Having already announced new live entertainment, a Starbucks and an enormous new water park named Carolina Harbor, Carowinds has revealed the icing on its 2016 cake: Plants Vs. Zombies Garden Warfare: 3Z Arena.
The innovative new attraction is being created in partnership with both Electronic Arts and PopCap Games, who created the popular Plants Vs. Zombies franchise of games. The attraction is being dubbed as the first "intra-active 3-D game experience," and will take place in the park's soon-to-be highly renovated and rethemed Action Theater.
|Rider perspective of the 3Z Arena|
The 3Z Arena is the home of the attraction, and it will feature two large screens (one for each team), each with several rows of motion-based seats in front of them. The ride is "inter-active" because each team is able to interact with their opposition's screen.
|Aerial view of the new 3Z Arena|
|The theme design for the motion-based seats.|
|Theming to be applied outside the Arena|
This addition marks the second new game-themed attraction to open at a Cedar Fair park next year, both taking advantage of parks' older 3-D theaters. The smart licensing that has been employed will resonate with a new generation of gamers while giving the whole family - regardless of how familiar they are with the games - an exciting ride.