelike illusion thanks to the 3D projection, sound, lighting and special effects.
The Leisure Expert Group managed to realise the ideas for this fantastic time travel in collaboration with Jora Vision, by linking a technical novelty to user friendliness, reliability and minimal maintenance. The sustainable equipment isn’t noticeable in the scenery and yet is easily accessible and easy to operate. All the lighting, sound and special effects are in sync with the 3D film. Video and reality seamlessly converge. For example, visitors will see snakes coming up to them in the 3D film, which, thanks to the special effects, move through the real plants as the leaves start moving. Visitors will imagine themselves to be in the universe whilst traveling through the light tunnels with eight hundred meters of LED string lights and will actually form part of this world full of raving rabbits.

Part of the queue at the Raving Rabbids attraction La Machine à Voyager dans le Temps in Futuroscope
Part of the queue at the Raving Rabbids attraction La Machine à Voyager dans le Temps in Futuroscope
At the opening of the Raving Rabbids attraction La Machine à Voyager dans le Temps in Futuroscope
A special effect in Raving Rabbids' La Machine à Voyager dans le Temps in Futuroscope
Part of the queue at the Raving Rabbids attraction La Machine à Voyager dans le Temps in Futuroscope
Technical Experts at the Raving Rabbids attraction La Machine à Voyager dans le Temps in Futuroscope
Visitors enjoying the Raving Rabbids attraction La Machine à Voyager dans le Temps in Futuroscope
A special effect in Raving Rabbids' La Machine à Voyager dans le Temps in Futuroscope
Visitors enjoying the Raving Rabbids' La Machine à Voyager dans le Temps in Futuroscope