Project: Rio Bravo Flume Ride
Owner: Warner Bros. Movie World Australia
Client: Warner Bros. International Recreation Enterprises
Design Architect: Alan Griffin Architects, Australia
Project Phases: Detailed Design through Construction Documents
Warner Bros. wanted to add a new ride to the Australia theme park. Based on an "off-the-shelf" ride system, this attraction needed to be heavily themed to meet guests' expectations while remaining cost-effective.
The team at Warner Bros. International Recreation Enterprises was comprised of show designers and managers. Many aspects of adding the themed elements to this ride would require specialized technical talents. WB needed immediate help to create the documentation for the Australian project team since all procurement for the specialized elements was to take place in Australia.
Working in conjunction with the WB team in the United States, IAC provided vital coordination, interface and specification of the highly technical themed elements. Multi-track audio effects, moving scenic elements, custom lighting, video projection and special effects were all part of the line up. It's Alive Co. acted as the key contact with the WB design team, architect, Australian project team and local special effects vendors. In addition, IAC masterminded the show control strategy and interface to the ride control system, A/V controller and lighting systems. Facility impact reports, performance/functionality specifications and other documents required by the architect, general contractor and local show vendors were also created by It's Alive Co.