Knott’s New Interactive 4-D Ride Voyage to the Iron Reef Makes A Splash

Knott's New Interactive 4-D Ride Voyage to the Iron Reef Makes A Splash

VTTIR Concept Art(1)

Beginning today, guests at Knott’s Berry Farm got the opportunity to dive into the depths of the sea under the boardwalk at Knott’s Berry Farm and battle the Kraken Queen and save the park from a watery doom on Voyage to the Iron Reef.

This new spectacular interactive 4-D ride features ten interactive scenes filled with menacing sea creatures and many hidden surprises that react to the accuracy of the freeze blasters controlled by the guests on board. Every rider earns a score, which makes every trip to the Iron Reef a competitive, repeatable adventure. The park is also opening a refreshed 8,186 sq. ft. arcade, a new retail shop called Nautilus, and will reopen the updated Laser Tag compound later this summer.

Voyage to the Iron Reef was a creative partnership between Knott’s and Triotech, the Montreal-based multisensory interactive attraction company that recently won two top industry awards for their work on Wonder Mountain’s Guardian at Canada’s Wonderland. More than 40 high definition projectors on screens up to 69′ long bring the steam punk-inspired world of the Iron Reef to life. The creativity and ingenuity of Knott’s entertainment and project development teams led to the development of seamless transitions from the media based screens to practical sets and scenes ensuring continuity of an immersive underwater world.

Also opening Friday, located adjacent to Voyage to the Iron Reef is the all new retail shop, Nautilus (formerly Ride Warriors). Here, guests can wrap their tentacles around ride-inspired apparel, candy, and toys. In the center of the new shop is a beautifully crafted sculpture featuring some of the creatures from the Iron Reef.

Finally making its long-awaited return, the all new Boardwalk Arcade, located directly beneath Voyage to the Iron Reef, recently re-opened with a fresh selection of popular video, redemption, and merchandise games. Later this summer, the laser tag compound inside Boardwalk Arcade will return with all-new twists, turns and new architectural features inspired by Voyage to the Iron Reef.

The Kraken Queen and her iron clad aquatic army have many adventures in store for guests this summer. For more information about Knott’s Berry Farm visit or download the Knott’s Berry Farm app for your smart phone.

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