Mass Effect attraction coming to Great America theme park

California's Great America theme park is teaming up with  Electronic Arts to provide the first ever Mass Effect-themed attraction for 2016.


If you've ever wondered what it would be like to experience the world of Mass Effect in real life, then you're in luck. Great America of California and Electronic Arts are collaborating on a brand new attraction based on the Mass Effect series to feature in its Action Theater.

It's not clear yet if the ride will feature an adventure created by BioWare specifically for Great America that pulls from the Mass Effect trilogy or the upcoming Mass Effect: Andromeda. But the Action Theater attraction will make use of motion-based seating and 3D to thrill and chill visitors. There'll even be a live performer on deck to narrate and interact with parkgoers as well as 4D effects (possibly blasts of air, vibrating chairs, etc.) to simulate a tale where guests are traveling to a distant planet to help "save the day," Mass Effect-style.

This is the very same type of attraction you've likely seen and even taken part in before if you've visited a Six Flags location or Kings Island during Halloween with special seasonal shows or even Looney Tunes-themed rides. It'll be different with a shiny new Mass Effect veneer, however, and it sounds pretty exciting. Imagine taking on the Reapers as you sit back and relax and are tossed around in big leather seats.

The ride will be opening next year, so that's totally plenty of time for you to save up for a trip to California by 2016 if you're an extremely enthusiastic Mass Effect fan.

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From The Chatty
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    September 29, 2015 2:40 PM

    Brittany Vincent posted a new article, Mass Effect attraction coming to Great America theme park

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      September 29, 2015 2:49 PM

      Interesting. Hopefully they pad the seats in the 3D motion theater, since they're among the most uncomfortable seats I've ever been in.

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        September 29, 2015 2:57 PM

        The discomfort of the chairs will hopefully match the discomfort of the straight audience when they experience the virtual homosexual scenes with Garrus in FULL IMAX.

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          September 29, 2015 3:21 PM

          You'd be amazed how many Garrus/MaleShep fangirl shippers I've met here in the Bay Area.

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      September 29, 2015 3:56 PM

      New Shacksnark Headline: "Mass Effect Becoming Ride at Theme Park Because Reasons."

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        September 29, 2015 4:54 PM

        Can Chatty do this for everything we write from now on? Shacksnark needs to be a thing!

    • DM7 legacy 10 years
      September 29, 2015 7:21 PM

      Is there going to be a red, green, and blue lines for you to go in for the attractions?

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