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Dr. Archibald - Master of Time

Virtual reality at the Oktoberfest

The VR adventure coaster "Dr. Archibald - Master of Time" celebrates its premiere at this year's Oktoberfest. It is a mixture between a run business and a ghost train that guarantees fun, action and a bit of spookyness for young and old people.

What's special: The visitor becomes part of the story

Dr. Archibald, a history professor, amateur archaeologist and inventor, has disappeared and the visitors start to search for him. With Virtual Reality glasses you get carried in a realistic looking animated world. During the search the visitors complete a journey through the time. It starts in the primeval times, leads them to the mystic city Atlantis and finally ends up in the age of the industrialization. Before and after the ride with one of the 32 two seater chaises there is a fun and obstacle parcours waiting for you. The adventure ride is a big fun for the whole family. You have to be six years old to start the ride. There is a barrier-free access for guests with handicaps, too.

"Dr. Archibald - Master of Time": A great adventure

It took three years of development and production time until the adventure ride saw the light of the day on the Hamburger Dom festival in 2018, where a lot of people had fun in it. Now this year the Wiesn visitors can look forward to a travel with great experiences, too. After some familiarization time the VR glasses with high resolution, Oculus Rift, let you forget the real world so you can completely dive into the simulation. People will love the VR glasses with 360 degree all-round view and the parcours with shaking, water and sound effects. Additionally there is a catwalk and a x-ray simulation.

"Dr. Archibald - Master of Time" for backseat drivers: Every ride is similar, but never the same

Every visitor reacts kind of different to the spectacular simulation during his journey through time. Because of these interactions the audiovisual content gets recreated in real time and adjusts to the current position of the visitor chaises. There are effects with fire, water and smoke, interactive screens and more than a million LED lights. So you can say that the new ride is technically up to date. "Dr. Archibald - Master of Time" is a great mixture between a run business and a ghost and adeventure ride for young and old discoverers.