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Pacific Rim 5D Experience opens at Six Flags

“Pacific Rim” fans get even closer to their favorite sci-fi adventure when traveling to Six Flags this year. The film, which was directed by Guillermo del Toro and released through Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures, is a “5D ride experience” at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom.

The new attraction will be presented at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom’s Iwerks 5D Theater, in partnership with Warner Bros. Consumer Products and SimEx-Iwerks Entertainment, “Pacific Rim 5-D” opens with special limited sneak previews in January, with an official opening in the coming weeks.

The official description from states, “Loaded with suspense, action and monstrous creatures, “Pacific Rim 5-D” pairs the explosive special effects from the popular action-based science fiction film with a thrilling new ride simulation experience. The result is the world’s only motion-based “Pacific Rim”-themed ride attraction and the very first version of this film to be adapted as a ride in the U.S.”

“Bringing in an intense, high-energy and popular movie like Pacific Rim to our Iwerks 5D Theater is a great addition to our thrill line-up,” said Don McCoy, park president. “As Northern California’s most thrilling theme park, kids and adults alike will be blown away being part of the ground-shaking action.”

Inspired by Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Legendary Pictures’ sci-fi adventure “Pacific Rim,” the storyline follows monstrous creatures rising from the sea without warning, attacking cities and threatening mankind. In a unified show of force, the world’s most powerful nations have joined together and built massive robot fighting machines. When the rate of monster attacks suddenly increases, the inevitable showdown takes place. In a no holds barred brawl, the last standing robot fighter – Earth’s final weapon – must take on the biggest and baddest of the monsters. With eye-popping 4-D and explosive in-theater special effects, experience the ground-shaking action of Pacific Rim 5-D, only from SimEx-Iwerks Entertainment.

Six Flags Discovery Kingdom is open on weekends and select dates year-round, plus daily during the summer. 2016 Season Passes, which provide unlimited visits to the park, are currently on sale and can be purchased online at sixflags.com/discoverykingdom or at the park.