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2023

PortAventura World opens its thrilling new attraction ‘Uncharted: The Enigma of Penitence’

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‘Uncharted’ is a multi-dimensional roller coaster with a 700-metre track featuring five LSM launches and unexpected twists and turns.

Created in collaboration with Sony Pictures Entertainment and with the participation of Intamin Amusement Rides and Sally Dark Rides, it is inspired by the Columbia Pictures hit film, Uncharted.

Uncharted: The Enigma of Penitence offers a unique virtual reality experience that recreates the roller coaster ride for visitors with functional disabilities, who are unable to ride the attraction

As part of the experience, the attraction will have a themed retail area with a wide array of merchandise for all fans of Uncharted.

PortAventura World today inaugurated its new attraction ‘Uncharted: The Enigma of Penitence’, the only one in the world inspired by the Uncharted movie, from Sony Pictures Entertainment. It is an indoor roller coaster with five launches, with unexpected twists and turns, and the first in Europe to have a lateral drop.

David García, Managing Director of PortAventura World, articulated, “this attraction is the outcome of a pivotal agreement with an industry giant in entertainment, Sony Pictures. The alliance permits us to extend our global footprint, by means of a product that is truly state-of-the-art on an international scale and stands equal to the finest attractions globally. With this new ride, our guests can anticipate an unmatched, innovative experience that enhances the diversity and quality of attractions offered. All of this reinforces our position as one of the premier tourist destinations in both Europe and the world”.

Luis Valencia, Development Director of PortAventura World, pointed out that “the opening of Uncharted reinforces our role as a disruptor in the entertainment industry through the implementation of cutting-edge technology. The characteristics of its multi-dimensional journey, which plenty of surprises with its many twists and turns through special effects and audiovisuals, will continue to amaze our visitors and attract further interest in our resort. In addition, the immersive story-telling is really exciting and promotes very positive values. We can’t wait for everyone to try it and are convinced that it is one of our most stimulating experiences”.

Jeffrey Godsick, Executive Vice President, Brand Strategy and Partnerships, Head of Location Based Entertainment of Sony Pictures Entertainment, said “the opening of Uncharted, the ride, is a testament to PortAventura’s expertise in attraction development. A display of safety and care with the IP was evident from fabrication through completion. PortAventura World is known for adventure and our global teams, including PlayStation, have worked collectively to ensure all guests can look forward to becoming Uncharted explorers”.

“The Uncharted film takes viewers on a grand adventure in search of treasure, making it perfectly suited for a thrilling roller coaster ride,” said Asad Qizilbash, Head of PlayStation Productions. “We can’t wait for fans and newcomers alike to experience key moments from the film in this vibrant attraction”.

The opening ceremony was also attended by Rich Hill, creative director of Sally Dark Rides, and Ignasi Guasch, CEO of Intamin Amusement Rides.

Cutting-edge technology for an immersive experience

Built on a base measuring 4,800 m2 and standing 16 metres high, this dark ride roller coaster, designed as a family concept, takes visitors on a 673-metre journey completely in the dark where they will be amazed by a multitude of special and audiovisual effects and immersive experiences in 29 key moments, all based on the film Uncharted, released in cinemas in 2022. The attraction, which reaches a height of 12 metres, is based on cutting-edge technology that makes possible elements such as a state-of-the-art 360-degree rotating platform, a thrilling 15-metre-high inverted free fall with a steep 70-degree incline, an inverted launch and a sideways drop, the first of its kind in the world.

The visitors’ adventure will begin on the very approach to the area, discovering the imposing mountain, with an experience that starts even before entering the attraction. From the very first minute, the customer becomes an explorer, immersing themselves in the Uncharted story.

An experience aligned with the resort’s ESG commitments.

As  part of  PortAventura  World’s  social  commitment to  offer  inclusive  leisure,

‘Uncharted: The Enigma of Penitence’ has developed an exclusive experience for visitors with functional diversity. This is a virtual reality space where they can delve into the story of the attraction as if they had been on the ride. In addition, the roller coaster has barrier-free access.

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