Two guests load into a XSpeed eMotion Theatre themed for an African safari.

Utilizing an award-winning photo-safari game, ETC’s The Ride Works developed a vehicle-based, multiplayer education attraction aimed at the FEC and Zoo/Museum/Aquaria markets.
Two guests load into a XSpeed eMotion Theatre themed for an African safari and roam freely across the Serengeti in search of wildlife. Joined by voiceover guides, Ron N. Wilde and Sara N. Getty, the adventurers interactively determine their path through the wilderness and encounter many species of African animals. The pictures they take appear in a souvenir article printed especially for them as they exit the attraction.
A huge success in over 6 locations worldwide, the launch of the system at IAAPA in 2004 received Best New Product for FEC’s and formed the basis for the Philadelphia Zoo project that received a 2005 Thea Award.

Wild Earth: African Plains Core Details


  • Launch Dates:
    February, 2004
    Debut @ Whitaker Science Center

    September, 2005
    Debut of 2nd language @ San Diego

    Project Length:
    12+ months
    Show Specs
    3 minute show
    24 guests/hr/unit
    1 Driver Position
    1 Photographer Position
    12+ species

  • eMotion Theatre Specs
    2 seat interactive multiplayer
    3 DOF
    45° pitch, variable range
    ±25 degree roll
    24″ heave range
    HD 16:9 Projection
    5.1 Surround Sound