Final Fantasy VII’s popularity has spawned all sorts of merchandise ranging from drinks to figures. Soon, an actual theme park ride will open in Dubai.
The theme park ride in question is called Final Fantasy VII: Escape From Midgar and will be handled by Riva Digital, who are also helping bring together the Final Fantasy XV Kingsglaive movie.
Final Fantasy VII: Escape From Midgar
Brian Smith: Media Director
On behalf of the creative and production team at Riva Digital, and working closely with IP holders Square Enix, media director Brian Smith oversaw the development and direction of this CG-animated 3-D ride film, opening soon at City Walk Dubai. Featuring popular Final Fantasy VII characters and settings, the immersion tunnel format allows for a thrilling and ride experience for guests of all ages
This ride is based on the game Final Fantasy VII (because, let’s be honest, that’s the best one in the series). It will take you down a 3D immersion tunnel where you’ll join the game’s main characters as they try and escape. You’ll be on an omni-directional motion platform that seats 30, and the AV system is on a curved screen and has five sets of 3D media projectors.
The ride will be part of a theme park in Dubai called Hub Zero which has attractions dedicated to video games. Other rides include Gears of War, Resident Evil, and Dragon Age. You can find more info about it here.