HUSS® introduces new, compact Movie Base XS flying theatre attraction

August 2016

Huss Park Attractions GmbH has announced the evolution of its film-based attraction Movie Base Classic with the development of a brand new, more compact version of the ride – Movie Base XS.

The attraction is a ‘next generation’ Movie Base concept with a new and improved design, including a wonderful new seat design. The ‘XS’ concept alludes to the ride being smaller and more compact than the original version, although it offers 20 per cent more capacity despite the reduction in overall footprint. HUSS® believes that is unrivalled in the industry. The smaller building impact is also achieved through the floor level loading of the guests. The combination of these various elements results in significantly reduced overall construction costs.

The impressive flight experience is created by powerful lift (1m) and tilt movements (7.5°) which can give considerable G-forces to the riders. The lifting into the viewing position via a hydraulic system creates a very special feeling, unique to the HUSS® Movie Base attraction. An improved viewing position utilising an angular arrangement of the two passenger units of 5.5°, combined with audio-visual effects and sensory perceptions created by individual 4D effects such as water, wind and scents, provides total immersion for riders, who are able to enjoy the same ride experience no matter where they are seated.

Passengers sit in rows of six with over the shoulder restraints and customers can choose from a range of total capacities – 36, 72 or 108. Due to the floor level loading at 3.5m and access from all sides each row of seats is easily accessible for riders to ensure effective guest flow for loading and unloading.

The Move Base XS is available from HUSS® as a full turnkey solution, including the AV and show control system for which the company has collaborated with an experienced partner. The attractive and most competitive price level for this new version of the ride will also appeal to a wider customer base.

The Movie Base XS is another highly entertaining addition to the HUSS® product range that is certain to gain much attention from theme parks and other venues and CEO Mirko J. Schulze commented: “The Movie Base XS is an exciting new design for a flying theatre style attraction. Its compact nature, attractive price position and the fact that we can deliver the ride as a complete turnkey solution is creating a lot of interest among a wide customer base. It’s a great new development for HUSS® and we are confident it will be a big success.”