Galveston Island, TX (Dec. 10, 2011) – Beginning Mar. 12, Moody Gardens will present Dora & Diego’s 4-D Adventure, a new family friendly theatrical film and attraction based on Nickelodeon’s hit animated preschool series Dora the Explorer and Go, Diego, Go!. For the first time ever, families can see these popular characters animated in digital 3-D, with special effects that make the story burst off the screen. To kick off the new attraction, Dora and Diego will make special appearances at Moody Gardens on the opening day of the film.
In Dora & Diego’s 4-D Adventure, visitors will join Dora, Diego and Boots as they travel from the tropical rainforest to the icy Arctic in a high-speed chase to protect the world’s animals from Swiper’s newest invention—a Robot Butterfly! Moody Gardens’ 4-D theater combines the visual drama of a 3-D film with a variety of sensory effects that are built into the seats and theater environment, bringing on-screen images to life with added effects such as water mist, a neck air blast, snow, bubbles, leg ticklers, scents, enhanced floor lighting, and seat vibrations.
The 4-D Theater is included on the Moody Gardens Day Pass ($39.95 adults and children), which includes one admission to all Moody Gardens attractions for one day. Single tickets to the 4D Theater are also available for $10.95 (adults) and $8.95 (children). Tickets may be purchased on-site or at www.moodygardens.org
This year marks Dora the Explorer’s 10th anniversary, which Nickelodeon will celebrate throughout the year with “Beyond the Backpack” – a multiplatform pro-social campaign that champions overall school readiness for preschoolers; four prime-time Dora-themed television specials; an original documentary directed by Academy Award®-nominated Brett Morgen; and a dedicated website www.DoratheExplorer.com.
Dora & Diego’s 4-D Adventure was produced by SimEx-Iwerks and Super 78. SimEx-Iwerks is the leading innovator of immersive 3-D and 4-D Attractions and the exclusive distributor of the industry’s best selling film titles. The company supports over 150 family-friendly attractions in more than 30 countries. Super 78 Studios is a group of artists and technicians who have consistently delivered entertaining and educational stories across all platforms. For over 12 years, the award winning creative and production company continues to help extend well-known brands and intellectual properties into special venues and the experiential market.
Nickelodeon, now in its 31st year, is the number-one entertainment brand for kids. It has built a diverse, global business by putting kids first in everything it does. The company includes television programming and production in the United States and around the world, plus consumer products, online, recreation, books, and feature films. Nickelodeon's U.S. television network is seen in more than 100 million households and has been the number-one-rated basic cable network for 16 consecutive years. For more information or artwork, visit www.nickpress.com. Nickelodeon and all related titles, characters and logos are trademarks of Viacom Inc. (NYSE: VIA - News, VIA.B - News).
Moody Gardens is a public, non-profit educational destination utilizing nature in the advancement of rehabilitation, conservation, recreation and research. For more information on Moody Gardens visit www.moodygardens.org.