OPENING OF RIPLEY’S RELIC IN NYC, A NEW INTERACTIVE ADVENTURE
New experience at Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Times Square opening Thursday, June 28th, 2018;
First NYC attraction to incorporate an escape theme adventure
New York, NY— There is a new “scientific discovery” waiting to be unearthed and unlocked at Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Times Square this summer. The world’s premier museum for strange, out-of-this-world artifacts announced today a new interactive, escape adventure opening in the crossroads of the world on Thursday morning, June 28th called Ripley’s Relic.
Ripley’s Relic is a new interactive New York adventure that will transform visitors into explorers, working together to unlock a series of puzzles and decipher a strange assortment of scientific symbols that were recently discovered in Times Square. Featuring the latest in high tech components and top tier movie-quality set design, Ripley’s Relic will challenge adventurers to crack the code and unlock the powers of this new unexplained object.
This new adventure will transport relic seekers on a quest to solve this Ripley riddle. With a live guide accompanying visitors, the setting for the experience is an emitting light coming from a newly discovered cavern that’s only reachable by a mysterious elevator and can only be opened by solving a symbol wheel puzzle. Once inside the cavern, the search is on to solve another series of clues to discover Ripley’s Relic.
With the popularity of escape-themed puzzle attractions soaring from just a few dozen a few years to now more than several thousand worldwide, the market for those interactive experiences continues to grow. Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Times Square is the first attraction in New York City to bring an escape adventure as a separate attraction, a growing trend which Wicked Amusements LLC, the interactive adventure company building Ripley’s Relic, has recognized.
“Ripley’s Believe It or Not! is excited to channel its inner explorer and offer the first-of-its-kind adventure experience that will challenge visitors and explorers to solve a series of puzzles to uncover Ripley’s Relic,” said Stacy Shuster, Director of Marketing and Sales for Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Times Square. “Whether you’re just getting out of a Broadway Show, looking for something new or just a Ripley’s fanatic, we’re excited to welcome thousands of new explorers to the Ripley’s brand.”
“It’s not just about escape rooms, it’s about adventure, and over the last couple of years, we have seen an industry-wide push into incorporating these kinds of adventure concepts into existing brands,” said Skip Dylen, Owner of Wicked Amusements, LLC. “We’ve seen that with experiences we designed in Southern California, North Carolina and Florida, and we’re honored to support the iconic Ripley’s brand on their interactive endeavor, which will be the first of its kind for the city’s array of attractions in New York City. “
Ripley’s Relic will be a 15-minute, $15-per-person, experience that can accommodate up to ten people at a time, and includes a guide to help navigate the series of challenging puzzles. The adventure can be purchased in combination with the Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Times Square museum or as a standalone experience.
Details regarding opening festivities will be announced shortly. For more information about Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Times Square, please visit www.RipleysNewYork.com.
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ABOUT RIPLEY’S BELIEVE IT OR NOT! TIMES SQUARE
Ripley's Believe it or Not! Times Square invites guests of all ages to experience the unbelievable mysteries of our world. This Ripley’s location is currently the largest “Believe It or Not!” in the world with over 20 galleries and more than 500 artifacts from the unique Ripley’s Collection. Featuring brand new galleries like the newly launched “Music Room” or interactive games like Ripley’s Smash Dash, this one-of-a-kind attraction in New York City is perfect for those who want to immerse themselves in the unusual, the unexpected, and the unbelievable. Ripley’s is open daily from 9am to 1am and is perfect for visitors and groups of all ages.
ABOUT WICKED AMUSEMENTS, LLC
Based in Boston, Massachusetts, Wicked Amusements is an award-winning production company specializing in next-gen interactive amusements and attractions. With decades of experience in the Theme Park, Haunted Attraction, Escape Game and Interactive Amusements industries, the eclectic creative and production team at Wicked Amusements strives to constantly push the envelope of customer experience and provide truly immersive Hollywood-style adventure to the public. Every Wicked Amusements experience blends exciting game play, detailed sets, high-tech effects and automation, along with Wicked's signature sense of humor and raw "fun factor". As "El Presidente" Skip Dylen is quick to point out- "We never settle for less than WICKED AWESOME!" For more information on Wicked Amusements, please visit www.wickedamusements.com.