Travel through time in search of the missing history professor Dr Archibald in an animated virtual reality adventure.
|Fairs Attended||Hamburg Dom (from 2017)|
Hyde Park Winter Wonderland (2018-2019)
|Built||1971 (original construction)|
2017 (Dr Archibald reconstruction)
|VR Technology||Oculus Rift|
|Owner||Patrick Greier (Schneverdingen)|
Dr Archibald: Master of Time is the first large scale portable virtual reality dark ride. Housed in the shell of an old ghost train, the ride has been transformed into a spectacular VR adventure through time.
The ride takes visitors on a journey to find history professor and amateur archeologist Dr Archibald, who has gone missing - somewhere in time.
After being seated in one of the 32 two-seater ride cars and being helped to put on their VR headsets, guests travel back to prehistoric dinosaur filled realms, dive underwater in search of Atlantis, before ending up almost being crushed in a giant machine from the Industrial Revolution.
The attraction is amazingly well put together, with a detailed VR experience topped and tailed with an animatronic preshow and fun house section after the main ride. The presentation is equally astounding, with a massive colourful frontage complete with LEDs and animations giving visitors a taste of what lies beyond.
The highly themed ride exterior
Exterior at night
Queue for tickets
Inside the preshow
Entrance to the station
Oblivious riders pass along the ride frontage
Riders wear Oculus Rift VR goggles
Fun house section