Most of the world's best theme park attractions can be traced to either the Disney or Universal parks. There are a handful of independent ride designers, however, that sometimes develop Disney-quality dark rides for other parks (and occasionally lend their expertise to Universal and Disney attractions). One of the most creative and prolific companies is the Sally Corporation. It just announced that it is designing Alien Invasion 3D, a major shoot-em-up attraction featuring DC Comics' Justice League that will open this September at Warner Bros. Movie World in Australia.
According to Sally, the attraction will incorporate animatronic characters, eight large-scale 3D screens, a commissioned musical score, and laser-powered blasters. The story will focus on Superman and his tights-wearing buddies The Flash, Green Lantern, Supergirl, Batman, and Wonder Woman as they enlist riders to help them wage battle against -- well -- invading aliens.
One of Sally's notable projects was the wonderful Nights in White Satin- The Trip ride, which unfortunately lasted only one season at the shuttered Hard Rock Park. Perhaps the Myrtle Beach operators should have called on the Justice League to rescue its troubled park.
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Photo: Sally Corporation. Used with permission.