SongeBob is coming to Texas, the home of Sandy the Squirrel.
The SpongeBob SubPants Adventure will open on Memorial Day Weekend at Moody Gardens in Galveston, Texas.
The new Nickelodeon SpongeBob SubPants Adventure opens at the Discovery Pyramid at Moody Gardens in Galveston, Texas.
Moody Gardens partnered with Nickelodeon, Super 78 and SimEx-Iwerks Entertainment to create this innovative attraction opening in the Discovery Pyramid on May 23.
The new SpongeBob adventure harneses the power of modern computer technology and classic artistic techniques.
“This collaboration creates an emotionally engaging experience with innovative technology and definitely takes 4D storytelling to the next level,” said Mike Frueh, Senior Vice President, Licensing & Distribution at SimEx-Iwerks.
The SpongeBob SubPants Adventure will take guests into a new kind of submarine adventure as they take the “Le Plunger” into the hyper-real, life-sized world of Bikini Bottom.
“For the first time ever, the SpongeBob SubPants Adventure will allow guests to interact ‘live and in person’ with a 3D digital character, a major breakthrough in digital puppetry,” said Michael “Oz” Smith, Super 78’s Technical Director.
“And because guests also help navigate the sub, choosing which direction the adventure takes, every voyage will be truly one-of-a-kind.” Guests can see Bikini Bottom through a 30-foot wide observation window and have conversations with Patrick Star and the rest of SpongeBob’s friends through 3D technology.
Super 78 provided software and hardware for the SpongeBob SubPants Adventure named the Gepettoo.
This Animation Control System allows a performer behind the scenes to control all aspects of the full-sensory experience on screen in front of audiences.
Also used in the design of this breakthrough attraction is Mushroom VR, a proprietary attraction design tool that utilizes the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset to pre-visualize the experience.
It provides an accurate guest-experience assessment of all the attraction content, including 3D environments, media, scenic and show elements, making it seem as if you are submerged within Bikini Bottom.