A new attraction is coming to Mercury Towers… and it’s something the likes of which Malta and the rest of Europe has never seen.
The groundbreaking experience starts off with a multi-show dark wall that will run visitors through the islands’ rich history, from our temples to our vibrant modern day. The history of Mercury House – which was once an underground Control Centre and key communication centre during WWII – will also be featured in the show with a multi-projector display that ends with celebrating Malta today.
But the star of the show is a custom-built “flying theatre”. Designed and delivered by Simtec Systems, the simulator uses a six-degrees-of-freedom motion platform which will essentially “fly” guests around the islands. From project mapping and 3D multi-channel sound to smoke and water effects, the 60-minute attraction is definitely something many of us have never experienced before.
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“It was a challenge for both, Sarner and Simtec, to include such an immersive attraction within the constraints of the available space in the building,” Simtec’s business development director Andreas Stickel, said of the company’s insane technology. “With our HEXaFLITE mini, developed for small spaces, we have managed to meet this challenge. This is our first mini flying theatre in Europe, and we are very proud to have it installed in Malta!”
Working closely with Heritage Malta throughout the whole development process in order to maintain “the greatest degree of authenticity”, the show combines live-action and “Hollywood-level CG visual effects”… all in ultra high-definition 8K, of course.
The whole experience is expected to officially open in Malta’s tallest building later this year – will you be going? Tag someone who needs to join you!