Sally Dark Rides are bringing a SpongeBob dark ride to Las Vegas as it officially opens next month inside Circus Circus!
Circus Circus Las Vegas, a family favorite resort, announced that a new SpongeBob SquarePants Dark Ride will be added to the property and operational this winter.
Created by Sally Dark Rides and inspired by the hit Nickelodeon animated series, the new $6 million amusement ride named ‘SpongeBob’s Crazy Carnival Ride’ will be a hilariously entertaining, interactive attraction sending guests through seafloor scenes brought to life through vibrant sets, special effects, animatronics, and vivid integrated projections, fully submersing riders in the nautical nonsense of SpongeBob SquarePants.
Sally’s creative team, led by Chief Creative Officer Rich Hill, developed an exclusive storyline for the all new immersive ride.
SpongeBob’s greedy boss, Mr. Krabs, launches the ride by inviting guests to play his new zany collection of ride-through-style midway games. As he welcomes everyone to his new carnival in Bikini Bottom, SpongeBob and Patrick assist by delivering boxes of supplies to each game.
When they accidentally grab a box of Krabby Patty ingredients, the hysterical best friend duo try to hide their mistake by loading the games with buns, patties, sea tomatoes and other food.
Unfortunately, their error inspires Mr. Krabs’ arch-rival Plankton to hatch an evil plan to finally successfully steal the famous ‘Krabby Patty’ secret formula. The result is mad-cap mayhem for everyone.
Spongebob’s Crazy Carnival Ride will be the first ever dark ride themed around our famous animated sponge and guests will be taken through a series of carnival game set pieces along with animatronics, special effects and more!
In fact one of the animatronics set to feature within the attraction was unveiled at IAAPA this week, a convention celebrating the amusement industry unveiling all of the latest rides coming to theme parks and attractions across the globe.
Marie Marks, SVP, Themed Entertainment, Paramount said:
Riders will experience the beloved and renowned SpongeBob SquarePants in a highly immersive way.
The ride starts when Mr. Krabs invites guests to try their luck at his collection of zany ride-through carnival midway games, and his arch-rival Plankton hatches an evil plan to steal the ‘Krabby Patty’ secret formula once and for all.
With five people seated per vehicle, guests can experience the sensory-engaging journey through SpongeBob’s world.
We are thrilled to add the globally recognized characters of SpongeBob SquarePants to Circus Circus. Guests from all over the world will love how the over-the-top optimism and humor that SpongeBob SquarePants embodies is integrated in this exciting new attraction.
Shana Gerety, senior vice president of operations, Circus Circus said:
As families and thrill seekers alike look to make memories for a lifetime, Circus Circus reminds guests to check out additional attractions on the property including The Adventuredome, Midway, featuring state-of-the-art video games and Splash Zone, a year-round water park, featuring two refreshing pools, relaxing whirlpools, a splash pad filled with water cannons, spill buckets, rain trees, and the fan-favorite 50-foot slide tower featuring the Mat Racer, Aqua Tube, and Speed Slide.
Guests will climb into their very own SpongeBob themed trains and journey through the bottom of the ocean. The ride is set to open in Q1 of 2024 and marks the first ever dark ride to be built at Circus Circus in Las Vegas who are celebrating their 30th anniversary this year!