Interactive – Buttons in Immersive Attractions

MD5357 Audio Interaction and Code, Semester 1, Year 2

There are thousands of interactive attractions worldwide whether it be from haunted houses to escape rooms to attractions in the middle of nowhere that become well known. Despite however many attractions you’ve been to you’ll always be able to find a different and completely unique experience elsewhere.

I’m going to start by looking at an attraction called Forbidden Corner in North Yorkshire. This attraction is full of old buildings and different types of areas you can interactive, some family friendly and some not so family friendly scarier aspects. This attraction allows you to interact with different rooms and different items throughout the whole place and it’s definitely one of a kind.

A similar attraction to this in America is an attraction called Meow Wolf: House of Eternal Return, whilst there is a story to follow through this house, it is a mind bending experience and almost everything is interactive, fridges that open and lead to other rooms, sand, a retro arcade. You’re able to interact with mostly everything in this attraction.

On the other end of the scale, every Halloween both Hollywood and Orlando put on some of the world’s biggest haunted houses with houses including both IP and original alike you’ll never be bored. One of their more recent houses Killer Klowns from outer space focused on putting interactive buttons in the maze which allows you to them and make animatronics and sounds pop out. This has been done across other houses however this was unique as it was in such a colourful and vibrant way.

There are many ways you can engage with immersive attractions and there are definitely thousands which I have not covered here. But There’s always a love of interaction in attractions and something about wanting to push something you’re not supposed to.