Guests can now experience a state-of-the art, exciting 6D adventure
With the thrilling new 6D Rhino Rescue, visitors to Franklin Park Zoo now have the opportunity to experience a virtual wildlife adventure that uniquely complements their Zoo visit.
Set in Africa, Rhino Rescue, which recently made its U.S. debut at Franklin Park Zoo, takes visitors on a high-speed chase alongside park rangers in their pursuit to stop rhino poachers. Along the way, participants will encounter elephants, wildebeest, and other wildlife on an adventure to rescue a baby rhino and his mother from poachers.
“We are excited to offer this incredible opportunity to our visitors,” said John Linehan, Zoo New England President and CEO. “We live in a technology driven world and Rhino Rescue is a great complement to the zoo experience by combining state-of-the-art technology with a conservation driven message in a fun, dynamic and memorable way. Everyone who has tried it has come out with a similar reaction of ‘Wow! That was cool!’”
While extra effects like seat motion, wind and light add new dimensions to the viewing experience, the state-of-the-art motion simulator seats make this experience truly realistic. Each seat is individually activated and processes up to 400 movements per second. The incredible motion combined with astounding visuals makes Rhino Rescue a ride that will capture the hearts and imaginations of thrill seekers throughout New England and beyond.
The ride accommodates 12 people and lasts four minutes. Tickets cost $4 for zoo members and $5 for non-members. A small percentage of each ride ticket purchased will support rhino conservation in the wild. Just by going on the ride you’re teaming with others to save some of the world’s most endangered animals.