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Knott's Berry Farm building high-tech Voyage to the Iron Reef ride
Knott's Berry Farm building high-tech Voyage to the Iron Reef ride

A high-tech arms race is escalating at Southern California theme parks. Knott's Berry Farm, known for traditional roller coasters and carnival rides, is gearing up to compete with Disneyland and Universal Studios Hollywood with a new attraction that combines interactive video games, 3-D visuals and atmospheric special effects. Scheduled to open next year, Voyage to the Iron Reef will be the park's first venture into 3-D. Knott's officials say the ride will outdo any attraction in Southern California because it combines several technologies for the first time. "It's like riding a roller coaster and watching a movie and playing a game all at the same...

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