The 4-D, Interactive Dark Ride will revive the park’s iconic “Bear-y Tales” for Knott’s 100th anniversary
Orlando, FL, November 19th, 2019 – Triotech announces a new 4-D Interactive Dark Ride attraction that will be installed at Knott’s Berry Farm, in Buena Park, California. The Cedar Fair Entertainment Company park will celebrate its 100th anniversary in 2020. As part of this summer-long celebration, the park has decided to bring one its most iconic dark rides “back to life”.
The new attraction will be called “Knott’s Bear-y Tales®: Return to the Fair”. Triotech is designing the attraction, the scenic theming, and producing the animation and gaming system, which will take guests on a dark ride experience enhanced with 4-D effects and interactivity.
“Triotech is thrilled to work with the amazing team at Knott’s Berry Farm and Cedar Fair on this high-profile project. For this unique attraction, the Knott’s team gave us access to a wealth of archive materials that have been key in understanding the original Knott’s Bear-y Tales®” said Ernest Yale, Triotech’s Founder, President and CEO.
“The return of Knott’s Bear-y Tales is perfect for the 100th anniversary because it brings back one of the park’s most nostalgic and beloved attractions in an innovative 4-D dark ride format that will delight an entirely new generation of fans,” said Jon Storbeck, Vice President & General Manager of Knott’s Berry Farm.
“Knott’s Bear-y Tales: Return to the Fair” is a new 4-D interactive dark ride that will take guests on an exciting journey through reimagined show scenes that are reminiscent of the original dark ride, including the Boysenberry Pie Factory, Frog Forest, Fortune Teller Camp, Thunder Cave, and Weird Woods, culminating in a celebration at the County Fair. The story takes place 34 years after the original adventure and will follow Boysen Bear and Girlsen Bear as they travel to the Country Fair to earn the blue ribbon prize for their famous boysenberry pies, but Crafty Coyote is back along with his mischievous pups intent on stealing all the pies for themselves. Guests will climb aboard ride vehicles equipped with jelly blasters to try and recover the stolen boysenberry pies as they travel through whimsical and beautiful environments while competing for the highest score.
“Knott’s Bear-y Tales carries a great significance and evokes an intense sense of nostalgia for those who first experienced the ride as children in the ‘70s and ‘80s,” stated Nol Van Genuchten, Vice President Creative at Triotech. He added: “It’s our goal to capture the spirit, creativity and originality that made this dark ride such a success and thus honoring the cherished memories of the original attraction”.